The warm autumn colours glisten in the sunlight as we pack the car and head out. It’s October 6, 2017 and a beautiful autumn day in Dalarna. We’re on our way to Fjätfallen, one of the many magical places Katta shows us during our stay.
Upon our arrival we are met with a loud thundering from the power of the waterfall and we immediately scatter and start exploring the area with our cameras.
Even though the falls are beautiful and the power of water amaze me I feel the pull of the forest, there’s nothing I love more (ok maybe mountains…), so while the others stay and take pictures of the waters I go and explore the trees, leaves and pine cones.
There’s a beautiful forest behind a windbreak and eventually we all gather to head in amongst the tall trees together. The air is rich with the smell of coniferous trees and wet dirt. It’s a lovely hike where we occasionally stop to eat blueberries whilst trying to wave the midges away.
I acquire a good hiking staff (which I am later reluctant to leave behind) and after a while, we come upon a small cabin.
It’s empty now but hopefully someone has made use of it to escape their everyday life by coming here during the summers. Personally, I could see myself living like this on a permanent basis, well away from the bustling city life.
If not, I would at least like to have a safe haven like this to escape to as much as possible.
After being amazed by the beauty of the forest and all the autumn colors we hike back to the windbreak.
Our day trip ends with us enjoying a few cups of coffee black as midnight on a moonless night. And yes, I quote Twin Peaks because that’s what damn good coffee should look like.