Nature´s Last Resorts

Stora Sjöfallet NP. 1909, 127.800 ha
Stora Sjöfallet National Park preserves a section of northern Scandinavia’s alpine landscape, with
imposing mountain ridges, deep valleys, boulder-strewn high plains and ancient pine forest.
The Akkajaure lake, which was broken out of the park to allow the construction of a hydroelectric power station,
divides the area in two. The southern part is dominated by the Akka mountain, called the Queen of Lapland.
The northern part contains the mountain Kallaktjåkkå, the northern side of which faces towards the deep, narrow
Teusadalen valley. The national park is part of the Laponian area which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tiveden NP. 1983, 1.350 ha
Tiveden National Park is a large tract of evergreen forest with deep fissure valleys, chaotic
expanses of huge boulders, and a powerful sense of wilderness. Located near the heart of
southern Sweden, the park offers the opportunity to experience a fascinating natural setting,
and to wander through a beautiful forest landscape of many lakes.
Norra Kvill NP. 1927, 14 Hektar
Norra Kvill is something unique - a well-preserved ancient forest in the Småland highlands.
The forest has not been logged for over 150 years and some of the pines are over
350 years old. There are pines which are 2.5 metres in circumference and 35 metres tall
in height. Fallen logs, enormous boulders and vast trees make the area a wilderness,
if on a small scale.
Pieljekaise NP. 1909, 15.340 ha
Pieljekaise is a long ridge at the southern edge of Sweden’s northern mountains.
It lies like a lonely sentinel amidst a wide, birch-clad transition zone that stretches
between high mountains and a lower region of evergreen forest. The feature that
gives the park its special character is the large expanse of unspoiled birch forest.
Ängsö NP. 1909, 195 ha
Ängsö Island is an unusual national park, preserving as it does a genuine
19th-century agricultural landscape. Apart from its significance as a cultural
and historical monument to a bygone farming era, the park offers a very
pleasing island landscape, with all the floral splendour for which the
archipelago north of Stockholm is renowned.
Töfsingdalen NP. 1930, 1.615 ha
Töfsingdalen is a wild and remote valley in the mountains of northern Dalarna,
which includes an interesting assortment of landscapes – dry and inhospitable
domains of huge boulders, dense stands of ancient pines, verdant flower-carpeted
woods of spruce, small peaceful lakes and rushing waters.
Skuleskogen NP. 1984, 2.360 ha
Skuleskogen National Park is a wild and majestic section of Ångermanland’s “High Coast”, where the rolling hills of the
Norrland forest meet the northern Baltic Sea. This roadless wilderness offers the visitor magnificent views over sea and
forest, beautiful lakes, verdant spruce-clad valleys, and fascinating geological formations which, more clearly than
anywhere else, demonstrate how much of modern Sweden has risen from the ancient sea.
Stenshuvud NP. 1986, 390 ha
Stenshuvud National Park is located on the southeast coast of Sweden, in the part of Skåne
known as Österlen. It is a place where coastal hills, shady broad-leaved woods, pastoral heaths
and inviting beaches unite to form an exquisite landscape. The national park possesses great
biological diversity and the exotic character of more southerly climes.
Pieljekaise NP. 1909, 15.340 ha
Pieljekaise national park is mainly associated with mountain birch forest. The forest
varies from one which is rich in species to heathlike forest, and is largely untouched.
A few traces of Sami cots or huts do not spoil the untouched impression. The
mountain of Pieljekaise itself is also a landmark in the area. The name means
"ear mountain" in Sami, and the two peaks of the mountain in fact look like an ear in profile.
Tiveden NP. 1983, 1.350 ha
Tiveden national park is one of southern Sweden's wildest forests. It is a rolling,
mountainous and stony area. The park is in the most inaccessible part of the
forest, the part called Trolltiven. And yet is not as untouched as it first seems.
Skuleskogen NP. 1984, 2.360 ha
Skuleskogen is a stupendous area. It combines high mountains,
ancient forest and sea coast in a landscape which is without
equal in Sweden. Pronounced peaks covered with windswept
rocky pine forest are divided by deep rift valleys sculpted by
the sea and the inland ice.

Schwedens Nationalparks

Schwedens Nationalparks

Unterwegs mit Nils Holgersson

Pfade durch die Wildnis
Im Herbst kehrt Nils mit den Wildgänsen aus Lappland zurück. Bevor sie über die Ostsee nach Pommern fliegen, müssen sie endlose Wege durch die schwedische Wildnis beschreiten. Viele dieser frühen menschlichen Routen befinden sich heute innerhalb der Nationalparks und schlängeln sich durch die atemberaubende Schönheit der schwedischen Natur.

Schwedens Nationalparks

Schwedens Nationalparks

Land der 1000 Wasser

Ein Königreich für eine Angel
Schweden ist ein sehr wasserreiches Land, wobei die größten zusammenhängenden Gewässer in den südlichen Landesteilen Svealand (Mittelschweden) und Götaland (Südschweden) zu finden sind. Die Landschaften hier wurden maßgeblich durch die Eiszeit geprägt, es entstanden Tafelberge, Fjorde, Hochebenen und eine Hügellandschaft mit vielen Seen. Die Landschaftsoberfläche in Norrland fällt gleichmäßig nach Osten hin ab, weshalb die Flüsse nahezu parallel in tiefen Tälern zur Ostsee hin entwässern. Am Oberlauf der Gewässer befinden sich zahlreiche langgestreckte Seen, die fjordartig in die Umgebung eingebettet sind.

Schwedens Nationalparks

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