Hiking Brattforsheden Lungälvsravirnerna

On route 63 from Karlstad to Filipstad and 9 km before Filipstad you will see the small village Brattfors. You can park your car next to the information board about the Bratforsheden nature reserve. Your hiking trail starts here marked with orange. From the parking lot you can see the old iron smelter on the left. It is worthwhile to walk down here before you start the trail. The clattering of the water in the stream next to the iron smelting will undoubtedly pull you to the edge. From here you have a beautiful view over the small waterfall. The area around Filipstad is famous for its iron extraction. The old walls of the iron smelting have an azure blue shiny block every now and then. This is the residual product of the iron melting. Also barns of farms were formerly built with these blocks. The hiking trail in the Brattforsheden nature reserve is often described as a walk of 20 km. This is only recommended for very experienced walkers. If you would like to enjoy the surroundings and take a picture now and then take your time. Take a break at the picnic spot in the middle of the forest. Pull out for at least 4 hours.

This first part of the walk leads along the Lungälv a beautiful small river that winds through the landscape. The walking path is narrow and has a lot steep climbs. On a rainy day the boards are slippery. A speed of 2 km per hour is expected. In any case, wear sturdy walking shoes !. Nature is exuberant you see many special plants and animals here. You can’t miss the sound of the squirrel.
Hiking Brattforsheden Lungälvsravirnerna

The start is accross the bridge to the left down hill. Follow the trail with the orange marking. The path is narrow with lots of rocks. Depending on the season you can pick raspberries here.

Hiking Brattforsheden Lungälvsravirnerna
Hiking Brattforsheden Lungälvsravirnerna
Hiking Brattforsheden Lungälvsravirnerna

Planking and bridges accross parts where it becomes slippery.

Hiking Brattforsheden Lungälvsravirnerna

The biggest tree in  Lungälvravirnerna!

Hiking Brattforsheden Lungälvsravirnerna

The path winds along the river occasionally you have to climb a lot and of course descend. At this part on the buttocks down! Very very steep!.

Hiking Brattforsheden Lungälvsravirnerna
Always follow the orange marked trail and do not be distracted by splits. Approximately after 3 km you will see the sign Djupedalen 1.8 this is a point where there’s a risk taking the wrong turn. To the left of the path is a beautiful hut with fire pit. The perfect point to take a break and enjoy your brought along sandwiches. Feel free to use the fireplace there is even wood you can use. But leave it well behind and make sure that nature is not at risk because of your fire!
Hiking Brattforsheden Lungälvsravirnerna
Hiking Brattforsheden Lungälvsravirnerna

When you have taken a break walk back down to the Djupa sign. Continue the orange marked trail towards Djupa. The trail rises and falls until you enter an open area. The openness is wonderful after the path along the river. Depending on the season you can  take full advantage of the blåbär (blueberries). The trail ends on an asphalt road. This leads to road 63. On the other side is the parking lot “Djupa dalen”. You can choose to have you picked up here or … continue with part 2 Geijersdalmossen.

Hiking Brattforsheden Lungälvsravirnerna
Hiking Brattforsheden Lungälvsravirnerna