Hunneberg & Hanneberg Nature Reserve

Described by Linnaeus as an ‘earthly paradise’, the Hunneberg & Hanneberg Nature Reserve covers two dramatic, craggy plateaus 8km east of town. There are 50km of walking trails here that are certainly worth exploring. The deep ravines and primeval forest also make great hiding places for wild elk, and this area has been a favourite royal hunting ground for over 100 years.

Transport links are tedious – your best bet is to catch the frequent bus 62 from the town square to Vägporten, then walk 2km uphill.

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1. Kungajaktmuseet Älgens Berg

3.97 MILES

Kungajaktmuseet Älgens Berg, the royal hunting museum, is at the entrance to the Hunneberg & Hanneberg Nature Reserve, and tells you everything you could…

2. Waterfall

10.57 MILES

Northeast near the Hojum power station crowds gather on the bridge in anticipation of a mighty cascade of unleashed water. Normally the water is diverted…

3. Innovatum Linbana

11.02 MILES

The Innovatum Linbana sweeps you over the canal to the hydroelectricity area, giving you a great overview of the city's locks and waterways. Once you’re…

4. Galleri Nohab Smedja

11.04 MILES

Galleri Nohab Smedja, an old smithy’s workshop now used for temporary art exhibitions, such as metal art by local and international smiths, is managed by…

5. Saab Bilmuseum

11.06 MILES

Saab Bilmuseum is a must for car fanatics and Swedish design buffs. At this warehouse-showroom, gleaming Saab car models range from the first made (a…

6. Innovatum Science Center

11.06 MILES

Innovatum Science Center, next door to the Saab Bilmuseum, is a fantastic science centre with all sorts of wacky interactive gadgets for kids of all ages …

7. Slussområde

11.52 MILES

Take a wander southwest of the town center to Slussområde, a lovely waterside area of parkland and ancient lock systems. Here you’ll find cafes and the…

8. Vänermuseet

26.29 MILES

Vänermuseet boasts a 20-cu-metre aquarium, home to all manner of aquatic wildlife from its namesake lake, Europe’s third largest (5650 sq km). A variety…