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5.5 km


1.5 h



GPS coordinates starting point:

N 59° 4.409 E 14° 2.098


Visnums-Kil, south of Kristinehamn

Route description:

From Kristinehamn take road 26, towards Mariestad. Drive south for about 25 km. At Nybble, turn right towards Medhamn. Then follow the road to the church in Visnums-Kil. From here it is signposted “Naturreservat Nötön-Åråsviken” and then “Nötön”. Show consideration and drive slowly when the road passes over a courtyard. The road passes through a fenced pasture. On two places you need to open and close a gate, to prevent the animals from escaping. The road is closed with a boom from 1 of October to 31 of March.

Public transport:

No public transport is available.


The trail is maintained from the 15 of May. The Österöstugan is a cabin, open to public.


Kristinehamn Tourist office, +46 (0)550-881 87, turist@kristinehamn.se

Trail manager:

Länsstyrelsen Värmland

Map to download (pdf)

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Description of Walk

The trail Nötöleden passes through a very ancient landscape. Open farmland is surrounded by grazing pastures with old spreading oak trees. If you continue eastward, you came to Österön. Lush, leafy groves of oak, beech and hazel are exciting environments with a whole different flora and fauna to the open landscape. Hästudden is a picnic area with lovely views over Lake Vänern. Also look at the characteristic moraines that appears as ridges in the landscape. The whole area is part of Nötön-Åråsviken Nature Reserve. If you combine the two trails Nötöleden and Arskagsleden, you can walk 13 km in total. This trail does not pass through areas with grazing animals.

  • Öströstugan