Discover and be amazed by the people and stories in the western parts of Ljusdal municipality. These were energetic, well-travelled and enterprising people who pushed the boundaries of the times they lived in. Because they had the courage to go against the current and follow their own path, unique stories have been preserved to beguile you, our visitors. Here, in the middle of nature, we welcome you to share in our culture.
WORLD HERITAGE – FÅGELSJÖ GAMMELGÅRD
Its unique setting makes it not only one of the highlights in the municipality, but also one of seven Hälsingeland farm houses to have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage. The farm can trace its roots to Finnish forest-clearing settlers in the 17th century. At Christmas 1910, the last owners stepped out into the cold, locked the door and walked over to the newly built America House, leaving all fixtures and fittings behind in “Bortom Åa”, a farm house left intact since the early 19th century. During the summer there are daily tours of the house, and in the America House there is a cafe with homebaked bread. The farm now also houses a handicrafts shop.
HAMRA NATIONAL PARK – LARGE AND UNSPOILT
Hamra is one of Sweden’s first national parks, dating back to 1909. It currently covers around 1,400 hectares and has five different hiking trails for visitors, complete with viewing platform, barbecue sites and wind shelters. Hamra National Park is known for its forest, which includes 400-year-old pine trees, and which has never been touched by either axe or chainsaw. Adventurous visitors should take the opportunity to discover the mosquito, midge and biting midge.
UNDER GROUND IN LOOS
Walkways and stairs take you down under ground, transporting you back in time 250 years to the time when Loos Cobalt Mine was in operation. The mine became famous around the world when the element nickel was discovered here by Axel Fredrik Cronstedt in 1751. There are guided tours, an exhibition and a shop.