Skuleskogen National Park

The National Park in 1984, Skuleskogen with a total area of 2360 hectares is located south of Örnsköldsvik in a mountainous, very varied coastal region at the Baltic Sea. The High Coast ( The High Coast ) region referred to is where the ice is thickest in the last ice age, and thus the country was pushed down the most. After the glaciers melted the land rose up and it evolved into this remarkable landscape.


Striking, rocky mountain peaks, pine forests, deep, over-molded by inland valleys and tranquil mountain lakes of the park. The bedrock of the park consists mostly of Rapakiwigranit. There is also Moore and screes in the former sea level, which is here by the postglacial land uplift on partially over 285 meters above sea level range. The biggest attraction of the park is the Slåtterdalskrevan, probably caused by a more rapid weathering of a Diabasganges about 200 m long gorge with 40 m high vertical walls.

There are 30 km of marked hiking trails (including the hiking trail Högakustenleden runs through the area ) with free, open-access accommodation and rest huts and an information center ( naturum ) on the European road 4 The approach is done from the south via Docksta or from the north via Näske.

Flora and Fauna

On animals, can be in the park Elche, roe deer, lynx, bears, foxes, badgers, as well as some rare species of birds. The forest consists mainly of spruce in the valleys, and ( Cripple ) Pine forest on the scree. Noteworthy is the occurrence of Langbartflechte ( Usnea longissima ) of a slow-growing, rare lichen that is completely reliant on the community with the spruce. The forest in the valleys was almost completely deforested end of the 19th century, but was able to recover very quickly and is now already thrived jungle -like after about 130 years in some places.

Another special feature of the park is its border location for the dissemination of southern and northern species. To achieve example here Lime, maple and hazel reach their northern limit of distribution during fjälltypische plants such as alpine Milchlattich, true Alpine and Alpine -lip - Pechnelke their southern limit of distribution here.