Infos about the region Härjedalen
Härjedalen is a part of Jämtland County and borders to Norway, Dalarna and Hälsingland. Härjedalen is Sweden's smallest province in terms of population with only 10,500 inhabitants, of which 2600 live in the main village Sveg. The province is best known for its beautiful and wild nature with high mountains, vast forests, rivers and lakes. The province has both Sweden's highest road, Flatruet 975 meters above sea level, and the village Högvålen 830 meters above sea level. In average Härjedalen is located highest above sea level of the Swedish provinces. The most famous landmark in Härjedalen is the mountain Sonfjället. The mountain is also a national park and is one of the bear's richest areas in Sweden. The highest mountain is Helagsfjället, 1796 m, which also has its own glacier. Härjedalen's tourism during summer time focuses on wilderness adventures such as fishing, hiking, trekking, hunting and during the winter time on skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Much of the winter tourism is concentrated to the resorts Funäsdalen and Vemdalen. The most famous rivers are Ljusnan, Ljungan and Veman. Those, and hundreds of other streams and lakes, are home of the province fish, the greyling. In the mountain lakes anglers can hope for actic char and trout and in the lowlands also for perch, pike and whitefish. Historically, this small province belonged to both Denmark, Norway and Sweden and the Middle Ages were characterized by changes in dominance, famine, disease and witch trials. Welcome to the country of graylings and mountains!