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Photographer: Roger Borgelid

Walking paths by Läckö Castle
Kållandsö, Lidköping

4 -7 km, medium

There are interesting excursions, fantastic restaurants and unique nature experiences on Kållandsö, outside Lidköping, as well as several fine walks of different lengths. Combine your walk with a visit to one of West Sweden's most popular destinations, Läckö Castle, which is also known as Sweden's most beautiful castle.

Quick facts

Length: 4-7 km

Duration: approx. 40-90 minutes

Level of difficulty: medium

Terrain: forest paths, rocks and short sections on gravel roads


Beautiful views of the castle and archipelago

Discover Kållandsö on foot - walk along one of Kållandsö’s fine paths. The Roparudden Path starts at Läckö Castle and 4 kilometres later you are at the end of the promontory, looking across at the island called Stora Eken. The name Roparudden means shouting straits, and it was here that a man stood and shouted or signalled across to the island of Stora Eken. This was to call the ferryman when people wanted to cross the straits. The path twists and turns along the lakeside in the small hills by the headland, offering many beautiful views of the castle and the archipelago. If you are lucky you may see an osprey or a sea eagle as you walk over the rocks. 

There is also a path for wheelchairs called "Nature, fun for everyone", with exciting activities and information for both young and old. 

Photographer: Roger Borgelid

Rich in nature and history

The Traneberg Path on Västra Kållandsö is 7 kilometres long in varied terrain with rich wildlife and plants, giving many tranquil moments by the lakeside and in the woods. You really walk out into the archipelago, with good chances of seeing many seabirds alongside the path as well as wild animals in the forests. On the promontory by Sundvassholmen there is a special bird protection area which is closed off between 1 April and 31 July. The path goes alongside several old crofters’ cottages and many historical sites including Skeppstaviken, which was the harbour and loading berth for Traneberg in the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Popular excursions

There is a lot to see and do here, as well as all the excellent walking. Läckö Castle takes you back 700 years in history with its uniquely preserved baroque halls. Only a few steps away you can dine at the restaurant Gastrosfär, walk in the beautiful castle gardens, go to a concert or visit Spiken’s fishing port. At naturum Vänerskärgården - Victoriahuset you can learn more about the unique natural and cultural environment of Kållandsö and Vänern. 

Photographer: Roger Borgelid

Fact about the trail


The Traneberg Path is 7 kilometres long and Roparudden is 4 kilometres.

Approximate times:

Walking the Traneberg Path takes about 80 to 90 minutes, and Roparudden takes about 40 to 50 minutes.


Both the Traneberg Path and Roparudden are marked with blue stripes. The wheelchair accessible loop is marked with brown stripes.

Level of difficulty:

  • Traneberg Path: The walk is classified as medium and takes you through varied terrain, both in forests and over smooth rocks.

  • Roparudden: The path is classified as medium and passes through rolling countryside, with both hills and forests. The main part of the path goes alongside the lake with views toward Läckö and Stor-Eken; the last kilometre is on a gravel road in the forest.

Photographer: Roger Borgelid

Start and end:

  • Roparudden: The path starts at the car park by Läckö Castle. You can get here easily by bus from Lidköping travel centre to Läckö Castle (about a 50-minute ride).

  • Traneberg Path: The path starts at Läckö Golf Club. There is no public transport but there is a large car park right next to the start of the path.

How to get here:

Inland West Sweden, in Lidköping municipality, offers great walking paths by Läckö Castle near Kållandsö. It takes about 2 hours to get here by car from Gothenburg and if you want to use public transport from Gothenburg the train to Lidköping also takes about 2 hours. There are buses from Lidköping travel centre to Läckö Castle (about 50 minutes).

Photographer: Jonas Ingman


A map of the walking paths can be found on Google maps and in printed form at the tourist office in Lidköping.

Contact information

Destination Läckö-Kinnekulle

Nya stadens torg, Gamla Rådhuset

53131 Lidköping

Phone: +46 510 200 20

E-mail: Send e-mail

Website: lackokinnekulle.se