Råkullsrundan, Hovfjället

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Length:

8 km

Time:

3 h

Level:

Difficult

GPS coordinates starting point:

N60° 17,6665' E12° 57,9017'

Location:

Vitsand, north of Torsby

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Route description:

From Torsby, take road E45/E16 north, about 17 km. Just north of Överbyn village is a road sign ”Naturreservat Hovfjället 7”. There you turn left. The road ends at a big parking area. The ski resort is on your left hand side. The visitor center is situated straight ahead on the upper parking area.

Public transport:

You can take bus 209 with Värmlandstrafik from Torsby resecenter to bus stop Överbyn. From Överbyn there is a connecting trail (2 km) to the circular trails within the nature reserve. Check out on the map, where this trail connects. In Överbyn, the connecting trail starts just north of Camping 45.

Service:

The trail is maintained from June 15.
Bondfugestorp is a cabin, open all year around.
Camping 45 have camping and cottages. Read more
Camping 45 have guided tours. Read more
Vitsands Hembygdsgård is a nearby folk museum. Read more

Contact:

Torsby tourist information office, +46 (0) 560-160 50, turist@torsby.se

Trail manager:

The County Administrative Board of Värmland

Map to download (pdf)

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Description of Walk

Råkullsrundan trail pass the top of Mount Hovfjället, with the viewing tower. The trail continues through an ancient natural forest. The terrain changes from rocky pine forest to mires and spruce forests. If you’re lucky you may spot wood grouse or black grouse that thrive in the area. Mount Råkullsberg boasts the finest views in the nature reserve. There are tranquil picnic areas at Baggtjärn and Råkullstjärn. Bondfugestorp is an old smallholding that dates from the late 19th Century. It now offers shelter on the trail and a nice picnic area. You are welcome to use a fireplace either inside or outside the cabin. The meadows at Bondfugestorp are mown each year, to preserve meadow flora.