Trail section

5. Ljungskile-Kolhättan

  • Length

    16 km

  • Elevation

    85 m

  • Degree of difficulty


  • Estimated time


Olle Wängborg

A varied and relatively moderate hike along the seaside promenade, through forests and the cultivated landscape.

The section starts at the rest area along the highway E6 and then goes along the boardwalk, past the old bath-houses and to the seaside resort of Lyckorna, the Mussel-bar, past Villa Sjötorp and on to the campsite at Lyckorna. 

After the campsite, the trail leaves the shoreline and goes inland on smaller gravel roads. After a couple of kilometers the stage passes the lake Långevattnet. Here the trail takes the south-west direction and continues through the open cultivation landscape, past meadows, fields and old farms.

After a few more kilometers the trail passes Grötån - the border between Uddevalla and Stenungsund. Here the trail becomes a little more hilly and some steeper passages take the hiker up to a larger paved road. The road to Kolhättan goes for about 1 km along a busy motorway before taking off on a smaller gravel road and further down towards Kolhättan's ferry location where the stage ends. 

Here, a more regular bus service runs towards Stenungsund.

From Kolhättan's ferry location, the Kuststigen-trail continues by car-ferry over to Svanesund on Orust.

Length: 16 km

Time: 4-6h without break

How to get here: Ljungskile picnic area is reached by bus stop Ljungskile rastplats. There are also good parking facilities here. But you can also connect to the trail by taking you to Ljungskile station which is reached by train and bus. There are also parking spaces adjacent to Ljungskile center. Along the stage there is also the bus stop Tegen. It is, however, fairly busy so it is worth planning the trip from the bus stop. At Kolhättan's ferry location, there is a bus stop Kolhättan's ferry location. Here also the ferry crosses to Orust and there is car parking.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Surface: Asphalt, dirt road and path

Not to be missed: The coastal community around Lyckorna, the Mill in Lyckorna.

16 km

85 m


How does the grading work?


  • Hav
  • Skog
  • Vandringsled
  • Kuststigen




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Photographer: Etappen startar vid rastplatsen utmed E6:an och går sedan längs med strandpromenaden, förbi de gamla kall- och varmbadhusen och bort mot badorten Lyckorna, Musselbaren, förbi Villa Sjötorp oc

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