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Sights

Amazing views in and around the Black Mountains.

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he diabase from Lönsboda is unique in its kind. For more than a hundred years, the diabase has played a major role in the history of the countryside, and the black slide from Hägghult, just outside Lönsboda, has a good reputation internationally thanks to its recognized high quality. The nonprofit association Svarta Bergen takes care of the environment surrounding the old quarry that was laid down in 1989 and offers visitors guided tours, a magnificent view and a chance to unwind in a unique environment. – I am very biased at the moment, but it is a wonderful environment for walking and staying

in. It’s something completely unassuming, says Mari Arvidsson, restaurant and booking manager. – Some guests saw the sign down the road, drove here and exclaimed: “Wow, where have we landed somewhere?” It ended with that they ate lunch and lay on the rocks all day long. They said they would not leave from here. It describes this place quite well I think. It’s something magical with the stones, something very special, she continues. The rock eruption is still on going in a new quarry in the immediate vicinity. There is also the opportunity to enjoy the view in peace and quiet and visitors are offered the opportunity to go for a nice trip down the old quarry. – You see the area from another view and you understand the greatness in a new way. It’s

magical to see the quarry from that point of view, “says Mari Arvidsson. GUIDED TOURS

All old pictures, movies and, not least, the guided tours at the quarry create a link between past and present. There is a lot of artwork in the area that tells the story of Diabas and shows what it can be used for. – Just to come and enjoy the view and buy a glass of coffee, you do not have to pay an entrance fee. But I also really recommend a trip with one of our good guides - or with our new raft. The story behind this site is fantastic and uniquely preserved, says Mari Arvidsson.

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