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Haverö Falls

Visit the Wonders of Ljungandalen!

You simply mustn’t miss our Wonders. Seeing the fantastic places on offer here is a pure pleasure. Every year we dedicate an eight Wonder to someone, this year it´s the village Kälen.

The geographical heart of Sweden

(No 3 on the map) Just next to the village of Munkbysjön is Flataklocken,
the Geographical Centre of Sweden. The site is located on a mountain with a viewing tower and views stretching for miles over the beautiful Ljungandalen landscape.

Takida

Takida has been through hard work and great artistic talent teamed up in an industry that is erce. Since 2006, when Takida released his debut album Make You Breathe, the road pointed straight up in the music world. With the album Bury The Lies that sold platinum in 2007 wrote the band in among the big ones. The band has won the hearts of hundreds of thousands musikälskandes in Sweden and abroad.
With songs like Curly Sue in 2008 and You Learn in 2012, has Takida like no other before, put our county on the map. Better ambassadors Ljungandalen than these band members may be looking for. Takida inspires many local bands to great achievements. It is not for nothing that the municipality now called Swedish Seattle. It is with pleasure and pride that we in Destination Ljungandalen chosen for 2013 Takida appoint as our eighth Miracles.


Woodcarving Museum © Leif Milling


Woodcarving Museum

(No 14 on the map) The Slöjdmuseet collection is a cultural treasure describing everyday Swedish tasks and handicrafts at self-subsistent smallholdings. Carving knives and sandpaper were Gösta Sundin’s tools when he created his woodcarvings.
The Slöjdmuseet Woodcarving Museum can be found in Västanå, Borgsjö.

Haverö Falls

(No 28 on the map) The Ljungan River splits into three branches at the Haverö Falls. On the Sörströmmen
River is a restored fisherman’s house dating back to the early 20th century. Next to the dam is the Strömnäs Mill and the old miller’s cottage. Haverö Falls is a nature reserve, with beautiful nature trails used frequently by anglers.

Östra finnbygden. Konstnär: Maria Blomberg

Burn-beating Finns © Maria Blomberg

Thunström Museum

(No 4 and 5 on the map) Hjältanstorp is home to the Thunström Museum, a completely preserved home dating back to the 1920s/1930s. This area is known as Östra Finnbygden, together with the forest villages of Munktorp, Saxen and Kilen. Burn-beating Finns settled in the area in the early 17th century. They burned the spruce forest and sowed rye in the ash. In this area, you can see how they lived in the hut (cottage) and find out all about how they made iron.

St Olaf’s Way

(No 14 on the map) In 1030, King Olaf Haraldsson from Selånger, outside Sundsvall, hiked to Stiklestad in Norway to retake the Norwegian throne. Many pilgrims have since walked in the footsteps of Olaf the Holy and slaked their thirst at St Olaf’s Spring at the foot of Bergåsen in Borgsjö.

Vikbron © Therese Klemming

Vikbron

(No 11 on the map) Vikbron in Fränsta is the longest wooden bridge in Sweden. The villagers of Finsta – Viken built their own bridge in 1888 in protest against bridge tolls. This beautiful wooden structure spans 133 metres over the glassy waters of the Ljungan River. On the south side of the bridge, you can hike along the path out to Viknäset, a beautiful headland in Torpssjön Lake, where you can find Iron Age graves.

Ace of Spades

(No 11 on the map) At the Torp Church in Fränsta is a remarkable phenomenon on the family grave of the keen card player Ehniger, just south of the church. An ace of spades is embedded in the back of the gravestone. Legend has it that all attempts to remove the ace of spades failed. The stone was even replaced, and still the ace reappeared.

Medieval fair © Pelle Nilsson

The Village Kälen – The Eighth Wonder

(No 1 on the map) Once upon a time there was a small village beautifully situated on high in the vast forests. For a long time it did not make itself particularly known. Some years ago, though, the inhabitants had the idea to turn the traditional celebration of Midsummer into a medieval fair. Then in 2010 the village Kälen received the distinction The Eighth Wonder of Ljungadalen for having worked so well at organizing and developing the village.

Adventure over every crest in Ljungandalen

But if our magnificent countryside isn’t exciting enough for you, we have a few other adventures to share with you. How about water sports, paintballing, high rope courses, adventure centres, slalom, riding, fishing and golf? Or why not park your car here? We don’t charge for parking. Cycle or hike and discover adventures of your very own.

Locally produced delicacies or oven-baked pizza

The people of Ljungandalen drink some of the purest water in Sweden and are brought up on elk meat, salmon trout and segkaka, the local bread. We also get Swedish delicacies such as chanterelles, morels, blueberries and cloudberries from the larder of the forest, bringing a sparkle to meals at cafés, restaurants and eateries.

Winters in the Valley

Other great assets in Ljungadalen are the varied four seasons; the wonderful summer, the colourful autumn, the brisk snowy winter and the sparkling spring. Winter means snowmobiles, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, jigging on the frozen lakes, barbecues or snacks in a lean-to or in the snow drifts. You will find well kept skiing tracks of varying distances in most villages in Ljungandalen. The slalom skiing at Getberget in Ljungaverk is a challenge to seasoned skiers, to newbies, a well as to snowboarders.

Cultural Activities in Ljungandalen

Creativity and all kinds of cultural activities permeate daily life in Ljungandalen. There are open-air theatre performances in the summer,
often based on local historical events. In the autumn and before Christmas you can enjoy the arts and crafts fairs everywhere in the towns and villages. A lot of music is played, today mostly rock music performed by the well-known Swedish hard rock groups Takida and Corroded.

You can find more to See & Do in Ljungandalen at: www.visitljungandalen.com.
Also visit our Tourist Office off the E14 in Borgsjö. We’d be happy to give you our best tips for your visit!

It’s easy to get to Ljungandalen

Ljungandalen is in the heart of Sweden. You can get here from Stockholm or Gothenburg quickly and conveniently by rail, air or road.
Flight Stockholm – Sundsvall 1 hour Train Stockholm – Ånge 4-5 hours Train Sundsvall – Ånge 1.15 hours Car, E14 Sundsvall – Östersund
– Trondheim.

FLIGHTS

To and from Midlanda Airport in Sundsvall. Regional flights.

TRAIN AND BUS

Regional trains. The whole trip on one ticket.
Buses and trains in Ljungandalen.



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