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Strömbäck-Kont Nature Reserve

One of the best activities in Umeå (or pretty much anywhere in Sweden) is going out to the nature! I went on another walk in the forest last weekend and this time brought my camera with me. We drove to a nature reserve called Strömbäck-Kont, you can also get there by bike but the ride is about 20km, which at least for me is a bit too much. There’s actually little information about the nature reserves in Umeå in English online, so I wanted to write some information as well as give you a visual tour to one of the opportunities we have.

There are also places for bonfires and tents in the area, so it’s possible to spend a whole weekend there, or just bring some food and do a barbecue with your friends!

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There are maps around the place where you can see your current location and choose between different routes around the place.

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Berries grow everywhere in the forests around Sweden, the best season is during August and September, so it’s getting towards its end.

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If you want to pick mushrooms, be sure to check if they’re edible, I have no clue what these were. 🍄

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Know what this is? It’s called beard moss. It’s sensitive to air pollution and grows in places where the air is clean.

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Autumn leaves 🍂

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There are two types of trees in Swedish forests: pine trees and birches. 🌲🌳

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Some parts of the tracks have duckboards in order to make walking easier if the ground is wet.

I like to climb 🐒

I like to climb 🐒

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Strömbäck-Kont is located next to the sea, as well as some lakes, I’m not sure which one this is. 😄

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There's a beach in Strömbäck-Kont, so if you go during the summer bring your bathing suit!

There’s a beach in the area, so if you go during the summer bring your bathing suit!

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