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Gyllbergen hiking-tracks

Gyllbergen nature reserve is Borlänge’s largest. It measures 1020 hectares, and is a wilderness area with beautiful hiking tracks during summer and skiing tracks during winter.



The reserve was established in 1982, to protect the area from deforestation. In the area you can find 23 mountain tops at an altitude of above 400 meters. It’s because of its altitude that the forest is growing back so slowly, creating a sense of being in the mountains.

In Gyllbergen you can hike through the mires, pick cloudberries and blueberries, or just explore the rich wildlife. Bring the whole family and enjoy your coffee-break by one of the many windshelters with campfire-sites. Or you can go on a longer hike and stop at an overnight-cabin. There are a variety of different tours to choose from, just remember to bring solid shoes since the trails can be wet even in summer!

Many of the trails start at Gyllfäbodarna, which is also closest to Borlänge. Here you can take the easy Family Trail, or the more challenging Wilderness Trail. You can park your car at five places around the nature reserve; Gyllfäbodarna, Spånsfäbodarna, Långmyran and Prästbodarna. At the parking lot there are information signs, tourist cottages/overnight cabins and outhouses. At Gyllfäbodarna, Spånsfäbodarna and Prästbodarna there are also wind shelters with campfire sites. Please note that the overnight cabins cannot be booked in advance.

Are you interested in wildlife? Many birds flourish here, such as owls, black grouse and woodpeckers. In the spring you can see the cranes dance. Experience something unique, and stay overnight in a wind shelter. If you are lucky you can see bear, lynx, wolf or wolverine.

All tracks are marked with orange colour. Remember to always tell someone where you are going. The cellphone reception in Gyllbergen is poor with all operators.

A folder with information and a map of Gyllbergen can be downloaded online from the link above.

Directions from Borlänge: Drive road 50 towards Ludvika. After Lerbäcken (about 7,5km) turn right – signs towards Gyllbergen Nature Reserve. There is a large parking lot at Gylle Fäbodarna where the trails start.