Do you want to pitch your tent and wake up at one of Sweden’s best bird lakes? Since the area is a nature reserve, you can only sleep in a tent in certain sites.
On the west side of the lake, you can sleep in a tent at Utloppet. You are welcome to pitch your tent on the grass lawn between the parking area and the grilling area. However if it is a wet summer then it may be better to choose one of the other tent sites.
At Utloppet, visitors are offered an easy hike along the road on the embankment that was built in connection with the restoration. Often there are a large number of birds in the area. There is also a bird tower where you will have a good view of the lake.
Picture: White-tailed eagle
From late March to mid-April, thousands of cranes, geese, whooper swan and ducks collapse at Trandansen on the south-eastern side of the lake.
During that period, it is very popular to stay with your campervan/recreational vehicle. Of course, you should be able to experience the cranes early in the morning even with a tent. Note however that it would be unwise and unsafe to pitch up your tent out among the cars. Therefore we suggest that those with a tent set up in the grassy area right next to Bjurums church.
During the crane season, the Trandansen Info Centre is open. You can learn more about the cranes there.
In a protected nature, the right of public access is limited. Rules on how we are expected to conduct ourselves are instead set up for each nature reserve and national park.
At Lake Hornborga, it is forbidden to pitch tents except in the designated sites that you see above.
Contact Naturum Hornborgasjön if you have any further questions.