Trail section

Lunden - Vaktarekullen

  • Length

    14 km

  • Degree of difficulty

    Moderate

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Prepare yourself for a nature that might take your breath away.

The nineteenth section of the Bohusleden Trail starts in Lunden in the District of Tanum and takes walkers to the heart of the wild Kynnefjäll – Vaktarekullen. Prepare yourself for a countryside experience that is out of the ordinary. Along the way you can enjoy dense spruce woodland, magical woodland tarns, heathland and rushing streams. 

By the small Äntervattnet there is a shelter and a toilet. There is also a shelter at Lake Säveleken where you can stay overnight. Vaktarekullen is the highest point of Kynnefjäll, at 206 metres above sea level. Here, the shepherd boys of old had a good view of their livestock and extensive views across the landscape with few trees.

Today there is a nice cottage with 12 beds, wood, a toilet and a spring with water (which should be boiled). The cottage requires no booking, but prepare to having to share the space.

The farm at Kasebo, situated northeast of Vaktarekullen, is an important connection for walking the Bohusleden Trail and other trails at Kynnefjäll. There is a gravel road here and a parking space.

Surface: This section is on dirt road and forest path

Time: It takes approximately 5-6 hours to hike this section.

Don't miss: Stop and readthe exciting story of the Action Group "Save Kynnefjäll". A stop with overnight at Vaktarkullen.

How to get here: Neither Lunden nor Vaktarekullen can be reached by public transport. For more information on transport, see under the map planning tool and Get to the stage.

Accommodation: There are no proposed places for accommodation along the section, except for the open cottage at the stage destination Vaktarekullen.

14 km

Moderate

How does the grading work?

  • Landskap
  • Naturreservat
  • Sjöar
  • Skog
  • Vild natur
  • Vindskydd
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Övernattningsstugan på Vaktarkullen Photographer: Olle Wängborg

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