Sights and activities

Nature path - Kummelön nature reserve

Kristinehamn, Värmlands län


  • Hiking
  • Walking

Walk amongst old oak trees, enjoy the birdlife and rare plants, Kristinehamn.

On Kummelön you can walk in an old area of enclosed pasture land now filled with oak trees which are several hundreds of years old. There is also lime trees, bushes and herbaceaus plants which are unusual for this area.

Kummelön is west of Kristinehamn and is perhaps the most popular nature reserve in Värmland. The accessible beautiful Southern Swedish grazing lands have been appreciated for a long time by the local population.

Up until the end of the 19th Century the people on Kummelön gathered together on the weekend after midsummer to celebrate ”Kummel Sunday”. This was one of the most important festivals in Eastern Värmland.

The area has been a nature reserve since 1970 and from the northern most tip of the reservation there is an excellent view of Ölmeviken, one of the county’s best bird habitats. Outdoor life facilities include a simple cottage, information boards, outdoor toilet without water and trails. There are footpaths through enclosed pasture-lands with old oak trees which are 1 km and 0.5 km long.