Bälingeberget is a nature reserve just outside Luleå.
After the ice sheet melted about 10,000 years ago, the earth's surface was depressed by its weight and the sea level was 230 meters higher than today.
Over the millennia, the earth's surface has risen and is still doing so today at 9mm/year.
Out of the sea rose islands that today can be seen as mountains. You can see how Bälingeberget was worn by the sea and its storms.
Fields of cobblestones and boulders, seawalls and caves formed by the sea characterize Bälingeberget.
A rich plant and animal life with various lichens, herbs, berry leaves and pine trees that can be up to 400 years old can be seen on the mountain. Hares, martens, foxes, moose and bears roam the forests.
A rich birdlife such as owls, and small birds can also be seen.
Together with our huskies, we hike along a marked path to the top where we enjoy the view and a good coffee around an open fire before we hike back down. The trip takes 2-3 hours.