Activities outside your window
There is a huge variety of things to do and see in the surroundings of Trolmen. Either if you want to be active and enjoy the nature or visit some of the unique places of culture in the area, it’s all there and basically just around the corner.
Things To Do
Biking / mountain biking: Kinnekulle is ideal for biking or mountain biking. There are many roads, dirt roads, paths and tracks to choose from. If you are interested and did not bring your own bike we have some that you can rent.
Fishing: It’s very beautiful to fish along Vänern’s shore. Vänern is Sweden’s biggest lake, if you prefer to fish in a smaller lake you can fish farmed fish (trout etc.) in the Quarry. This is also a very nice area with the pretty red rocks surrounding the Quarry.
Walking & Hiking: The ‘walking tour’ is a popular way to discover Kinnekulle. It's 45 km long but you can choose if you want to walk the whole route or if you only want to walk parts of it. The ‘walking tour’ takes you to pass many amazing sceneries and sightseeing spots at Kinnekulle.
Falkängen - Handicrafts village: In Hällekis during 1892-1979 there was a cement industry that took its raw material from Kinnekulle. Falkängen is an older factory street that is almost intact and is situated in Hällekis. The old houses are now turned into small shops with local arts and crafts. There is also a nice little café.
Forshem Church: The church is built of sandstone and is the only sepulchral church in the Nordic countries that is dedicated to the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Forshem became an alternative goal for pilgrims who could not go on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Now-days it’s famous from Jan Guillou’s books about Arn.
Forshems Gästgivaregård: This is one of Sweden’s oldest inns. It’s located close to Forshem’s church. Local produce and local food traditions are the guiding principles for today’s innkeepers.
White Guide, Europe’s best food guide, ranks the inn as one of the 160 best restaurants.    
Handens hus - weaving studio: Here you can find art and crafts from Kinnekulle, antique glass and get a cup of coffee and ice cream.
Hellekis Säteri - Manor park: The present manor house is built in a late Gustavian style and was drawn by the architect Olof Tempelman. The main building as well as the stable has kept its characteristic features from the 1790s. The house itself is not opened for public but you can stroll in the park or have lunch in the nice restaurant. There are also some art shops that are opened in the summer.
Husaby Church: The church at Husaby is one of the most remarkable in Sweden. The first church on this site was built of wood, a so-called STAVE-CHURCH to witch a tower was added in the 11th century.
Högkullen - Lookout tower: The highest point at Kinnekulle where you will have a great view of the whole Kinnekulle area. There is also a tasty restaurant only 50 meters from the tower were you can go for lunch, dinner or just a coffee. The restaurant has a nice view over the ski sloop and the south-east surroundings.
Läckö Castle: Läckö castle is situated on Kållands Island and is known as Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie’s castle. The castle dates back as early as 1298. It’s beautiful situated next to Vänern’s shore. Läckö castle was voted ‘Swedens most beautiful castle’ in 2001. Läckö castle is also famous for its exhibitions and outdoor operas in the summertime.
For more information please visit:
Kinnekulle Tourist Information
is open during the summer months and are located close to the church of Husaby.
Pilgrimsgården, Husaby
Ph/fax: +46 (0)511-34 32 60
Lidköping Tourist Information
is located in the train station in Lidköping. They are opened all year around.
Stationshuset, Bangatan 3
Ph: +46 (0)510-200 20
Fax: +46 (0)510-271 91
Martorpsfallen - Waterfall: The waterfall is at its highest water level during springtime and the water gushes down the limestone cleft. The nature around the falls is wonderful. It’s beautiful to take a walk in the meadows.
Munkängarna - Forest meadow: This is like a big park with deciduous trees, meadows and an unspoiled cleft. The ground is covered with small white flowers in the spring time. It’s a beautiful area for a walk and a pick nick.
Råbäcks Stenhuggeri - Stonemasonry: The stonemasonry industry goes back to the 11th century. The district was early a centre for clever craftsmen, which all the churches built of sandstone in the 12th and 13th century indicates. The skill how to cut stone remained a handicraft until the midst of the 19th century when mechanization increased rapidly. Next to the stonemasonry is Råbäck’s port which is idle for swimming and sunbathing.
Sigrid Storråda - Viking ship: The Viking ship Sigrid Storråda is a full-scale copy of the Norwegian Gokstaship from the 10th century, which is the largest Viking ship known in the world.
Stenbrottet - Quarry: In the quarry you can see 40 meters of Kinnekulle´s most powerful layer of limestone, the so-called " ortocerkalk". Fossils (hardened animals) of octopus and crayfish that lived in the sea 400 million years ago when this kind of rock was created during a period of 50 million years. There are farmed fishes in the pond which you may fish if you have a fishing license.
Västerplana Storäng - Forest meadow: The area is situated on Kinnekulle's sandstone bed. Small brooks find their way through the area in an east-westerly direction. They form gorgeous waterfalls when they reach the almost 30 meters high precipice facing lake Vänern.
Österplana Hed & Vall - Limestone moor: The 380 hectares large area was declared a nature reserve in 1984. The aim is to preserve a rare type of nature for the future. The tending of the area is mainly annual grazing and cleaning at need. The reserve is situated on Kinnekulle´s limestone plateau the so-called “ortocerkalk” that is 50 meters thick.