Suitable for: Those who want to have a nice one-day…
- Length 10.0 km
Welcome to Uppsala county’s biggest nature reserve, which gives you an experience of true wilderness. Florarna is one of southern Sweden’s biggest unaffected bog areas. In the dense, old forests, and around dark forest lakes, you can – at the right time of year – hear the sounds of many wild birds, such as the black grouse, black-throated loon and snipe.
You can start and end your walk either at the open lodge Risön at the northern end of the reserve, or at the southwestern rest spot Stormon. The western part of the walk, which is on forest paths, roads or sturdy foot bridges, is a bit easier to walk (compare with section 12). The eastern trail is exclusively on forest paths and foot bridges, such as the 500 metres long Kungaspången Footbridge. Apart from Stormon (with a wind shelter), there are a two further rest spots with fireplaces along the walk; Grillholmen to the northwest, and Staffansholmen to the southeast. From the latter, you’ll get a glimpse of Lake Vikasjön.
Difficulty level: Medium, forest paths, foot bridges and forest roads for cars.
Activities And Facilities
- Circular trail
Skogsstigar, spänger och skogsbilväg
Parkering finns vid Risön i norra delen och vid Stormon och Vika i södra delen av Florarnas naturreservat.