The brave autumn sun reflecting in the water of lake Storsjön makes us squint. Paddling around an island like Norderön can be treacherours since it is always so exciting to see what´s behind the next headland. We are paddling out on lake Storsjön towards the sun. The fog comes and goes while the silhouettes of […]
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 […]
Trumvallen is an old summer farm, a shieling, just a few kilometers from the Vemdalen Ski Area. The summer farm is a group of sun kissed log houses in different shades of grey with the beautiful backdrop of the Härjedalen mountains and pine forests. One of the houses holds a ranch where you can go […]
On the border between the swedish provinces Dalarna and Härjedalen lies the idyllic mountain village of Lofsdalen. The name of the village was once “Lovsjungaredalen” (the valley of praise). A place which attracted settlers thanks to the beautiful location and good hunting and fishing possibilities. Today it is the mountain Hovärken with its ski slopes […]
Sweden’s northernmost runestone and the only one found in Jämtland Härjedalen is located on the island Frösön. It is the oldest document found in the region where “Jämtland” is mentioned. The rune stone tells about the way Östman Gudfast’s son let Christianize Jämtland and that he was able to build a bridge and raise the […]
The Musk ox was once quite widespread in Scandinavia. More than 30,000 years ago, around the last ice age, they would have been a relatively common sight – wandering across the northern regions of Norway and Sweden alongside wooly rhinoceros and mammoths. The small group in Sweden thrive today much thanks to the care from the […]
At the family Wikner´s in the village Persåsen sustainability, art, handicraft and recreation are self written following the rhythm of the seasons in nature´s eternal cycle. The wood shop and the entire Visitor Center has in various ways acquired character and atmosphere from the surrounding area, the beautiful landscape around lake Storsjön – Storsjöbygden.