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 […]
When Östersund’s Football Club (ÖFK) met Galatasaray in the Europe League 2017 the beloved provincial anthem of Jämtland was performed. Just like always when Östersund Football Club plays a match. Local supporter Elisabeth Rolandsson, who works as a guard during the matches, felt it was a shame that large parts of the audience did not understand the […]
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 […]
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.
Saepmie is both the Sami people and a land area in the northern part of the globe. The Swedish part of Saepmie is a rich cultural landscape among vast mountains, villages and towns from the Dalarna region in the south, including Jämtland Härjedalen and all the way up through to the swedish border in the […]