The Omberg is situated in Östergötland on the shore of Lake Vättern. This mountain is Sweden's most species-rich forest landscape with many rare natural environments. The bold beech forest on the slope of Vättern, the giant oaks in the pasture landscape and the colourful mowing meadows are just three examples.
A mile-long steep bank characterizes the mountain to a large extent. Visitors can enjoy the fantastic view from Hjässan - Omberg's highest point -, walk among giant oaks and more than 100 years old fir trees or be enchanted by beautiful orchids in Omberg's limestone moors.
Directly east of the famous Omberg and Lake Vättern, the bird lake Tåkern is located in the southwest of Östergötland. It is one of Europe's most important breeding and resting places for many bird species. Up to 270 species were counted here, and about 120 species have their breeding places here. The Tåkern and its surroundings are designated as a nature reserve (54 km²) and are listed as a so-called Ramsar area according to the European Convention on Wetlands.
Lake Tåkern invites you to a visit both during the breeding season and at the time of bird migration. The best periods for a visit are May/June as well as September/October. There are four visiting areas on the lake - Glänås, Väversunda, Svälinge and Hov - with lookout towers and hiding places, parking, picnic tables and litter bins. In Glänås the naturum Tåkern invites you to visit an exhibition about Tåkern's nature, guided tours and other activities. There are trails with footpaths in Glänås and Svälinge.
The Tåkern is also important for the extraction of reeds for thatched roofs. The quality is highly valued. After harvesting, the reeds are usually put out to dry in Väversunda, then bundled and transported mainly to Denmark.
Im this phantastic landscape you will find different accomodations, close to sights, nature and excellet food.
Certain accomodations can be combined with guided tours, nature experiences and other activities. See package holidays (in Swedish).
Ombergs Turisthotell and Borghamn Strand are open in winter. Stocklycke vandrarhem opens 5 march.