Nature, culture and more along the High Coast
The district Ångermanland is located along the east coast roughly in the middle of Sweden. This stretch of the Swedish coast is commonly referred to as the High Coast. It offers, among other things, wonderful nature and excellent hiking opportunities.
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We are Emma Holmbro and Ake Dahllof. We live in Stockholm, Sweden.
We have travelled more or less regularly since the mid 1990-ies and it seems like the more we travel the more difficult it is to decide where to go next. Not because we are running out of places to visit but because we find more places we want to go to faster than we manage to travel to them.
Some of the things from our travel bucket list we have ticked off since we started this blog in 2006 are
Angel Falls in Ven... full info
Köpmanholmen In this park artists display sculptures and other art projects.
Model of the trans-Neptunian object IxionSweden Solar System is a science project, a scale model of the solar system. Sweden Solar System is the largest scale model of the solar system in the world. In Härnösand this model, a model of the trans-Neptunian object Ixion, can be seen
The Silver Arrow metro trainThey had the legendary train the Silver Arrow at the Mannaminne museum. The Silver arrow was a silver coloured metro train in the Stockholm Metro. Since it was the only silver coloured train in the Stockholm Metro it became legendary.
Surströmming pizza?We try to eat surströmming once every year because we like the tradition and we find its taste pretty good. But on a pizza? No, thank you. Btw, there are probably fewer than 10 restaurants in Sweden that serve surströmming
Timber chuteLog driving on rivers used to be common in Sweden. If there was a waterfall the timber had to be bypassed that somehow. One way was to build a chute parallel to the waterfall and let the logs go in the chute one by one.
Timber chuteThis preserved timber chute is next to Västanå waterfall
Marieberg football field Marieberg village used to have a football team. When the sawmill was closed the village pretty much ceased to exist. But locals decided to keep the buildings as a culture reserve. They have also preserved the football field even though nobody plays there anymore
Ådalen Shootings MemorialIn 1931 a series of strikes and demonstrations took place in Ångermanland. In Lunde, near Kramfors, armed soldiers who had been stationed there to control the situation started firing at the demonstrators killing five and injuring five more.
Torsåker witch trialsIn the year 1675 a total of 71 people were found guilty in witch trials, given the death penalty and executed in a rural area in Ångermanland. This is the largest known witch trial in Sweden.
High Coast BridgeAs of October 2020 the High Coast Bridge is the 19th longest suspension bridge in the world. It's only a tad bit smaller than the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Food and NostalgiaA combined grocery store, fast-food restaurant and curiosity shop called Food and Nostalgia. The nostalgia part is the curiosity shop where they sell collectors items from the 1950-ies and 60-ies. We found this shop purely by chance (we needed groceries) and we absolutely loved it
GullspiraIn Sollefteå we found this sculpture of Gullspira. Gullspira is a goat and she is featured in the children book Barnen ifrån Frostmofjället
SollefteåWe spent a few hours in Sollefteå. It was not one of our favourite places. It was raining all of that day and that didn't help us appreciate it. But this house was kind of nice though