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Promenad vid Österbybruks herrgård
©Henrik Trygg
Vandring i Österbybruk
©Henrik Trygg

The Viking trail part 8, (the same as part 12 of the Uppland trail)

Österbybruk to Risön

You are leaving the ironworks area, wandering into the wilderness of large forests and bogland. The area is called Florarna and is a beautiful, rugged and wild nature reserve, much resembling the northern parts of Sweden.

Florarna is the largest nature reserve in Uppland and consists of large boglands, old forests and little lakes. During summer you will be able to pick berries and during autumn the orange cloudberries make an eye-catching sight. Apart from the shy lynx, you might also see owl, black grouse, wood grouse and other wild animals in the nature reserve. Looking to the sky you might also, with a bit of luck, see the white-tailed eagle. 

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vandring

In Sweden, as well as in many other countries, a nature reserve is one of several ways to ensure long-term protection of valuable areas of nature. Keep in mind that special rules will apply to the various nature reserves. Along the trail you will find rest spots where you might sit down and enjoy the silence and surrounding nature. 

This part of the Viking trail is the same as part 12 of the Uppland trail meandering through varied terrain of forests and boglands as well as stony paths.

 

Tips!

Tänk på att det under sommarperioden är mycket mygg, knott och bromsar. Ta med myggmedel. Värna om naturen och respektera att följa uppmärkt led. Vid etappens slut ligger Risön, som är en gammal gård från 1700-talet. Här kan du övernatta om du vill, antingen i tält eller i den öppna raststugan. Gården går också att hyra under maj–oktober. Kontakta länsstyrelsen för mer information.

Fyll på med färskt vatten i Österbybruk innan du startar vandringen.

 

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Details
Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 18,8 km 
Duration: 4:45 tim 
Ascent: 18 m 
Descent: 66 m 

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Parking

A parking lot is available near the busstation. 
 

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Start & Directions

Part 8 starts at the busstationen in Österbybruk (39 m). You are walking along the Uppland and the Viking trail. Please follow trail markings.