Province: Jamtlands Ian. Regions: Jamtland and Harjedalen.
The Harjedal, with an area of 11,776 sq. km (4550 sq. miles) and a population of some 13,000, is one of the most sparsely settled parts of Sweden. Its runs from W to E between two large rivers, the Ljunga to the N and the Ljusna to the S, and is bounded on the W by Norway. It is a region of forests and barren upland plateaux. In the past the inhabitants depended almost entirely on the resources of the forest and on farming, but tourism has now developed into a major source of income. Many old upland farms have been transformed into modern hotels and other vacation accommodation. The region offers magnificent walking and excellent facilities for winter sports. The Harjedal is the southern boundary of reindeer herding; bears and wolves are also found here, and there is an abundant and varied plant life.
The Harjedal is reached by way of Road 81, which runs N from Mora on Lake Siljan. From Sveg (Stora Hotellet, 23 b. and 4 chalets; Mysoxen, 25 Axelssons, 25 two camp sites) Road 312 runs NW via Glissjoberg and Linsell to Hedeviken (67 km 42 miles), on the N side of the Vikarsjo (alt. 41 3 m 1 335 ft). 12 km (7-J miles) W is Hede (Wardshuset Sanfjallet, 14 b.), some 18 km (11 miles) S of which is the SSnfjall or Sonfjall, an isolated hill (1 277 m 41 90 ft) rising out of a broad expanse of forest. 2700 hectares (6750 acres) are protected as a National Park, the highest part of which reaches above the tree-line. SSnfjall is known as Sweden’s Bear Mountain.
From Hede, Road 312 continues up the wooded valley of the Ljusna. In 46 km (29 miles) Road 311 goes off on the left and runs S via Tannas to Sarna (104 km (65 miles): Turisthotel, 29 b.) in a beautiful setting on Lake Sarna, with an old wooden church (restored 1 766). 3 km (2 miles) S is the mountain of Mickeltemplet (624 m 2047 ft), with a lookout tower. SW of Sarna rears up the Fulufjall (1 040 m 3412 ft), on the N face of which is the beautiful Njupeskarsfall, the highest waterfall in Sweden (125 m 410 ft).
From Sarna there is a road to Morkret (24 km 1 5 miles); or 28 km (1 7 miles) to Njupcisen, then (from parking place) 1 hour’s walk.
From the turning for Sarna, Road 312 continues 15 km (9 miles) NW to-Funasdalen (Hotel Funasdalen, 110 Eriksgcirdens Fjallhotell, 70 Gronlan-daren Tre Hastar, 40 b.). This is the chief town in the western Harjedal, and attracts many visitors. From here a road runs 1 5 km (10 miles) NW up the valley of the Ljusnatothe beautiful village of Bruksval-larna (alt. 710 m (2330 ft); Walles Fjallhotell, 80 Ramundbergets Fjall-gSrd, 115 Bruksvallarnas Fjallhotell, 100 b.). Another road goes 41 km (25 miles) NE to Ljungdalen (alt. 605 m 1 985 ft), from which there is a 1 9 km (12 mile) walk to Helagsfjallets Turiststation (1033 m 3389 ft), under the NE side of the Helagsfjall (1796 m 5893 ft). The most southerly glacier in Sweden (climbed in 2J-3 hours) descends from the summit of Helagsfjall. 1 3 km (8 miles) W of Funasdalen lies the little village of Tanndalen, on the Tanndalsjd (alt. 725 m (2379 ft); Tanndalen FjallgSrd, 130 SB; Tanndalens Turisthotell, 153 Skarvruets Fjallhotell, 70 camp site), with the Rodfjall (1245 m 4085 ft) totheSandSravawa (1254 m-4114 ft) to the N. 12 km (Ji miles) farther NW Fjallnas (alt. 784 m (2572 ft); Fjallnas Fjallhotel och Turistgflrd, 120 Goransgcirden, 16 b.) has a magnificent setting on the E side of Lake Malmagen, a popular health and winter sports resort (the highest in Sweden), enclosed by hills rising to over 1 000 m (3000 ft) (good climbing). 8 km (5 miles) farther on is the Norwegian frontier (toll road).
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