Sights and activities

Hindens Rev

Lidköping, Västra Götalands län


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Day excursion out into Lake Vänern

Long peninsula
Hindens Rev is a five-kilometre peninsula extending straight out into Lake Vänern. It is 25-100 metres wide and 21 metres above Lake Vänern at its highest point. The height drops towards the tip and it ultimately disappears under the surface of the water, and reappears on the Dalsland side, where it is known as Hjortens Udde. When the water level is very high, five elongated islands are formed, known as “Killingarna”. A one-way hike to the promontory takes roughly 50 minutes.

Hindens Rev forms part of the central Swedish ice-edge zone, which was created during the last ice age 10,000 years ago. It runs from Raerna in Norway, through Dalsland, Skaraborg and Östergötland, to Salpausselkä in southern Finland.

Nature reserves

Hindens Rev is a nature reserve and well worth a visit, with its distinctive scenery. A path runs right out to the tip, but it can be quite tricky in places. Remember to respect the natural environment!