Skuleskogen National Park

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Skuleskogen National Park Docksta Reviews

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Skuleskogen National Park, Sweden Jul 05, 2010
Skuleskogen National Park has been founded in 1984 as Sweden's 19th Nationalpark. It's size is 2,360 hectare and it's located in a mountainous, very diversified coastal area south of Örnsköldsvik at the banks of the Baltic Sea.

The so called Höga Kusten (The High Coast) region is located where during the last ice age the inland ice was most thickly and pushed the land far under. After melting of the glaciers the land rised again and this well worth seeing landscape developed.

Lots of animals like moose, deer, lynx and bear as well as other smaller animals live here but except of mosquitos and ants we haven't seen some ;)

Trolls and giants once lived in these forests. Little by little, they eventually hid themselves away beneath stones and roots, beyond the land of the living. But if you walk careful you might see one even today ;)

There are lots of possibilities to hike the NP and we decided to go to the Slåttdalsskrevan which is a terrific gorge. The start is at the parking place at the south entrance. You can use the north entrance as well since 2 hiking trails were crossing but the one from the south seems shorter. And it's still about 5 km. Seems short but with its steep ascent it can be exhausting.

A detour over Slåttdalsberget (mountain above the gorge) is really a must if you're still in good shape ;) The view from up there is incredible. A picnic on the smooth rocks is really nice.

On hot summer days don't forget to bring your swim suits. After crossing the gorge you'll find a little lake, the Tärnättvattnen, where you can swim.

All in all if you love the nature it's a must-see place in northern Sweden.
Entrance sign and Klaus
an orchid along the trail
hiking trail
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