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Table of contents Foto: Øystein Søbye


1 Mollön - Uddevalla Town Centre Uddevalla Town Centre - Råssbyn Beach promenade and Gustafsbergs quay Mollön, bathing area Emaus farm Lelångebanan and Bjursjön, walking, bathing, fishing Pölevattnet och Metsjön, fishing 2

10 km 11 km

Råssbyn - Ljungskile 11 km Ljungskile beach promenade Ljungskile lido and outdoor water sports centre Stora Skarsjön, outdoor activities area Ljungskile riding school

3 Ljungskile - Kolhättans ferry port 15 km Långevattnet - Backamo campsite 8 km 4 Sundsby trails 1,7-4,4 km Sundsby manor house, walking trail Tjörnbron’s viewing area 5 Dyrö Trail 5 km Gråskär bathing area Dyrön sauna 6 The Säby Trail 7 km 7

Svanesunds Ferry Port - Kyrkeröd Ålgård, bathing, fishing Svanesunds bathing area Svanesunds circular trail/walking trail

15 km

8 Kyrkeröd - Malö Bay 16 km 9 Malö Bay - Grundsund 25 km Bassholmen, outdoor activities area 10 Lysekil - Höge Kulle 27 km Trälebergskile, viewing area Stånge Point and Norra Hamnen viewing area, walking trail and beach promenade 11 Höge Kulle - Åby 24 km Slävik - Åby 32 km Backa rock carvings 12 Åby - Hunnebostrand 35 km Varpets outcrop viewing point Åbyhällen, rock carvings 13 Hunnebostrand - Ramsvikslandet 11 km Väjern - Tullboden 18/21 km Ramsvikslandet, walking trail 14

Bohus Malmön 11 km

15 Malte’s Trail 4,5 km 16 Berga Trail Hamburgö Vetteberg Trail in Fjällbacka Badberget Fjällbacka, bathing area 17

2,5 km 2,8 km

TanumStrand - Torim 16 km Tanumstrands bathing area Edsviks bathing area

18 Torim - Ejgdesjön 26 km Ranebo nature resort

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Ejgdesjön - Iddefjorden/Berby Ejgdesjön - Idefjorden along the Bohus Trail

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Iddefjorden (Berby) - Petersburg 11 km Idefjorden - Ramberget 15 km

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Petersburg - Svinesund - Røsneskilen 43 km Ramberget - Svinesund 16 km

22 Björnerödpiggen - Strömstad Skurveskärs bathing area Seläters sea bathing Hålkedalens bathing area Strömsdalen, Nature Park 23

Kosteröarna - the Koster islands

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Vesterøy: Guttormsvauen - Kuvauen Asmaløy: Åsebu - Vikerhavn Åsebu, bathing

25 Kirkøy: Skjærhalden - Grønnebakke Søndre Sandøy: Nedgården - Stuevika Kroksands bathing area

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5 km 9 km 10 km 3 km

26 Røsneskilen - Skjærviken 15 km Ullerøyveien - Revbukta 2,5 km Talberg - Skjærviken 2,5 km Kålvika, bathing area Storedal kultursenter Dusa, bathing area Ullerøy Camping School/Centre 27

Skjærviken - Gressvik fergeleie Vispen, bathing area

13 km

28 Gressvik fergeleie - Saltnes 51 km Mærrapanna, bathing area Djupeklo, outdoor activities area Foten, outdoor activities area 29 Saltnes - Rosnesbekken 32 km 30 Rosnesbekken - Feste 32 km Vaskeberget, canoeing, bathing, fishing Sanseskogen, (Forest of the Senses) Nessestranda–Søndre Nesbukt, walking trail, bathing, fishing Evje Golfpark Botnerbaugen bathing area Fuglevik marina & Ilastranda 31 Feste - Jeløy - Kulpe Sjøbadet og Fiske, bathing Nesparken, park 32

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Søndre Brevik - Solbergelva 20 km

33 Vestby border - Drøbak - Gylteholmen Torkilstranda, bathing, fishing, sailing Drøbak Harbour Gylteholmen, Guest Harbour 34 Blyaget Harbour - Nesoddtangen Oleana’s Viewing Area Tussetjern, bathing, viewing area

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Open Door to Outdoor Pursuits ”Open Door to Outdoor Pursuits” is a joint project involving LAs and regions/counties in Bohuslän, Östfold and Akershus. Our aim is to make our natural environment here in the border regions more accessible to visitors, regardless of age, mobility, or experience. Thus, the project emphasises increased accessibility for persons with various forms of reduced ability, or those who have lost the outdoor habit! This approach has benefits for everyone. The project uses a general standard in adapting outdoor areas, so as to increase accessibility. These areas have been listed and, on the Swedish side, are shown on the accessibility database. See - www.t-d.se for more details. We hope you will find places you want to return to during different seasons of the year. Participants in Open Door to Outdoor Pursuits were Uddevalla, Stenungsund, Tjörn, Orust, Lysekil, Munkedal, Sotenäs, Tanum, Strömstad (Bohuslän LAs), and Hvaler, Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad, Rygge, Moss, Frogn, Oppegård (Akershus Region LAs). Also involved were - Oslo Fjord’s Outdoor Pursuits Assoc., The West Coast Federation, Västra Götaland RA, Fyrbodal LAs, and Östfold/Akershus County Authorities. Joint financing was provided via EU Interreg IV A SwedenNorway and Norwegian IR funds. The project was finalised in the autumn of 2013. This guide has been supplemented with information from the EU Recreational Trails project:

Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


Nice to see you out and about! A walk along our Coastal Path is not just a walk through today’s landscape but also through the past. The coastal landscape in Bohuslän, Östfold and Akershus was settled from the last Ice Age onwards. Moraines, rounded rock faces and glacial channels bear witness to the huge forces at play. The first settlers made rock carvings and buried their dead in cairns overlooking the sea. Evidence of this can be seen to this day. Here too are medieval churches, forts, fishermen’s dwellings, manor houses and vibrant coastal life. And the Great Outdoors! Wild in many areas and worked by humans in others. These are just some of the delights you can experience in our beautiful coastal landscape. This guide offers a mass of advice on getting out and about and things you can discover around Bohuslän, Östfold and Akershus. Here you can hike, stroll, or just visit, really great places, regardless of your interests or outdoor habits. Find your own secret spot! The guide shows our Coastal Path in stages, on maps with a scale of 1:50 000. Trails are marked blue, both on the map and on site. Along or near a path, there are spots/trail points, which have been specially adapted for those with functional impairments or, say, buggies. These points are shown in yellow on maps and have their own listing in the guide. GPS coordinates for the nearest car park are provided on the WGS 84 decimal system for ease of discovery.

Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


Right of common access in Norway and Sweden

Nature is important to Norwegians and Swedes. Enjoying the Great Outdoors is a unique pleasure, even on land owned by somebody else. But this requires care and good judgement if we are to enjoy it properly. ”Avoid disturbance and destruction” is a short but accurate way of describing common access rights. When you are in a nature reserve or bird haven, for ex., the regulations are different in different areas. You can read more on common access/outdoor pursuits rights on our websites www.naturvardsverket.se or www.miljodirektoratet.no

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Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


Put that fire out!

Lighting fires is often forbidden in summer. Ask your Local Authority what rules apply. Norway bans fires from 15th April – 15th September. Fires may be lit at designated places. Don’t build big fires and always be careful. Don’t set fires on bare rock faces, they will split. When setting fires in dry or windy weather, there is a much greater risk of fire spreading. Tree branches, twigs or bark should of course not be used.

Fishing Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Fishing in most waterways requires a license. Coastal sea fishing is free with casting/fishing rods. in Norway, young people under 16 can fish in inland waters free between 1st January – 20th August.

Walking and overnighting in the Great Outdoors

You can walk almost anywhere, but not too near a private home or its enclosures or on cultivated fields. If you open a gate, close it after you. Vehicles, motorcycles or mopeds must of course be left at the parking area.

Foto: Ole-Håkon Heier

Tents may be pitched for 1 night in somebody’s field, but not too close to dwellings. Any longer needs permission from the field owner. You may also bring things back with you from your walks along the trail. Wild flowers, berries and mushrooms may be plucked. However, fruit, berries, vegetables in gardens, plantations or farmland must be left alone.

Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

The animal kingdom must be respected, especially when breeding and nests must of course be left alone. Between 1st March – 20th August (Sweden) when animals are breeding, your dogs must be on a lead. 1st of April - 20th August applies in Norway, but dog control rules can vary from LA to LA.


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Mollön – Uddevalla Town Centre (10 km) Uddevalla Centre – Råssbyn (11 km)

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The path starts at Mollön nature reserve and passes Unda camping site. Here you can take a boat/bus from Uddevalla centre. Towards Uddevalla town centre, you walk on under Uddevalla bridge and follow the fjord’s north shore. The path goes through Sunningen - an area with older and new weekend/summer cottages. From Hermansbukten to Fröland the path is uneven and hilly. Closer to the centre, the path runs along pedestrian and cycle lanes, past the old wharf area, the harbour and Bohuslän museum and on to Kampenhof. You can of course do the trail the other way: walk out to Mollön/Unda, maybe swim or bird watch and take the boat back. Or start your walk after the beach promenade at the Snäckskalsbankarna link to the Bohus trail. This follows Bäveån through the centre to the quay. From the harbour you pass an industrial area out to the exhilarating suspension bridge at Hästepallarna. Before this, you can go up Lövåsberget to get a lovely view over the fjord landscape looking west. From Uddevalla centre/Kampenhof right to Lindesnäs, the Coastal Path links with the town’s excellent beach promenade with good access facilities. You will pass Gustafsberg, Sweden’s oldest bathing resort, with cafés, restaurants and a youth hostel. In summer, you can take a boat into the town centre. After Lindesnäs, the trail swings south over Sundsbergen and Byfjorden’s south shore, which it follows below Uddevallabron right to the steamboat quay at Stången. From Ammenäs southwards, the trail follows buildings and farmland to Råssbyn.

Things to discover

Other information

Mollön nature reserve (1), Bohuslän museum (2), Gustafsberg – Sweden’s oldest bathing resort (3). Interesting detours Tureborg – ruins of ”Knight’s Castle” with commanding view over town (4), Lövåsberget viewing area (5), Bodeleån valley with rich birdlife, vegetation and own ramble trail (6).

Available bus links include Unda camping site, Snäckskal museum, Gustafsberg and Råssbyn. In the summer, tourist boats service the town’s fjord from Uddevalla town centre. Parking - Unda camping site, Uddevalla centre, Snäckskal museum, Skeppsviken, Gustafsberg and Sund. For more information see www.uddevalla.se Foto: Bildbanken Uddevalla kommun


Foto: Bildbanken Uddevalla kommun


Beach promenade Gustafsbergs quay GPS Beach promenade 58,341334 11,907737 GPS Gustafsbergs quay 58,330161 11,903387

Description of the area The beach promenade links with the Coastal Path along the town fjord’s inner coast south west of Uddevalla centre and mainly runs along the well known wooden path skirting ”Hästepallarna´cliffs at the fjord’s steepest shoreline. The promenade starts at Svenskholmen and ends at Gustafsberg, the old bathing resort - now a summer paradise. The promenade offers a fantastic view across the town fjord, Hafstensfjord and Uddevalla bridge. Gustafsberg has lovely parks, walking paths, restaurants, a youth hostel, summer cafés, bathing jetties, grill and seating areas. Gustafsberg quay is the landing stage for Uddevalla’s archipelago traffic. For more info see www.uddevalla.se

How to get there Get off the bus at the Nordens Väg stop on Göteborgsväg, a hundred metres from Svenskholmen. Or in summer at the Gustafsberg stop. The walking trail is just a short way down from here. The wooden and gravelled paths are perfect for pedestrians but cyclists are asked to dismount due to the presence of dogs, buggies and walking frames. Vehicles can be parked either at Svenskholmen, or in the Gustafsberg area.

Access details The beach promenade has a large amount of comfortable seating spots, as well as barbecue areas. Nearest toilet for disabled is in the Gustafsberg area. Well marked disabled parking bays can be found at Svenskholmen and in the Gustafsberg area. The quay for the fjord and island ”white boats”, as well as the boats themselves have wheelchair access. The boats are also adapted for better general access. Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


Foto: Ingrid Karlsson

Mollön GPS 58,325694 11,814740

Description of the area

Access details

Mollön is a popular local bathing area on the town fjord’s north shore, quite near Unda camping site. It has cliffs, large grass areas, diving tower and a large floating jetty. The area is a nature reserve with direct link to Hafstensfjord. For more info on the area see www.uddevalla.se Just up from the beach, there is a bird watching tower. Bohuslän’s ornithological association has information regarding the birds that can be watched here. See www.sofnet.org/fagellokaler/uddevalla

The bathing area has a disability friendly jetty and bathing steps with rails. There is also a toilet for the disabled. The area is well served with parking areas. Disabled parking is near the bathing area but behind a locked boom - (key at reception Unda camping site). The bird watching tower is wheelchair friendly, but a helper is advised as the wooden ramps are a bit steep. Unda camping site is open all year round and offer overnighting options. In summer, there is a shop and café service.

How to get there Mollön lies approx. 10 km from Uddevalla centre, on the town fjord’s northerly side. In summer there is a bus to nearby Unda camping site. The fjord and island boats from Uddevalla stop at Unda on a daily basis from June to August.


Foto: Mikael Reinhardt

Emaus country farm GPS 58,333592 11,927771

Description of the area This area is a nature spot very close to town, only a couple of kms south of Uddevalla centre. Emaus has nature trails that are easily accessed and walked in a beautiful, thickly wooded country milieu. The deciduous forest groves and meadows are home to rich bird life and varied flora and fauna. You’ll also meet ponies, little pigs, goats, rabbits, ducks, hens and a large play area. Emaus farm was converted to a nature reserve as early as the 1960s. This is a popular picnic and outing spot for families, preschool and ordinary schools. Staff are on site during weekdays, Sundays and public holidays. For more info on events/activities like horse riding see www.uddevalla.se

How to get there A bus stop some hundred metres from the farm means that public transport takes you almost to the door. But walking and cycling are also good options, because the Coastal Path passes approx. 1 km west of Emaus via the above mentioned beach promenade. There is a sizeable parking area at the entrance to Emaus.

Access details The area has a smooth and flat circular path of approx. 800 m that goes around one of the animal enclosures next to the farm. There are toilets for the disabled and a ramp for (dis) mounting horses. The farm area also has lots of comfy seating areas, tables and a grill area. Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


Foto: Ingrid Karlsson

Lelångebanan and Bjursjön GPS 58,383053 11,9666370

Description of the area Walkers and cyclists can easily reach Bjursjön via Lelångenbanans approx. 2 km rail track path. The railway is long gone, but the embankment has been converted by the LA to a popular walking path with lots of benches along the way. Starting from Fjällvägen at Lelångevägen and Bävedalsvägen, directly north of Uddevalla hospital, is a good way for cyclists and walkers to begin. Bjursjön has several places where you can bath or fish. Uddevalla Ski Club has its clubhouse by the lake. During hard winters, cross country skiing, along specially prepared ski trails, is very popular here. These extend from here all the way up to Herrestadsfjället’s nature reserve.

How to get there There is a bus stop at Fjällvägen, but if you want to start a bit further up Lelångensbanan trail, you can go to Bleket (Helenedalsvägen). If you want to avoid the path, you can get to Bjursjön via car, but parking spaces are scarce. The distance to Uddevalla centre from Fjällvägen is 1 km.

Access details The Lelångebanan trail is almost flat and has a hard gravel surface, so very easy to move on. There are more than 15 well adapted seats along the path. Near Bjursjön itself, there is also a grill area, an adapted fishing quay and a ramp for bathing. Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


Foto: Ole-Håkon Heier

Pölevattnet and Metsjön GPS Pölevattnet 58,422178 11,838995 GPS Metsjön 58,426350 11,844518

Description of the area Both these lakes are furthest up on Herrestadsfjället in Uddevalla LA’s northerly sector. This area is sparsely populated and covered by nature reserve regulations. Here you can fish game fish (Metsjön), perch and pike (Pölevattnet) - or just enjoy this quiet forest and surrounding stretches of bog. Please note! A fishing permit is required. Special rules apply and contact with the LA is therefore recommended. For example via their home page - www.uddevalla.se. Barbecue areas with seating can be found by the picnic areas. One for each lake. In winter, ski trails are laid in the area, weather permitting.

How to get there The Bohus trail passes both lakes on its stretch across Herrestadsfjället between Uddevalla and Munkedal. There is a bus connection from Uddevalla and Munkedal, and also in Hogstorp. Vehicles should follow signs for Herrestadsfjället from highway 44 through Herrestad. Go past Klämman’s keep fit centre a few kms up the mountain and then continue northbound.

Access details A small number of marked parking places for disabled have been put in at the two lakes. The fishing jetties and seating areas have also been adapted for wheelchairs. There are no toilets in the immediate area. Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


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Råssbyn – Ljungskile (11 km)

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The trail goes through areas which have long been used for recreation and summer residence. Initially, it follows the old main road parallel to the road running through farmland and along existing buildings. You reach the sea once you get to Åh Episcopal House. At Saxenhof, there is a stunningly situated bathing area. After Ranneberg, the trail moves in an easterly direction from Resteröd Church, primarily along the old church path down to Ulvesund. The path continues from here along the shoreline into the bay and then follows Ljungskile’s own beach promenade for approx. 1.5 kilometres. Before you reach Ulvesund, you can opt to follow the easterly part of the Coastal Path. This connects with other parts of the trail down by the water just before Ljungskile picnic area. Here you have the option of walking the circular part of the Coastal Path, starting from, for ex. Ljungskile picnic area near the exit from the motorway.

Things to discover Ranneberg – lovely buildings, mostly designed by architect Arthur Brattberg (b 1872 in Uddevalla) (1), Resteröd Church from the 1100s, Bohuslän’s oldest church still in use (2).

Interesting detours Jättegrytan at Ranneberg – 18 metre deep ”Giant’s cauldron” (3), Ulvesund with café in merchant garden greenhouse, small boat harbour (4), Ulvön with bathing and rambling area (5), viewing point at Berg(6), Ljungskile town centre shopping - phones, internet (7), walking trail to for ex. Muntras Grotto, Silverfallet and Lilla Skarsjön, starting from Ljungskile centre (8), Tjöstelseröd manor house - beautiful estate grounds

in Tjöstelseröd nature reserve with,e.g., centuries old oak trees (9).

Other information Coast road between Råssbyn and Ljungskile has bus service. Train and regional bus connections in Ljungskile. Parking available in Råssbyn, Saxenhof, Berg and Ljungskile. Youth hostels in Ulvön and Ljungskile. Bathing areas in Saxenhof and on Ulvön island; lake bathing at Lilla and Stora Skarsjön. For more info see www.uddevalla.se

Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


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Ljungskile beach promenade Ljungskile lido GPS Beach promenade 58,230022 11,911211 GPS Lido 58,220637 11,909971

Description of the area Ljungskile is a population centre a few miles south of Uddevalla. Here, the Coastal Path skirts the bay and the part closest to the population centre is known as Ljungskile beach promenade. This is very popular with locals, summer visitors and tourists. There are lots of seating areas and stunning views to Ulvön and across the bay, which separates the mainland from Orust on the other side. The bay is also a favourite spot for birdwatchers. Many bird species traverse the area in Spring and Autumn. Ljungskile lido has a long tradition and is run by Ljungskile’s Assoc. for the Development of Skiing and Outdoor Life, whose main activity is sea kayaking. Kayak activities usually start from the lido. In winter, if the ice is safe, you might enjoy a skate across Ljungskile bay! For more info see www.ljungskile.se

How to get there The lido is approx.500 m west of Ljungskile’s main population centre serviced bus and train. Ljungskile town centre is accessed by crossing the motorway via a pedestrian bridge. There’s a large parking area just by the lido - (boat storage area in winter). It is also easily accessed by foot or cycle using the Coastal Path.

Access details There are lots of comfortable seats along the beach promenade. The lido has an adapted link to the sun terrace and rails around the jetty, plus two bathing ramps with rails. In summer, the nearest disabled toilet is in the lido building. Foto: Sven Andersson


Foto: Anders Krylberg

Stora Skarsjön GPS 58,216360 11,956476

Description of the area

How to get there

At Timmerviken on Stora Skarsjön beach, there is a wind shelter with seating and barbecue area. The view from the barbecue area down to the lake is fantastic. Bathing in the lake is on the sandy beach. This can be the start or end of a walk around the lake on the so called Skarsjö trail, which is maintained by Ljungskile Assoc. for the Development of Skiing and Outdoor Life. This spot is a great start point for walking in Bredfjället’s beautiful and wild environs. The area is also rich in flora and animal life. For more information on the nature reserve see www.lansstyrelsen.se/vastragotaland The Association for the Development of Skiing and Outdoor Life has info on current activities, eg guided walking tours se www.friluft.nu

It’s easy to walk here. Approx.2.5 km on the ring path starting from the Coastal Path at the bridge over the motorway in Ljungskile. Ljungskile can be reached by train bus or car.

Access details Unfortunately there are no disabled toilets and the path can be tough if using a wheelchair. However there’s a parking area with marked disabled places at Timmerviken itself, so you can go straight to the barbecue area.


Foto: Simone Augustsson

Ljungskile riding school GPS 58,218951 11,933041

Description of the area Ljungskile riding school lies in a beautiful spot in the easterly part of Ljungskile population centre. It’s run by Ljungskile Riding School, which is a non profit linked to the Swedish Equestrian Federation. The school has excellent riding paths and course, trained instructors,clubhouse and private stalls. The school lies in an area of forestry and agriculture and quite near to Lilla Skarsjön. Further eastwards there are large stretches of wilderness with bog land, lakes and rock faces - together called ”Bredfjället”. More info on opening times and activities is available on the riding club’s home page.

How to get there Ljungskile has good bus and train connections - less than 1 km to the riding school which is on Skarsjövägen. Car access is also an option.

Access details The parking area is near the clubhouse. Toilets incl. disabled toilet are next to the clubhouse. Some of the instructors have regular lessons for wheelchair users and for persons with other types of functional impairment. Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


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Ljungskile - Kolhättans ferry port (15 km) Långevattnet - Backamo campsite (8 km)

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In Ljungskile, the trail passes the harbour area, the old warm and present cold water lidos and follows the beach promenade/Victoriastigen through the old and well known bathing resort Lyckorna. After the golf course, the path follows the old routes built for horses and waggons. After Långevattnet and Gusseröd, the trail follows the boundaries of the hilly forest areas to the west and the open farmland to the east down to Grötån. Here you will pass the border between Uddevalla and Stenungsund and the trail becomes relatively hilly. Then you soon arrive at the ferry port at Kolhättan. There is a connecting trail to Backamo at Långevattnet lake. This link trail follows lesser and bigger roads to Backamo campsite where there is a connection to the nearby Bohus trail. You have the option of a longer roundtrip, going northwards up to Snäckskalsbankarna, starting for ex from central Uddevalla.

Things to discover

Other information

Lyckorna bathing resort, with its turn of the century milieu(1), Lyckorna mill and rural settlement with its collection of ”old world” buildings (2). On the Backamo section: Grinneröd iron age burial fields (3), Backamo campsite with its old military garrison and airfield (4).

Bus connections at Kolhättan ferry port. Train and regional bus connections in Ljungskile. Car parking at Ljungskile harbour area, Lyckorna ferry port at Kolhättan and Backamo campsite. Bathing at Ljungskile lido, Lyckorna, and at Grinnerödssjön at Backamo campsite. For more info see www.uddevalla.se

Interesting detours Bratteforsån nature reserve (5), Anfasteröd beech forest (6), old small cargo boat quay at Hällesdalen - train oil manuf. milieu (7). On the Backamo section: Gamla Riksväg 2 – old county road (8).

Foto: Sören Eklund


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The Sundsby trails form part of Stigfjorden nature reserve on Tjörn. There are five marked trails with varying degrees of difficulty. They all start from the parking area at the southern end - approx.400 m from Sundsby manor house. The longest is Sundsby trail itself, which has easy/average difficulty throughout. Shorter, but much steeper, is the trail to Solklinten and the bravest goes down the trail necessitating a crawl under big boulders! In spring, though, you will see a carpet of blue anemones which burst out between oak and beech trees.

Things to discover Solklinten (107m.a.s.l.) offers many enchanting views. The mystical, magical grottos (1). Sundsby manor house with its history, buildings and park, incl. nature playground and vegetable, kitchen garden(2).

Other information The trails have varying degrees of difficulty and length. The Sundsby trails are best reached via highway 160 between Tjörn and Orust. Parking is 400 metres west of Sundsby manor house. Food: Sundsby Gårdscafé. For more information and opening times see www.tjorn.se

Foto: Ingrid Karlsson

Foto: Anders Krylberg


Foto: Ingrid Karlsson

Sundsby Manor House

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Description of the area

How to get there

Sundsby manor house dates back to the 1300s and is situated at Mjörn in the Tjörn LA area. The estate and surrounding park is wonderfully nestled amongst deciduous forest land, sea bays and mountains. The old roadway from the the middle ages runs beside the manor park and courtyard. The park is dominated by a carp lake, which lies beneath a high mountain ridge. For more than 320 years, Sundsby manor house and estate was privately owned and few people could see or visit the area. But in 2003, Tjörn local authority bought Sundsby via a Hvitfeldt stipend. This purchase meant that the manor house could be opened to the public.

If driving, you get there by highway 160. Keep an eye out for signs for Sundsby Säteri (manor house). The manor has restricted parking, but approx. 400 metres from the park there is a large parking area. From there you take the carp lake path, which leads to the manor house. You can also go by bus, see www.vasttrafik.se

Access details There is parking for the disabled at the manor house. A toilet for the disabled is next to the parking area. There are wheel friendly surfaces on all promenade routes and there’s a ramp leading into the main building. A number of the tables in the park are adapted for comfortable wheelchair access.


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Tjörnbron wiewing area GPS 58,058803 11,775841

Description of the area The first Tjörn bridges were opened on the 15th of June 1960. Bridge building began after a fierce battle between interested parties about where it should be situated. Construction started in 1956 and, after four years, the the 1.070 m long bridge sections were ready for use. A ship hit the bridge in 1980 but a new bridge was opened to traffic as early as November 1981. Right below the viewing area, is Askeröfjorden - the navigation channel into Uddevalla. To the north you there are ravishing views of the islands (Askeröarna). To the north east, you will see industrial Stenungsund, and in the south Brattön island can be seen. Summertime sees a large amount of yacht and small boat traffic. The viewing area has seating and tables.

How to get there The nearest bus stop is called ”Myggenäs korsväg”. From there, is it is an approx. 500 metre walk. Find the right bus at www.vasttrafik.se If you are driving, there is a car park near the viewing area.

Access details A nearby restaurant has a ramp for wheelchairs. There is a car park with two spaces for the disabled in the picnic area. There is a disabled toilet on the outside of the restaurant building. For more info see www.tjorn.se Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


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Dyrön Trail (5 km)

Dyrön has a really exciting trail with hilly ground for hiking/climbing, long walks and botanical tours. it is hilly terrain in places and steep, offering fantastic views all around. The highest points are approx.60 m.a.s.l. The rocky ground is volcanic and rutted in parts. The rock type is metabasite and provides a rich flora. Installed steps, foot planks, and rails on the westerly side have made it possible to walk across ridges and along ravines. The easterly side is more wooded and you can walk through forestry that gives a lee from sea winds.

Things to discover Grazing long horned wild sheep. Access friendly sauna.

Interesting detours Klädesholmen and the herring industry (1). Tuveslätt nature reserve with Tjörn’s oldest human habitat (2). Rönnäng fishing village with views from Tjörnehuvud (3). Grannön Åstol (4).

Other information Dyrön is accessed by boat from Rönnäng. Timetable at www.vasttrafik.se Parking is restricted at Rönnäng and visitors are asked to use Tjörn skating rink in summertime. Restaurants are available in Rönnäng and in summer on Dyrön itself. Rönnäng has hotel facilities. For more info see www.tjorn.se

Foto: Ingrid Karlsson

Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


Foto: Ingrid Karlsson

Gråskärs badthing area GPS 57,987673 11,540150

Description of the area

Access details

The bathing area is in Skärhamn, on the westerly side of Tjörn. It’s run by the LA and has grass areas with volleyball, rocks, a bathing jetty/sandy beach, diving tower and toilets. The local authority swim school is also based here. Skärhamn has a hotel, youth hostel, restaurants, and the population centre is also the LA’s central district. For more info see www.tjorn.se

The bathing area is partly access friendly via an access jetty, and a concrete ramp down to the water, with rails on both sides. A plank deck leads to the grass areas. There is a toilet and disabled toilet. At the south harbour, by the Nordic water colours museum, there are two parking spaces for disabled.

How to get there The bathing area is beside the well known water colours museum. Parking next to the museum For bus connections to Skärhamn see www.vasttrafik.se


Dyröns sauna GPS Rönnängs quay 57,935582 11,575824 GPS Dyröns sauna 57,923564 11,611067

Description of the area The sauna is on Dyrön’s south side, with views over Marstrandsfjorden and Hakefjorden. The Wallhamn/Stenungsund/Uddevalla sea route goes right past the sauna. This means that big vessels can suddenly appear as you look out the sauna window! The view is really fantastic and changes from minute to minute. The sauna was built in 2004 by Dyrön’s local council. Sessions can be booked at ”Dyröboden”, the local supermarket. For more information on the sauna and Dyrön’s see www.dyron.se

How to get there Dyrön is accessed by boat from Rönnäng. See www.vasttrafik.se for timetable. Parking is restricted at Rönnäng and visitors are asked to use Tjörn skating rink in summertime. Once on Dyrön, take the main road across the island until you approach the south harbour (sydhamnen), then turn right for Rösseliden. Follow the signs from here. If you are sailing in, the nearest visitors harbour is Sydhamnen (South Harbour).

Access details Parking for disabled in Rönnäng at the ferry port (24 hours). The usual passenger ferry on this route ”Hakefjord” is disability friendly, but not the reserve ferry ”Tjörn”. At the end of the path, as you start going up to the sauna, there is a wooden bridge. The path is made of natural wood planks. The slope is quite steep in parts. The sauna is adapted for wheelchairs and buggies. A disability friendly shower and toilet is also available in the adjacent building.

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The Säby Trail (7 km)

The Säby trail is a round trip through different, types of natural environment. The trail starts from Säby estate and has paths and roads through beautiful coastal grazing land and a varied cultural landscape. The roads pass by silver fir copses, lush meadows, sea beaches, fields of brushwood and pasture, with an interesting flora and fauna. The trail goes past Brevik and Säby point, which are both nature reserves. The longest trail goes out to Säby island.

Things to discover Säbygård manor house dates from the beginning of the 1800s. Rock chamber on Säby island. Several train oil manuf. ruins along the route. Bronze age cairn north of stone chamber. Brevik Point with its rich birdlife.

Interesting detours North Tjörn, by Stigfjorden has some pearls well worth a visit Björholmen (1), Björnshuvudet (2), Valsäng beach with old boat-

houses (3). Toftenäs nature reserve (4). Pilane burial fields (5). Saint Olof ’s bank – one of Bohuslän’s best known navigation beacons in Kyrkesund (6). Härön outside Kyrkesund (7).

Other information There are grazing animals in the area in the summer. Parking Säbygård manor house. Nearest bus stop is approx. 1 km from Säbygård. See www.vasttrafik.se Food and available in Skärhamn. For more info see www.tjorn.se

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Svanesunds ferry port - Kyrkeröd (15 km)

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The Coastal Path across Orust, Bohuslän’s largest island, is called the Cross Orust Trail (Orust Tvärs). There are 64 signs for cultural/nature highlights along this trail. The trail begins at Svanesund ferry port, known as such since the end of the 1500s. It then goes through Svanesund town itself. On the outskirts, you pass Orust’s only known ancient rock carving of a ship on the left hand side. After town, the trail leaves the highway and goes through a culturally rich and historic landscape. Some sections pass high points and mountain walls with imposing clefts, ”churches”, and fissures from the Ice Age. A couple of kilometres from town, the trail joins with the access friendly Historical Trail in Kultehamn. Here there are ruins that bear witness to earlier and much harder times and also the remnants of millstones in Björkestad bog (Björkestadsmyren). The trail goes through hilly forestland up to highway 160, the main road from Tjörn past Henån to Uddevalla. The trail crosses highway 160 and swings south past, e.g., a cholera grave and boatswain’s cottage before going north again. Then it again crosses a roadway and runs a more open landscape up to Kyrkeröd.

Things to discover

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Rock carvings at Eklunden, Svanesund (1). Ancient cattle driving route at Mölneby (2). Rune stone and burial field at Nedre Hoga (3). Cholera grave at Myrebacken from 1853 (4).

Parking, shops and restaurants at Svanesund town centre. Parking is available for the history walk in Kultehamn and the rune stone at Nedre Hoga.For more information see www.orust.se

Interesting detours ”Sverre” memorial at Hälletinget, Svanesund (5). Linné sculpture, Carl von Linné was here 1746 (6). Dolmen at Håfoss-Långelanda (7). History walk at Kultehamn (8).

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Ålgård GPS 58,233601 11,744029

Description of the area Ålgård lies between the two largest lakes (Assmunnerödvattnet and Grindsbyvattnet), in north east Orust. It offers peaceful views across the surrounding watercourses, rich cultural landscapes and dense deciduous forest land. There’s also much evidence of beavers felling trees. Here you can also enjoy your packed lunch at the picnic area, which has grills, seating and tables. This was previously a hub for both seed milling and timber cutting, as the height difference between the two lakes makes the site suitable for water powered mills and saws. Farmers could use the stalls to stable their horses, whilst they waited for completion of their job. Today the site is a cultural centre and Orust canoe hire facility via the Assoc. for the Development of Skiing and Outdoor Life. The lakes are wonderful for short canoe trips and also for bathing and fishing.

How to get there There is a bus stop (called Andenäs) beside the picnic area. The bus leaves from Henån. Parking is available but is restricted. You can of course cycle, or hike, but be careful on the narrow roadways.

Access details There is a disabled in what was the old stable. Disabled parking is marked en route to the picnic area.

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Foto:Ingrid Karlsson

Svanesunds bathing area

GPS 58,143630 11,828898

Description of the area

How to get there

This bathing area is on the south side of Orust and has a child friendly sandy beach, bathing jetties, a diving tower and swim school in the summer. The bathing area is run by the Svanesund Assoc. with financial support from the Local Authority. In the narrow strait between Orust and the mainland, lots of migratory birds can be seen in Spring/Autumn.

You can get here via Svanesund ferry port in. It’s a walk/cycle trip of approx. 600m. Parking is also freely available. The nearest bus stop is at the ferry port. You can also dock your boat in Svanesund’s guest harbour.

Access details The bathing area has a disability friendly service building with both a changing room, shower and toilet. There is a ramp to the service building and the beach.


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Svanesunds circular trail GPS 58,144366 11,809761

Description of the area The keep fit trail, which is only approx.1.6 km long, is wide, flat and well suited for a relaxed pace. The circular path is nicely situated in a varied environment of deciduous forest and bushes. A comfortable walk will get you here as it lies by Frid채ngsv채gen, approx. 1 km north of Svanesund centre. See more information at www.orust.se

How to get there Parking for disabled is available just north of the start of the keep fit track. You can also take a bus or cycle here.

Access details The whole course has been levelled to remove difficult slopes. The track is, therefore, perfect for keep fit for those who have problems walking, or are in wheelchairs. Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


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Kyrkeröd - Malö Bay (16 km)

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The Coastal Path across Orust, Bohuslän’s largest island, is called the Cross Orust Trail (Orust Tvärs). There are 64 signs for cultural/nature highlights along this trail. The route from Kyrkeröd to the ferry port at Malö bay switches between forest and old re-cultivated land and meadows which bear witness to its former agricultural landscape. Some of the pastures are still grazed by cattle. Near the end you pass through hilly forest land where from a hill top, ”Sven’s Altar”, you get a panorama view across the sea and the islands and skerries. When you pass the magical lake Håltavatten, you can take a rest by the ruins of an old leather tannery. You may also catch sight of beavers here. You will also pass the ruins of many old cottages, testimony to bygone hard times in this barren area. The trail then goes through the deep Lunneklev valley in Morlanda, where the landscape opens out down towards the ferry port at Fröjdendal across Malö bay. Before the ferry port you can follow part of the Coastal Paths, which leads to Stora Björnholmen. From here you can watch the boat traffic in this narrow channel at close quarters.

Things to discover Place of execution/grave of HälsöJohannes (1). Mill and farm ruins at Naveröd (2). ”Sven’s Altar” with viewing tower, 105 m.a.s.l. (3). Mile post on the old roadway and the beaver colony at Håltavatten (4).

Interesting detours Place of execution, ”Galgeberget” at Kyrkeröd (5). Ancient castle ”Borrevägg”in Hällsberg (6). History trail - ”Sven’s Altar”, 6 km long and marked yellow (7). Morlanda medieval church (8). Cholera grave in Kårehogen (9),

Coastal Path to Stora Björnholmen and Björnsundskanalen sea channel (10). Huseby trail - 3.5 km long and marked in blue (11)

Other information Parking, shops and food available in Göksäter. Parking also available at Morlanda quay and at the start of the ”Sven’s Altar” history trail. More parking options at Malö bay, Fröjdendal. Bus connection available at Morlanda and in Ellös. For more info see www.orust.se

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Malö Bay – Grundsund (25 km)

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The path crosses Malö, Flatö, Dragsmark and Skaftö. This can mean using ferries and bridges. The trail follows a shifting pattern of smaller roads, nature paths and older transport routes. On certain sections, stairs and planking have been installed for ease of movement in steep or wet areas. The trail is always close to the sea or inland waterways, which have very lively boat traffic in summer. Typically, the islands feature older farms, agriculture fishing and harbour villages, as well many summer residences. Many viewing points offer fine panoramas across the delightful landscape. Highest trail point s Åseberget at approx. 60 m.a.s.l.

Things to discover Evert Taube (musician) at Flinks shop(1). School museum on Flatö (2). Dragsmark’s monastic ruins from the 1200s (3). Munkeby old mines (4), Kärlingesund nature reserve (5). Fiskebäckskil ship’s master village with well preserved turn the century buildings (6). Artist Carl Wilhelmson’s house. This ”national romantic villa was built 1911-1912 and sits on a rock ledge between the village and Bökevik (7). Cholera cemetery (8). Grundsund fishing village 9).

Interesting detours Bronze Age cairn on Malö (10). Svarteskär harbour (11). Bassholmen nature reserve with wooden boats museum (12). Windmill at Stora Skaftö (13). Gröderhamn nature reserve with orchid meadow (14). Åseberget viewing area - highest point in the area,

60 m.a.s.l.. (15).Islandsberg with lighthouse (16).

Other information Parking Fröjdendal (ferry port), Flinks supermarket, rural settlement at Dragsmark church, Kärlingesund, Skaftöbron, Vägeröd dales, Lyckans Slip and Kristinebergsvägen in Fiskebäckskil and in Grundsund. Ferry ports Östersidan and Fiskebäckskil, the latter for passenger ferry Skaftö – Lysekil. Bathing areas Bökevik in Fiskebäckskil and Klyftan in Grundsund. For more information see www.vastsverige.com/sodrabohuslan

www.vastsverige.com/uddevalla www.vastsverige.com/lysekil Go to www.vasttrafik.se for information on bus and ferry traffic

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Bassholmen GPS 58,241267 11,505044

Description of the area Bassholmen is one Uddevalla’s local islands, right at the heat of beautiful ”Nordströmmarna” west of Bokenäset. Access is by boat only. The whole island is a nature reserve due to its rich variety of Bohuslän nature: open grazing meadows, low hillocks, small areas of pine forest and more widespread areas of broadleaf trees. The old farm area is surrounded by a parkland containing lime trees, elms, ash, and oak. You’ll find nature trails here and overnighting options,. A museum of traditional Swedish boats, barbecue areas, a guest harbour and a sauna that can be booked. A café opens in the summer. The magnificent waters surrounding the island are home to a rich and fascinating birdlife and with luck you’ll see seals as well. For more information see www.vastsverige.com and www.onbassholmen.com

How to get there The island has a guest harbour with spaces for some 40 boats. The season is from the middle of May to September. In summer (July and August), you can get a boat from Uddevalla see www.skargardsbatarna.com There are day crossings Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you want to take your own vehicle, you can book through www.onbassholmen.com The Coastal Path passes the mainland side at Kärlingesund.

Access details The quay, and the path leading away from it, is usable by guests using wheelchairs. However, not all the island is completely accessible. Assistance may be needed for those with difficulty walking. Disabled toilets are available near the guest harbour. Foto: Bildbanken Uddevalla kommun


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Lysekil – Höge Kulle (27 km)

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This part of the Coastal Path runs through Stångenäset’s rift valley landscape, with long valleys shifting with high mountain ridges. These valleys were once the bottom of fjords. After the last Ice Age, the sea level was approx. 150 metres higher than now. Fishing, shipping, stonemasonry and industry have all contributed to the character of the area. The route starts in the centre of Lysekil at the ferry port and passes Havets Hus, Stångehuvud’s nature reserve and north harbour (Norra Hamnen) before turning northwards. From the imposing sea bay Trälebergs Kile, the trail skirts the edge of the forest for 3 km then turns westward through a more hilly forest area to Brofjorden. A hill with a Bronze Age cairn offers a great view. the trail follows Brofjorden northwards. Around Rixö, as with many other places on the trail, the landscape is characterised by the previous stonemason industry. The trail’s highest point is Höge Kulle near Loddebo, 90-95 m.a.s.l. A short feeder path leads up to the top.

Things to discover

Interesting detours

Curman’s Nordic villas from the bathing resort epoch (1). Havets Hus Aquarium (2). Vikarvet Museum (local heritage) (3). Stångehuvud viewing area(4). Jättegrytor - Giant’s Kettles (caverns) (5). Galgeberget viewing area (6). Gamlestan, Lysekil’s oldest part (7). Beach promenade (8). Ancient rock carvings (9). The stonemason monument (10). Viewing area at Trälebergkile nature reserve (11). Ancient rock carvings by masons, not coloured in (12). Bronze Age cairn and viewing area (13). Paving stone factory from the stonemason epoch, restoration work ongoing (14). Stonemasonry, large quarry. From as early as the 1800s, Hjälmedal was a core area for stonemasonry (15).

Urstenen - a gigantic stone (16). Bauta - memorial stone. Vindbräcka-stenen, Scandinavia’s most beautiful standing stone (17)

Other information There are bus connections in Lysekil and Brastad. Parking at Rinkenäs, Ålevik, Långevik, Pinnevik, Valbodalen, Berg’s school, Govik and Loddebo. Bathing at Pinnevik and Långevik in Lysekil, Govik south of Rixö and Tuntorps, Sandvik (north of Loddebo). Dock for the Carl Wilhelmson ferry is in Lysekil - south dock - (Södra hamnen). For more information see www.vastsverige.com/lysekil and Lysekil’s tourist office. Ferry and bus timetables can be seen here: www.vasttrafik.se

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Foto: Ingrid Karlsson

Trälebergskile GPS 58,311847 11,466682

Description of the area South of Trälebergskile bay, there is a gravelled path t hat runs via a wooden ramp up to a viewing area. The viewing area itself is a largish wooden deck resting on the bare rocks. Here there is a fine view across the whole bay and surrounding coast on to Lyse church to the north. The area is a nature reserve and known for its fantastically rich birdlife. The beaches are good breeding grounds for, e.g., ringed plovers, redshanks and sandpipers. There are also different types of ducks and other sea birds. Read more at www.lansstyrelsen.se/vastragotaland.

How to get there The site is directly linked to Lysekil’s Coastal Path and approx. 5 km north east of Lysekil centre.

Access details The viewing area can be reached by wheelchair users via the gravelled path and wooden ramp.


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Stånge Point and North Harbour GPS 58,276810 11,425126

Description of the area Near Lysekil’s north harbour, there is a long beach promenade and a wooden jetty, where you can fish and dock boats. Here you can sit on one of the comfy seats and watch the sun go down in Västerhavet (the Västerhav sea). The picturesque Gamlestan (Old Town) is very close to the north harbour. There are a number of restaurants on the beach promenade. Stånge Point is well worth a visit with its lofty walking trails and bare red granite rocks.

How to get there It is walking distance to Lysekil centre and to the aquarium house. The beach promenade is also part of the Coastal Path. The area can also be reached by bus. The bus stop is ”Norra hamnen” (North Harbour) near the quay. Or why not take a boat? The new pontoon jetty, has guest berths at the far end (depth 4-5 m).

Access details North harbour promenade has lots of seating. A marked edging along the wooden jetty makes things easier for partially sighted people. There is a disabled toilet in the service area of North Harbour and nearby parking for the disabled. The jetty also has a disability friendly docking area with a wheel chair lift and lighting. Stånge Point (Stånge huvud) has a marked disabled P bay and adapted path with lots of seating..

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Höge Kulle - Åby (24 km) Slävik – Åby (32 km)

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The Höge Kulle - Åby route goes through slightly hilly forest land up to the junction on highway 162. At Backa, you will pass two rock carving sites. You then cross highway 162 again up to Brodalen. In ancient times, bridges were a social hub. There are several history walks in the area. Immediately south of Vrångebäck, the trail meets the Coastal Path along Härnäset, from the south tip of Slävik and up to Åby. You swing to the right, northbound along the trail. On the way, you pass Sötorpsberget, Lysekil’s highest point. From Stranderäng,the trail skirts the inner part of Åbyfjorden down to Åby and Nordens Ark (Animal Kingdom). The Slävik - Åby route goes from Härnäset’s furthest point to Åbyfjorden’s interior - from the bare promontories to the more forest clad parts of the archipelago. The trail moves from imposing hilltops with wonderful views to beaches that offer fantastic swimming experience. The ancient history of the archipelago makes itself felt at every turn with traces of the first human settlements approx. 11 000 years ago.

Things to discover Backa rock carvings (1A, 1B). Brogrottan (2). Edsbrottet - a large quarry from the stonemasonry epoch. To the north east, there is a narrow passage via which stones were transported the railway lines(6). The historical milieu around Fågelviken with settlements from stonemasonry epoch(7). Cliff grotto at Ulorna (8). Röe estate with its castle ruins, local services and walking routes(9). Snäckskalsbankarna west of Talavid offer the region’s most striking shale rock formations.(10). Interesting detours ”Kastalen” at Bro - ruins from 1100s (3). Tingshögen - a large flat Iron Age burial mound (4). Bro church with links back to early middle ages (5). His-

tory walk on Näverkärr with e.g., Skioldenborg fishing port from 1500s, and bathing beach (11). Fyrvalen viewing area – a Bronze Age cairn(12). Viewing area (13). Berggiljan, an approx. 11 000 years old stone age settlement at 75-80 m.a.s.l. (14). Sötorpsberget viewing area, 138 m.a.s.l., with Bronze Age cairn(15). Nordens Ark - Animal Kingdom (16). Other information Parking: Govik, Loddebo, Tuntorp sandvik, Backa, Härnäset’s Folkets Hus, Näverkärrs nature reserve, Rågårdsdal quay and Röe estate. For more information see www.vastsverige.com/lysekil Bus timetables can be seen here: www.vasttrafik.se Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


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Backa rock carvings GPS 58,398687 11,487746

Description of the area The rock carvings at Brastad, in the Lysekil LA area, are among the most interesting in Sweden. The majority were carved in the Bronze Age. That’s approx. 3700-2500 years ago. The best known figure is ”Skomakaren” (Shoemaker), which is one of the larges carvings in Bohuslän. Other fascinating images are ships, bowl shaped hollows, animals, waggons and foot soles. One of the ships is 3.3 m long. There are another 20 or so carvings within walking distance but only 5 of these are filled in with red colouring. The site is very popular and now has a wooden deck and seating very close to the rock carvings. The path up to the wooden deck is also made of wood. It’s only approx. 30-40 m and built as a serpentine with intermediate sections. For more information and directions see www.vastsverige.com/sv/lysekil and www.lysekil.se

How to get there There is a small car park next to the site itself. It is approx.2 km from Brastad.

Access details The ramp up to the rock carvings is adapted to suit wheelchair users. There is a long sofa bench by the carvings themselves. So a whole group can, e.g., sit and listen to a guide. A nearby disabled toilet is available in summer. Foto:Sonja Carlberg


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Foto: P책l Erik Jensen


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The Coastal Path and Sote trail in Sotenäs start near Nordens Ark at the start of the Sote trail, first northwards through a hilly and varied landscape. They two trails continue together at first. You pass several viewing points, the first not long from the start, with a view of, amongst other things, Åbyfjorden. After 3 km it joins with the Coastal Path from Lysekil. At Kisteröd, the path veers westward and pine forest gradually gives way to deciduous forest. You pass several streams In some parts, there are sheltered spots where you can rest and/or overnight. The trail skirts Anneröd nature reserve and Säm’s ancient trail area. The trail reaches the coast at Bovallstrand, which it then follows southwards. At Kvarnforsen, it once again goes into hilly forestland. At, amongst other places, Bögebacka. you get a sea view before reaching Ulebergshamn and Hunnebostrand coastal settlements.

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Nordens Ark Animal park with animals facing extinction (1). Glose Altar - megalithic grave (2). Anneröd nature reserve with beautiful beech forest (3). Badholmarna (4). St. Goran’s island bathing area (5). Promenade from Hunnebostrand via pontoon bridge to idyllic Ödby island (6).

For more information see www. sotenas.se For bus timetables etc see www.vasttrafik.se Handy bus stop at Nordens Ark close to the path. The bay inlets continue for 1000 metres and link the path to Sparöd (Säm’s ancient history trail). Bus stop at Bovallstrand, hamntorget (harbour square) with direct connection to the trail.

Interesting detours Hunnebostrand stonemason museum (7).

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Varpets veiwing point Åbyhällen GPS P-plats Nordens Ark 58,44363 11,43642

About these areas Varpet viewing point offers a fantastic view across Åbyfjorden and Nordens Ark. This site is in Nordens Ark ”Eco park” which has a typical Bohuslän mix of forest and rocky knolls. This viewing point, also great for bird watching, lies approx. 40 m.a.s.l and is reached via a hard packed serpentine track. This ends with a wooden deck. There is a picnic area and seating near the highest point. Åbyhällen are well known rock carvings at the Nordens Ark farm estate. Here you will, for ex., see striking images of manned ships the largest being one and a half metres long. For more information see www.nordensark.se and www.sotenas.se

How to get there There is an option to sail here, docking at Nordens Ark guest jetty (NB no refuse handling, shower or toilet). The Coastal Path passes approx. 1 km from the site. Parking (free) including parking for disabled is at Nordens Ark entrance, and near the top of Varpet viewing area. The nearest bus stop is near the entrance and is called Nordens Ark. See www.vasttrafik.se for timetable. You get to Åbyhällen via Nordens Ark and a tunnel going under highway 171, which links to an accessible path that ends at the rocks themselves and has seating and an information panel.

Access details There’s an information sign and parking for disabled next to Nordens Ark parking area. Disabled toilets are situated in Nordens Ark reception/restaurant approx. 1.5 km from the viewing point and approx. 500 m from Åbyhällen. The viewing point’s wooden deck has rails and a bumper guard. Just like the path up to Åbyhällen, the serpentine path is adapted for wheelchair users. Foto: Ingrid Karlsson


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Hunnebostrand - Ramsvikslandet (12 km) Väjern - Tullboden (18/21 km) Hunnebostrand - Ramsvikslandet

From Hunnebostrand, you go over a walk bridge to Ödby Island and on to the swing bridge across the canal. Ramsvikslandet on the other side of the canal is often called ”The Kingdom of the Cliffs” and lies furthest out on Sotenäset. After the bridge, the trail goes northwards, ending at Tångevik. The area is renowned for its fantastically rich birdlife.

Väjern - Tullboden Start at Väjern, immediately north of Kungshamn. You walk southwards, skirting Kungshamn and Klevekilen nature reserve, and across the road bridge to Hovenäset. From here the trail rounds Örnefjorden. At Knutsvik, the trail splits - one part to ”Bua hed” nature reserve, the other to Örn, before joining again at Tullboden, right before the ferry port to BohusMalmön. Things to discover Sotekanalen (1), separates Ramsvikslandet from the mainland. Klevekilen (4). This bay was formed in a series of angles after the mountain was split in different directions. Kungshamn (5) is Sotenäset’s main centre. Bua hed (6). A nature reserve with heather moorland, bathing beaches and views across the fjord landscape.

Interesting detours Widow Lena’s cottage near Sotekanalen (2). Tryggö Bronze Age cairn. Legend says King Tryggve’s grave (3) Tumlaren (7) bathing huts at Väjern. Beach promenade (8) from Kungshamn bus - route ends stairs up to Smögenbrons

fort. Smögen (9) and Smögen quay. Hållö and nearby Sälö (10) - part of Hållö nature reserve with a well known beacon and some 40 Giant kettles.

Other information Bus stop at Ramsvikslandet: Ramsviksvägen between Bovallstrand and Kungshamn, goes 1 km westward before linking up with the path at the canal bridge. Bus stops on the Väjern-Tullboden route: Väjern bus stop go 500 metres before the Coastal Path: Tullboden ferry port - go 300 metres between the path and bus stop. Kungshamn bus station, go 600 metres and join the path at the exercise tracks.

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Ramsvikslandet GPS Fykan 58,423136 11,241706

Description of the area Ramsvikslandet bears witness to the kind of flat rock/cliffs landscape in Bohuslän before the coastline became a focus for holiday homes. Typical are the stone walls enclosures that are to be seen right across the landscape. This island was developed when the Sote Canal was during the 1930s depression as one of the country’s biggest relief work projects. Large parts of the island were used as military training areas from 1950 to the 80s, when it was given national treasure status and became one of the EPA’s designated nature reserves. Ramsvikslandet offers a rich variety of flora and fauna and is great for bird watchers, especially seabirds. Rad more on this at www.soteguiden.se. There’s a fine sandy beach next to Ramsvik Camping on the north east side. Do stop at the bridge and watch all the leisure craft sailing down the inner coast line through Sote Canal.

How to get there There are five places, where you can park a vehicle, of which Haby is largest with 30-40 places. They other are (from north to the south: Tångevik (near Ramsvik Camping), Grosshamn, Fykan and Nötö. The nearest bus stop is on highway 174, approx. 1 km east of the over Sotekanalen (Sote Canal).

Access details All five P areas have marked parking for disabled. Toilets at Tångevik and Fykan but not adapted for the disabled. Nearest disabled toilet is at the camping site. In quite a few places, the cliffs are very flat and smooth, so its possible to get a good bit away from the parking area with a walking frame or wheelchair.

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Bohus Malmön (11 km)

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The Coastal Path on the Bohus-Malmön goes around the whole island. It starts at the square, which offers bus connections. Along the easterly side, you pass remnants from the stonemasonry epoch. Southwards, the trail passes bays with cliffs and sandy beaches suitable for swimming. Then through forest to the island’s southern tip at Draget. There, and along the whole of the island’s westerly side, you pass remnants of stone quarrying. You will see angular, unusable stone blocks which actually match the soft rounded rocky knolls all about. Northwards on the west side, you pass more quarrying and also a Smithy from the island’s stonemasonry period. On the island’s southern and northern parts you pass settlements from earlier fishing epochs. Furthest to the north, the trail crosses the island’s highest point, Vestreruss, with great views of the sea, islands and skerries.

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You will see the remains of old quarries around the whole island, as well as nicely kept bathing areas. (1). Sweden’s oldest preserved smithy from the stonemasonry period (2). Horse stones (3) remnants of scrap stone.

For more information see Local Authority’s home page www. sotenas.se For bus timetables etc see www.vasttrafik.se Bus stop Bohus-Malmön is directly connected to the path.

Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


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Malte´s Trail (4,5 km)

GPS Parking lot at Saltkällan 58,4366819895 11,7029109397 Rödberget is a landmark for the salmon rich, Örekilsälven, which opens out into Saltkällefjorden, a branch of Gullmarsfjorden. Here you will find Malte’s trail, a separate circular trail on the Coastal Path. This 5.5 km long path starts and ends at the car park and skirts Rödberget and the bathing beach at Saltkällefjorden. The trail has an info panel, lots of picnic areas, and the beach is sandy. About halfway is Åbacken, with a larger picnic area beside the E6 motorway, with good shelter from sea winds. Malte’s trail was first laid in the 1990s by walking enthusiast Malte Nytorpe. Right from the start it was meant for walking in all weathers and all ages - young, sprightly or infirm. A train oil manufacturer, a steam boat quay and a large farm estate were once features of this route. Today there is a small boat harbour.

Things to discover

How to get there

Örekilsälven estuary has rich birdlife and fishing. The salmon fishing is particularly renowned. There are a number of places of historical interest on the trail - described on information signs.

The area is approx. 3 km south of Munkedal centre. You can drive there and start from the car park north of Saltkällan’s bathing area, or from the picnic area by Saltkällan next to the E6 motorway. The nearest bus stop is at Saltkällan’s bathing area.

Interesting detours Near the trail, there is a Nisses Kulle (fairy hill), offering a viewing across the fjord and estuary. Munkedal has, amongst other things, a narrow gauge railway. East of Munkedal, the trail links with the Bohus trail through Bohuslän, from Hallandsgränsen in the south to Strömstad in the north.

Other information More information at www.orust.se. www.munkedal.se and www.maltesstig.se

Access details The trail has lots of seating, provided by businesses, or private individuals. The picnic area near to highway E6 toilets of which 1 is disability friendly. The picnic area also has seating with tables, a large information panel and several parking spaces for disabled driver vehicles.

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Berga Trail on Hamburgö (2,5 km) Vetteberg Trail on Fjällbacka (2,8 km)

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There is no complete Coastal Path between Bovallstrand and Tanumstrand However, there are two shorter circular paths: The Berga trail at Hamburgsund (Hamburgö) and the Vetteberg trail at Fjällbacka. Both trails are coastal with a view across water and the islands and skerries.

The Berga Trail The trail goes from the ferry port on Hamburgö and runs round Hagberget. Walk the trail anti clockwise so you can follow the order on the information signs re the island’s history. The trail is somewhat hilly and follows old roads/paths with occasional beautiful views across the sound. If you have a bar code device, you can also listen to stories and exciting insights into local history.

Vetteberg Trail The trail starts and ends Ingrid Bergman Square in Fjällbacka and goes across Vetteberget. You can also started from several other places. There are steps up the mountain. The terrain is steep and hilly in parts. The spectacular ”Kungsklyftan” runs through the mountain. Named after King Oscar II’s visit in 1887. The ravine is more than 200 m long and has featured in films like ”Ronja Rövardotter”. From Vetteberget you get a magnificent view across Fjällbacka and the wider archipelago. With a bar code device you can listen to historical commentary as you go.

Things to discover Hamburgsund is a former fishing port with authentic older settlements (1). Fjällbacka is an old fishing port and subsequent location for fishing, stone and commercial businesses (2).

Interesting detours Veddö nature reserve, a few kms north of Fjällbacka (3). Väderöarna (the Väder islands) form a small projecting archipelago 13 km west

of Fjällbacka. Take a boat from Fjällbacka - Tanum world heritage site with Vitlycke museum and so many fascinating rock carvings.

Other information Also bus connections via Hamburgsund and Fjällbacka. Hamburgö has a ferry service. Toilet at the the start on Hamburgö. For more info see www.tanum.se

Foto: Elisabeth Holmqvist


Foto: Elisabeth Holmqvist


Foto: Elisabeth Holmqvist

Badberget Fjällbacka GPS 58,593151 11,277767

Description of the area Badberget bathing area is immediately south of Fjällbacka centre, on the road to Sälvik camping site. Here there are cliffs, harbours, sandy beach and grass lawns. Thus the whole family this beautiful sun, fresh air and salty sea. Fjällbacka in Tanum LA area is one of Bohuslän’s most popular coastal towns and its population doubles in the summer.

How to get there The Vetteberg trail passes this area. There is a bus stop at the church, and parking close by. Most can walk or cycle here from Fjällback centre.

Access details A quay with a ramp has been adapted for wheelchair users. The site has toilets of which 1 is a disabled toilet. There is one space for parking for disabled. Foto: Elisabeth Holmqvist


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TanumStrand - Torim (16 km)

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Between Bovallstrand and Tanum Strand, the Coastal Path does a kind of ”jump”. However there are a couple of circular feeder tracks at Hamburgsund and Fjällbacka. (see map 16). As a unifying ink, the Coastal Path starts again at Tanum Strand, immediately south of Grebbestad. The trail follows the coast along Grebbestadkilen through Grebbestad centre and then along highway 163. Right after Grebbestad church, the trail veers right, eastwards from the roadway. After 1 km, you pass Greby burial fields, one of Sweden’s finest and largest Iron Age burial sites with approx. 200 graves. The path continues on gravel surfaces through forest and an agricultural landscape for a further 3 km. On your way to Tanumshede, you cross the railway and pass more ancient monuments. Through the town, you follow the main road up to Lurvägen. Follow the roadway approx. 5 km where the trail veers off to the right on a smaller road running parallel with the road to Torim.

Things to discover Grebbestad fishing port with Grebbestad quay and Evert Taube’s statue in the square (1). Falkeröd rural settlement with a cafeteria and museum in the summer (2). Greby Iron Age burial fields (3). Valbret’s grave - a stone cist from the younger Stone Age (4).

Other information Bus connections at Grebbestad and Tanumshede. Train connections available Tanum station. Parking and other services available in Grebbestad and Tanumshede. For more info see www.tanum.se

Interesting detours Stonemasonry trail at Sannäs, 6 km north of Grebbestad (5). Tanum UNESCO world heritage site with Vitlycke museum and Vitlyckehällen, one of the country’s largest rock carvings (6). Walking trail at Ryk, around three rock carving areas, 4 km south of Vitlycke museum (7). Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


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TanumStrands bathing area GPS 58,670878 11,264276

Description of the area

How to get there

Tanum Strand bathing area lies immediately south of Grebbestad on the road to Fj채llbacka. There are good parking options nearby, toilets, and a barbecue area with tables adapted for wheelchair users. There are nice big grass lawns here, a sandy beach, and a moving pontoon a short way from the beach. The area is close to Tanum Strand hotel complex that has a restaurants and other services.

it is near to Tanum Strand and to the car park. You can of course also get here by walking or cycling along the Coastal Path. From here the Coastal Path goes northwards.

Access details The site has a disability friendly ramp and specially adapted seating. The car park has a marked disabled parking places. There is also a toilet for the disabled near the beach.


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Edsviks bathing area GPS 58,714678 11,231768

Description of the area Edsvik public bathing area is right outside Grebbestad on the road to Havstenssund. This is a very popular attraction – a wonderful oasis with lots of space and fine, clear water. Because of the sandy beach, big grass lawns, beach volleyball pitch, jetty and diving tower. It’s a great choice for a day out for the whole family. There’s also a barbecue area on the beach with stable seating. The beach has a long wooden path with steps down to the water. In the nearby camping site, there is a summertime service of - showers, shops, mini golf, restaurant, a big play area. For more information see www.vastsverige.com/sv/tanum

How to get there Driving is best, but you can also cycle and walk. The Coastal Path passes approx. 3 km from the site. If you want to travel by bus, get off at Grebbestad church and walk here, or take the bus to Havstenssund and get off at Edsvik.

Access details The area has a disabled toilet, bathing ramp, parking for disabled and adapted seating. In the nearby camping site, there is a summertime service of - shops, mini golf, restaurant and big play area. From the car park, which also has marked parking for disabled, there is an adapted path to the beach and toilets. Foto: Elisabeth Holmqvist


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Torim- Ejgdesjön (26 km)

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1 km north of Södra Ek, you follow a roadway which veers off to the right towards Ranebo. After 4 km, at Svenseröd, you turn right along a gravel road, which you follow for 2.5 km up to Ranebo open air pursuits centre. Several ski and walking trails start from here. The trail then skirts Nedre Bolsjön and passes between several lakes before turning northwards. For its whole length, the trail follows the narrow lake Långvattnet up to highway 164 at Ejgde. Here you walk down a narrow road along Ejgdesjön’s easterly waterside. At the northern tip of the lake, the Coastal Path links to the Bohus trail.

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Snarsmon, a settlement that was used by itinerants up to the beginning of the previous century (1). National border cairn K, dated 1835, partly gold painted and with King Karl IV’s emblem (2). Älgafallet, which marks the boundary between Norway and Sweden (3). Amunds Hatt, 179 metres above sea level and the highest point in the area with viewing tower at the top (4). Not far from there is Munkerödshillern, a large and imposing cavern also called Rövaregrottan (Robber Grotto) (5). The Bohus trail, a 36 mile long walking trail from Hallandsgränsen in the south to Strömstad in the north, passes through this area (6).

From Ejgdesjön you can choose instead to follow the Bohus trail, which runs in largely parallel with the Coastal Path, though on on the Swedish side. Where the Bohus trail crosses highway 165 at Vassbotten, you follow the road north across the national boundary to the picnic area at Älgafallet. Bus connections are available at Vassbotten and Ejgde. For more information see www.tanum.se

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Foto: Elisabeth Holmqvist


Ranebo GPS 58,797756 11,436083

Description of the area Ranebo nature resort is owned by Tanum LA and lies in an area of natural beauty on the edge of Bolsjön approx.15 km east of Tanumshede. The spacious ”Storstugan” and accompanying rooms can be hired via Tanum LA council for private arrangements or camp outings. Canoes are also available for hire. Here you have a large area for enjoying the Great Outdoors with tent sites and drying closets. Barbecue areas have been installed, both at the lake and up in the main room. In the winter, Ranebo is a popular destination for skiers, sleigh riding and fishing. For booking and more info see www.tanum.se There are flat rocks, a jetty and a beach, so young and old can take a dip! A broad and sturdy wooden deck extends out along the rock by the lakeshore. All ages can take a stroll here, barbecue and fish (a fishing permit needed for the whole lake).

How to get there You can get to Ranebo by bus, vehicle or foot. The Coastal Path passes Ranebo on the way towards Norway. So Ranebo is a great place to start, end or enjoy a picnic whilst rambling. Nearest bus stop is Svenseröd. For more information see www.vastsverige.com/sv/tanum.

Access details There is a disabled toilet in the Storstugan (main room), which is approx. 50 m from the lake. There is parking for the disabled, with lighting, just by the wooden ramp and barbecue area. There are adapted benches and seating along the water’s edge. There is also a moving pontoon with seating for, e.g., fishing. Reached via short adapted path.

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The Coastal Path through Halden is in total around 70 km long. It starts Ejgdesjön, goes via Elgåfossen in Enningdalen and end in Røsneskilen. There are a number of information panels along the trail. It passes Elgåfossen, a large waterfall that marks the border between Norway and Sweden. From then it goes through Enningdalen down to Berby and meets Iddefjorden in a fantastic fjord and river landscape. The trail mostly follows the Enningdal currents which are the outlet for both Kornsjø lakes and Bullaren.

Things to discover Elgåfossen (1), 46 m high waterfall. The highest waterfall in both Østfold and Bohuslän. Berby manor house (2).

Other information Parking at Finn by Elgåfossen and Berby, and also Ejgde on the Swedish side. For more information see www.halden.no info on public transport at www.ostfold-kollektiv.no

Alternative route Ejgdesjön – Idefjorden along the

Bohus trail

As an alternative to the Coastal Path, you can opt to walk on the Swedish side from Ejgdesjön’s northerly tip. The Bohus trail, with orange marking, runs parallel with the national boundary north towards Krokstrand. The trail goes via Vammensjöarna and through boggy terrain near Ekelidvattnet. It trail turns northwards here passing Tolvmanstegen, a mountain shelf with forest land in special slab rock and bog terrain. Allemarken offers wind shelter and a barbecue area. From Håvedalen, the trail follows, amongst other things an old customs road. Husebotjärnen offers a great view of the sea to the west. It’s quite steep down to Idefjorden where the Coastal Path connects with the Norwegian side. Things to discover Snarsmon (3), earlier camp site for itinerants. Tolvmanstegen(4), a nature area characterised by a feeling of really being in the wilds. From Vindparken (5), the highest point on the route, you can see for miles around. Badsjön Sandvattnet (6) with wind shelter and barbecue area. Other information Bus connections are available at Ejgde and Krokstrand. For more information see www.stromstad.se and www.vasttrafik.se

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Iddefjorden (Berby) – Petersburg (11 km)

From Berby near Iddefjorden, you follow the fjord’s eastern side along old travel routes to Bakke. The trail goes through a landscape that has been settled for thousands of years. Afte Bakke, the trail leaves the fjord and follows Karl den XIIs Vei through forest and cultural landscapes to Petersburg. Along the trail, there are clear signs of the stonemasonry culture that supplied Norway and Europa with stone for streets and monuments. At Rødhella you will see a 100 year old rail track for the transport of granite. There are many reminders of the industry, e.g., locomotive stalls and service pits. Tings to discover Folkåa nature reserve and the osprey’s constant hunt for food deep into Iddefjorden (1). Other information Alternatively, you can opt to go over to the Swedish side at Berby. Here, you follow the west side of Iddefjorden to Svinesund, where once again you meet the Coastal Path from Halden. Because the Coastal Path in Halden, Strömstad and the Bohus trail links up you can walk around Iddefjorden.

Idefjorden – Ramberget (15 km) At first on the Swedish side, the trail follows the the Bohus trail along Idefjorden’s westerly side through the old stonemasonry area Krokstrand and further up Löveråsfjället with Bohuslän’s highest point 222 metres above sea level. Here, the orange marked Bohus trail veers westward to Strömstad, but the Coastal Path continues northwards and steeply down again to Idefjorden. The trail then follows a mix of roads and paths in a hilly terrain via Hällesmörk up on Ramberget. Things to discover Krokstrand (2) with reminders of the stonemasonry epoch. Björnerödspiggen (3) offers wind shelter, barbecue area, a viewing tower and Bronze Age cairn. Galärvägen (4), route for 12 vessels moved between Strömstad and Hällesmörk at Idefjorden during Karl XII’s 1718 war against Norway. Ramberget (5) with remnants of the stonemasonry epoch and an old route for horse drawn carriages. Other information Bus connections are available at Krokstrand. For more information see www.stromstad.se

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Petersburg - Svinesund - Røsneskilen (43 km) After Petersburg, you come out of the forest to Iddesletta where you can take a diversion, detour to Idd medieval church. At Ystehede and Skriverøya, there are lots of bathing options. From Knardal you walk in to Fredriksten fort area. From then on, the trail descends to the Indre Havne area. Here, you can visit Gateway Halden in Gamle Tollboden - Customs House (Halden Tourist). The Coastal Path continues along the harbour promenade to Remmen and Rød manor house. The Remmen – Svinesund route is 12 km long and first goes through the protected Remmendalen with deciduous forest and rich birdlife. From Høyskolen in Østfold on to Isebakke the trail goes along the main road where you pass the farm estate at Sorgenfri. From Isebakke you walk paths to Svinesund. The Svinesund – Sponvika – Røsneskilen route is 12 km long and goes along outer parts of Iddefjorden down to Sponvika. From here, the trail switches northwards to Røsneskilen and Sarpsborg border.

Ramberget - Svinesund (16 km) From Abborrtjärn on Ramberget the Coastal Path goes down towards Idefjorden/Hälle. The path follows the fjord here and then weaves over the hilltops east of Svinesund. The last bit goes along Idefjorden beach, strand to old Svinesundsbron (Svinesund bridge). From here the Coastal Path stays in Norway. Parts of the trail go through very hilly terrain. Things to discover Fredriksten Fort (1). Halden town centre - very nicely situated (2) and Rød manor house (3). Beautiful Kjeøya with old defence works in Sponvika (4). Røysa on Røsnesåsen (mountain ridge) and ”Kongegraven” (royal grave) (5). Old Svinesundsbron (6), an imposing granite bridge, today classed as a road heritage symbol. Interesting detours Berg medieval church (7). Svinesund area (8) with remnants of old battlements, both from Karl XII’s time and 2nd world war. Dragonkullen viewing point (9), 3 km east of old Svinesundsbron. Other information For more info see www.halden.no and www.stromstad.se Information on public transport is found at www.ostfold-kollektiv.no and www.vasttrafik.se Foto: Øystein Søbye


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From Björnerödpiggen (see map 20) the Bohus trail leads down to Strömstad and the sea. This is an easily walked trail in forest terrain and a varied landscape with many reminders of ancient times along the trail. Here, the Coastal Path does a loop to the Nötholmen area of natural beauty and on Nord-Långö - serviced by a tour boat in summer. You’ll also find a promenade path near the coast between Kebal and Seläter.

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The Bohus trail passes rock carvings at Massleberg and Jörlov (1). At Grönehög, there is an Iron Age burial field with Bohuslän’s largest burial mound (2). Immediately before Grönehög, there is a picnic area with a fine view and at Rogstahillern (3) another lovely rest area. Nord-Långö (4) is a nature reserve in Strömstad archipelago with bathing, rambling and café in summer. This island features the stone and flower centre ”Alaska”, which was set up in the 1930s by the 60 year old Hilma Svedahl. She returned home after approx. 30 years in America, where she lived an arduous life as a gold digger in Alaska. On Nötholmen (5) you will find marked rambling paths in forest and coastal environments. On the west side, is a picnic area with wind shelter and barbecue area. The beaches have some great options for bathing. Between Nötholmen/Seläter, a bit more northwards, is a beach path as part of the Coastal Path.

Blomsholm is one of the area’s most magnificent attractions. Here you will see Sweden’s 3rd largest rock carving of a ship and a stone circle - café and exhibitions in summer (6). You see Kosteröarna (Koster islands) in the sea west of Strömstad. The islands’ are a nature reserve and surrounded by Sweden’s national marine park. There are walk/rambling options aplenty here with miles of marked trails. A ferry services the islands. Ferries go to the Kosteröarna from Strömstad north harbour.

Other information For more information see www.stromstad.se. Strömstad has train connections south to Gothenburg. There are bus connections from Krokstrand 2 km south of Björnerödpiggen. For boat/bus and train connections see www.vasttrafik.se

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Skurveskärs bathing area GPS 58,927689 11,168976

Description of the area The publicly run Skurveskär bathing area is on a small skerry south of Strömstad’s sailing centre - a bit out from Galejan waters southwest of town centre. You can walk up to the skerry on a long landward jetty running alongside the boat dock that lies below the skerry. Here there is a spacious wooden deck with seating, bathing steps and outside shower. The site is immediately south of the car ferry dock for Sandefjord in Norway.

How to get there There is a car park (fee charged) next to the quay and it’s

walking distance (approx.500 m) to Strömstad town centre and railway station. The nearest bus stop is next to the Sandefjord ferry north east of the bathing area. The Coastal Path passes 1.8 km from the site at Nötholmen.

Access details There is a guide path, bumper guard and ramp up from the quay. These do not comply with the recommended slope but are easily managed with a helper. There is parking for disabled within the parking area. There are toilets close by - for ex in restaurants and cafés as this is near to Strömstad town centre.


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Seläters sea bathing GPS 58,927689 11,168976

Description of the area Seläter is 6 km northwest of Strömstad, next to the sea with beautiful views to the west. This is one of the larger public bathing areas. Here you will find both a sandy beach, grass lawns, a quay, diving tower, shower and a ramp. A few metres up from the beach, there is a summer kiosk with seats, some of which are adapted for wheelchairs. For more info see www.stromstad.se

How to get there You can easily get here by bike along the cycle path from town, or by foot along the marked trail. The Coastal Paths passes very close to it. Local bus services from Strömstad stop at Seläters Camping, about 1 km from bathing area. For more info see www.vasttrafik.se If driving, go left travelling northwards from highway 176 on Ringvägen (ring road), then come off at Bäckevägen. There is a car park (fee charged) approx.100 m from the kiosk.

Access details There are toilet incl. a disabled toilet near the kiosk. There is a compacted and level path with ramp for ease of movement down to the water, to kiosk and to seating. Overnight options and other services are available at nearby Seläters Camping site. Marked parking for disabled at the kiosk. Foto: Elisabeth Holmqvist


Foto: Elisabeth Holmqvist

Hålkedalens bathing area GPS 58,928043 11,179962

Description of the area This is a lovely south facing bathing area at the inlet down towards Hålkedalskilen south of Strömstad. It has sandy beach, large, big grassy area, a jetty with diving tower, outside shower and toilet. For more info see www.stromstad.se

How to get there This publicly run bathing area is approx.1.5 km south of Strömstad. Walking or cycling is fine too. The Coastal Path passes approx. 3.3 km from the site. There is also a car park ( long term parking some 100 metres away) and, with parking for disabled near the beach. You can also use the free bus from

town centre to Hålkedalen long term parking bus stop. It’s just a few 100 metres from the bus stop to the bathing area.

Access details The hill down to the water is level and has a stable surface but is still somewhat steep. No disabled toilet at the bathing area. Overnight option and other services available at Strömstad’s camping site, quite near to bathing area.


Foto: Elisabeth Holmqvist

Strömsdalen GPS 58,938313 11,17949

Description of the area Strömsdalen is a lush thickly wooded oasis in the heart of town. This beautiful valley has a range of old maple, alder and birch trees that were planted during the 1800s. The park is surrounded on both sides by typical Bohuslän smooth rocky knolls and ends down at the lovely Strömsvattnet. A stream runs through the area, passing a red Japanese bridge and flowing out into a dam. There are 1000s of exotica plants from e.g. China, Japan, Sikkim (India), Europe and America. You’ll see hundreds of azaleas, rhododendron species and magnolias in different colours. For more info about the park see www.stromstad.se

How to get there The park is approx. 10 mins walk from Strömstad town centre. You can also park your car outside the park.

Access details The park has compacted walking paths and adapted seating areas. The slope at certain places is a bit steep so a helper may be needed. The park does not have public toilets. Foto: Elisabeth Holmqvist


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Kosteröarna - the Koster islands

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The Koster archipelago with the 2 main islands North and South Koster lie furthest west in Sweden. The deep Kosterfjord separates the island group from the rest of the archipelago and mainland. Mountain mass dominates the landscape and the top of ”Kosterbonden”, 59 m.a.s.l., has a wonderful view across the skerries and islands. The effect of inland ice, has left striking areas of shale rock. The largest of these is on Nordkoster, where there are remnants of older beach terrain. The favourable climate with mild winters and summer sunshine has produced a rich array of flora and fauna. 300 people are settled on the islands. Fishing, hunting and agriculture are still important here but many people now work on, or commute, to the mainland. In September 2009, a national marine park was initiated, which covers the Koster islands sea area. This contains marine environments and species unique to our country. There is a sister park on the Norwegian side called Ytre Hvaler. ”Naturum Kosterhavet” is situated at Ekenäs quay on Sydkoster. Here you will find books, brochures, and can watch films about the national park.There is an extensive network of walking trails on the Koster islands. The length of the trails varies between just under 2 km up to 7 km. The trails are well marked and linked, to each other so that you can choose the length and content of your tour. The start points are all at the quays serving Koster islands ferry/boat traffic: The west quay and Vättnet on Nordkoster, Långagärde, Ekenäs or Kilesand on Sydkoster. There is a daily ferry service to Strömstad. The channel between North and South Koster is also served by a small ferry. Go to www.vasttrafik.se for info on ferry traffic. For more info see www.stromstad.se and www.kosterhavet.se

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Vesterøy Guttormsvauen - Kuvauen (5 km)

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The Coastal Path goes from the car park on highway 473 and follows the marked path to the bathing area in Guttormsvauen. Here you can you follow the marked trail over the mountain to Kuvauen. Kuvauen is an old fishing port with several protected wharfs and warehouses. Here there is an old pilot tower with a fantastic view of Ytre Hvaler national park. From Kuvauen the Coastal Path is marked up to the parking area at highway 473. There are goods parking options at both Kuvauen and Guttormsvauen.

Asmaløy Åsebu - Vikerhavn (9 km) The trail starts at Åsebu and follows the coast to Brattestø. Here you can go towards Huser and a round trip back to Åsebu (4 km). Then, you can go past Brattestø marina south to Pikesten beacon that looks out to Akerøy fort. The trail goes on eastwards past Huserstø and Skipstadkilen and turns south to Vikerhavn. You can also start at Skipstadkilen, take the trail around Huser and a round trip back to Åsebu.

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The area has great biological diversity with many red listed types of flower, bird, butterfly and other insects. Over 900 butterflies have been logged on Asmaløy. Most of the Coastal Path of Asmaløy lies within Ytre Hvaler national park. Along the trail you are given loads of information about its landscape, natural environment and history. Interesting detours Akerøy fort can be reached using your own boat (1).

Large parts of the path follow the coast and can be a bit challenging because of loose rocks/stone. There are lots of small beaches, so great swimming options. The parking area at Åsebu (highway 108) and Vikerhavn, bus stop at Åsebu and Hvaler Tunnel West. Marked trail westwards from the tunnel to Skipstadkilen.

Foto Pål Erik Jensen


Foto: P책l Erik Jensen


Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Åsebu GPS 59,068524 10,933864

Description of the area Åsebu is a gorgeous outdoor activities area with great views, swimming, fishing and exciting tours There is a marked 7 km Coastal Path and a circular trail inside Hvaler National Park. Along the trail, you will discover loads of interesting facts on geology, birdlife, plants and landscape. There is a U turn spot where you can listen to the birds and learn more about heather covered moorland. Down by the water there is a picnic area with tables and benches. For more information see www.ytrehvaler.no and www.hvaler.kommune.no How to get there The car park is close to highway 108, which is the starting point for the Coastal Path. There are good bus connections from Oslo, Fredrikstad and Skjærhalden. The bus stop is called Åsebu. You can follow the Coastal Path from Åsebu to Vikerhavn. Here you will find a large information panel. Access details The car park has 2 marked places for the disabled and the path down to the water is adapted for wheelchair users. There is seating with wheelchair friendly tables. In the summer, wheelchair mats are placed on the beach, so that users can down to the sea.

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Kirkøy Skjærhalden - Grønnebakke (10 km)

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The trail starts at Skjærhalden Square and goes through an old timber frame settlement northwards to, Hvaler Town Hall. Then it continues down to the Storesand, which is Østfold’s most gorgeous bathing beach. You can also opt for the hillier terrain via Homlungen to Storesand. The trail continues westwards to the Ørekroken Quarter and from there to Rødshue where it passes Rødshue sculpture park. From Rødshue the trail gores northwards to Grønnebakke and then eastwards up to the Hvaler Tunnel. Tings to discover This area is rich in history, monuments and landmarks from different epochs; bronze age cairns, ruins from the middle ages, a medieval church, a nature reserve, remnants from the stone masonry industry, Rødshue sculpture park and Homlungen lighthouse. Interesting detours You are very close to ”Archimedes Screw”, Arekilen nature reserve and to Hvaler Church. There are also ferry connections to østre øyene and Strømstad in Sweden from Skjærhalden. Other information There is a parking area and guest harbour at Skjærhalden Square. There’s also parking at Hvaler Town Hall, Hvaler Church, Storesand and other smaller public spaces. Tent camping is possible at Storesand and Akerøya. There are bus connections between Oslo, Fredrikstad and Skjærhalden. For more information see www.hvaler.kommune.no

Søndre Sandøy Nedgården - Stuevika (3 km) Søndre Sandøy is a a car free island with good route connections to Skjærhalden, Herføl and Nordre Sandøy. The trail starts at the ferry port on Nedgården. This is a circular trail via Rød to Stuevika bathing and tent site, then back to Nedgården through a tranquil and enchanting cultural landscape. The Coastal Path follows the main road on the island. Interesting detours / Other information You can go northwards from Nedgården to Gravningsund and take the ferry back to Skjærhalden. Nedgården has a café: Café Oline. For more information see www.hvaler.kommune.no

Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


Foto: P책l Erik Jensen


Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Kroksand bathing area GPS 59,025118 11,037073

Description of the area Kroksand has a fine sandy beach in Skjærhalden with good bathing options and large bathing jetty. The beach is very close to shops, cafes, and a great buzz in town. Ytre Hvaler National Park Centre is based in the square. For more information see www.halden.no and www.hvaler.kommune.no

How to get there There are good bus connections from Fredrikstad and Oslo. The Coastal Path passes Kroksand and there is a marked circular trail in the area. From Skjærhalden, there is a ferry connection to Østere Øyer in Hvaler and to Strømstad.

Access details There is reserved parking for the disabled in the square and at the town hall. The beach has seating, a bathing ramp and large bathing jetty, also used for fishing. There are disabled toilets in the same building as National Park Centre (Kornmagasinet) and in restaurants. Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


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Røsneskilen - Skjærviken (15 km) Ullerøyveien - Revbukta (5 km) Talberg - Skjærviken (2,5 km)

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In the south, the Sarpsborg Coastal Path comes from Halden via a bridge over Røsneskilen. Nine large information panels have been put up along the Sarpsborg trail. At the start, in Røsneskilen centre, the trail follows the gravelled Coastal Path in a cultural landscape as far as Grimsøyveien. From Grimsøyveien, you use country lanes to Åkento and Holstangen. From there, the Coastal Path goes through forest terrain to the ruins of Moa farm estate. After Moa, you cross Ingedalsbekken, before the trail again moves into forest towards Bussevika and Løkkevika. From Løkkevika. you follow the road to Gressdal and on through forest paths that stop at Feklova. From here, the trail follows forest paths through hilly terrain to Sildevika. From Sildevika to the bathing area in Sandvika, there are both paths and roads. There are goods parking options at the bathing areas in Sandvika and Høysand. There are toilets in Sandvika and two barbecue areas. From Høysand to Horneskilen centre, the Coastal Path passes, e.g., ”Feriehjemmet” bathing area and a camping site. The longest route from Ullerøyveien to Revebukta is on Ullerøyhalvøya (Ullerøy peninsula) a stretch of approx. 5 km. From Skjærviken (adjacent to Fredrikstad) the trail is marked for approx. 2.5 km southwards to Talberg. From there, you have to follow the road around Grønnerød to get to Revebukta. Revebukta has both camping and a bathing area.

Interesting detours Løkkevika bathing area (1). Skjærbergkilen viewing point (2). At the highest between Løkkevika and Høysand immediately north of Gressdal, is a marked trail to Jørstadmyra nature reserve, a special area of moorland bog (3). Høysand bathing area (4).

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Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Kålvika GPS 59,118519 11,194189

Description of the area Kålvika is part of the Øketangen area along Oslo fjord, to the very south of Sarpsborg LA area. With the help of state, county, LA and EU resources, this area has seen a tremendous range of improvements. There are great bathing options both from sandy beaches and from bare rocks. For more information see www.sarpsborg.com.

How to get there It is possible to cycle to Kålvika, but most come by car. It takes

you approx. 20 mins to get here from Sarpsborg. The nearest bus stop is at Kålvikveien, around 1 km North of this site. The Coastal Path passes approx.3 km from the site.

Access details Kålvika bathing area has a large car park with reserved spaces for the disabled. There is also a toilet building with disabled toilet by the beach. Barbecue and seating also available here.


Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Storedal Cultural Centre GPS 59,223701 11,107264

Description of the area Storedal Cultural Centre is a park and cultural resource situated in the natural beauty of Skjeberg outside Sarpsborg. The centre was designed by artists, scientists and landscape gardeners to provide an experience of nature and art – for everyone - with a special emphasis on the blind/partially sighted. The botanic part of the centre can be seen and felt at a comfortable height - about 80 cm off the ground. The botanic garden has braille signs, Latin terms and Norwegian, and with its over 200 plants is a very important part of the centre. The site also has a 19.5 m high sound sculpture, a rock carving exhibitions and an amphitheatre. For more information see www.ostfoldmuseene.no How to get there Storedal farm estate is in Skjeberg, 8 km from Sarpsborg and 12 km from Fredrikstad. It is adjacent to highway 110, 5 km West of the E6. The nearest bus stop is 3.5 km from Storedal. Trips to the site are often organised by various groups for the blind and similar organisations. The Coastal Path passes 1km from Storedal. Access details Storedal Cultural Centre was specially adapted for blind/ partially sighted, is highly accessible and of great interest to everyone. There are signs for all activities in both braille and Norwegian. Disabled toilet available. A cafeteria is open in the summer.

Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Dusa bathing area GPS 59,133593 11,175671

Description of the area Dusa is one of the finest bathing areas along Sarpsborg’s coastline. This public space covers a substantial area, with both bare rock outcrops and sandy beaches. Many small islands are dotted around the area. Many of these are linked by bridges. For more information see www.sarpsborg.com. The Coastal Path passes 3 km away from there.

How to get there Dusa is on Grimsøya (Grim’s Island) in the very south in Sarpsborg LA. There are signs for Grimsøya from highway

118. Once on Grimsøya you follow signs for Dusa. The nearest bus stop is 4 km away.

Access details The main island is very accessible to all. There is a large car park with reserved spaces for the disabled. There’s a toilet building just 10 m from the car park, and the gravel path over to the main island has been adapted for the disabled.


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Ullerøy Camping School/Center GPS 59,14793 11,12482

Description of the area Ullerøy camping school at Bukkholmen lies in the midst of ancient landmarks, reminders of wars and beautiful scenery in the coastal strip near Skjebergkilen. The Viking ship Visund is also part of the school. There are school activities here in the spring and autumn, but the area is accessible all year round. For more information see www.sarpsborg.com.

How to get there Ullerøy camping school is on Ullerøyhalvøya. Follow signs from Ullerøyveien (highway 590). The nearest bus stop is 1 km away. The Coastal Path passes 200 metres north of the site.

Access details There is a large car park with reserved spaces for people with reduced mobility and there’s also a new toilet building at the bathing area. A barbecue area with seats for the disabled has also been installed in the main building. The nearest restaurant is at Karlsøybrua 1.5 km away. Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


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Skjærviken - Gressvik Ferry Port (17 km)

The Coastal Path comes in at Fredrikstad from Sarpsborg at Skjærviken. For the first section, the trail goes along ramble/cycle paths and passes an area rich in ancient landmarks. From there, it goes along public roads up to Porsmyr where it enters the path system of Østsidemarka. The Coastal Path passes Torsnesveie at Ulfeng. Here you can take a detour to a Giant’s cauldron. The Coastal Path continues to Gansrød, where there’s a view across Øra nature reserve. There are also signs for a bird watching tower as a detour. The trail continues past Kongsten fort, via the Old Town to the ferry port.From here, the ferry goes to Kråkerøy, where there is an XX km coastal ring path on ramble and forest paths. The trail passes a series of viewing points and ancient monuments. There’s also a ring path on Kjøkøya, the furthermost island in Fredrikstad LA. The main tail continues from Gressvik ferry port. The ferry trip takes you through Fredrikstad centre, where there is lots of food and lodging options.

Tings to discover Hunnfeltet in the Skjærvik area is an ancient history exploration park with wheel paths, stone circles and grave sites with raised stones (1). Kongsten fort - Gamlebyen (Old Town) (2). Isegran island(3), ”Steinhula” Stone Age settlement (4), ”Lunderamsa” Østfold’s largest grave cairn(5), Kjøkøy and Skams Klove (6), ferry across to Glomma with several stops (7).

Other information Parking at, e.g., Hunnfeltet in Skjærviken, Gamlebyen, Fredrikstad centre, Isegran and Tangen, Kjøkøy and Gressvik. In winter, ski trails are set up along the Coastal Path from Enhuus to Bjørnevågkilen on Kråkerøy, and the trail to Onsøy. For more information see www.fredrikstad.kommune.no

Interesting detours Øra bird watching tower and network of trails on Kråkerøy (8). Sprinklet in Onsøy with a lovely view to town centre. The trails are easily accessible, from Rød Skole or via Rød Planteskole. Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


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Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Vispen GPS 59,216586 11,068211

Description of the area Right in the centre of Thorsøkilen is Hunnebunnen with the adapted bathing area Vispen. Here you will find a sand volleyball pitch, play and barbecue area, and close by several landmarks from the Bronze and early Iron Age. From Vispen, there is a marked trail to the ancient fort on Ravneberget where there is a wonderful view across the whole coast around Hunnebunnen. The bathing area has both bare rock and sandy beach points. The seabed is somewhat soft. For more information see www.fredrikstad.kommune.no

How to get there There is a car park 50 metres from the bathing area. Alternative parking 200 metres from the bathing area. If you take public transport, get a bus to either Skjærviken or Halden and get off at the first stop in Skjærviken. From there it is about a 300 metres walk. The Coastal Path is approx. 300 metres from the site.

Access details Vispen has toilets, including a disabled toilet. The road is asphalt right down to the beach and there is an adapted bathing ramp for wheelchair users. There are reserved parking spaces for the disabled at the nearest car park. Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


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After leaving the ferry port, the Coastal Path goes through Vesterelva, over Faratangen to Fjellskilen and then around Øyenkilen to Foten - a popular bathing area. After Hellekilsfjellet, the Coastal Path goes on trails and cabin tracks past Blåsopp viewing point to Slevikkilen. There’s a small break in the trail markings here but it’s easy enough to move on via the coastal trail marks on cabin tracks and paths. The Coastal Path goes on past Hankø along the main road and forest/country lanes to Elingaard, Huseby and Onsøy golf courses. Around the West Onsøy peninsula, it continues along the shore to Engelsviken. It then carries on along public roads and cabin tracks via Lervik to Saltnes in Råde.

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Torgauten Fort (1), viewing points like Foten (2), Hellekilsfjellet (3), Blåsopp picnic area with directions sign (4), Vikane (5), Elingaard manor house (7), Bråtaberget (8), Steggaberget (9), burial mounds on e.g. Bråtaberget and Steggaberget - Giant’s cauldrons and traditional fishing and whaling settlements.

Food and refreshments are available in, e.g., Foten, Vikane, on Hankø and in Engelsviken. You can dock your boat at one of the quays along the along the trail. There are also large play areas for kids at the bathing areas in Djupeklo, Foten and Mærrapanna, as well as good sanitary facilities. You can travel by boat between Engelsviken and Tønsberg in Vestfold. Parking is available at all bathing areas. Slevikkroken and other small places also have parking options. For more information see www.fredrikstad.kommune.no

Interesting detours Foten/Helleskilen bathing area (2-3). Hankø (6) lots of trails over the whole island, where fallow deer and rare plants can be seen. Hankø is reached by ferry from Vikane (5).

Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Mærrapanna

Djupeklo

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Description of the area

Description of the area

Mærrapanna is in Onsøy at Vikane. The site is best known for its child friendly bathing area with a long sandy beach. There are also flat bare rocks here and wind exposed creeping pine. The site also has a sand volleyball pitch, play apparatus, outdoor grill area, seating and toilets.

Djupeklo is a beautiful outdoor activities area on Oslo fjord with both bare rock and sandy beach coastline. The sand beach is spacious, so the place is well suited for families with small children. There is also a play area, diving board and kiosk.

How to get there By car, you get to Mærrapanna via highway 117 from Fredrikstad. There’s a car park around 600 m from the beach. You can also take a bus from Fredrikstad. A detour from the Coastal Path takes you to Mærrapanna itself.

Access details There are disabled toilets and reserved disabled parking spaces near the bathing area.

How to get there There is a car park 50 metres from the bathing area. The LA’s website has a directions guide: www.fredrikstad.kommune.no. Public transport alternative is to take the bus to Vikane, get off at Møklegård and walk the 1.2 km to Djupeklo. The Coastal Path passes back slope of the beach.

Access details The site has parking for the disabled, right down at the beach itself. The bathing area is fairly accessible, but it’s recommended that wheelchair users have a helper. Multi use toilets are available at the beach.


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Foten GPS 59,171266 10,831275

Description of the area This massively popular spot by Oslo fjord has both wonderful walk trails and spacious public space right on the coast. The bathing area has bare rocks/sandy beach with a sand seabed. There is also a diving tower here and a fine bathing jetty. Foten is also a popular place for climbers. There is a kiosk, restaurant, play area and sand volleyball pitch right near the beach. The area can be visited the whole year round. It offers a wonderful view and an extensive network of paths.

How to get there There are good parking options 200 m from the bathing area. Road connections can be checked on the LA’s homepage: www.fredrikstad.kommune.no If choosing public transport, you can take a bus to Øyenkilen – Vikane. It is about a 1 km walk to Foten from the nearest bus stop. The Coastal Path goes through the area.

Access details Foten has toilet facilities, including a disabled toilet. There are also disabled parking spaces and a bathing ramp, as well as a wheelchair friendly picnic area.

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The trail goes along the Råde coast, alternately in the beach zone and the landscape behind it. In the south, the trail starts at Saltnes and goes along Krogstadfjorden to Tomb. West of Krogstadfjorden, it follows the road systems in the cabin areas before changing to a nature and cultural landscape at Akersbekken and on Røstad. From Fuglevik it goes across to Åvenhalvøya. Northwards from Åven, the trail follows paths and country lanes through cabin fields and a cultural landscape along Kurefjorden. On Viersholm the trail crosses Heiabekken and Rosnesbekken and continues into Rygge. (for burning of charcoal in Viking Tings to discover Age), Ytre ra (15) (ice deposits Saltholmen – coast culture and from the last Ice Age). nature (1), Krogstadfjorden nature reserve – bog land (2), Verkenslund - oak grove in grazing land and remnants is tile factory (3), Tomb - earlier manor house with church, now school, museum, art gallery, rose garden/ park (4), Tomb mill - pulled down 1893, remains of dam (5), viewing points - Rørfjell, Røstad and Tasken quay (6), Akersbekken - old pine forest/canyon and remains of sawmill(7), Bronze Age cairns at Røstad, Storesand and Søndre Tasken, (8), Kurefjorden nature reserve - bog land protected by Ramsar convention (9), Våpenhula - weapon factory built by resistance during 2 world war 10), Taskentangen smallholding from 1800s, remains of foundations(11), Tasken nature reserve – beech forest (12). Strandtorn (13) (Eryngium maritimum) (protected/ endangered plants), Kullgrop (14)

Interesting detours From Krogstad/Tomb to Jerndalen, which is linked to, the ”Tombløypa” trail system, with viewing point at Rørfjell. There was a huge forest fire here in 2008 and parts of the fire area are now protected nature reserve. On Åvenhalvøya, there is a special ring path (quality standard route) with nature and cultural landmarks. There’s also an interesting detour to Hestholmen. At Tasken, a ring path goes out to Taskentangen.

Other information Bus stops in Saltnes, Tomb and at Gammelsrød. Car parking in all public bathing areas (Saltholmen, Ellingstranda, Husebystranda, Storesand, Fristranda and Hestholmen). For more information see www.rade.kommune.no www.visitoslofjord.no/moss Foto: Øystein Søbye


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The Coastal Path in Rygge follows the coastline and nearby is a manor house landscape and avenues, significant ancient landmarks, beech forest with old oak groves, a coast zone with towering grave cairns on high ridge, pine forest and cabin settlements, as well as town development on the edge of Moss LA area. In the south, the trail starts at the Råde/Rosnesbekken border. From there it rounds Kurefjorden nature reserve, passes close to a bird watching tower, and continues via Hallingsåsen to Sildebaugen. From here it follows Larkollveien via cabin settlements from Kurestrekket via Knutvika and Teibern around Nesbukt. On Larkollneset there are several really lovely bathing beaches and a camping site. The route carries on from Ravnåsen to Evjesund, then on to Gunnarsbybekken. The trail then follows the coast around Årefjordtangen, and goes through Verne-Kloster’s protected landscape and around Årefjorden. From there the trail takes forest paths to Årefjordtangen, and further along the coast to Fuglevik. Here you’ll find Fuglevik beach, a marina and a kiosk. From Fuglevik, the trail goes through a cultural landscape along to Feste and the border with Moss.

Tings to discover There are several public spaces with good options for overnighting and bathing along the Coastal Path, e.g. at Kureskjæret (1). (A short distance from Kureskjæret is ”Fugletårnet” tower that looks out over Kurefjorden nature reserve), Møvikstranda (2), Nesetstranda (3), Engholmstranda (Paradisbukta) (4), Støtvig (5) og Festestranda (6).

Interesting detours Blomsterveien is a trail of 55 km that criss-crosses the LA area. One detour goes from Evjesund through Kajalund (beech forest) and on to Vardåsen with a viewing

tower. Then to Evje golf park. At low water, you can go out from Nesetstranda to the island ”Lille Danmark” which is a public space area. North Sea Cycle Route and the Pilgrim’s Trail are both signposted en route through the LA area.

Other information You can hire cycles, canoes and sailboats (seasonal) on Vaskeberget by Vansjø. Information panels are in place at Festestranda, Fuglevik, Nesetstranda south of Larkollen Camping, the bird watching tower at Kureskjæret and Heiabekken on the LA border with Råde. For more information see www.ryggekommune.no

Foto Øystein Søbye


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Vaskeberget

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Description of the area

Description of the area

Vaskeberget lies at the Vansjø lake about 1 k from Rygge airport. You’ll find a barbecue area here and good canoeing options.

How to get there You can actually fly here if you want! Moss Airport, Rygge is only a walk away. Follow the Terminal Road to the roundabout; here you cut across to the gravel path, which is marked as a trail (flower on sign). Vaskeberget is also easy to get to by cycle. There are lots of parking options, but you can also park at the airport’s shuttle car park, or take the bus. The Coastal Path is approx. 4km from Vaskeberget.

Access details there is a small disabled P place and disabled toilet. in high season, there will be options here for the hire of canoes, small sailboats and bikes.

Sanseskogen (Forest of the Senses) is at Løvstad School Here there are really great things for the blind and partially sighted to stimulate their curiosity. The same for children with cognitive prostheses. There’s a grill area and a wide, level path that links the forest to Løvstad School and the rest of the trail network in the LA area.

How to get there Sanseskogen about 4 km southeast of Moss centre near the E6. There’s a bus stop right by Løvstad School, and there are also designated parking spaces at the school. Blomsterveien, which is connected to the Coastal Path, passes 100 m from the site.

Access details Sanseskogen is about 200 m from Løvstad School (a school for children with functional impairments). The forest is specially adapted for the children in the nearby school.


Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Nesestranda Søndre Nesbukt GPS 59,308205 10,688796

Description of the area This a lovely, newly upgraded trail along the fjord, which connects the bathing area on Nessetstranda with the fishing point at Søndre Nesbukt. Along the trail there is a sandy coastline, bathing jetties and spacious child friendly beaches. But there are many people who just like to find a good spot to fish. In Søndre Nesbukt you can fish from a wheelchair. Not far from the beach there is a summer kiosk.

How to get there The Coastal Path passes close to the back of the beach. So this is a great target for a walk. There are also lots of parking spaces close by. The nearest bus stop is 2 km away.

Access details The trail is about 1.5 km, relatively flat and is 1.40 m wide, which makes it well suited for people depending on wheels to move about. There is a bathing jetty on the beach, and the other end of the trail at Søndre Nesbukt there is an adapted fishing point. There’s a toilet building adapted for disabled people at Larkollen Camping. Parking for disabled is also available there with spaces. Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Evje golfpark GPS 59,368434 10,682573

Description of the area Evje golf park is in a beautiful location in Evjesund and is viewed as one of the country’s best golf courses. A 400 metre long path has been installed, so as to link the golf course with Kaialunden, a beautiful beech forest and herb garden at Vestre Pålsrød farm. For more information see www.evjegolf.no.

How to get there If you are driving, follow the E6 past Mosseporten to the Moss Syd exit. The follow signs for Larkollen through two roundabouts - left at the first, right at the second. It’s about five minutes from the E6 turn off to the course itself. After the roundabout, follow highway 119 for about 3 km and you will see the course on the right. You can also walk there, as the Coastal Path passes 1 km away. The nearest bus stop is at the car entrance to the golf course.

Access details The 400 m long path is wide and has a firm surface - well suited for wheelchair users etc. There is disabled parking and toilet at the golf course.

Foto. Pål Erik Jensen

Botnerbaugen bathing area GPS 59,347852 10,662961

Description of the area Botnerbaugen outdoor activities area is at Larkollen. The bay has two sandy beaches with fine natural sand, but the water has lots of seaweed and a stony seabed. The beach is therefore best for small children who are just paddling. Further south there are nice flat rocks with a diving board and bathing steps. There are some good fishing spots in the area.

How to get there The Coastal Path in Rygge passes the bathing area. You can also drive here as parking options are good. There is a bus stop at Larkollenveien 300 m from the beach.

Access details There is a parking area and privy. There is wheeled access to the beach. The parking area has marked disabled places and toilets.


Foto: PĂĽl Erik Jensen

Fuglevik marina Ilastranda GPS 59,387321 10,653305

Description of the area Fuglevik marina has been adapted for wheel access. The marina also has an adapted picnic area with grill. 200 m southwards is Ilastranda - an adapted beach with fine, natural sand. From here you have a great view of Oslo fjord.

How to get there The Coastal Path passes through the site, so its a great destination point for a walk. You can also get here by boat, car or bus (the nearest bus stop is at the marina. There are parking spaces at Fuglevik marina.

Access details There are parking spaces and disabled toilets at Fuglevik marina. There’s also a kiosk. A landing stage has also been installed to facilitate disembarking from a boat with a wheelchair. A 600 m wheelchair friendly path from the marina has been installed. Ilastranda has an adapted toilet and shower.

Foto: PĂĽl Erik Jensen


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The Coastal Path goes through a cultural landscape, forest clad ridges and town settlements. The trail comes in from Rygge at Festeberget and goes on to Mos centre over Klevberget with great viewing points over Oslo fjord. From the centre the Coastal Path goes to Søndre Jeløy past Sjøbadet which is the town’s beach promenade. Then on via a cultural landscape to Alby with the well known ”Galleri F15” café, nature house, beautiful park, scenery and bathing area. On Søndre Jeløy, you walk the same grounds that inspired Edvard Munch whilst he lived in Moss. The Coastal Path has a link to the Munch Trail which forms part of the cultural landscape on Sunday Jeløy. The main route on the Coastal Path passes cafés, galleries, a library, cinema and industry museum on the way out of the centre. ”Visit Moss” has a gateway (1) that is a hub for the Coastal Path and cycle lanes in the area. Mossefossen links to the Vansjø Trail, which leads to Vansjø, an Eldorado for fishing/canoeing. The Coastal Path continues northwards via Røysåsen, Molbekk and Kulpe to Vestby.

Tings to discover Mossefossen - 1000 year old, Convention Centre , workers’ huts at Verket, Moss town and industry museum (2), Alby - gallery, café, handicrafts, nature house, bathing beaches(3), Røed farm - and sale of handicrafts (4), Røedsåsen nature reserve and viewing area across Oslo fjord (5), Refsnes estate - close to Coastal Path, Munch paintings and other art (6), Røysåsen - Bronze Age cairns and viewing area (7), Lindbaugen - bathing, nearby bomb crater from 2. WW(8), Reieråsen - viewing area, nature reserve with rich flora and birdlife (9).

Interesting detours The centre with Kirkeparken,

sculptures and fountains, world’s biggest jug, prism fountain at the Town Hall and pedestrianized area with play area and artwork. Jeløy has Torderød with the district’s only baroque garden, the Munch Trail, canoeing in Oslo fjord and Orkerød battlements, Rambernebba, Rambergåsen and Vestre nes. Vansjø Helleren Stone Age settlement, Torbjørnsrød battlements, canoeing in Vansjø, Nesparken and Dillingøya.

Other information Public transport to Moss by bus, rail and boat. Parking and Coastal Path panels placed at entrances to nature areas. For more information see www.visitoslofjord.no/moss Foto: Frank Ivar Hansen


Foto: Frank Ivar Hansen

Sjøbadet og Fiske GPS 59,43120 10,64934

Description of the area

How to get there

Sjøbadet and Fiske are two beaches that are side by side - close to centre. From the bathing area, the Coastal Path goes to Søndre Jeløy’s protected landscape along an asphalt and gravelled surface. There are a few steep slopes on the route. The protected landscape area has 3 nature reserves with rich flora and large number of songbirds. Information panels at the entrance to the bathing areas give a summary of facilities at the beaches. You can find out more on the LA’s bathing areas, trails and scenic spots on Søndre Jeløy at www.moss.kommune.no.

There’s a bus stop right at the beach, and 2 parking spaces reserved for the disabled at Fiske. Its also easy to walk here along the Coastal Path.

Access details The two beaches at Sjøbadet share a disabled toilet. Sjøbadet also has a ramp for wheelchair users to access the sandy beach. There’s also an adapted bathing area. Both places have barbecue areas, wooden platforms and wheelchair friendly picnic tables. Info on overnighting,restaurants and what’s on at www.visitoslofjord.no/moss


Foto: Frank Ivar Hansen

Nesparken GPS 59,43759 10,67621

Description of the area Nesparken is a park near the centre that holds concerts and arrangements throughout the summer. information panels in the park give a summary of the Vansjø Trail and Coastal Path. The Vansjø Trail starts in the park and goes towards Nedre Vansjø. For info on trails and scenery in Vansjø, see also www.moss.kommune.no The park is the gateway to lake Vansjø which is an Eldorado for canoeing and fishing. The lake has a rich birdlife with a large complement of wading and swimming birds. Contact Moss Kajakklubb (Kayak Club) about hiring canoes and kayaks at www.moss-kajakklubb.no

How to get there Walking or cycling here is easy. There’s a bus stop near the park and 2 extra big car parks at Mossehallen.

Access details The trail switches between asphalt and gravel surfaces. There are a few steep slopes on the route. There’s a disabled toilet facility in the park at Mossehallen and in the kayak clubhouse. There are also barbecue areas with wheelchair friendly tables. Moss Kajakklubb has a jetty adapted for wheelchair users next to its clubhouse in the park. Info on overnighting,restaurants and what’s on at www.visitoslofjord.no/moss Foto: Pål Erik Jensen


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The Coastal Path through Vestby is a great way to discover many exciting new things along this almost 20 km beach zone going towards Oslo fjord. Here you can experience a beautiful cultural landscape, bathing areas and picturesque villages strung like pearls along the whole area. The Coastal Path in Vestby can be traversed by foot or cycle. Wheelchairs can be used on parts of the route. More info can obtained on the LA’s homepage. The Coastal Path follows existing trails, local lanes and ramble/cycle paths Emmerstad has the «Sherpa Trail» which leads through a really lovely somewhat steep terrain with a view over Emmerstad Bay and Oslo fjord. The trail was built by building workers from Nepal - thus «Sherpastien». A more sporty approach can also be fun. Along the hill below the Sherpa Trail, the path is 10-20 cm below water at extra high tides (a few times per month). The approx 100 m of path makes great wading! The same applies to Kattenstranda a bit further north towards Hvitsten. Here you have a 100m sandy wading beach at high water!

Tings to discover

Other information

Ramme estate, Hvitsten (1) Son Coastal Culture Centre, Son (2)Picture frame maker, Son (3) The trail has many bathing areas and public spaces: Sauholmen - only by boat (4), Gjøva - only by boat (5), Hulvik (6), Emmerstad (7), Langesand, Krokstrand, Sonstrand, Kjøvangen quay, Hansssonstranda, Skutebaugen, Brevikbukta, Arnesstranda. Krokstrand-Emmerstad - 3 km beach zone, strand and public spaces close by. You can go along the shoreline the whole way - partly on flat rocks and partly beach.

You can reach the Coastal Path by public transport. A bus goes from Vestby to Hvitsten, and there’s a bus to Son from Sonsveien station. For timetables: www.ruter.no For more information see www.vestby.kommune.no

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There are accessible paths for most of the Frogn coastline, but still only restricted lengths that are marked as Coastal Path. Thus its a good idea to bring a good map with you when walking along Frogn’s golden strip. Håøya also has well developed and marked trails. The Coastal Path comes in from Vestby at Saga via the bridge over Solbergelva. From there, you use roads, paths and the shoreline up to Drøbak. You come to Sjøtorget with its aquarium and boat connections to Oscarsborg, before getting to Swiss Cottage ”Biologist” at the entrance to the Bathing Park.

Tings to discover Skiphelle’s sandy beach - least adapted (1). Sjøtorget with aquarium, tourist information and boat to Oscarsborg (2). Badeparken bathing park (3). Oscarsborg fort (4). Fortifications on Håøya (5) Industrial history and Coastal Path from Tåjebukta (6).

The coastal culture trail goes from battlement to battlement from the landside of Oscarsborg. You can get to Oscarsborg and Håøya trails via boat. There’s a cycle lane through a rich cultural landscape from Drøbak to UMB on Ås. There are also some idyllic cycle tours south of Drøbak.

Interesting detours

Other information

From Kjepperstadbukta and Skiphelle there is a marked trail into Drøbak’s southerly approach. In Drøbak there are self guided walking trails around the town.

Grocery shops on Dyrløkke, Ullerudsletta and in Drøbak. Table service in Drøbak and on Oscarsborg. For more information see www.visitfollo.no

Foto: Øystein Søbye


Foto: Øystein Søbye


Foto: Eli Moe

Torkilstranda GPS 59,64860 10,63353

Description of the area Torkilstranda is just south of Drøbak and has two sandy beaches, separated by a raised area with sun platform/benches, sail sport ramp and fishing jetty for angling, as well as a smaller private boat harbour. Towards the back of the beach is an old whitewashed building, which previously housed, e.g., ”Elle Ceramics”. Today it is a gallery/meeting locale, with a kiosk and toilets in the summer. Torkilstranda and Badeparken are the 2 largest areas for swimmers and sun worshipping summer guests in Frogn. Further south there are also flat rocks with a fog bell on Elle as a striking landmark on the way to Elleskjær. To the north lies Løkkedalsstranda (beach). Torkilstranda is ideal for sail sports. There’s wind in your sails as soon as you leave the ramp.

How to get there A Coastal Path is planned for Drøbak to Torkilstranda and on south to Skiphelle and Vestby border. Until this is ready, you reach Torkilstranda via Elleveien and Badeveien. Follow the signs to Skiphelle ”friområde” and then Torkilstranda. Down by the beach, there is a large car park for cars and bikes Free parking. The nearest bus stop is in the town centre, 3.5 km from the beach.

Access details There’s very few other places on Oslo fjord where you can drive right to the beach itself. Torkilstranda has a car park, recreation area with benches, a toilet and an adapted jetty out into the fjord. Foto: Øystein Søbye


Foto: Øystein Søbye

Drøbak Guest Harbour GPS 59,66199 10,62793

Description of the area

How to get there

Drøbak guest harbour is a popular harbour just south of Drøbaksundet - gateway to inner Oslo fjord. The harbour is quite central at the southern end of town with walking distance to food shops, cafés, galleries and other attractions. Drøbak is a tourist magnet in both summer and winter, and is renowned for its timber frame houses and long history as a customs and trading post. The guest harbour has 48 berths – from «dinghy size» to 50 foots - with electric and water connections and a harbour centre with laundry, shower and bike hire and table service. In winter, the area experiences packed ice, so the skates can come out in the middle of the Xmas lights.

From Drøbak square to the guest harbour is approx. 500 m. You can cycle or walk along the Coastal Path via Badehusgata to the guest harbour. The bus follows Storgata and stops near the guest harbour. Parking both here and further north in the centre.

Access details The area is adapted for wheelchair users via a service building with a disabled toilet and reserved parking spaces for the disabled. The guest harbour is wheelchair friendly from the water side as jetties and seating are specially adapted.


Foto: Eli Moe

Gylteholmen GPS 59,68564 10,62245

Description of the area Gylteholmen is at the entrance to Hallangspollen just north of Drøbak. The island is forest clad and slightly hilly with bare rocks to west/north for those seeking a tranquil spot for themselves by the sea. In the north is a jetty with space for picnics and sunbathers. Gylteholmen is also a landing stage for a private small boat harbour - amongst other things a fine collection of motorboats. The quay is arranged so that you can walk about the moving pontoons, look at the boats or throw out a fishing line.

How to get there By boat, you can put in at the quay next to public area. Guest spaces are along the edge of the quay, north and east of the islet. You can also walk here via Gylteveien, steps down to the sea and footbridge across the sound. Parking options in Husvik area. The nearest bus stop is at Grande, about 2 km from the islet.

Access details The quay has a ramp to make it easier to come ashore from different kinds of boat. The ramp has a slope, so wheelchair users will need, a helper, strong arms or a motor driven chair. The quay also has universally designed seating and toilets. Landside access is steep and has stairs. Foto: Eli Moe


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Blylaget Quay - Nesoddtangen (12 km)

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The trail goes through varied terrain along Bunnefjorden, alternating between shoreline and the landscape behind it. Access varies from flat gravel paths to steeper forest terrain. Here there are idyllic bathing beaches, beach hut terraces, good fishing options, pine forests, fertile water meadows and tranquil villa and cabin areas. The route offers some great views of Oslo and Bunnefjorden. There are picnic areas at all bathing beaches and steamer harbours. A walk along the Coastal Path is also a trip through Nesodden’s history. The Coastal Path passes old crofter areas, merchant villas, steamship quays and remnants of the ice industry. The Coastal Path starts Nesoddtangen farm estate. From there it goes on a gravel road through quiet villa and cabin area to Berger. Between Berger and Fjordvangen, the trail skirts the sea in somewhat rugged terrain. From Fjordvangen to Sørby, the trail does a loop up to the forest, where it follows Fjordveien. Between Sørby/Kirkevika, the terrain is a bit rugged, starting with bare rock and small bays and ends by going down a steep trail through pine forest to Kirkevika. The Kirkevika/Blylaget route follows gravel road or easy natural surfaces. ramp is approx. 200 m from the Tings to discover Coastal Path. Nesodden Church Nesoddtangen farm estate - LA (8) from 1100s is approx. 100 m public space with bathing beach above the road from Presteskjær. (1), Oksval Quay - public space, Artificial ice dams and ruins of an bathing beach and steamer quay ”ice house” can be found above (2), Hellviktangen - public space, Bomansvik and Blylaget quay bathing beach,art café/hired space, (10). gallery/performances/concerts Other information (3), Hellvik Quay – steamer quay Tangen quay is at Nesoddtangen and bathing beach (4), Sørby and has ferry connections to Oslo Quay - older steamships quay and bus connections around and bathing beach (5), Kirkevika Nesodden. From the Coastal Path, – public space and bathing beach it is never more than 1 km to the (6), Presteskjær – public space and nearest bus stop. Car parking at bathing beach (7), Blylaget Quay public bathing areas, e.g., at Oksand Linaro, public space - bathing val quay, Hellviktangen, Kirkevika beach (9). and Presteskjær quay. For more Interesting detours information see Hellviktangen public space (3) www.nesodden.kommune.no with bathing beach and bathing

Foto Øystein Søbye


Foto: Øystein Søbye


Foto: Brit Aagedahl

Oleanas Viewing Area GPS 59,80140 10,61407

Description of the area Oleana was a fisherman’’s widow who lived at Ommen at the end of the 1800s. Her story is just one of the many that describe the harsh conditions of that time. The viewing area above the place where she lived is named after her. From Oleana’s viewing area, you have a view of large parts of Oslo fjord both north towards Oslo and also to Asker and all the way south to Hurum on the west side. On the shore below the viewing point are the Coastal Path cabins Ommen and Vestli. You can book the cabins via www.oslofjorden.org There is a path from the viewing point down to the shore. Parts of the route have stairs with rails that will help in managing the steep inclines. The viewing area has benches, tables, campfire area.

How to get there Take highway 156 to Nesoddtange, continue to roundabout at Nesodden church. Then follow the signs for Fjellstrand, highway 105. After that, go right at the junction on Fjellstrand on highway 157. Drive in to Ommenveien for the car park at the viewing area.

Access details The car park has marked parking for disabled, but no disabled toilet. Benches and tables are adapted for wheelchair users. The trail down to the cabins is not adapted for wheelchairs. Foto: Brit Aagedahl


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Foto: Pål Erik Jensen

Tussetjern GPS 59,763486 10,826419

Description of the area Tussetjern is an idyllic lake that lies between Ski and Oppegård. Tussetjern has a public bathing area. This area has a long history - at the end of the 1800s, it was a popular bathing area for guests visiting Fjeld Sanatorium, which is connected to the lake. Tussetjern is of botanic interest because of the remnants of its large garden. There are also paths around the whole lake with easy access the rest of Sørmarka. It’s possible to buy a fishing permit for perch, pike, roach, eel and bream. For more information see www.oppegard.kommune.no

How to get there Tussetjern is about midway between Oppegård and Vevelstad station. You can get here by train and bus, walking or cycling. Tussestien (Tusse path - see map) is for walkers and cyclists wishing to swim, or those who just want a bit of quiet in this little oasis in Sørmarka. The lake is just east of highway 156. The nearest bus stop, Stenfeltlia, is about 250 m away.

Access details The bathing area at Tussetjern has a toilet building adapted for the disabled. Tussetjern has two disabled parking spaces and a cycle parking facility. The site also has group seating with room for wheelchair users. There is a path system from the disabled car park spaces with improved access for wheelchair users.

Foto: Birger Lövland


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Editors: Ingrid Karlsson, Olle Persson, Pål Erik Jensen, Axel Pettersen, Sven Andersson Layout and Graphic Design: Simone Augustsson Cover Photo: Joel Lind From sculpture exhibition 2013 in Hunnebostrand, Sotenäs municipality. Prothos VI ”il Centro of Stefan Sprenker. Push: Lindgren & söner AB, Mölndal 2013 Maps: © Statens kartverk, Norge digitalt © Lantmäteriet Geodatasamverkan © Tjörns municipality ISBN 978-91-637-5053-3


This book presents proposals on how you can get out in the beautiful coastal landscape in Bohuslän, Østfold and Akershus. Here you can walk, stroll or just visiting great places regardless of interest or accustomed to outdoor life. The blue-marked coastal path described in stages of map sheets. Between map sheets are descriptions of places and ledavsnitt made ​​ especially available for you who have a disability or need better conditions to come out.

EUROPEISKA UNIONEN European Regional Development

The Coastal Path through Bohuslän, Østfold and Akershus  

The guide shows our Coastal Path in stages, on maps with a scale of 1:50 000. Trails are marked blue, both on the map and on site. Along or...

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