Abisko Canyon

Sunday 29 September 2019

Abisko Canyon turned out to be a really interesting place. On first arrival it looks like a great torrent of water is pouring from a hole in the rock but various, very helpful information panels tell you that at the end of the nineteenth century railway workers had diverted the river through the hole in the rock they had blasted out, in order to avoid the expense of building a bridge across a fast flowing river.

The man made hole in the canyon wall.

The rest of the canyon makes its way downstream for about a kilometre and on the banks there are a number of, what look to me like, alpine plants. I’m not very well informed on wild plants so I’d appreciate any comments as to what the plants are.

I’ve never seen these plants before. Any suggestions as to what they are would be welcome.

There was also a very incongruous looking symbol of the National Park. See the photograph below –

Also in the same area was a military museum informing visitors about the Defense Rangers of the local area, their history and equipment.

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