Urskogsstiden - the primeval forest trail. Photo: Nicklas Wijkmark
Marten in Tyresta. Photo: Lars Göran Abrahamsson / Johnér
Cross-country skiing. Photo: Mattias Bergström-Björn / Azote
Tyresta National Park
Experience a wilderness realm 20 km from Sweden´s capital city
Thick, knotty pines with centuries of growth bear witness to the passage of time. Barren flat rocks that ice sheets and waves have worn smooth, at a time when the area was still an archipelago. All beautifully framed by towering spruce trees that keep watch over mosses and lichens. The forest cover is interrupted by glittering lakes, and in the air is the scent of bog myrtle and marsh Labrador tea. Tyresta National Park is the largest area of ancient forest in the southern part of Sweden. The park is surrounded by Tyresta Nature Reserve, and together they contain 12,355 acres (5,000 hectares) with 55 km of walking trails. Welcome!
Here, you will find everything you need to know before your visit to Tyresta National Park. When it is best to visit the park, how to get there and the rules you will need to follow once you are there.
Experiences and activities in Tyresta National Park
Sweden’s national parks offer experiences for young and old alike. Here, you can read about the wide variety of activities and sites which you can experience in Tyresta National Park.