Strömsund is literally a gateway to the wilderness. Follow in my footsteps and fold westward to start your adventure into the area of Sweden, most dense with bears per square kilometres. Keep to the Vildmarksvägen road (the Wilderness Road) and make detours to waterfalls, caves, mountain hikes, sami dwellings, marvellous fishing spots and enjoy the […]
The holy mountain Helags is the highest peak among the Swedish mountains south of the Arctic Circle and offers a lot more than just hiking. Helags is home to: Sweden’s southernmost glacier, 600m long and 50m deep, adorable Arctic foxes and some of the most breath-taking views of the panoramic mountainside. It’s an easy day trip to […]
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 […]
We were curious about making a pilgrimage, but not curious enough to do St Olavsleden on our feet. We were more interested in the landscape and travel in a comfortable mode. The railway leading from coastal Sundsvall to Östersund, Åre and on to Trondheim in Norway caught our attention and so we made our way […]
Once upon a time there was a magnificent waterfall in Sweden called Storforsen (The grand rapids). It was as admired for its beauty as it was dreaded by the log floaters. One night unlike any other the noise from the rapids where silenced forever. The work of one man and nature together created the heritage […]
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.
There are hiking routes all over Jämtland Härjedalen and many alternatives for those who wish to explore the fells and forests on foot. Find the places where the orchids are the most abundant, the waterfalls flow the most and the views are simply stunning. Hike or run on or along bogs covered in flowers or […]