"Tyresta National Park" Tyresta by sim1
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Tyresta is one of Sweden's beautiful National Parks. And probably its location is what makes it unique. Amazing to have an untouched wild forest just 20 km south of Stockholm! So maybe this is a good tip for you as a days outing when you are staying in Stockholm.
The area has been protected since beginning of 20th century and made a National Park 1993. The park is used a lot by Stockholmers relaxing from the fast beat in the capital city.
In 1999 there was a large fire in the forest probably caused by clumsy group of barbequing people. 10% of the area was burned down. It does have its impact on the park, but it’s still a wonderful place to visit with more than 50 km of marked trail in the park and the bordering nature reservation.
Tyresta village, close to the park, also has the museum "Nationalparkernas hus" showing what all the national parks in Sweden have to offer.
On this page I'll give you my personal impression of the hike I made in September 2004 (the Fornborgsslingan). If you want more info about the park you can take a look at the parks website : Tyresta National Park
I love the National Parks in Sweden and it is a dream of Åke and me to have visited all of them at some day. It won't be easy as not all of them are so easy to reach, but we want to give it a try anyway :-)
Here is a list of all National Parks in Sweden. The links are clickable so you can surf to all my National Park pages.
□ Blå Jungfrun
□ Dalby Söderskog
■ Gotska Sandön
□ Haparanda Skärgård
□ Norra Kvill
■ Stora Sjöfallet
□ Store Mosse
20 km south of Stockholm
How to get to the park:
By car: From Stockholm go south on road 73 to Handen then go east towards Tyresta.
By Bus: From the Central station towards Tyresta.
By foot: A hiking trail “Sörmlandsleden” from Björkhagen T-station. Approx 25 km long
Size of the park: 19,7 km2
This is a detailed map of the National Park (from the parks website). On the map you can see the hiking trails, roads how to get to the park, the places where you can stay overnight, etc.
Interesting points :
* Nationalparkernas hus
* Hiking trail "Urskogsslingan" - Virgin forest trial
* View and hill fort at Stensjön
Pages about other parts of Stockholm:
An overview of Stockholm
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Medeltidsmuseum and Riksdagshuset
Stockholm City and Östermalm
Stadshuset (City Hall) and its surrounding area (Kungsholmen)
Djurgården & Ladugårdsgärdet
And located in the greater Stockholm area:
An overview of Stockholm Län (Greater Stockholm area)
Tyresta National Park
Ängsö National Park
All the pictures on this travel page are taken by me or by Åke (former VT-member Akeke),
unless otherwise stated. Please do not use any of them without permission.
Please leave me a comment what you think about it! :-))
Please read this page in 'authors order' as I mostly write my pages not only as separate tips, but with a story-line in it.
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