Nature reserve - Gårdsjöarna
The floating islands kingdom The area is located around the two lakes north-Gårdsjön and South Gårdsjön. North-Gårdsjön which is the larger of the two lakes are dammed in the southern part. Large areas have only a water depth of five feet or less. Parts of the lake probably consists of flooded mire ground. In the lake there are several floating islands that moves from year to year. Some of these islands are more than 50 meters long and is wooded, sometimes by tens of trees that reach a height of up to seven meters.
Size: 228 hectare
Location: The reserve is located about 8 miles east of Horndal in the northeastern part of the Avesta municipality.