Höga Kusten, the High Coast, offers activities and attractions for all tastes, both on land and on water. Here you can go hiking in the National Park, Skuleskogen or in one of the many nature reserves in the area, canoeing along the trails or boating along the river. If you are interested in art and culture, this destination will please you.
In the High Coast lives and works many talented artists and craftspeople who would invite you for a visit. For children there is also plenty to do. How about a visit to the ostrich farm where you can be involved in feeding the ostriches, or a day at Junsele zoo where you can watch the bear Loke and the white tigers? For those who would appreciate to be challenged with some ingenious devices, we highly recommend Technichus. Here is a selection of the range, the rest you can read about at www.hogakusten.com.
Nature´s Best conference site
Lotsstugan is a first-class site where you can gather undisturbed for conferences or familyparties. It is located on the cliffs by the sea outside Härnösand. Every prebooked group have the entire premises at their own disposal, with full service. 20 beds, 11 rooms, 4 conferencerooms, restaurant with good cuisine.
The fortress is intact and provides a unique insight into one of Sweden’s most important coastal defense lines during the Cold War. On the northern side, you can visit Havstoudd with its special underground rooms. Accommodation is available here. Guided tours of the combat control room, cannon batteries, connon towers, anti-aircraft defences, medical centre, canteens etc. Restaurant and café.
Via Ferrata means climbing for everyone and a fantastic view of the nature within the World Heritage that gives you an adrenaline rush. A unique possibility to experience rock climbing with maximum security no previous experience needed, a real adventure for the whole family. Also offers kayak rentals.
Ulvön & Trysunda
Ulvön island lies in Örnsköldsvik’s archipelago, at the heart of the High Coast. You get there by private boat or with one of the ferries that depart from four different locations on the mainland. On Ulvön island you find hotel, hostel, lodges and restaurants.
The Trysunda Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful island in the archipelago. The harbour is well protected in a deep bay and is a very popular destination for boaters. Tour boat depart from Köpmanholmen. There is a fishing museum, guest harbour, service facilities, accommodation, shop and café. A wonderful island to go to for swimming and sunbathing.
Trysunda Skärgård & Boende +46 660 430 38, +46 70 521 52 10
The World Heritage Site and the High Coast Trail
Höga Kusten was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000, it is the geological uplift of the land that makes the area unique. Nowhere else in the world has land risen to such extent since the last Ice Age and the area is still rising by 8 mm per year. The result is unique sights such as till-capped hills, rubble fields and exceptional caves. The World Heritage Site streaches from the High Coast Bridge in the south to Skagsudde in the north. The area also includes Skuleskogen National Park. This is a beautiful, dramatic undulating landscape with fascinating plant life and breathtaking views.
Visit Naturum Höga Kusten, located at Skuleberget for more information.
Junsele zoo has about 25 species, including white tigers. At the children’s petting zoo you can go in and pet the smaller animals. The zoo also contains a small fair with carousels and a big wheel. Lokeland- a new and larger playground with exciting activities for the little ones. Restaurang Björnfällan. Farm café with shop.
M/s Ådalen III
M / S Ådalen III offers cruises up the Ådalen valley under the High Coast Bridge, as well as to and from Sandslån via Kramfors. Cruises from Härnösand too. From the boat you are presented with beautiful views of the High Coast bridge, Hemsön, Ångermanälven outlet and the southern parts of the world heritage archipelago.
Adventure pool with activities in a tropical setting and the Magic Eye, the longest water slide in Northern Europe, outdoor pool, waterfalls, bubble pools, and spa for adults wishing to simply relax. Restaurant, gym facilities and spa treatments in the same building.
Nämforsen rock carving museum
Nämforsen along the Ångermanälven river is one of the single largest rock carving locations in Nothern Europe. There are some 3,000 carved figures and lines on the island of Notön, Brådön and Laxön and the nearby shorelines. The oldest of them may have been inscribed more than 6,000 years ago. The huge collection of rock carvings, the special landscape of sandy banks and the released rapids during the summer make Nämforsen a world-class cultural heritage site. Rock carving museum with slideshow, cafeteria and shop. Information and guided tours during the summer.
Murberget community museum & outdoor life museum
The museum presents the story of Västernorrland with permanent exhibitions on people and artefacts from the Stone Age onward. Temporary exhibitions of art, crafts, photography, film and socially topical subjects. The open-air museum is one of the largest of its kind in the country, depicting both urban and rural environments. In the summer people in period costume occupy the exhibits, and there is always plenty for children to do.
This nature reserve on Högbonden island lies between sky and sea, with the old lighthouse way out on the rocks high above the Gulf of Bothnia. Here you find a hostel and café.