Evagraven is probably the most famous of the Messlingen ravines. It is located 2 km west from the Rock Paintings at the Ruändan fell. A legend says that a Lapp woman by the name of Eva died in the ravine in a snowstorm, thus giving a name to this impressive ravine. The ravine is deep and sometimes the snow at the bottom doesn’t melt all summer. Evagraven is easy to reach from the Ruvallen summer farm and in the short summer months, there is normally a steady stream of tourists visiting the place. But even in the peak season, it never gets crowded!
For more information, see Funäsdalen Treasure Hike 6.
If you’re interested in reading more about Evagraven, check out my blog post about the ravine.
Directions: Drive to the Ruvallen summer farm (toll road) two km east from Messlingen. The trails are well marked and you can choose between Evagraven, Fiskhålsgraven and the rock paintings, or do all three of them as one hike. If you don’t want to take the toll road, you can also reach Evagraven by foot from Messlingen (follow the Fiskhålsgraven trail at first, from there it’s signed to Evagraven). This option adds 4 km to the hike (roundtrip).
Distance: 1.5 km from Ruvallen to Evagraven, 6 km for Ruvallen – Evagraven – rock paintains – Ruvallen, 7.5 km for a roundtrip Ruvallen – Fiskhålsgraven – Evagraven – rock paintings – Ruvallen