Stairs in the forest.


Nature reserve in a deep valley with rich flora and a historical legends about trolls. In Trolldalen, nature, history and the world of fairy tales waits. Here you'll find ravines, slopes and a magical forest. The area was formed during the ice age 9,500 years ago. A huge ice lake in Västerdalarna melted and cut a 200 meter long opening through the landscape. The ravines create a good climate for different plants.



The reserve was set aside in 1978, mainly to preserve it, from a morphological point of view, valuable downfall and the rich flora of the area. Some of the rare plants that can be found in the Troll Valley are spring herb, dwarf herb, hazelnut and snow lovers. Here are marked hiking trails, resting places and slogs to rest at.

Take the family out on a troll search! The nature reserve undeniably meets the world of nature and fairy tale. Probably you will not see any trolls, they are shy of both daylight and people, but still they do not feel like an impossible thought. Go into any of the old meadows, here is good documentation that teaches you more about vegetation in the reserve and the exciting tales that nature inspired. A hiking trail in the reserve passes Trollbäcken and in the eastern mountain slope there is a stone arch which goes by the name Trollkirkkan and a little higher up is "Ättestupan".

In the reserve there are several trails to choose from. Some of them are very hilly, but then you often have the help of stairs. There are two rest cabins and several shelters, where it is nice to stop for coffee. A rest stop is right next to the rippling Trollbäcken.

On the reserve sign under "More information", you can see about how long the trails are. At the bottom of the map is a scale. But keep in mind that many of them go up and down the steeps, so there may not be the length that affects the energy!


Björka is located about 6 km SW Djurås. Follow the signs from the road between Arvslindan and Mockfjärd.

From Djurås center:
Drive towards Mockfjärd, turn left at the roundabout at Dalviks kvarn, go about 2.8 km until you come to a T-junction. Turn right and drive until you enter Björka, keep an eye out for a sign on the right.

From Mockfjärd:
Go over Bröttjärna towards Borlänge, after 7-8 km you are in Björka, After the fire dam in Björka you go a couple of hundred meters. Parking is on the right side, opposite the sign to Trolldalen (left side).