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    Photographer: Jesper Anhede

Experience the Lake Hornborga region

Around Lake Hornborga, one of Europe’s most important bird lakes, you can experience beautiful scenery and fascinating history, enjoy locally sourced food, see cranes dance at close range, stay in...

Eagel in tjhe air.

Eagle days at Lake Hornborga

Join the Falbygden Twitchers and Örn 72 at Lake Hornborga, and observe the white-tailed eagles and the occasional golden eagle.


Every year, tens of thousands of cranes gather near the Trandansen Information Centre to rest, dance and feed. From mid-March until early April, the cranes stop off at Lake Hornborgasjön on their way...

Ten things about cranes

The first cranes arrive at lake Hornborgasjön as early as mid-March, and a few weeks later the place, which is between Falköping, Skara and Skövde in West Sweden, is filled with thousands of dancing...

Naturum Hornborgasjön

Hornborgasjön is one of the most important bird lakes in Europe and attracts large numbers of visitors, both birds and humans, each year. In 2015, a brand new exhibition about the history of the lake...

Culture Road Skaraborg

Culture route that ranges from Karleby, past ancient monuments and monastic ruins, passing Hornborgasjön with its rich bird life, on through the Valle region, past the beautiful valleys and...

Accommodation near Lake Hornborga

Stay in a genuine 19th-century setting, or in a hostel, at a spa, in an artist’s home or a treehouse hotel. Or why not in an elk? Around Lake Hornborga you’ll find fantastic accommodation in a wide range of styles.

See and do

The region around Lake Hornborga offers much more than cranes. It has beautiful countryside, medieval churches, museums, a science centre, galleries and much more. Discover the Lake Hornborga region.

Eat well

This region has several nice restaurants and cafés, so take a break, have a coffee and cake, or a meal. Find the best eating options.

Kata Gård

The ruins of one of Sweden's oldest churches lie on the hill behind Varnhems monastery; a private farm church from the Viking Age. The place is called Kata Farm and archaeologists have made...

Hides 2019

If you want to get closer to the cranes and take photographs, hides are available for hire near Trandansen Information Centre in March - April.