Berga Trail on Hamburgö (2,5 km) Vetteberg Trail on Fjällbacka (2,8 km)
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
Published on Jun 5, 2014
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...