Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

The island of Frösön in Lake Storsjön is the perfect retreat for walks and bike rides. We follow part of the traditional pilgrimage route over Frösön, passing the most northerly rune stone in the world.

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Swedes love islands. Most inhabited Swedish islands are around the coasts of the country, but there’s a special affection for islands which are in inland lakes. Lake Vänern, the country’s largest lake, has a number of inhabited islands, the largest of which is Torsö. Frösön is the largest island in Lake Storsjön and prior to the founding of Östersund in 1786, this island community perceived itself to be the hub of Jämtland life. And with good reason, for Frösön has a history of human settlement that goes back over a thousand years. It has a distinguished old church and the northernmost rune stone in the world.

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This article was published in hidden europe 68.