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The Pilgrim Trail

Falköping - Hornborgasjön - Varnhem

The Pilgrim trail

The route through this cultural heritage area is dominated by the magnificent views from the table mountains. The monastery ruins in Varnhem and Gudhem are two historically interesting destinations.

Be a friend to nature!

Welcome to enjoy the beautiful natural landscape of Sweden! Thanks to the Right of Public Access, we can all enjoy the lovely things that nature has to offer. This is a wonderful opportunity – but it comes with a lot of responsibility. 

Moose hunting

From October 8 to January 31, moose hunting takes place in the forests. Remember to pay attention to signs of hunting going on and please stick to the trail. Wear colorful clothes so you can be easily seen.

St Olof's Church Falköping

The oldest parts of St Olof’s Church are made of limestone and date back to at least the early 12th century.


This is an area with plenty of opportunities for recreational pursuits, including swimming, camping, skiing and running.


Near the trail is the interior design store Kdesign with beautiful pots, garden decorations and lamps. There is also a café with coffee, sandwiches and salads.


The Cistercian nunnery in Gudhem was founded in the 12th century. The remains of the abbey contain the 13th century grave of Queen Katarina.


Ekornavallen has been a burial site for 5000 years. There are graves from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, including four passage graves.

Löfwings Ateljé - Art studio

At Löfwings Art studio you can see nature inspired paintings by Göran Löfwing. They also have a B & B, a restaurant and a café.

Lake Hornborga

Lake Hornborgasjön one of Sweden’s most important bird lakes. Best known for the huge number of cranes during spring.


The mountain of Billingen offers a varied landscape, largely made up of woodland, but with a few openings with breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Varnhem monastery church

In around 1150, Abbot Henrik and his Cistercian monks arrived in Varnhem. This was when the work to build the abbey began.

Kata gård

Behind the monastery ruins in Varnhem lies the remains of what may have been Sweden’s oldest church.