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Photographer: Peter Nilsson

Nature Reserve Silverfallet – Karlsfors
Lerdala, Skövde

Waterfalls surrounded by beautiful nature

At Silverfallet, beautiful waterfalls plunge over the mountainside at Billingen. Together, they fall 60 metres out over the edge. Some are taller and more dramatic, while others are shorter and more peaceful. The water runs across slabs of limestone, alum shale and sandstone.

A year-round destination

Silverfallet is well worth a visit all year round. In the spring, the waterfall is in full flow and the flowers such as the wood anemone, blue anemone and lungwort are in bloom. Summer is the perfect time to relax in the shade with a picnic, while autumn brings nature’s warm and vibrant colours. A magical icy wonderland comes with the winter, revealing a whole new side to this area.

You can get here by bus or car, and parking – including disabled parking – is available.

Historic remains

As well as beautiful nature, you can also find historic remains here. Skaraborg’s largest alum works operated here at Karlsfors during the 19th century. Following its closure, the works were replaced by lime kilns. Traces of alum shale and limestone quarrying can be seen throughout the area, and you can also spot remains such as red ash heaps and old lime kilns. 

Use public transport!

You can get here by public transport. Take bus number 613 from Skövde towards Lerdala. From Karlsfors stop, walk around 1 km to reach the foot of the waterfall. 

Good to know:

  • Do not leave litter in the nature. Everything you take with you must be brought back.
  • Silverfallet is beautiful to visit all year round. On weekends during the spring, the nature reserve is popular to visit and because of that the ground easily becomes muddy and trampled down. Therefore, please visit the nature reserve at another time. Maybe in a colourful autumn outfit or in a sparkling ice costume?
  • Do not disturb the wildlife.
  • Four-legged friends are welcome but must be leashed.
  • Silverfallet has several parking lots. If one parking lot is full? Choose another one!
  • DO NOT park along the road, ONLY in the designated parking space. This is so that emergency vehicles can get on the roads. In addition, accessibility becomes easier for everyone.


Silverfallet is on Skaraborg Culture Route. Discover more sights along Skaraborg Culture Route by downloading the app from Google Play or the AppStore.


Contact information

Länsstyrelsen Västra Götalands län

Phone: +46 500 44 66 88

E-mail: info@nextskovde.se

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