Brudsängen

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GPS: 57°58'48.9"N 12°26'14.5"E

This cliff shelf and glade above Lake Åsjön is variously called Brudsängen or Bruarängen. It and the giant’s kettles on the other side of the lake form 4 ha area preserved since 1922. In order to reach the shelf you need to go through the needle’s eye, Nålsögat, between the rocks.

There are many myths about the place. One is that when the giant Åland, who lived on the heights above the lake, sat on the shelf, he fell in love with the fairies dancing over the lake. He kidnapped one named Anta and imprisoned her on this small plateau. But she never became his bride. In her despair she threw herself into the lake and drowned. Åland was so sad over what had happened that he turned into stone. You can still see him at the edge of the woods in the shape of a large rounded top. The story is pictured in the nearby soldier’s hut.

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FINDING US:
Take county road 190 from Brobacka. Drive north some 700 m to the parking on the left side. Brudsängen is on the other side of the road. 57°58’51.4″N 12°26’12.4″E 

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