Most Swedish forests are covered by mosses. These small rather simple organisms have important ecological roles, especially regarding to water and nutrient cycling. Last week, my friend Caitlin suggested going to Fjällnora, a natural area with 3 lakes surrounded by a quite conserved fragment of boreal forest covered by an endless moss carpet. It is located 20 km east from Uppsala, and can be reached either by bus or car. In summer people use to go there to swim, but in winter is popular for ice skating over the lake- which we enjoyed a lot. Here are some pictures of it. I feel like breathing pure air again just by looking at them.