Lake Yxsjö is a perfect example of a nutrient-poor lake. North of the lake lies a rolling terrain with many water tracks, brooks and forest tarns. Parts of the ground is covered by green mosses leading to an illusion of walking in a John Bauer bewitched painting.
Though the lake is low on nutrients it does not lack advantages. There are many good places to swim and several islands where birds nest. One such that is at home here is the black-throated diver. Along the shoreline you’ll find several protected plants, such as pillwort (Pilularia globulifara) and marsh gentian (Gentiania pneumonathe), as well as marsh clubmoss (Lycopodiella inundata) and bladderwort (Utricularia australis).