On Wednesday 5 June, The King visited some of the areas in Hälsingland that were affected by forest fires last summer.
On arrival at Järvsö station, The King was welcomed by County Governor Per Bill. The King then attended a talk and a seminar about firefighting in connection with the fires in summer 2018.
In total, the fires affected an area of 9,500 hectares and more than 1,300 people fought to put out the fires at their peak. They were assisted by firefighters from ten countries around Europe.
In the afternoon, The King was given a tour of the fire-stricken area and met one of the many land owners who had been affected.
The King also visited the Finnvallen summer pasture farm, which was saved by firefighters.