Jäveröleden half island walk

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Length:

10 km

Time:

3.5 h

Level:

Moderate

GPS coordinates starting point:

N 59°23.407, E 13°39.808

Location:

Jäverön is situated east of Karlstad, close to Skattkärr.

Route description:

From Karlstad take the E18 east towards Stockholm, ca 10 km. Take the exit for Skattkärr. Turn right onto Herrövägen where it is signposted Jäverön. After approx 1.5 kilometres you will come to the ferry point at the southern tip of Herrön. There is a daily ferry service from here. You can take cars and bicycles on the ferry. Timetable for ferry.

Public transport:

Bus 501 leaves daily from Karlstad Bus Station. Get off at Beckasinvägen bus stop and walk 1,500 metres to the ferry point. Timetable for ferry.

The water bus (passenger boat) departs from the inner harbour in Karlstad with a direct link to Jäverön in June, July and August. Timetable.

Service:

The trail is open from 15 May.

Contact:

Natur- och parkenheten, Karlstad kommun,  teknikochfastighetsforvaltningen@karlstad.se 054-540 00 00

Trail manager:

Karlstads kommun

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Description of Walk

Jäverön is a large island in Lake Vänern. You can reach the island by ferry, water bus or by private boat. Jäveröleden half island walk goes from the Jäveröleden starting point. Just south of Jäverögård take the trail signposted short cut to Ekorrviken. Jäverön has a working archipelago farm and a summer café. Free cycle hire in summer. The beautiful natural pastureland and waterside meadows are kept in trim by grazing cows, horses and sheep. The island is mostly wooded, with fine stony ground pine, spruce and deciduous trees. Look out for signs along the trail explaining about the local nature and culture on the island.

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