Summer road trip, day three and four
Roxy riding a sleigh at Lergodset hostel, Jämtland

Summer road trip, day three and four

Well, we made it to Ragunda and Hammarstrand and it was as warm as it was beautiful. Lergodset hostel is built between Indalsälven and Kullstaberget mountain and is run by a very hospitable Dutch couple. We spent two nights here so that we would get an entire day exploring the area. A small German woman with a VW camper van, also a guest at the hostel, shared her hiking and sight-seeing secrets with us as we enjoyed cheese and wine on the lawn outside our room the first evening.

Apart from the magnificent tree covered mountains and the river valley there were many other sights to see. We covered just a few; Döda Fallet, or the Dead Fall, the remnant of a man made disaster and attempt led by Magnus Huss to divert the natural flow of the Indalsälven river that went horribly wrong in 1796; Kullstaberget and the views above Sollefteå; Nämforsen, with its 6000 year old rock carvings at the base of a hydroelectric dam; The Thai Pavilion, a monument to honour King Chulalongkorn of Thailand who visited the area in 1897.

The weather remained warm and Roxy took the opportunity to cool off in Ångermanälven on a fika paus on our way to see the rock carvings.

On the fourth day we headed back to Göteborg again, an 850 km drive south through Dalarna, Värmland and Dalsland and east of lake Vänern with our heads and memory cards filled with inspiration and Swedish landscapes.

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