On Monday 22 October, The Crown Princess visited Hälsingland for her sixteenth province walk. The walk took place in Järvsö.
The Crown Princess was welcomed by County Governor Per Bill at Järvsö train station. From the train station, the walk headed up Trappstigen to Öjeberget viewpoint, where The Crown Princess learned about old and modern Järvsö.
From the viewpoint, the walk continued to the summit of Öjeberget and then down to Chinovas Eftertanke lodge. From the lodge, the walk followed a downhill section of Järvsö Bergscykelbana (mountain bike trail) to Badtjärn recreation area.
At Badtjärn, The Crown Princess met pupils from years 3-4 at Järvsö School. The pupils talked about wildlife and the school’s joint project with Rovdjurscentret De 5 Stora and activities involving animal tracking. The walk then proceeded through sections of Järvzoo to Kramstatjärn Lake.
From Kramstatjärn, the walk continued to Strandvallen, where local clubs and societies had organised have-a-go activities. The Crown Princess took part in a relay race before the walk continued to Kungstrappan and Stenegård.
At Stenegård, the operations manager explained about artisan food and the Hälsingehambon event. Musicians and teams of folk dancers provided entertainment in the form of folk music and hambo dancing. The walk concluded at world heritage farmstead Kristofers in Stene. The owners of the farm, Per and Stephanie, explained about the site and their farming activities.
Hälsingland is a province in southern Norrland bordering the Gulf of Bothnia. Hälsingland has just over 130,000 inhabitants in an area of 14,264 km².
The biggest population centre in the province is Hudiksvall.
Princess Madeleine is the Duchess of Hälsingland.
Province flower: flax
Province animal: lynx
In September 2017, The Crown Princess began a series of walks through the provinces of Sweden. These walks through the 25 provinces of Sweden will be carried out over the coming years.
The Crown Princess aims to discover new parts of Sweden during different seasons, and to showcase the wonders of Swedish nature for all those who live and work here.
So far, the following walks have been carried out: