Färnebofjärden National Park


Färnebofjärden has a jagged river edge and contains more than 200 islands. The ground is flat making the boundary between water and land diffuse. The bird life and number of species is like no other in Sweden – over 100 species breed here regularly, for example many owl species and most species of Swedish woodpeckers.

The Färnebofjärden national park is part of the Nedre Dalälven region, a unique stretch of the river where lakes, rapids, wetlands and woods form a beautiful mosaic. This is the biological boundary to Northern Sweden, limes norrlandicus, with a curious combination of southern and northern flora. As part of a uniformly flat region, the characteristics of the park are extremely beautiful and offer plenty of opportunities to experience nature first-hand.

To be classified as a National Park is the finest thing a natural area may be designated. In Sweden, Lower Dalälven is, from a conservation point of view, Sweden's most valuable area.

Visitor center

Naturum visitor center

Naturum is a visitor center that besides exhibitions also offer guided tours, lectures, theme nights and more. At Naturum you can find out more about the area's fauna, flora, geology and cultural history. You can also get advice and tips on excursions and hikes in the area. More...

Fauna

The national park is famous for its bird life and has been visited by ornithologists since the 1970s. There are 205 bird species of which over 100 species breed regularly. The many different other species of animals and plant life create many exciting encounters; 270 different vascular plant lives together with 20 different species of fish, 70 endangered species of insects, elk, deer, hares, foxes , martens , beavers, lemmings and lynx are also common to the area.

Flora

Coniferous forests and northern swamplands cover the southern part of the national park. Dead trees remain standing, reinforcing the impression of untouched wilderness. In drier areas, parts of the pine forest are quite old, and appear increasingly wild. The northern part of the park has richer vegetation, with quite a bit of hardwood deciduous trees, primarily oak and linden.Many lakes and islands throughout the area are edged with aspen groves and birch and alder fens, framing the water with rich greenery. 

Near the Färnebofjärden bay, natural meadows also occur like nowhere else in Sweden. Both the deciduous forests and the meadows are the result of periodic flooding. The periodic flooding establishes a strong presence in the national park and the lobed contour encloses more than 200 islands and islets. Marshes and pine forests of the northern character meets southern forests with hints of oak and linden.

Excursions

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Sevedskvarn

Wander next to turbulent rapids in a beautiful and varied landscape. Beautiful Sevedskvarn is the National Park’s main entrance.
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Skekarsbo

Gaze across the National Park from the tree tops.
The 20 meter high tower in Skekarsbo offers a breathtaking view and bird spotting. More...

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Östa

If you want to experience the Park from the water, Östa is a good starting point. You will find fireplaces and shelters right next to the National Park. More...

Where to spend the night

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Rent a house

In the National Park there are two cottages available to rent. One is on the mainland and the other is located on the island Torrön. More...

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Open cabins

There are five open, free cabins in the park. Theses can not be booked in advance. No mattrasses in the beds. Follow the symbols on the map. More...

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Tents

There are five places to put up a tent in the National Park and 27 shelters that you can spend the night in. See the symbols at the map of the park. More...