All camping sites in Jämtland Härjedalen, Sweden, are close to nature. The camping site in Hoting has a sand beach with a tower from the jetty for plunging into the lake. There is an accessible hiking path and you can go fishing. By the camping there is an exhibit showing the prehistory of the area […]
Seen from a distance the Sonfjället mountain has the silhouette of a volcano. Beautifully shaped and surrounded by lush greenery. Climb the mountain or hike around it and look for bears, since this area, The Sonfjället National Park of Sweden, has quite a few brown bears. Do not miss the summer grazing farm, shieling, by the […]
When you travel in the borderland mountains between Jämtland and Tröndelag you can sense a certain brotherhood that dates way back. One thing that affected both regions on the swedish and the norwegian side was the war campaign in 1718-1719, which lead to a disastrous retreat for the swedes in the middle of a blizzard.
Ever heard of Swedish fika? If you are lucky you might even have been introduced to this typical Swedish tradition. Directly translated from Swedish to English, fika simply means “to have coffee”. But ask any Swede, and they will tell you it is so much more than that – Swedish fika is a moment to […]
The tourism industry is highly important to Jämtland Härjedalen – in fact it is the core industry. The first tourists who came here were hunters who visited some 8 000 years ago. They were followed by pilgrims, travelling salesmen called ’forbönder’, floral gents, air and spa guests, hunting lords and national romantics. Today we call the […]
Nestled at the foot of the picturesque Åreskutan, lies the remains of a quaint, bustling mining village called Fröå Gruva. The once thriving, mining settlement and surrounds has been beautifully preserved and provides a glimpse into Swedish heritage and the glory days of times gone by. These days the mining operations stand still and the […]