Hiking, Sweden, Travelogue

A short outing to Vänga Mosse nature reserve

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

I’ve spent most of my childhood years in the southern parts of Sweden, but as a kid my interest in nature was not what it is today. Thus I was met with quite the challenge during my stay in Borås, when I was to find a nice spot for a small outing with my friends.

I decided to see what nature reserves and parks where listed in the city of Borås own website, and that’s how I found Vänga Mosse nature reserve. It sounded like a nice spot and the photos on Google Maps further sparked my interest. It also seemed like the perfect spot to bring my friends since they have a small child, and they had to be able to easily walk with a stroller.

The nature reserve was founded in 2010 and is about 238 hectare, it has a marked hiking trail that is 2.3km long and 1.8km of it have really wide footbridges since that part of the trail is disabled-accessible which I think is so good! It’s important that nature is accessible to all of us, no matter what.

57° 51′ 22.644” N 12° 56′ 29.364” E

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

There is a parking lot with a trashcan, some roofed benches and a map showing the area and the different hikes. You can also go there by bus, either to Solgärdet or Vänga kyrka.

The hike starts in a forested area but it doesn’t take long until your out in an open, bog-like field.

There was a big watch tower where I think a lot of people come to see the cranes in spring, I imagine there are loads of them then – we only spotted one and heard a few more. The crane is actually the official animal of Västergötland.

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Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Everything was ridiculously lush and green – so beautiful! I love seeing nature so strong and full of life.

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

This bridge had a pretty interesting shape to it and we all took a lot of photos of it for a while, even though we had to hurry since it was sunny one minute and raining hard the next. I do love the dramatic skies the weather gave us though.

And I’m pretty grateful that my new backpack is waterproof!

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Shout-out to Jenny for helping me snap a few photos of myself since I did not bring a tripod along!

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

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Published by Rania Rönntoft

In the forests of Sundsvall, the small northern town between two mountains, Rania found herself and her passion: living a slower life rich in experiences instead of things. Here she works as a freelancing photographer, content creator and photography teacher. Through her pictures she wants to inspire others to spend more time outdoors and show that the adventure is not far away. She travels a lot in Scandinavia and works with other destinations to promote our beautiful country, she also arranges workshops on visual storytelling and local adventures.

8 thoughts on “A short outing to Vänga Mosse nature reserve”

  1. jag kommenterar aldrig här, men älskar varenda bild <3

  2. Wilda says:

    Otroligt vilken vacker plats och så fint du har fångat den. Vilka smultronställen det finns i Sverige ändå!

    1. Visst är det? Oerhört fin plats, den hade so annorlunda natur på något sätt med våtmarkerna och de höga tallarna. Oja det finns oerhört mycket vackra platser i Sverige – det känns som ett spännande mål och utmaning att fortsätta hitta och upptäcka dem :D

  3. Vilken mysig plats och härliga bilder. Och den där vattentäta ryggsäcken såg inte dum ut den heller. :)

    1. Ja det var riktigt fint, och jag älskar min ryggsäck! Millican gör väldigt bra saker <3

    1. Tack så mycket! Ja det var jättefint och alldeles lagom för en liten tur :)

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