Storforsens Naturreservat, Alvsbyn

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#5 of 13 in Nature in Norrbotten County
Waterfall · Nature / Park
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Storforsen, a rapid in the Pite River in Swedish Norrbottens län is located approximately 38 km northwest of Älvsbyn. With an average flow of 250 m3/s, the rapids are one of the biggest in Europe. The rapids stretch over a distance of 5 km in which it drops 82 meters 60 of which are a single waterfall.
Flow usually is highest at midsummer: 870 m3/s. During the floodyear 1995 a volume of 1200 cubic metres flowed down Storforsen each second.
To prevent accidents the rocks surrounding the rapids are fenced, views being readily accessible to the public via ramps. While the rapids were used in previous years to transport logs, today its surroundings are part of a nature park, visited by 150,000 people each year.
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  • This is wild! Our first visit here and we thoroughly enjoyed it immensely. There is a trek around the reserve which takes you to all the right spots so just follow the signs. 28000 litre... 
    This is wild! Our first visit here and we thoroughly enjoyed it immensely. There is a trek around the reserve which takes you to all the right spots so just follow the signs. 28000 litre...  more »
  • Very nice natural reserve where the main attraction is the rapids in the Pite river. You can also walk on trails and bridges a little away from the river itself. There are several prepared bbq sites.....  more
    Very nice natural reserve where the main attraction is the rapids in the Pite river. You can also walk on trails and bridges a little away from the river itself. There are several prepared bbq sites.....  more »
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  • Have been there multiple times and it's been a blast everytime, beautiful scenery and great place for grilling. I'm not an outdoorsy kinda guy but I still enjoy going there.
  • Downright fantastic and a very powerful experience with the cheer power of the river just beside you! Shops at the top a bit too much standard "tourist trap" for me though.

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