There is always something fun to do in the area, no matter what the weather. Our personal favourites are:
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Forsaleden is a magnificent hiking trail. The area around Forsa is fascinating and legendary with cultural relics, beautiful nature and a water park shaped by nature.The trail follows the Forsaån river through partly rocky terrain over a bridge and a wooden footbridge. Along the path are waterfalls, streams and ponds. A number of unusual plant species grow here, which is partly due to the calcareous rock. The minerals also affect the water, which is beautifully shimmering green here and there. There are shelters at Forsabadet (the bathing area), Herrevadsströmmen and Fäbodvallen.
Check the website for parking options, some of which are paid for.
Hiking trail to the top of Klevens with kilometres of views over the surrounding landscape. The trail starts at Klevsand on the shore of Lake Idsjön. At the start of the trail you will find a Stone Age cemetery and cultural relics such as moose pits and ruins.
At the steepest part there is a rope to help you, beware!
The walk then continues through beautiful forests and ends at the summit with lichen-covered hollows. When you reach the top, be careful walking along the cliff! The path back goes down the same way in relatively steep terrain. Exhilarating hike of 2.5 km.
The indicated point in Google Maps can be reached by car. There is a clearing there for parking. The path runs first through forest and then up a small climb with a beautiful babbling brook next to it. After a few kilometres you reach Kroktjärn, part of the protected fishing area of Gimdalen where there is also a hide. At Kroktjärn, you can walk to the summit with a view of the treetops for kilometres.
The trail passes several sites of cultural and natural interest, such as a large trapping pit and the ruins of an old shepherd’s hut. At the rest area, you can see the remains of a ruin and a coal bed.
Part of Gimånsleden. There are many grill houses along the path. The wooden boards of the footpath can be very slippery. After this, you walk into the forest after 3 km. Return via the same path. In the forest, follow the yellow crosses if you want to go that far.
The route goes through very varied scenery, with the stretch up to Kulla being particularly special with its bare mountain and rocky landscape. The viewpoint at the top offers great views over Gimdalen and the surrounding area.
The Kulla trail starts at the turning point at the end of the road above the Herrgårdsboan. The trail then follows a path through the forest via a small bog and further up to a beautiful forest lake where you can stop and pause.
After the pond, the trail continues up a steep slope to Kulla. Here, don’t forget to look for the coffee pot in the tree! At the end point of the hike – the viewpoint at the summit – there is a picnic hut with a fireplace. From there you have a great view over Gimdalen and the surrounding area.
On the way back, you pass a 14th-century cairn that is part of Gimdalen’s history.
Jamtli is a museum centre in Östersund with three museums in one place. History, art and cultural-historical environments meet here – together they create unique experiences that both amuse and touch. Jamtli manages large collections of artefacts, photographs, books and art. We also organise extensive activities for the public and schools.
Around Christmas, the “real” Father Christmas with his reindeer comes by here where you can give your wish list.
Fun climbing park consists of 11 courses, 7 Ziplines and 1 Zipdrop (free fall)
At this climbing park, children from 5-9 years climb with a paying adult, youngsters from 10 years can climb on their own.
Check out the website for location, opening hours and to book a climbing pass.
Sweden is known for its moose. So there is also a chance you will come across these majestic beasts during a nice forest walk.
Also, it is always fun to see these up close as well. When you want to, go to Moose Garden. It is a fun and informative park. Check the website for opening hours.
Ice bar: Sweden’s multiple champion
Bräcke Skolgatan 2, 840 60 Bräcke.
Whether you are looking for a cup of coffee with something sweet or a hearty lunch, you will find it there. At the Folketshus, you can always choose from at least two hearty buffet dishes for lunch, and our fresh and well-stocked salad table is usually much appreciated.
Around late August and throughout September, the forests are filled with the most delicious berries. If you want to know which berries you can all eat, click on the this website. By the way, it is also a nice website to learn more about this beautiful country from an American perspective.
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If you are looking for something special, feel free to let us know. We will try to advise you as best we can.
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