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  • Me in front of the Storforsen white water rapid
    Me in front of the Storforsen white...
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  • Great rapid
    Great rapid
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  • Another small piece of the river
    Another small piece of the river
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    by Rojo72 Updated May 3, 2005

    Storforsen is one of Sweden's nature reserves. It's the largest fall in the Pite älv and one of the largest in Sweden, if not THE largest.

    Apart from the huge white water rapid you can also see the dead falls, which is just beside the falls of today. The dead falls became dead when the flow of the river was changed by man in the 19th century to allow timber to float down the river. The dry beds of the previously 400 meter wide river exposed many remnants from the last ice age, such as giant bowls which can now be visited while at the falls.

    There are many pathways in wood prepared so that even people in wheelchairs can get in direct access with the rapid itself!

    NB! As this is a nature reserve you must mind your way in the park. Don't litter, don't light fires anywhere put on already prepared places and so on!

    One final note is that in the summertime there is a café/small restaurant here and down at the end of the falls there's a hotel if you want to spend the night here.

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