Stockholmsgata canyon hike

The name may bewilder you to think about city streets in Stockholm packed with cars, shops and people. But no – Stockholmsgata nature reserve are so far away from anything like that I can promise you.

About a week ago I did a impulsive trip to have my first look at this area. It took more than an hour to drive from my home, and the last 20 kilometers was on more or less bumpy gravel roads in the “middle of nowhere” (the car really looked like shit when I got home that evening), but well worth the “effort” indeed!

Stockholmsgata nature reserve icicles frozen flowers trail

By the parking area there are wind sheds, fireplaces including wood, a toilet and also a cabin nearby, so you will probable survive the excursion in any weather conditions 😀

Me and puppy went straight ahead along the marked trail, and after about 30 minutes slowly ascending along the canyon we reached the view-point on a cliff. We only met a friendly couple during this hike, so the silence in this area was absolutely wonderful, but I am sure the place are more frequently visited during summer time.

Easy trail to hike, but keep in mind there will be some steep sections here and there along the canyon. 

On our way back we fortunately took the time to follow the trail at the very bottom of the canyon, here I found lots of beauty made by nature, long cool icicles, lush moss and lichen, ice formations popping up and frozen plants in the pond – very nice colours and contrasts against the snow – even if the sun did not reach down here anymore that day.

Next time I take the trip to Stockholmsgata I will for sure spend some more time here exploring  what I find interesting  here – and hopefully be able to show you some more photos from this area.. stay tuned alright…

Very nice views from the view-point at the end of the canyon – but if you bring your puppy dog up here I suggest you keep it leashed when you get higher up – it is too easy to slip!Stockholmsgata naturreservat kanjon lap

It was just a couple of minus degrees up there that day, so not very cold at all, but some hot tea from my thermos sure did taste good well back in the car again. The drive home was absolutely beautiful while the sun was going down… love moments like that – and I probable love driving too! 😀Stockholmsgata nature reserve road tripjpg

 

MAPS & FURTHER INFORMATION

Östalbodarna

I have been visiting Östalbodarna (close by Myckelgensjö lake) several times after getting back to Sweden from my stay in Norway. And I think I know why I searched and found this place (except from my natural curiosity for new interesting places to see).

Still summer…

 

I think this place attract me probably because I miss the old mountain pastures I regularly visit in Norway, my mother tought me to love places like this. Östalbodarna (fäbodvall) are based only about 70 km roundtrip by bicycle from my own little farm, so I bike there to enjoy the silence and gather my thoughts, walk around to see and feel the old memories and building details – and of course I get a great cardio workout as well with my MTB-bike 😉

A cosy welcome to Östalbodarna – Indian summer time

 

Awesome views towards Myckelgensjö lake

The last time I was here the autumn colours where glowing as you can see, and I can’t decide if this place are most beautiful in its summer or autumn robe – both are beautiful in their own ways.

It is a petty this pasture are not in use anymore – but soo cool to discover the old cream separator (Alfa Laval)  in on of the windows.. can you see it? It must have been in use up to 1951 when this pasture closed down. And look at those old and solid timber walls, absolutely beautiful!  

I rearly dress up or posh up myself to create a picture, I want my pics to be as be natural and real as possible – so during my latest autumn bike trip here I had an old skirt with me just to keep my ass warm when not biking – so that’s is why I had a skirt on here while eating my lunch, I’m not biking in it! 😀

 

Stau tuned to also see more of the Norwegian mountain pasture I visited this year