The nature reserve of Galvån

The nature reserve of Galvån

Galvån is the largest and most valuable of Ljusnan's tributaries.


Galvån flows from Galvsjön to Ljusnan, about 6 km north of Bollnäs. With its just over 100 m in drop height of 12 km, it constitutes a rare and nationally interesting environment so far south in the country. Galvån is the county's most important water for otters and has a valuable stock of trout, a rich bird life and interesting plants. An easier road follows the river between Galvsjön and Nyfors. Along the path downstream at the rest area at Nyfors, you can take a dip in the river. In the river there are grayling and trout. If you want to fish, you can buy a fishing license from Bollnäs Fiskevårdsförening (

Free folders for the nature reserve are available at Bollnäs tourist information. More information and a digital map can be found on the County Administrative Board's website. There you will also find information about more nature reserves in our area.


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