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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


  • Nature reserve
  • Accessible


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


Tysjöarna, Jämtland