By a catastrophic mistake, the powerful waterfall Storforsen was dry-laid. The Ragundameer disappeared and a huge floodwave faded farms, watermills and everything that came out of her way. To everyone's surprise, nobody drowned at all.
That all happened within 4 hours on a june day in 1796. It was all the fault of the energetic and insurgent Magnus Huss. This merchant from Sundsvall, also known as "Vildhussen" (Wilde Huss), tried to build a wood-floating canal along the Storforsen, but its dams broke down all the time.
Since that dramatic day, Storforsen was renamed Döda Fallet (the dead waterfall), a waterfall without water with wonderful rock formations formed by flowing water. Around the 'waterfall' walk paths and there is an exhibition. The area is very steep in some places. Here you can enjoy walking and enjoying the tranquility and nature. There is also an opportunity to have a snack and have a drink after a nice walk.
The process of compensation for the tsunami caused by Vildhussen continued until the 70's of the last century
Adres: Västerede Döda Fallet 181, 840 73 Bispgården, Zweden
GPS: 63° 3′ 14.4″ N, 16° 31′ 4.8″ E / 63.054, 16.518
Open every day from 11.00 uur tot 17.00 uur
Guided tour of Döda Fallet National Park
Set off with our guide in the Döda Fallet National Park. In 3 hours our guide will tell you about the biggest natural disaster in Sweden and the origin of the Döda Fallet. Followed by a beautiful nature walk, our guide won't stop talking about the beautiful Ragunda Valley with its nature and animals. We stop somewhere for a delicious Swedish Fika (coffee and sweets)