The Crown Princess visited Älvkarleby in Uppsala county where she carried out her fourteenth province walk.
County Governor Göran Enander welcomed everyone to the 17th century Sågarbo Manor where the walk began. We, Eric and Beate Tjernström, owners of the manor, had a presentation about how to combine tourism with nature experiences.
Sågarbo is located in a UNESCO biosphere reserve and our ambition is to preserve and promote the nature environment for biological diversity.
There are ongoing discussions to reintroduce red listed butterflies and to plant a mixture of flower seeds for bees and butterflies but birds will also benefit from it.
The Sågarbo Manor is located next to the Billudden Nature Reserve that is Uppland's northernmost outpost. The nature reserve has a distinctive and beautiful landscape with lush greenery, roaring seas, pebble beaches, dunes and Europe's largest set of sea buckthorns.
The Crown Princess walked from Sågarbo Manor to the Billudden Nature Reserve and to the fishing harbor Billhamn. From Billhamn the Crown Princess walked along the waterway to Billudden's peak, Billskaten. The hike continued along the western bank of Billudden to Brämsand and ended at Rullsand seaside resort.