Storforsen

Storforsen, a rapid in the Pite River in Swedish Norrbottens län is located approximately 38 km northwest of Älvsbyn. With an average flow of 250 m3/s, the rapids are one of the biggest in Europe. The rapids stretch out over a distance of 5 km in which the riverbed is lowered by 82 meters.

Flow usually is highest at midsummer: 870 m3/s. During the floodyear 1995 a total of 1200 cubic meters flowed down Storforsen each second.

To prevent accidents the rocks surrounding the rapids are fenced, views being readily accessible to the public via ramps. While the rapids were used in previous years to transport logs, today its surroundings are part of a nature park, visited by 150,000 people each year.

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Christine Chao
21 September 2015
The natural scenery is amazing. There're chopped up logs for you to build campfires here, so bring something to grill :) Also wear shoes that have good grips to avoid slipping.
Robin Österberg
17 May 2013
Vackra vidder, naturliv och ljudet av en mäktig fors! För den äventyrliga; Storforsens vatten slår allt på flaska.
Anders
31 July 2011
Storforsen är mäktig, särskilt vid vårfloden. Missa inte det!
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