Close-up of an Arctic tern.
View of outer parts of the delta, towards East. Here one can find extensive carex and horsetail vegetation and low-laying islets.
Rainbow in the delta. Two Arctic terns rest on the information boards.
Common scoter with 15 chicks.
Shallow, productive areas in the delta with horsetails in outer parts of the delta. Kanoeing is a good means of transport in this area.
Western parts of the delta, with a view towards North-West.
Several old cabins and shanties can be found along the delta.


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    895 ha
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    62°11'N 11°49'E
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The Site includes the delta of the River Tufsinga where it meets Lake Femund, and a section of the Lake. The landscape is in a state of slow continuous change as the river erodes, transports and deposits sediments to create a number of small islands covered with mires, willow scrubs, and belts of sedge. The formation of mires into the lake through the overgrowing of ponds is considered to be remarkable. Land areas along the slow flowing river are dominated by large, dry and open mires with several dystrophic pools and ponds. The aquatic vegetation is relatively rich and the river banks are surrounded by dense birch woodland. Despite the Site’s high altitude and latitude, a total of 49 different wetland bird species have been recorded. They notably include breeding ducks, waders and gulls, as well as other bird groups such as divers, swans, geese and grebes, most of which are stopping over. The river delta is important area for the globally vulnerable Baltic whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus). Human uses include sport fishing, berry-picking, hunting and canoeing, but human impacts are very limited. The Site is valuable for its roles in flood reduction, sediment trapping and nutrient fixing.

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    • Nature Reserve - Tufsingdeltaet
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