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Bodträskfors is a small, former mill town, beautifully situated at the confluence of the Lule River and Bodträskån, with Harads on the opposite side of the river. The village’s history is marked by the growth of the timber industry in the 19th century, and many of the houses are former workers’ dwellings. Today the site is a mature residential area with a handful of mechanical, transportation and food businesses. From Bodträskfors, it is cycling distance to Harads where there is a grocery store, general store, library, gas station and mail delivery. It is home to 226 people.

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  • 1. River and stream The village's location at the confluence of river and stream makes it easy to use the waterways for recreational activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing and swimming. There are plenty of great trails and snowmobile routes. Along the Flarkån, felled trees testify to the beaver's presence.
  • 2. Kamrum sports arena A stone's throw from the river is the Kamrum sports ground, run by the Harads sports association. The association provides football training for children and young people, organizes ski races, cycling races and cross-country running races. The association also offers activities for asylum seekers.
  • 3. The forest Bodträskfors is surrounded by vast woodlands with hiking trails, snowmobile trails and forest lakes. Ski tracks and snowmobile trails are managed by the Harads Sports Association and the Edefors Snowmobile Association.
  • 4. Haradsbadet In the middle of the Lule River, on Prästholmen between Harads and Bodträskfors, is Haradsbadet. With its shallow sandy bottom, it is a beach for the whole family.
  • 5. Associations Edeforsbygden is characterized by a vibrant association life. Bodträskfors all-activity association has a clubhouse that can be booked for various events.

About the area

Bodträskfors is named after Bodträskån, which with its flow and water powered saw mill (established in 1845) was a key factor for the emerging wood industry. Through forces such as Baron Samuel Gustav Hermelin and later colonel/industrial magnate Carl Otto Bergman, Bodträskfors mill grew with a mill, power station and brickworks. The production met a high demand for timber in Europe, and Bergman secured the supply of timber by acquiring the right to harvest. The sawmill also produced timber for the reconstruction of the city of Luleå after the great fire of 1886. The mansion that Bergman had built remains today as a reminder of the period of use. The building, now painted yellow, was pink when it was built and was surrounded by an extensive park with wood-fired greenhouses and an orangery. There were also stables for the mill’s working horses and barracks for the workers. The street name Tempelbacken is a reference to the gazebo that belonged to the manor house, which was filled with music from a brass band. The timber industry characterized the village until the 1960s, when timber began to be transported by truck. Today, Bodträskfors is a quiet and rural ‘suburb’ of Harads with small houses and family businesses. The latest development is an ice cream factory, which complements the berry processing in the premises that used to be the village’s ICA store.


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