Waterfall Ristafallet

The Ristafallet waterfall in western Jämtland is  one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sweden and can be seen from the campsite. The waterfall is 50 meters wide and falls with  a height of 14 meters, along some rocks.

Depending on the season the amount of water that falls is from 100 to 400 m³ per second. The waterfall with its moist rapids mist, gives the forest a unique microclimatic where rare lichens and mosses thrives very well. A wooded island splits up the river and divides the waterfall in two parts, both from the north and south side you can only see one side.

On the island there is a liemstone cave that can be reached in winter when the falls are frozen.  The cave is about 14 meter long and has two entrances. It is even possible to climb on the frozen waterfall in winter. For more information you can have a look on www.jope.se

Ristafallet’s waterfall is best known from the film Ronja the robber’s daughter. A film made after the book by Astrid Lindgren. The film premiered in 1982 and in the film Ristafallet is called Glupafallet. In the film, Ronja sits on one of the big stones in the middle of the waterfall and screams her ‘spring yell’. A funny detail is that the river journey towards the waterfall is filmed down streams from the falls. When you follow the hiking trail from the waterfall through the forest, you come to a sign that shows where Ronja and Birk had their river trip.

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