Vänern is Sweden’s largest lake and boasts Europe’s largest freshwater archipelago. The Djurö National Park is located in the middle of Lake Vänern. The naturum Vänerskärgården – Victoriahuset is considered a bridge out to the Djurö National Park and to other Nature Reserves around the archipelago.

The building is a symbolic gift to H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria on here 30th birthday. The Crown Princess is also the patron of the naturum Vänerskärgården – Victoriahusets beskyddare. Read more about how the buildning emreges here.

Inside naturum, there are inspiring exhibitions that will enrich your visit to the archipelago of Lake Vänern. Guided tours through and around naturum are offered, as well as lectures and family activities. In the Visitor Center you can buy tickets for our guided boat trips, pick up maps for hiking or find out what you can do on your own. Read about events in our Calendar.

The area around Läckö Castle is a part of Unesco’s Biosphere Reserve Vänerskärgården with Kinnekulle.

 

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Exhibitions in the Visitor Center


The Archipelago of Vänern

In the inviting and inspiring exhibition you can track between the islands of diverse themes, just as you can in the archipelago of Lake Vänern. Listen, feel and hear about the effects of the Ice Age, about pine forests, meadows and much more.

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Exhibition 2021

To be announced.

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Exhibitions in the Visitor Center


The Archipelago of Vänern

In the inviting and inspiring exhibition you can track between the islands of diverse themes, just as you can in the archipelago of Lake Vänern. Listen, feel and hear about the effects of the Ice Age, about pine forests, meadows and much more.

READ MORE

Exhibition 2021

To be announced.

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What is a naturum?

There are 33 naturums in Sweden. The word naturum comes from the English term Visitor Center and is a registered trademark owned by The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. A naturum is the starting point for visitors to a Nature Reserve. It is where you find out more about the flora and fanuna, as well as the geology and cultural history that shaped the area, before you set off into the Reserve.

Guidelines for a naturum

School Programme

At the naturum Vänerskärgården – Victoriahuset, we welcome school groups. The exhibition and the proximity to the lakeside create the perfect environment to learn more about Lake Vänern’s archipelago and its inhabitants. We have a variety of school programme for all ages.

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