Softly nestled between forested mountains next to the river, Älvsbynis, not without reason, called Norrbotten’s gem. This originated in an analogy between Älvsbyn’s top down view and a gemstone, with the glittering azure strip on one edge encased by high and steep mountains. It’s also home to Storforsen. With an average flow of 250 m3/s, the rapids are one of the biggest in Europe. The rapids stretch over a distance of 5 km in which it drops 82 meters 60 of which are a single waterfall.
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