Jul 6, 2012

Docksta and Skuleberget

On Wednesdey we continued from Mjältön to Docksta for provisioning. Docksta is located by the Ullångerfjärden. The waterway to Docksta is very beautiful and the landscape resembles Norwegian fjords with steep hills rising from the sea to over 200 meters.

 From Docksta there is about two kilometres hike to the base of the Skuleberget mountain, which is the highest peak in the area. Fortunately, one does not have to hike up to the peak, which is almost 300 meters high, but there is a lift, Linbanan, going to the top. Skuleberget has also the highest historical marine level on the world, 286 meters over current sea level. During the ice age, the landmasses in the area were pressed down by the weight of the huge ice glacier. Now the land is rebounding and rising at rates that are among the highest in the world. From the top, an amazing view opens over the Höga Kusten –coastline and the archipelago.

 We stayed at Docksta Havet Base Camp -harbour which offers good facilities and friendly service. Even though the E4-road going nearby is a bit disturbing, Docksta is a good place for making provisions and visiting the Skuleberget mountain. Since we were heading north towards Trysunda, we decided to leave Docksta in the evening and motor a couple of hours back to Mjältön. This time we anchored in the southwestern side of the island, in Mjältön Sundsbodarna.
/Antti & Minna

Ullångerfjärd

View from Skuleberget

One can see Mjältön and Ulvön from Skuleberget

Linbanan 

Docksta Havet Base Camp 


Mjältön





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