Linafallet

Sortjarn, Jamtland County, Sweden

About Linafallet


Hiking Distance: 700m round trip with scrambling to improve views
Suggested Time: 30 minutes

Date first visited: 2019-07-11
Date last visited: 2019-07-11

Waterfall Latitude: 62.34114
Waterfall Longitude: 14.62263

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Linafallet (also called Linfallet) was kind of a case of mistaken identity for me.

You see, there happened to be a different waterfall of the same name that promised to have a lot of volume as well as ease of access.

Linafallet_024_07112019 - View of Linafallet from the middle of the Linan Stream
View of Linafallet from the middle of the Linan Stream

Unfortunately, as you can see from the picture above, the one I saw did not live up to the expectation of that larger waterfall.

In fact, that other waterfall just so happened to be in a different part of Sweden closer to the Finnish border, whereas I happened to be looking in the Berg Municipality south of Östersund.

Nevertheless, I followed through with this visit, where this version of Linafallet had a small drop of maybe 5m or so.

Of course, I also had to endure a nasty swarm of hungry mosquitos as well as a bit of an awkward scramble to try to get a better look at the front of the falls.

All things considered, I made a brief half-hour visit to take in both the hike and scramble.

Linafallet_014_07112019 - Looking up at Linan as I was seeking out Linafallet
Looking up at Linan as I was seeking out Linafallet

At least I was all alone to bask in the tranquility of this very off-the-beaten path waterfall (except for the mozzies).

Hiking to Linafallet

I started my hike from an overgrown, narrow, and grassy road right next to some signs where I couldn’t tell if the signs suggested Linafallet was in the direction of a clear-felled area or down the grassy road.

I ultimately figured that I should follow the grassy road, where after about 150m, I reached the end of the overgrown road, which appeared to be the “official” trailhead provided you had a higher clearance car to get there.

I then continued hiking on a somewhat well-defined trail as it ascended towards a sign that pointed the way to Linafallet on the left.

This sign was roughly another 150m from the end of the grassy road.

Linafallet_020_07112019 - Context of Linafallet with a Swedish and German sign talking about a pair of accidents that have occurred here
Context of Linafallet with a Swedish and German sign talking about a pair of accidents that have occurred here

Then, I reached a small bluff, where any further progress required a bit of scrambling alongside the small 5-7m waterfall.

There was a sign here in Swedish, which apparently told of a pair of accidents that have happened here (belying the tranquility of this place).

I ultimately scrambled onto the stream where I had a decent frontal view of the falls.

But after having my fill, I then quickly made a beeline back to the parked car as the mosquitos were quite relentless here.

Authorities

Linafallet was in the municipality of Berg near Klövsjö in the county of Jämtland, Sweden. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, you may want to try the local municipality website.

Linafallet_005_07112019 - I actually wasn't sure where it was ok to park the car to visit Linafallet, but this was the signed turnoff to get me to right spot to start walking there
Linafallet_010_07112019 - Walking the grassy and overgrown road to get to the actual trailhead for Linafallet
Linafallet_011_07112019 - This was the actual trailhead for Linafallet as you can't drive further than this point
Linafallet_012_07112019 - Walking on the grassy trail from the official trailhead towards Linafallet
Linafallet_016_07112019 - The Linafallet Trail doing a climb on this makeshift tractor road
Linafallet_017_07112019 - The signposted turnoff leading me closer to Linafallet
Linafallet_022_07112019 - Looking upstream from the middle of the Linan Stream
Linafallet_026_07112019 - Looking downstream from Linafallet
Linafallet_039_07112019 - Closer look at the scramble I had to make in order to get a more satisfying look at Linafallet
Linafallet_041_07112019 - Looking right down at Linafallet from before the steep part of the scramble
Linafallet_044_07112019 - Context of what I would have seen of Linafallet if I didn't make the scramble for a better look
Linafallet_046_07112019 - Approaching the parked car up ahead as I was racing the voracious mosquitos to get in the car and not get more bites that I had already suffered (some biting even though my long-sleeved shirt!)

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Since I made my drive to Linafallet from Östersund, I’ll describe the driving directions from there.

The most straightforward and fastest way to get to the falls was to get to the E14 south as soon as possible.

Linafallet_001_07112019 - The unpaved road that left the E45 and headed towards Sörtjärn
The unpaved road that left the E45 and headed towards Sörtjärn

Once on the E14 heading south, I drove for about (more or less 12km) to the junction with the E45.

I then took the E45 south for about 110km to the signed exit for Sörtjärn.

I then followed the unpaved road for about 4.5km reaching a T-junction, where signs pointed me to go south (left) and follow the next road for a little less than one kilomter.

Turning right at the next junction, we’d then be able to access the trail to Linafallet on a grassy road shortly after crossing a bridge on the left side of the road.

Linafallet_006_07112019 - If you're not confident about driving on tall grass to get to the actual trailhead, then maybe you have to park here and walk that grassy stretch to reach Linafallet
If you’re not confident about driving on tall grass to get to the actual trailhead, then maybe you have to park here and walk that grassy stretch to reach Linafallet

Overall, this drive would typically take around 2 hours.

For geographic context, Östersund was about 101km (about 90 minutes drive) south of Strömsund, 263km (about 3.5 hours drive) east of Trondheim, Norway, and 557km (well over 6 hours drive) northwest of Stockholm.

Sweep from right in front of the diminutive falls


Checking out the falls from the boulders further downstream so I could get as clean of a look as possible

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