Best time to travel to Sweden

Old Tjikko

The oldest known tree in Europe at 9,550 years looks after the harsh tundra and glaciers of Scandinavia

Old Tjikko in Sweden 2020 - Best Time
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Karl Brodowsky

Europe's oldest tree grows in Fulufjallet National Park next to the border with Norway. The tree has seen everything, even the times of our ancestors domesticating cats and learning to smelt copper! Imagine that! The tree stands alone in the middle of the park. It's not easy to find it since there is no direct path. This way park workers make sure there are not too many tourists around it. However, you can book a guided tour and hear all the stories about the magnificent tree. Interesting​ fact, its name comes from the name of a dog of its discoverer—Leif Kullman.

In summer months of July and August, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the lunchtime at about 2 p.m. you can join a guided tour to the tree organized by the Fulufjallet National Park. The price of 250 SKR (adult) / 150 SKR (youth up to 16 years) includes a tour with a small snack. You need to book a tour in advance, at least one day prior to your visit.