Destination: High Coast
Old fishing villages, steep shores, lots of rocky islands, enormous old woodlands and salt water is what many people associate with the High Coast Area.
With that in mind you will understand why Ulvön, an island in the middle of the High Coast is known as the “Pearl of the Gulf of Bothnia”.
The High Coast is the highest and steepest coast along the entire Baltic. Here the sea meets the mountains, but it has not always been the case. During the last ice age the ice sheet of this area was 3 kilometres thick and the earth’s crust was compressed. After it had melted away, the land has gently raised from the sea, and this isostatic uplift is still in progress on today. This is the main reason why the High Coast has been chosen to be part in the UNESCO´s world hertiage.
A couple of adventure races have taken part in the area. This is because you will find the best nature and terrain for adventure racing here. The world heritage area with the gigantic big and old woodlands, high mountains, and paddling in a fantastic archipelago. You will also find good trails both for running and for mountainbiking. All the essences for a successful adventure race.
The municipality is 6418 square kilometers big where most in the municipality is nature. There is several active orienteering clubs in the area who always make sure that the maps are updated. Ice hockey, soccer, horseback riding, floor ball is other sports that are big in the municipality.
More info: www.highcoast.net