about our area
Our area correctly described as the southern part of the Northern Sweden. Its here you will find the famous Mount Helags. The higest mountain south of the polar circle and Sweden´s southernmost glacier. People have lived in the area since 6000 BC and you can still see old drawing on the stonewalls. The Sami people and culture is a big part of the region and you will meet their reindeers and their kåtar as well as you have possibility to visit some of their small villages. The area is characterized by the mountains (fjällen) , lakes with clean water, and endless forest.
We are located in the middle of the Swedish wilderness and we have a lot of wildlife around us. The area is known for its population of the Scandinavian brown bear. You will be very lucky if you meet one. What you might be lucky to meet is the gaint of the forest – the moose. Besides you can meet a wolverine, lynx, foxes, beavers and with guarantee a lot of reindeers. The reindeers belong to the sami people but they live a free life in the forest and the mountains. The area is also famous for the birdlife and attracts people from all over the world and you might be able to spot a sea- or golden eagle.
The forest is a treasury of natural and healthy foods. You hardly can take a step without stepping in berries or mushrooms. Depend on the season you can collect blueberries, cloudberries, cranberries and many kind of edible mushrooms.
Mount Helags and the glacier beneath it are just epic. By the way – mount Helags was included to the National Geographic’s “top 10 summit hikes in the world”. Click on image and read the description from NatGeo.
You can have a drive to the famous Flatruet rock paintings near little village Messlingen . Those paintings are dated by period approx. 6.000-4.000 years B.C. It’s a great 5-8 km hiking trail in the area where paintings are. (when you get there by car, you have to pay a small entrance fee)
Flatruet is an unique area and it’s worth to be seen and experienced. Located 36 km away from us and officially listed as Sweden’s highest public road at at altitude of 975 m meters above sea level – is a huge flat area with spectacular views on Helags mount and Ljungdals mount range. And here there is always a chance to see reindeers at Flatruet.
We live up north enough to be able to see an amazing nature phenomenon Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Just from our garden you can observe it, if you are lucky. As they say Northern Lights can be observed mostly between September and March. On image – 8.02.2021