In Åkerby Nature Reserve there is a highly productive forest which makes the ground rich in herbaceous plants. In spring, the pink blooms of Mezereon appear and in early summer you can smell the strong fragrance of Lily of the valley. The plants take nutrition from the seeping water in the ground. The area is 0.7 square kilometres in size.
There is a small parking space beside the road from where the trail begins.
Åkerby Nature Reserve lies about 25 kilometres northwest of Boden, in Boden Municipality, on the left bank of the Lule river. It lies about 3 km south of the village of Åkerby.