The Mt. Fulufjället area in northwestern Dalarna is a blend of dramatic nature and bare mountains.
The Mt. Fulufjället area in northwestern Dalarna is a blend of dramatic nature and bare mountains. The Njupeskär waterfall is a sight worth seeing even during the winter, when ice forms a gleaming armour around the falling water. Fulufjället National Park consists mainly of heaths and bare mountain heights. The heaths of brush, grass and lichens are unique in the Swedish mountains. Reindeers do not graze here, and the results can be seen in the swelling carpets of lichen.
There is a well-developed system of trails, including a total of 140 kilometres that are marked. In the park's central core, no activities are permitted which might disturb the character or the experience of nature. Elk-hunting, fishing, and the operation of snowmobiles on designated trails are permitted in certain sections of the part. Lakes will continue to be treated with lime for the benefit of fishing.
The valleys, the unspoiled forest and the numerous wetlands provide favourable conditions for a wide variety of birds. The bold Siberian jay is the national park's emblem.
Fulufjället is in the process of becoming one of the first national parks in the world to be certified as a PAN park.