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Post Conference Tour

Join us on an inspiring journey through the history of the moose, from the last ice age to the present day! The day begins with our guide warmly welcoming us with a cup of coffee brewed over an open fire. After an overview of the day's activities, we embark on a short hike, where we explore and try to comprehend the mystery surrounding the nearly 4,000-year-old trapping pit system created by our ancestors at this site. The area boasts a well-preserved cultural heritage environment and is classified as of national interest.

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As we traverse the trapping pits, we reach the Ångerman River, where we board a raft for "The Great Moose Migration," tracing the paths where moose have roamed and swum for thousands of years.

Near Kullberg, we disembark and savor a delicious wilderness lunch prepared and served by Emilia Nilsson, renowned from Sweden's MasterChef and author of the book "Pangmat". During lunch, we enjoy a magnificent view of the river, where most moose typically swim across during their migration. Satisfied and content, we continue our journey to Nämforsen, one of Europe's largest rock carving sites, boasting 2,595 petroglyphs. Archaeologists speculate that the oldest carvings may have been made by Stone Age hunter-gatherers over 6,000 years ago.

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Before our return journey, we are treated to coffee and sandwiches at the Nämforsen Rock Carvings Museum. The entire tour is led by one of our highly knowledgeable guides, who enlightens us about trapping pits, moose migration, rock carvings, and, most importantly, imparts deeper knowledge about our national symbol, the moose.

Welcome to join us for an authentic nature experience!

Good to Know:

The hike is approximately 1.5km-2km long, mostly on an old forest road and mostly flat. However, to see some of the trapping pits, one needs to walk a short distance into the forest, approximately up to 100 meters at most.

The rafting trip goes downstream in the gently flowing waters of the Ångerman River. It is optional whether one wants to ride the raft or prefer to walk back and take the bus to the lunch spot. Everyone on the raft has their own paddle to steer and occasionally propel the raft forward, as the water flow can vary from day to day. Steering/paddling is also necessary to reach the shore at the lunch spot north of Kullberg. Choosing to ride the raft is at one's own risk and responsibility. Each raft is equipped with a lifebuoy, and we provide life jackets.

To reach the rock carvings, one needs to descend approximately a 25-meter-long staircase with a railing, then walk on approximately 1-meter-wide wooden bridges with railings during the tour.

If you require vegetarian food, have allergies, or any other dietary preferences we should know about, please inform us at the time of booking.

To Bring Along:

Remember, the weather can change throughout the day. Therefore we recommend that you bring rain gear and wear sturdy shoes. An extra sweater, insect repellent, and a water bottle in your backpack can also be useful to bring along.

This is included in the package:

  • Round-trip bus journey
  • Coffee upon arrival
  • Guided tour throughout the day, focusing on:
    • The trapping pits
    • Moose migration
    • Rock carvings
  • Rafting on the Ångerman River
  • Wilderness lunch and coffee
  • Bus to Nämforsen
  • Coffee and sandwiches before departure

Schedule (approx. times)

09.30 – 10.00: Arrival with briefing and coffee
10.00 – 11.00: Hike and guiding through the trapping pit system
11.00 – 12.00: Rafting on the Ångerman River
12.00 – 13.30: Wilderness lunch at the site of The Great Moose Migration
13.30 – 14.00: Transfer to Nämforsen
14.00 – 15.00: Guiding at Nämforsen's Rock Carvings
15.00 – 15.30: Conclusion with coffee at Nämforsen's Rock Carvings Museum


The excursion takes place near the villages of Junsele and Näsåker, approximately 160 km northeast of Östersund. Sports and Recreation Sweden AB/Naturevent Norrland is organizing the tour.

Contact information:
Sports & Recreation Sweden AB
Patrik Fängström
Jägarstigen 9
88 71 Junsele