Water gives life

All through Gränslandet spreads a glittering network of brooks, streams, rivers and countless lakes which offer life in several ways. How would this landscape have looked without water? And how many of the animals and plants in Gränslandet would have survived? These are things one can think about on a still evening by the campfire.

Scandinavia’s largest watercourse starts here

The small lakes around Rogen flow into the river Göta älv, Sweden’s largest watercourse. The river Glomma, Norway’s largest watercourse also gets some of its water from lakes in Gränslandet. Read more »

Oxygenated streams

Rivers and rapids are the water systems’ “blood vessels”. When water splashes and sprays in whirlpools and eddies, the water oxygenates and the oxygen is carried out into the lakes. Read more »

Acid soil cannot tolerate acidification

The bouldery, nutrient-poor soil, especially around the lakes Rogen, Femunden and Feragen, contains almost no lime or other alkaline minerals. This is why lakes in the area are very sensitive to acidification. Read more »

Rogen – large and crystal clear

Rogen is a large, inaccessible and exciting lake with a surface area of 35 square kilometres. The shores are lined with stony moraine ridges, bogs, low mountains and pine forest.
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Femunden – large and fish-rich

Femunden is the third largest lake in Norway, and the only large lake in the country that is not regulated. The lake covers an area of 200 square kilometres.
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In 1764, a completely new waterway between Femunden and Røros was built. It’s still there, as a fantastic cultural remain in the middle of what we now regard as wilderness. Read more »

Scrapped power station plans

What if the hydroelectric power plant had been built? What would have happened to the wilderness in Gränslandet?
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