Trail section

Kynnefjälls natur - Vaktarekullen

  • Length

    16 km

  • Elevation

    207 m

  • Degree of difficulty


  • Estimated time


Fredrik Schenholm/Vä

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 lake 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: Forest path and gravel road

Time: 5-6 h

Don't miss: A stop with overnight at Vaktarkullen. Take the time to leave the trail to visit Vaktarstugan and read the exciting story of the Action Group "Save Kynnefjäll". 

How to get here: The start of the section can be reached by public transport. Go to the bus stop Bråmarkenvägen and follow the trail up to Kynnefjäll nature.

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

16 km

207 m


How does the grading work?


  • Naturreservat
  • Skog
  • Vindskydd
  • Vandringsled
  • Bohusleden




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Övernattningsstugan på Vaktarkullen Photographer: Olle Wängborg

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