Njurundakusten Conservation Park comprises 2,300 hectares. The landscape is mostly characterized by a long undeveloped stretch of coastline, lagoons, flower-rich shore meadows, pine forests, wetlands, alder swamp and shingles. The Park features many cultural heritage values such as ancient monuments, the fishing village at Lörudden and the ironworks environment at Galtström.
The Conservation Park lies in the Municipality of Sundsvall, along the southernMedelpad coastline. It comprises an elongated and sometimes narrow area alongthe southern Medelpad coastline. The Park stretches from Junibosand in the north, past Lörudden and Galtström in the south, all the way down to Oxsand on the Hälsingland border. The park is adjacent to two marine nature reserves, Salen and Långören.
The landscape inthe Conservation Park is mostly characterized by a long undeveloped stretch of coastline with flat rocks and distinctive elements of boulders and rubble. The post-glacial land uplift in the area has meant that many bays have been cut off and transformed into fresh water environments. Other bays are gradually beingcut off and are currently lagoons. The area features flower-rich shore meadows, pine forests, wetlands, alder swamp and shingles.
Large areas of forest in the Parkshow marked signs of human activity, since people have lived and farmed the forest here for a long time. The area from Lörudden and southwards was also heavily impacted by Cyclone Dagmar in December 2011, and Hurricane Ivar inDecember 2013. The storms caused widespread windfalls.
The Park contains valuable flora and is rich in birdlife, due to an abundance of shallow bays and islands that offer important resting and breeding sites. Animals also thrive in the area,such as large and small newts, grass snakes, sea eagles, frogs and toads.
What to do
Several ancientmonuments, such as mounds and burial grounds from the Bronze or Iron Age
Petroglyphswith a marine theme.
The fishing village at Lörudden
The preserved ironworks environment at Galtström, date back to the 1600s. Several tracks through the park. Many parts of the Park are popular picnic destinations and provide important recreational areas for residents of Sundsvall and neighboring communities.
How to get here
The Conservation Park lies south of the Municipality ofSundsvall. Take off the road A4 at Njurunda and drive towards Lörudden. The Park stretches from Junibosand in thenorth, past Lörudden and Galtström in the south, all the way down to Oxsand on the Hälsingland border.
With GPS: 62 1622 - 17 498.