During summer 2014 was our region affected by Sweden’s largest wildfire in modern history. It encompassed over 13800 hectares, with temperatures over 900 dgr Celcius, located northwest of Sala in a big part of our region in Svartådalen. The wildfire threatened the local citizens, farmers, villages, businesses and even the UNESCO World Heritage Site Engelsberg Ironworks. The fire claimed one fatality. The fire started on 30th July. The rescue operation ended on September 11 and the last ‘hotspot’ was officially extinguished on 30 April 2015!


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Now is nature-, wildlife-, and the local citizens recovering from this very traumatic event. Right now evolves interesting new nature and wildlife in this region. Almost the whole affected area is now a national nature reservate divided into two areas. The North part is called ‘Hälleskogsbrännan‘ and the South part is called ‘Ecopark Öjesjönbrännan’. Both parts does have signed roads and paths. In collaboration with Visit Svartådalen can you book a guided tour through the affected area. Professional trained guides with local knowledge and personal experiences from the large wildfire. We can book customize guided tours from 2 persons until 47 persons.


Guided tours can be given in Dutch, English and Swedish language. At our accommodations do we have information material in the English language for you. Please contact us if you are interested in a guided tour.

>> Here << you can read our blog what was going on the days during the wild fire.

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