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Tysjöarna

Make a nice excursion to Tysjöarna’s Nature Reserve, which is just outside Östersund’s center. As early as April, the air around Tysjöarna is filled with the songs of the cranes and the trumpeting of the swans. Lapwing, Eurasian curlew and ruff are early arrivals on the shoreline.

In May and June, the marl fields and the lakes’ shorelines are full of long­legged waders. These include the little ringed plover, temminck’s stint and little stint, which stalk around in the shallow waters.
Tysjöarna is one of the largest marl areas in the world. Apart from the marl fields, there are several springs and richfens with calcareous tufa formations.
In the environment that is very calcareous and moist, many rare animals and plants live. Here are a lot of orchids, such as Guckuskoe, meadow keys, forest bud and spider flowers. From the northern entrance there is a ramp up to one of the three bird towers that are set up, where you can spot the birds that come and rest in the reserve. The two lakes are connected by a signposted approximately 7 km long path.

Find it here!
There are three entrances to choose from.

North: follow the E14 west from Östersund, turn right at the Ås cross and drive towards Kännåsen. Road signs show the way to the parking lot.

South: follow Tysjövägen in Lugnvik to its slut.

West: follow the E14 west from Östersund, five kilometers from town and there is a long exit with a rest area.

By bus: From Östersund bus station you can get to Lugnvik by bus no: 6 and 8, at the terminals Bofinkvägen, Lövsångarvägen there is then a sidewalk that goes under E14 up to Tysjövägen.

From the northern entrance there is a long footpath that is suitable for a wheelchair, pram or walker until one of the three bird towers that are set up, where you can watch the birds that come and rest I reserve. The two lakes are connected by a signposted approximately 7 km long path. Furthermore, there are rest areas and an outdoor toilet where a wheelchair and walker can be accommodated. To facilitate the journey in the area, there are occasional footbridges of nailed boards to walk on.

Find here with the Nature Map Östersund

 

Features:

  • Nature reserve
  • Accessible

Distance:

Östersund City Centre : 7 km
Åre Östersund Airport: 16,8 km
Östersund train station: 8 km

Contact:

Tysjöarna, Jämtland