The old roads
Several old roads running between Norway and Sweden cross the two national parks and are currently used as hiking trails. The roads are several hundred years old. Särnvegen road, which runs from south to north, dates from before 1644 when Jämtland and Härjedalen were part of Norway.
The road was used as a trade route for the local inhabitants, and it is also claimed that it was used as a pilgrimage route. The road runs from the hamlet in Ljørdalen valley via Girdalssetra and Fulunebben, and then on to Fulufjället on the Swedish side of the border.
People have lived in the area for 3000 years. These people survived through hunting, fishing, agriculture and forestry. It is therefore possible to find cultural monuments in the area, including Stone Age settlements.
Nature knows no boundaries. Therefore, the collaboration between Norwegian and Swedish conservation authorities is important in the management of Fulufjellet as an ecological entirety that stretches across the national border. The collaboration is also important in order to facilitate good and holistic experiences in this borderland area. Fulufjellet’s visitor strategy promotes the national parks as being easily accessible, but Fulufjellet also offers silence and large areas of wilderness.