Trail section

16. Brodalen-Nordens Ark

  • Length

    16 km

  • Elevation

    128 m

  • Degree of difficulty


  • Estimated time


Olle Wängborg

Stages 16 and 18-22 are part of the Swedish Tourist Association's "Signature Trail Bohuskusten", which is particularly beautiful, selected and quality assured through the Swedish Tourist Association.

The section starts in Brodalen and goes west, towards Åbyfjorden. Just south of Vrångelbäck, the trail arrives at a three-way intersection. Here the hiker can turn north and continue towards Nordens Ark, or south to reach Röe farm. From Röe Farm a separate section of the Kuststigen trail goes down to the Näverkärr nature reserve.

The continued walk north towards Nordens Ark is both beautiful and dramatic. With a climb of Sötorpsberget, the hiker receives both a climb as well as a reward in the fantastic view of the sea and the Åbyfjord.

The trail takes a loop on Sötorpsberget before continuing down to the sea and then following the shore in a northern direction. 

Towards the end of the sectiopn the trail reaches the main road to Sotenäs. Here is an unguarded and somewhat dangerous crossing.

The continuation of the stage then offers another steep passage before the trail reaches Sotenäs municipality.

An alternative is to end the hike at the bus stop in Stranderäng. From here, regular buses run towards the stage destination at the Nordens Ark.

Distance: 16 km

Time: 5-6 hours

How to get here: In Brodalen there is a bus stop called Brodalen. There is a bus stop at Nordens Ark with the same name. 

Difficulty: Hard

Surface: Asphalt, dirt road, path

Not to be missed: The view from the top of Sötorpsberget

16 km

128 m


How does the grading work?


  • Hav
  • Skog
  • Utsikt
  • Vandringsled
  • Kuststigen




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Photographer: Olle Wängborg

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