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Garphyttan National Park

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When the national park was established, in 1909, had to land to develop freely because you felt that a national park would also be protected from human impacts. The park began to grow back more and more and it would take 30 years before anything was done about this.


Garphyttan today consists mostly of deciduous forest and meadows created with the help of man through the cultivation and silviculture.

Nature In Garphyttan is very beautiful and right alternately thanks to regular care and that farmers cultivated in it for a very long time ago. The peasants likewise cut down the top part of the many tall dense trees to obtain fodder for their animals, this has been done so that the landscape is open and there are more green meadows. One can experience green flower meadows, deciduous and coniferous forests as well as the rocky and hilly terrain.


A trail system with several different routes within the park, one of the meadows, the other on Svensbodaberget. If you bothered to take you up the mountain to view the full Närkeslätten.


1870 clear-cut almost all the forests which belonged to the East farm, which is part of the National Park, to become kolved used as fuel, in coal handling. Therefore, you can find old mines in many places in the forest.


Tibasten, Hepatica, Wood Anemone, Cowslip and Lily of the valley in the spring. Flowers normally find it difficult to survive by itself, there are plenty of because it takes regular care.


Song Thrush &, Woodpecker, Owl, Chaffinch, Robin, Hawfinch, Blackcap & Stone Singers


Dormouse, birch mouse & smooth snake

Remember that you do not get

• camp, make a fire and ride.

• break branches, fell or otherwise damage living or dead trees, brush and shrubs.

• pick or dig up plants, collect insects or other animals, hunt, bring unleashed dogs or otherwise disturb wildlife.

• use motorized vehicles off designated roads and parking lots.

• damage ground and boulders.

Signs in the park gives full instructions for visitors

Some facts

• The National Park covers 111 hectares.

• Landowners: The state (Conservation Fund)

• Manager: The County Administrative Board

Area: 111 hectares.

Location: At Kilsbergen hillside in Lekeberg Municipality, Örebro County.

Travel tips: exit road from the E18 west of Örebro leads to Svenshyttan at the park boundary.

Northern Kvill - Untouched Coniferous

Kalmar County


The park was established in 1927 and consists of pristine pine forests, ie no trees, which is very unusual for Sweden. The goal from the beginning has been to the park will be able to develop from the primeval forest.


The forest has not been logged in for over 150 years and some of the pines are as much as 350 years old. Pine trees are the most common trees in the national park and there are some that are 2.5 meters in circumference and 35 meters high.


Besides coniferous there is moss-covered rocks, fallen strains and tall trees that make it difficult to move about. Many see, however, that as a challenge and it has become popular to walk in the park. There is of course also a hiking trail that you can follow. If you then manage to take you up on Idhöjden (mountain) you'll see the beautiful view.


Inside the national park is a small lake called Idegölen that is covered with water lilies and water clover.

Sights: The old, large adult coniferous forests and rich flora.

Area: 114 hectares.

Established: 1927 Extended, 1989.

Location: In Vimmerby Municipality, Kalmar County.

: The national park is located near the road between Vimmerby Norra Vi, 7 km south of Ydrefors. A signposted side road leading into the park. At the parking lot there are information on the nature

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