Båstnäs Car Cemetery

Photography by Clara Garrido

“Deep into the forests of the region of Värmland in Sweden, lies this well-hidden car cemetery. Hundreds of cars from the 40s, 50s, and 60s are spread out in the area, some of them covered with moss, with trees growing through them, stacked on top of each other or placed side by side.

The auto graveyard is said to be owned by a pair of reclusive brothers whose homes are also located on the swath of land. They do not seem to be interested in the spotlight, but they also do not seem to mind photographers coming to enjoy their jalopy collection. Yet they have very strict rules about taking anything away or messing with the cars at all really. Nailed to a door on one of the buildings are three seat covers scrawled with the owners’ message to visitors:

“This car cemetery is private property. You may still look, take pictures but DO NOT take away parts. Do not destroy or in any other way disrupt this place. If you open a car door, please shut it again so the next visitor get the same experience as you did!!

Know Before You Go
The Båstnäs Car Cemetery is located approximately 20 km south of the town of Töcksfors in Värmland, Sweden. There’s no public transportation so a car, bike or good hiking shoes are needed. Töcksfors can be reached by bus from the city of Karlstad, the bus ride is approximately 2 hours. Oslo is about as far away but a car is needed to go to Båstnäs from there.” Taken from Atlas Obscura

Photos by Clara Garrido

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