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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.