Historical environments

A journey back in time – let yourself be enveloped by the past.

petroglyphs at nämforssen

Go back in time

 

Time has literally left its mark on the High Coast, but not only on the unique landscape. There is a rich cultural heritage here with many well-preserved environs where time has stood still. Welcome on a journey back in time – let yourself be enveloped by the past.

6000 years old rock carvings

 

The rock carvings at Nämforsen in the Ångermanälven river are one of northern Europe’s most distinctive examples with approximately 2300 drawings carved into the rock right by the waterfall. The oldest date back 6000 years! The symbols of the northern hunters can be clearly seen here – mostly moose – through hundreds of generations, and there are also signs of contact with people from the south. The large collection of carvings, the dramatic riverbanks and the beauty of the powerful waterfall in the summer make Nämforsen an unbeatable cultural experience. While you are here, take the time to visit Nämforsen’s rock carving museum

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