Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella/Låarte-Skæhkere National Park is one of the largest national parks in Norway. The protected area is a combination of lowland forest areas and highland areas 1000 masl and above. The landscape is varied with coniferous forests, birch forests, marshes, valleys and mountains. There are traces from the ice age in the landscape.
Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella has vast areas of untouched nature and as such it has a rich plant and wildlife, with many vulnerable species. For example, Arctic Fox, bears, wolverine and lynx. The national park is also home to many different species of bird.
There are many cultural heritage areas and points of interest in Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park, particularly related to Sami culture. This includes burial sites, sacred places, settlement areas and places for social gatherings. There has been reindeer husbandry in the area for more than 500 years. Hunting, fishing and gathering has beem important in region since the stone age.
Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park (Låarte-Skæhkere vaarjelimmiedajve in the South Sami language) is the 4th largest national park in Norway, located in the east in Trøndelag county, along the border to Sweden. The area was protected on the 17th of December 2004 to protect mountainous areas with ancient forests and varied wildlife. It covers 1 924 square kilometers. Lierne National Park was opened the same day, to the north east.
Hiking, fishing and hunting in the national park:
The park has little to no marked trails, but is excellent for wilderness hiking, trout or char fishing and hunting. You need a fishing or hunting license to participate in such activities. Berrypicking is free for everyone.