This trail has been updated and has been partially re-routed for the summer of 2019. We will update this description shortly. Please refer to the map on the Swedish version of the site and follow the signage on trail (orange and black posts).
14: ANDERSSJÖÅFALLET AND HAMRA
Anderssjöåfallet and Hamrafjället. Blue. 9 km. 350 meter difference in altitude. 3-5 hours. A nice tour along the ridge of the Flower Mountain tour with waterfalls and a beautiful view.
Drive main road 84, Funäsdalen towards Norway. Pass by Hamrafjället ski resort and turn to the right to the natural resting places at Anderssjöåfallet. You see the waterfall from the road.
DESCRIPTION OF THE TRIP:
Steep down from the top of Hamrafjället. A beautiful tour that is easy to walk and there are footbridges at all wet areas. Can be walked in light hiking shoes.
Walk down to the water and follow the stairs along Anderssjöåfallet. After 180 steps you are up on flat plain. The path is orange and marked as a golden tour which leads up to a plateau at 875 meters above sea level, with a skibridge over Anderssjöån to the left. The trail goes to the right towards Hamrafjället. It crosses over a mire and reaches a gravel road. Follow this road to the left. After a while the path will divide, the left goes to Svalåtjärn and the right one up to Hamra mountains. This one you follow up to the next crossroad. Here you take to the right and towards the top of Hamra mountains that rise 1138 meters above sea level. It has a fantastic view over Hamrafjällets National park and all the way into Norway. Down the valley winds Tännån, in the southeast you see the beautiful Rödfjället and beyond Vättafjället the often snow-capped mountain Storvigeln. Here is the place where the muskox often graze in the summer. Hamra mountain is known for its rich floral splendor.
Nils G. Lundh has described snow gentian as: “Mountains most blue flower”, it lights just as intensely blue as the bird Bluethroat. Other common birds except Bluethroats are Redwing, Fieldfare, Goldenpolver, Meadow pipit and Brambling. If you are lucky you might see the golden eagle.
After a rest is it time to turn back to the stairs by the waterfall, if you dont´t feel like testing some challenges.
Alternative Way Home: Sydbrantstigen
South side. Blue. +2 km.
From the top of the trail turns to the right and is quite steep downhill. Further down the slope goes Iron Age tour (Järnåldersturen), which is also the beginning of this trail passing Röstavallens Högfjällspensionat on the way back to the stairs. Follow the orange marked trail Sydbrantstigen west. It runs in the birch forest and sometimes with good view of Tänndalen. A sheltered and peaceful walk that goes along Hamrafjället.