Welcome

TO EXPLORE SWEDEN’S LARGEST NATURAL
DISASTER IN MODERN HISTORY



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Phone: +46(0) 696-68 10 90

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.

GEOLOGY

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.

it´s more

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.

Science

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.

Forest reserve

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.

Special event

Experience one of the most extraordinary venues in the world, combined with theatre from a different perspective – At Sweden´s largetst outdoor rotating grandstand!

“Not until you have heard the story behind Döda Fallet
do you know what you´re actually looking at”


“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived”
-Henry David Thoreau-
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Adress: Centralgatan
840 70 Hammarstrand

Phone: +46(0) 696-68 10 90