TO EXPLORE SWEDEN’S LARGEST NATURAL DISASTER
IN MODERN HISTORY
On the night of 6 June 1796, the entire 20 km2 Lake Ragunda was emptied in just a couple of hours. Storforsen (the large rapids) suddenly became the Dead Falls & Döda Fallet was created.
Lake Ragunda was created over 7000 years ago. Today the Dead Falls canyon is a unique geological formation where you can see and study land uplift; learn how waterfalls were created as the ice receded at the end of the last ice age; and see how the power of water can erode bedrock to create a deep canyon.
The story of the Dead Falls is more than a story about a disaster. Döda Fallet represents the meeting of humans and nature in the 1700’s, a time of optimism about industrial development.
In the early 1900s, Gerhard De Greer, a professor of geology at Stockholm University realised that the empty Lake Ragunda was the very place he needed to succeed in his work. Lake Ragunda is a key location for the understanding of his pioneering work.
Döda Fallet offers a variety of recreational options for everyone – the restaurant visitor who wants a delicious bite to eat with a stunning view, family pic-nickers, nature lovers or hikers, paddling & outdoor exercise enthusiasts.
Experience one of the most extraordinary venues in the world, combined with theatre from a different perspective – At Sweden´s largetst outdoor rotating grandstand!