Nature reserve in Gothenburg


Come for the lakeside trails, bird-watching, water activities, and winter sports in a peaceful setting.

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Welcome to Delsjöområdet, a natural oasis in Gothenburg, Sweden. Known for its two lakes, Delsjön and Stora Delsjön, this nature reserve is a beloved retreat for locals and visitors alike.

Delsjöområdet is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. It has a multitude of walking, jogging and biking trails that are well-marked, guiding you through quiet forests, along peaceful lakeshores and through some open meadows.

Water activities are popular here as well. Stora Delsjön and Delsjön, the two main lakes, are ideal spots for swimming during warmer months. If you have a kayak or canoe, both lakes are perfect for a relaxing paddle. But, they also offer a unique opportunity for fishing.

Bird watchers will be in their element here. Over 100 bird species have been spotted in Delsjöområdet, including rare ones like the black woodpecker and the wood warbler.

In winter, Delsjöområdet transforms into a snowy wonderland. Locals come here for cross-country skiing and ice-skating when the lakes freeze over. It's a sight to see and an experience not to be missed if you are visiting during this season.

When it comes to food, there are a few options. During the summer months, there's a small cafe next to the swimming area at Stora Delsjön. For a more hearty meal, you could head to Delsjögården, a classic Swedish restaurant located near the golf course.

Despite its close proximity to Gothenburg, Delsjöområdet maintains a sense of calm and serenity, making it an excellent place to escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Whether you are a nature lover, fitness enthusiast, or just seeking a peaceful place for reflection, Delsjöområdet is a must-visit when in Gothenburg.

What people say about Delsjöområdet


Delsjöområdet Nature Reserve is one of the best things about living in Gothenburg. It is a massive green space and you can reach it by tram from the city center. It is clear that us locals enjoy it being there, as it is almost always busy, but without being crowded.

You can go for a run, exercise at an outdoor gym, play beach volleyball, football, disc golf, swim in the lakes, or hike for many kilometers in every direction. If you get hungry you can bring some sausages to grill at the well-prepared barbecue stations.

I find the forests here truly beautiful and am currently looking for an apartment in the area, so that I can access this awesome nature reserve on foot.


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