Historical mountain hiking on Rankleven
Rankleven is a mountain and nature reserve famous for several things, its profiled precipice, its unusual flora and the tales of the mountains treasure and giant the Ran. We make our way up on the top and have coffee together while you’ll get a vivid story that includes stories, interesting facts and legends.
The view from the top is magnificent, you can see over Ljungan valley and the fertile land divided by the beautiful river Ljungan. The Mountain’s vertical and impressive high cliffs is a distinctive profile of Ljungandalen.
The mountain flora is unique – its location and shape has the result that the sun never reaches certain parts of the slope, with the result that both the southern flora and alpine plants that would otherwise only be seen in the northern mountains grows here. Rankleven has been noticed by botanists since the mid-1800s.
The forest on the fertile land below the mountain slope consists of approximately 120-year-old spruce with hints of pine and leaf. On spruce trunks grow among other wood fungi rose rosea, Phellinus ferrugineofuscus and Phlebia centrifuga.
Rankleven is mountain full of tales and legends, in old documents written as: Ranklöfwen. A legend tells that in a cave there is a copper kettle with a great treasure, guarded by two hideous reptiles. Only the night of Midsummer’s Day, it is possible to access the treasure.
We will also pass the 21 meter pit which in 1875 broke the iron ore with carved years as far back as the 1844th
The tour involves a 4 km hike in steep terrain. Normal basic fitness is required, but I’ve done tours with estimated first-graders, so the walk is also suitable for families with children.
Price per session for 1-10 people:
Half day (4h): SEK 2250
Wear clothes for outdoor use, all-weather & rubber boots. No experience required, the hike is a little steep so you need to be in reasonably good shape.
Pick-up at the agreed upon location.
Suitable for families with children.
Possibility to stay overnight
We have a very nice accomodation right next to Ljungan that can be offered to a maximum of 6 people. There are two cottages located 100 meters below our house. They have three beds each, 1 cabin with bunk bed with a wide lower bed and sofa bed, cabin 2 bunk bed with wide lower and a regular bunk bed. No electricity, no running water. We provide water in a large plastic container. Outhouse/privy. Access to shower in the apartment building. Linens are included.
You can swim by our small beach and pier. Sauna. Rowing boats and life jackets.
Hot tub can be heated against compensation (600 :-). Please let us know when booking or one day before arrival if you want to fire up the hot tub.
Possibility to borrow fishing equipment and take a private tour. Pike, perch. Fishing license sold on site.
We have dogs. Traces of dogs in the home.
1250 – days. Up to 6 people. Strong>
We offer parking on our property for your camper/mobile home. No electricity down at Ljungan, but it is ok to stay near our house, where there is electricity. Access to the summer kitchen with gas stove and gasfridge.
No running water, we provide water in large plastic container. Outhouse/privy. Access to shower in the apartment building. Sauna. Swimming with beach and pier.
Rowing boats and life jackets.
Hot tub can be fired up against compensation (600 :-). Please let us know when booking or one day before arrival if you want to fire up the hot tub.
Possibility to borrow fishing equipment and take a private tour. Fishing license sold on site.
Please leave a note in your booking request if you wish to reverve our accomodation and how many nights.
FLEXIBLE- Full refund for cancellation up to 1 day before arrival, minus administrative cost (18% VAT)
Make a request, and we will get back to you when we have checked the date with our local. Then you will receive a booking proposal and payment details. If you choose to pay the proposal, the booking is confirmed. If you choose not to pay the booking proposal, the booking will be removed.
About Gunnar and Anki
Anki about Gunnar: He is simply a funny forest man with great knowledge of the forest and water ecology. He is out in the forest every day and that is his biggest interests. Over the years he has had many lectures and guided tours, built huts and charcoal kilns, held chainsaw courses and worked as forestry consultant. He knows the region and his passion is to tell the stories that unfolded here. He is a happy and talkative camper and he likes children.
Gunnar about Anki: She is a colorful person with a feisty temper. She’s fantastic at baking and cooking, it is her life; nothing is impossible. She has previously worked in restaurants and tended the elderly. She is very creative and works with glass art.
Swedish – fluent
English – good knowledge
Sillre south Erikslund