Kinnekulle observation tower
For those who appreciate expansive views, a visit to Kinnekulle’s observation tower is a must. The observation tower is also a perfect starting point for any of the wonderful hiking trails on the top of Kinnekulle. Maps are available from the observation tower.
This 19-metre-tall tower was built in 1892 on the summit of Kinnekulle (306 m) and the views are truly magnificent. In clear weather you can see 80-90 kilometres across Lake Vänern up towards Skoghall and Karlstad and the whole of the Värmlandsnäs peninsula. To the west is Kålland and Kållandsö with Läckö Castle and Hindens Rev nature reserve. On the horizon the whole of the Dalsland coastline can be seen bordering Lake Vänern, as well as Halle and Hunneberg. If you look to the east, Billingen and the landscapes away towards Karlsborg and Tiveden can be seen.
In order to give some idea of the scope of the vista you encounter, you are standing at a height above Lake Vänern equivalent to the highest viewing platform of the Eiffel Tower, namely 276 m.
Info Point – Tourist information point
Kinnekulle Observation Tower is an Info Point – Tourist information point. Visitors to the Läckö-Kinnekulle district can obtain information material and maps here. Visitors can also talk to a member of staff about visitor attractions, current activities and the range of services.