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(1889) [MARC] Author: Karl Baedeker
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G55Kil. Mörsill. — 665 Kil. Hjerpen, at the point where the
Hjerp-ström enters Lake Lithen (1045 ft.), whence the Areskutan (see
below) may be ascended in 5-6 hrs. (drive from the station in
‘Skjuts’ to the Gästgifvaregård Hjerpen, and thence past Bonäset
and HusaBruk to the base of the cone, which is ascended on foot).

Crossing the Hjerpström we proceed along theo Undersäkerså to
(678 Kil.) Undersäker, and thence, skirting the Aresjö (1230 ft.),
to (692 Kil.) Are, with copper-mines, at the foot of theÅreskutan
(4830 ft.), which is ascended hence by a steep path in 2’/2 hrs.
The view of the surrounding mountain chains and the numerous
mountain lakes is very line. Night-quarters and guides are to be
found in the neighbouring villages of Mörviken, Lund-Lien, and
Viken.

700 Kil. (434 Engl. M.) Dufed, the best starting-point for a
visit to the Tännfors. The excursion takes about 5 hrs. in all, if
a skjuts has been ordered beforehand by a telegram to the
stationmaster. We drive in l1 ’4 hr. to Tännsjön, on the lake of the same
name, cross the latter by boat with two rowers in M hr., and then
walk (no path) to the (li/4hr.) *Tännfors, described as ‘Sweden’s
most beautiful waterfall’. The fall, which is divided into two arms
by the ‘Bearsj Rock’, is about 100 ft. high and 40 ft. broad.

724 Kil. Ann (1750ft.), on a lake of the same name (172:3 ft.);
735 Kil, Enafors (1815 ft.), on the Ena-Elf. The country round is
chiefly wooded and marshy. — 748 Kil. Storlien (1940 ft.; Railway
Restaurant, good dinners), the last station in Sweden, is a cold
ami desolate spot, with almost no traces of vegetation. Carriages
are changed here. The Norwegian continuation of the line to
TUrond-hjem (854 Kil. or 530 Engl. M.) is described at p. 222

51. From Gefle to Sundsvall and Haparanda.

The Swedish Norrland.

Steamboat from Gefle to Sundsvall (43 sea-miles) in 27 hrs. (fares
13‘/2, 11, 7 kr.), or from Stockholm, 80 SI." in 40-48 hrs. (fares 15, 12, 8 kr.),
usually twice weekly in summer. Steamer from Sundsvall to Haparanda
(111 sea-miles) weekly in 3 days (fares 37I/-j or 31 kr.); others to
Hernii-sand 2-3 times wceekiy in 7-8 hrs. — Railway from Gefle to Sundsvall
viå Ockelbo and Ange, see pp. 370, 371, and 373.

The vast Swedish ‘Norrland’ is comparatively seldom visited
by travellers, the points of interest beiug few in number, the
distances very great, and the means of communication imperfect.
The principal places are briefly mentioned in this route. To the N.
of Östersund the scenery will not adequately repay the traveller,
unless he purposes crossing to Norway from Luleå viå Qviekjock,
or proceeding from Haparanda to Avasaxa in order to see the
midnight sun. — Travellers from the south effect a slight saving of
time by taking a train on the greatonortliern Swedish railway from
Storvik to Throndhjem as far as Ange (p. 370), and proceeding

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