|Summer is an especially good
time to be up in the mountains. The tourist season runs from mid summer
(21st June) until only early to mid August. It therefore finishes a
little earlier than the UK summer holidays.
The main activities are outdoor pursuits, walking, mountain biking, canoeing etc., plus fishing. Hundfjället also has a rondel (bob sleigh) track.
The season in Trysil is a little longer and offers a further selection of activities, including more active pursuits such as river boarding, canyoning etc.
Lakes can be seen everywhere.
The trees are rather bare until quite late in Spring
|Below is a picture of the river behind the house and
cabin looking upstream.
A number of the chairlifts operate in the summer. You can take your mountain bike up with you if you wish. The views from the top are spectacular Walking and cycling downhill is so much easier!
Below is a view from the chair at Hundfjället looking across to the pistes at Tandådalen
The summer scenery is spectacular, though of course it is dominated by the trees.
|Wildlife abounds in this part of Sweden, without any
need to search it out. The beaver lodge opposite is right next to the
road a half hour drive away.
In the summer moose are harder to spot as they move higher up into the mountains.
Below are a few glimpses we caught last summer of reindeer.
|However it's not all good news the wood ants are very busy during the summer. If you leave them alone they won't bother you. The picture below was taken in 2000 and the one on the left in 2005 which shows how the and hill has grown.|
|The pleasures of freshwater
swimming (without chlorine) are available everywhere. Some shaded lakes
may not heat up as much as others so test the temperature before jumping
There are many signposted swimming lakes close by, Rörbäcksnäs, Stöten etc.
However don't feel limited, the rights of access mean that you can swim in any lake you wish, provided there are no houses overlooking. For full details on public access in Sweden please visit the Swedish Environmental Protection webpages.
There is also an open air swimming pool at Lindvallen. Though now without the waterslide shown.
|There are many relaxing walks you can take
around the area. One of which is to a nearby waterfall at Bråtafallet.
There are plenty of spectacular rapids around on many of the rivers.
Another spectacular set of falls are at Roa, just up from Trysil, shown in the 3 pictures right
Near Idre there is one highest falls in Sweden, Njupeskar, well worth a visit.
See the winter page to see them spectacularly frozen.
After a short walk you arrive at these unspoilt falls, shown in the 3 pictures above and left.
|The tourist centre at
Trysil offers a wide range
of activities rafting, canoeing and canyoning to
name but a few.
There are golf courses in Trysil, Idre, Sälen and Elverum.
Sorry that there aren't any pictures but we haven't tried it out yet!
|Sweden has public right of access
to most land providing you aren't visible to a building. However the
usual rules apply, regarding care of the environment. You may also camp.
In summer you may not light fires except at recognised fire places. For
full details on public access, swimming, camping, fishing etc. in Sweden
please visit the
Environmental Protection webpages.