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Photographer: Sara Taijonlahti

Yttre Bodane - nature reserve

Hike among the islands in the archipelago

Yttre Bodane nature reserve is a forest and archipelago nature reserve at Lake Vänern, about 10 kilometer north of Köpmannebro. During the Ice Age, the bedrock split up and formed the archipelago and its many islands. Within the reserve there are 11 interesting coastal cairn from the Bronze Age.

The area is famous for its rich bird life and many different wild flowers and plants. Many unusual and rare species are found here.

Hiking Trails

You will find track information 400 meters south of the parking lot. There is also a smaller Nature Info Room with information about the plants and animals in the area.

(Nötötorp) is located within the reserve area. At the parking lot there is a TC. Many of the trails have footbridges so you won´t get wet.

Vålbergsnäbben - The trail runs along the Nötöleden but departs just before the visitor center. At Vålbergsnäben you get a wide view of Lake Vänern. Good bathing possibilities. Length: 2.2 km. Terrain: Easy.

The Tången trail - The trail goes west from the track information board and leads out to the peninsula Tången. Length: 1.3 km. Terrain: Easy.

The Lasse trail - The trail leads to a peninsula and there are nice bathing possibilities. Length: 1 km. Terrain: Easy.

The Nötö trail - East from the track information board and towards Nötön. The Nötö trail has a viewpoint and a smaller Nature Room. Length: 3.8 km Terrain: Easy.


The reserve is approx. 25 kilometer south of Åmål and 10 kilometer north of Köpmannebro. It is signposted from road E45.

Please follow the regulations for the nature reserve.

Map of the area

Contact information


40340 Åmål

Phone: +46 0102244000

E-mail: Send e-mail

Website: vastkuststiftelsen.se