The Mt. Fulufjället area in northwestern Dalarna is a blend of dramatic nature and bare mountains.
Attractions: Njupeskär, Sweden's loftiest waterfall with a total height of 93 metres and a free fall of 70 metres. New nature centre with exhibits. Bare mountain heights covered in "reindeer moss". Valleys thick with ancient forest, and steep rocky canyons. Area: 385 km2. Established: 2002. Location: Municipality of Älvdalen in northwestern Dalarna County. Travel directions: The national park is situated 20 kilometres west of Särna. Follow trunk road 70 north from Särna for four kilometres, then turn west on road 1056 toward Mörkret and Gördalen. From Mörkret, follow the side-road two kilometres to the park's Njupeskär entrance, where there is a cafeteria and the nature centre. At the Rörsjö lakes in the northern section of the park, there are cabins with accommodation for thirty, fishing for trout and char, and boats for hire.
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.