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Part of this formerly fine area of wilderness in northern Sweden was lost to allow the development of hydro-electric power facilities but lakes, mountains and superb forests are still present.
Largely Scots Pine and Norway Spruce these ancient forests are found around the edge of the park and around the large Lake Akkajaure. Dwarf birch scrub forms the main habitat in more upland areas and Akkavare to the south of the lake is the park's highest point, reaching 2015m, further east the park is much lower and there are extensive marshes.
The uplands have Golden Eagle, Rough-legged Buzzard, Merlin and Peregrine Falcon, Snow Bunting, Eurasian Dotterel and sometimes Snowy Owl. Bluethroat, Redwing, Fieldfare and Brambling breed in the scrub and forest and Wood Sandpiper, Temminck's Stint, Purple Sandpiper and Red-necked Phalarope in the marshes.
Birds you can see here include:
Rough-legged Buzzard, Golden Eagle, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Dotterel, Eurasian Golden Plover, Temminck's Stint, Purple Sandpiper, Dunlin, Ruff, Common Snipe, Common Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Snowy Owl, Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Bluethroat, Northern Wheatear, Fieldfare, Redwing, Willow Warbler, Brambling, Snow Bunting, Reed Bunting
History and Use
This park was established in 1909
Areas of Interest
Access and Facilities
The park has marked trails and tourist huts available for overnight stays and can be reached from Vietas.
Content and images originally posted by Steve