About the Bohusleden trail

Bohusleden is a hiking trail consisting of 27 sections, offering a total of 340 kilometers of scenic and varied hiking. The trail extends from Lindome in the south, at the border to Halland, to Strömstad in the north.

Bohusleden is a hiking trail consisting of 27 sections, offering a total of 340 kilometers of scenic and varied hiking. The trail extends from Lindome in the south, at the border to Halland, to Strömstad in the north.

The initiative for the Bohusleden trail was taken as early as 1973 and in early 1974 a proposal for a route was presented to the County Administrative Board's nature conservation unit. In the same year, a management team was appointed to lead the work on the trail. The purely physical work on the Bohusleden in the form of clearing, tracing and construction of wind protection started since 1978, and was carried out in three different stages.

The purpose of Bohusleden is to give people opportunities for outdoor life, exercise and recreation. Bohusleden is also a reason for visiting Sweden and the proportion of tourists who wind up on Bohusleden is large.

The Bohusleden trail goes through 11 different municipalities. The responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the Bohusleden trail lies with each municipality the trail passes. Through the state nature reserves, the trail is maintained by Västkuststiftelsen.

The same foundation also has a co-ordination responsibility and helps the municipalities concerned to maintain the established quality standard.

The different parts of the Bohusleden trail have very different characters. The southern part, closest to Gothenburg, as well as close to Kungälv, Uddevalla and Munkedal have sections that are easier to access by car and public transport, and where you can find different types of accommodation, food and water.

The more distant parts of the trail, especially sections 18-24, are more difficult to reach by other means than by car. Overnight stay is only in tents or in wind-shelters and you have to carry all your supplies and be prepared to boil water from the lakes you pass.

Therefore, plan your hike well and pack based on the nature of the sections and their level of service.

The municipalities concerned in the trail are, from the south:

Mölndal - www.molndal.se

Göteborg - www.goteborg.se

Partille - www.partille.se

Ale - www.ale.se

Kungälv - www.kungalv.se

Stenungsund - www.stenungsund.se

Lilla Edet - www.lillaedet.se

Uddevalla - www.uddevalla.se

Munkedal - www.munkedal.se

Tanum - www.tanum.se

Strömstad - www.stromstad.se

in the south, Bohusleden joins with Hallandsleden. In the north, there are connections from Bohusleden into Norway via Kuststigen - The Coastal Path.

Just east of Gothenburg, from Skatås, Bohusleden runs parallel to both the Gotaleden and Vildmarksleden until these trails continue on their own stretch.