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A once in a lifetime journey Inlandsbanan and Hurtigruten in one trip

Sápmi – a journey to the land of the Samis Inlandsbanan’s new travel brochure – 68 pages of hints and tips for your journey!


Welcome to Inlandsbanan! How lovely that you’re looking at our new brochure! Thanks to the tips we’ve received from helpful travellers, the Inlandsbanan 2012 brochure is even more packed with information than before. The brochure lets you look at all the good things in store in our various package tours, and tells you what you can choose and what it costs. In short, all the travel information you need in order to be able to plan your journey in good time. In order for you to be able to create a tailor-made journey to suit you, we want to give you as much and as inspiring information as possible about sights, activities and accommodation in the various municipalities along Inlandsbanan. Regardless of whether you are an adventurer travelling by yourself or someone looking for a ready-made package, we dare to promise that you will have a different and eventful trip with a live nature documentary showing outside the train window. If you also like meeting people, it might be a good idea to have a few opening lines up your sleeve.

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Contents: Inlandsbanan – past, present and future Work on building Inlandsbanan began in 1907, but it would take until 1937 before the railway was finally opened in the little village of Kåbdalis. Since then much has happened. Today, Inlandsbanan is a tourist attraction in the Swedish interior, with more and more travellers interested in finding out how the historic railway developed. Page 4–8

Gems along the railway The backpack was packed, the Inlandsbanan card was in the outer pocket and I was getting excited about the trip ahead. This is how Mi Edvinsson begins the journal of her trip on Inlandsbanan. Follow along with her and you, too, can discover how wonderful Sweden’s interior is. Page 32–35

Exclusive Jokkmokk dressed in winter white Inlandsbanan is much more than just a summertime experience. Come along with us on some of our winter tours, when the landscape is covered in snow. As of this year, we also offer a weekend package tour to the classic Jokkmokk Winter Market. Page 50–51

Municipalities along the railway Tips from Kristinehamn to Gällivare ........................................... Page 10–31

Activities & Experiences A selection of things to do along the way .................................. Page 36–37

Our experience packages Find your personal favourite, with or without a tour leader ........ Page 39–53

Accommodation along Inlandsbanan Tips about places to stay and types of accommodation ........... Page 54–61

Everything about your trip Useful things to know, prices and discounts, timetables with departures and stops ....................................... Page 64–67

Published by: Inlandsbanan Turism AB, Tel. +46 (0)771-53 53 53, info@inlandsbanan.se, www.inlandsbanan.se. Production: Mooi Reklambyrå, www.mooi.se. Photos: Cover, Sverker Berggren. Inlandsbanan – Anna Frykman, Kai-Uwe Och, Sverker Berggren, Göran Granström. Västerbottens Länsmuseum - Lekmarks samling, Galgbackens Islandshästar, Jan Ahl och Sven Ballovarre. Kristinehamn & Filipstad – Qyvind Lund, Sara Virkky Björnberg, Ann-Britt Hedlund | Vansbro – Andreas Hansson, Arne Johansson, Henrik Källbäcks | Mora – Zornsamlingarna, Krister Larsson, Mora Kommun | Orsa – Kola Productions, Anders Björklund | Ljusdal – Stefan Henriksson, Per G Eriksson, Annika Eriksson | Härjedalen – Härjedalens kommun | Berg – Rasmus Eriksson, Lena Håkansson, Jack Andersen, Bergs bildarkiv | Östersund – Tina Staffrén, Jamtli, Moose Garden | Strömsund – Tommy Andersson, Fjellfotografen, Ann-Louise Hansson, Siberian Adventurés Northern Sweden | Dorotea – Magnus Ström, Roger Pålsson | Vilhelmina – Magnus Ström, Sven-Åke Risfjell, Sara Norman, Sune Andersson | Storuman – Andreas Johansson, Curt Mönch, Roland Nilsson, Duncan Kemp | Sorsele – Lena Eliasson, Håkan Lundström, Leopold Sjöström | Arjeplog – Rolf Sundberg, Peter Manner | Arvidsjaur – Peter Manner | Jokkmokk – Dan Ojanlatva, Margaretha Dahl Sandling | Gällivare – Anna Johansson, Gällivare turistbyrå. Translation: SkanText Gert Imbeck Advertising sales: Säljstyrkan AB, Östersund, www.saljstyrkan.se. Printing: Sörmlands Grafiska auf Papier mit Umweltsiegel. We are not liable for any changes that may arise after the brochure has been printed, for printing errors nor for any price increases outside our control, such as foreign exchange fluctuations, devaluations and any other force majeure.

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When the journey is the destination – travel on your own or book a package tour

Inlandsbanan runs between Kristinehamn in the south and Gällivare in the north. The 1,300-kilometre journey is packed with opportunities to explore the Swedish interior. There is plenty of time to enjoy all that the journey has to offer and you can create your own itinerary based entirely on your individual interests and preferences. You spend the day travelling and get off to eat and sleep. The train stops for food and coffee and to take in places of interest along the route. Inlandsbanan package tours are a simple and comfortable way to enjoy the complete experience. Both travel and hotel accommodation are booked and organised when you pay for the package. Selected activities are included but you are able to choose everything else that you would like to do on your journey. You can find all our package tours later in the brochure. If you would rather explore Inlandsbanan independently then try the Inlandsbanan Card, our own Interrail pass. It is valid for 14 days and you plan your own route, decide where you will stop and for how long. You might prefer to travel on one or more short sections of the railway in which case you can buy a ticket for each individual journey. We are happy to help you find the option that suits you best.

Unlimited travel for 14 days on Inlandsbanan – and on the mountain buses! Using the Inlandsbanan Card – our very own Interrail pass – you can create your own 14-day itinerary for a very reasonable price. The card, priced SEK 1,595 for the period 4 June to 26 August, can be booked in advance. Seat reservations are not included with the Inlandsbanan Card. If you want to ensure a seat on the train you can book in advance at a cost of SEK 50 per journey section. Two children under 16 travel free when accompanied by an adult, and seats can also be booked for children. New this year! The upper age limit for young people has been raised to 25 years from the earlier limit of 19 years. Youths aged 16–25 and students enjoy a 25% discount while senior citizens are entitled to 10% off. If you want to travel for a little while longer you can buy an extra week for only SEK 400/card/adult. The card is also valid on the “mountain buses”, see www.inlandsbanan.se or contact the booking office for more information. 4 Inlandsbanan

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Book your ticket or package tour in good time. There are only a limited number of places on our package tours. It is also possible to buy the Inlandsbanan Card and travel tickets onboard the trains or from www.inlandsbanan.se.

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Helsingborg

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Hässleholm Perstorp

Trelleborg

Ryd

Tingsryd

Karlshamn

Landskrona

Malmö

Fårösund

Västervik Visby

Hultsfred Byxelkrok

Oskarshamn

Högsby

Gotland

Lenhovda

Hovmantorp

Lagan

Örkelljunga

Höganäs

Ankarsrum

Burgsvik

Nybro

Borgholm

Hoburg

Knäred

Mörrumsån

Ängelholm

Vimmerby

Vetlanda

Växjö

Ljungby Laholm Båstad

Valdemarsvik

Gamleby

Torup

Halmstad

Nynäshamn

Oxelösund

Söderköping

Virserum

Oskarström

Nyköping

Kisa

Åseda

Falkenberg

Norrköping

Åtvidaberg

Tranås

Gränna Ulricehamn

Kinna

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Norrtälje

Märsta

Linköping

Mjölby

Boxholm

Alingsås

Varberg

Örebro

Finspång

Göta

Tidaholm

Borås

Kungsbacka

Eskilstuna

Hallstavik Edsbro

Rimbo

Trosa

Motala

Falköping

Göteborg

Uppsala

Hallstahammar Köping

Katrineholm

Askersund

Vänersborg

Mölndal

Östhammar

Sala

Arboga

Lövstabruk

Tierp

Avesta

Mariestad

Trollhättan Skövde

Kungälv

Fagersta

Dalälven

Hjälmaren

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Karlskoga

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Bergby

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Storfors

Kristinehamn

Söderhamn

Ockelbo

Filipstad

Karlstad

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Sandviken

Borlänge

Hällefors

Hudiksvall

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Ytterhogdal

Tandsjöborg

Torsby

Holmsund

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Öland Grönhögen

Karlskrona Ronneby

Kristianstad

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Östersund

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Our successful twice daily departures will continue to operate again this year. We will, for a period of five weeks during the peak season, offer twice daily departures on the sections Mora–Östersund and Östersund–Storuman, in both directions. This offers you, the traveller, more choice and gives you more time to see and experience inland Sweden. You will find the timetables on page 67, or on www.inlandsbanan.se

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Good food is part of a good holiday experience. There are no restaurants on Inlandsbanan’s coaches or trains. Instead, we stop on the way for meals and coffee breaks at restaurants and snack bars with which we have service agreements. You will be able to choose from menus full of local specialities onboard and your train hosts will take your orders onboard. You pay the food supplier directly. The menu will also state whether you will be served in a restaurant, or whether it is a takeaway meal. You can enjoy your take-away al fresco, but you are also welcome to have your food onboard. Also, remember to buy something to drink, especially on a hot day. The timetable will tell you where and for how long we will stop.

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Package tours on Inlandsbanan almost always start with an overnight stay in the town where the journey begins. Take the opportunity to see as much as possible of what the place has to offer and arrive early. Visit the local tourist information offices for tips on the journey. The packages also include the Inlandsbanan Card, which is valid for 14 days, so take the opportunity to stay an extra night or two on the way home and experience more along Inlandsbanan.

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Let your curiosity lead the way, you are your own tour leader! Let your inner explorer take over and be your own tour leader. Get the best out of most things on your journey with Inlandsbanan. The tourist information offices in the places along the way are happy to help and have expert knowledge of what there is to see and discover in the municipalities. They can offer tips that help make your trip as full of experiences and as memorable as you would like it to be. Let your adventure begin straightaway; on pages 10–31 you can read about what there is to see and discover in the various municipalities along Inlandsbanan.

The train host – your friend onboard the train All Inlandsbanan trains and coaches have knowledgeable, helpful train hosts. They will help you with tickets and will take care of orders for meals and snacks. They are there for you and if possible will help you resolve practical issues. They will tell you about the places and scenery through which you are travelling. The hosts remain onboard the train/ coach and do not accompany you on excursions or to your accommodation.

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100 years Östersund–Ulriksfors, ready 1912 90 years Östersund–Sveg, ready 1922 In 1907 work began on building the railway north from Östersund towards Ulriksfors. To begin with, materials were transported by horse and cart along the railway, but once the tracks had been laid it was possible to transport materials by rail. While the work was going on, in 1910 Parliament decided to build the Porjus hydroelectric plant by Stora Lule river, which was to make it possible to supply electricity to Malmbanan between Kiruna and the national border. In order to facilitate transports to the power plant construction site, it was decided to build a work track from Gällivare to Porjus, which later was to be integrated with Inlandsbanan. In December 1912 the line between Östersund and Ulriksfors entered service. In 1913 work started on the section Brunflo– Sveg along Inlandsbanan. Despite the First World War having broken out in autumn 1914, work along the railway could continue without too much interruption. At last, in September 1922, the railway between Sveg and Brunflo could be opened after the last section from Åsarna down to Sveg had been completed. Text taken from “Inlandsbanan. A railroad through Swedens’s past. A journey into the future of Sweden”. On sale on board the trains and in the Travel Shop in Östersund. www.inlandsbanan.se


Sights with a difference You can expect to see some slightly unusual things on your journey. From wild animals along the railway line to an abandoned bear’s den. We will stop there and the train host will take you out into the forest to tell you more about the bears and their way of life. You can even crawl into the den, if you are small enough, and brave enough. We will also stop to have a look at selected museums on the journey with Inlandsbanan. At the railway station in Sorsele you can take a journey in time through the 100-year history of Inlandsbanan. Meet navvies, smallholders, protestors and other people along the railway. At the Navvy Museum in the Moskosel station building you can learn about the everyday lives of the navvies. You can also view and buy local handicrafts before continuing the journey. In Långbans Gruvby, mining has been taking place since the 16th century. Here you can see exciting exhibitions and an old industrial setting with foundry and workers’ cottages. Lesjöfors is an industrial heritage museum that also provides an authentic vision of a bygone society. The settings make you feel as if you are stepping back into another time.

Souvenirs! at our shop at the station in Östersund you can buy train tickets and get more information, but you can also find brochures about many municipalities along Inlandsbanan and pick up some souvenirs. We stock a number of books about Inlandsbanan, ranging from travel guides to beautifully illustrated and historical guides. A book makes a perfect present, as well as being something you buy as a memento of the journey. The shop also sells our cute mascots – the dancing elk and bear that have long been part of the Inlandsbanan brand. You can also find environmentally friendly bags, T-shirts, postcards, magnets and key rings with Inlandsbanan motifs. Some souvenirs can also be bought from the train hosts onboard the trains.

Winter on Inlandsbanan Inlandsbanan contInues to operate a service in the winter too. There is a weekend shuttle service from Östersund via Sveg down to Mora and back. There are two different journeys to Jokkmokk Winter Market and a Winter package tour with the option to finish off with a cruise on Hurtigruten. Every winter Inlandsbanan offers a few Themed trips and we operate a service to Jokkmokk market every year. For several years we have been operating a return shuttle service between Gällivare and Jokkmokk, with departure in the morning, and a return journey in the afternoon. This service operates on Market Fridays and Saturday every year during Jokkmokk Winter Market. Together with Länstrafiken Inlandsbanan operates a weekend shuttle service between Östersund and Sveg from September until the beginning of June. New this year is that the service has been extended down to Mora! Länstrafiken fares and cards apply and tickets are bought on the train. For a timetable, see www.inlandsbanan.se

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Travelling with Children INCREASING NUMBERS of families with children are beginning to appreciate the joys of travelling on Inlandsbanan. One reason is the freedom it gives families. You can stop off when you want to enjoy fun activities together. There is lots to choose from, so everyone in the family will gain something from the journey. Experiences range from renting a bike and visiting

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museums, elk farms and reindeer centres, to meeting a Sami family, feeding reindeer and maybe sleeping under reindeer skins in a traditional Sami tent. Nature is also full of magnificent experiences that cost nothing, such as sleeping in tents, hiking and, in some places, fishing. You can feel free to move around during the journey and it is actually quite OK “to

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have ants in your pants�. There is always something happening on the train, there are stops for food and drink and stops to look at interesting sights along the way. If you are lucky you might be able to meet the engine driver when the train is stationary. Families particularly appreciate the fact that two children under the age of 16 travel free with each fare-paying adult.


Please come in to the office or get in touch! You can buy and collect your tickets here and choose between paying cash or using a card. In the shop you will find souvenirs from Inlandsbanan, books as well as other nice, little items. Take the time to buy a souvenir, send a postcard or pick up a present for the folks back home. We can provide you with more information such as travel brochures and maps for the entire Inlandsbanan area. We are located in the wing of Östersund railway station, entrance under the clock. Are you finding it difficult to choose a tour or to find one that is right for you? Get in touch, we will be pleased to help you find the right solution for you. Welcome! Give a gift card This is the perfect present for those who have everything (or almost everything). You can give a fixed amount to be used towards a ticket purchase, an Inlandsbanan Card or a package tour. The gift card is valid for two years and the recipient can choose when to use it. Please contact us so we can help arrange the best option for you. You can email us at info@inlandsbanan.se or phone +46 (0)771-53 53 53.

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Standard opening hours Monday–Friday 09.00–16.00 Closed for lunch 12.00–13.00

Seasonal opening hours 4/6–24/8 Monday–Friday 06.45–18.00 Saturday–Sunday 06.45–14.00

Closed during the Midsummer weekend (22-23 June) and weekends from 29 July

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Karlshamn

Landskrona

Malmö

Ankarsrum

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Oskarshamn

Högsby

Sölvesborg

Tomelilla

Gotland Burgsvik

Nybro

Borgholm Färjestaden

Kalmar

Öland Grönhögen

Karlskrona Ronneby

Kristianstad

Lund

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Västervik

Hultsfred

Knäred

Örkelljunga

Höganäs

Helsingborg

Valdemarsvik

Lenhovda

Hovmantorp

Lagan

Nynäshamn

Söderköping

Virserum Åseda

Växjö

Nyköping Oxelösund

Gamleby

Vetlanda

Oskarström

Ljungby

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Laholm Båstad

Norrköping

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Södertälje

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Åtvidaberg

Jönköping

Svenljunga

Ängelholm

Örebro

Tranås

Gränna Ulricehamn

Gislaved

Märsta

Linköping

Mjölby

Boxholm

Kinna

Falkenberg

Eskilstuna

Hallstavik Edsbro

Rimbo

Köping

Finspång

Göta

Falköping

Alingsås

Varberg

Västerås Enköping Hallstahammar

Trosa

Motala

Borås

Kungsbacka

Östhammar

Uppsala

Sala

Arboga

Lövstabruk

Tierp

Avesta

Mariestad

Vänersborg

Göteborg

Dalälven

Hjälmaren

Lidköping

Mölndal

Fagersta

Katrineholm

Askersund

Trollhättan Skövde

Kungälv

Älvkarleby

Hallsberg

Laxå

Mellerud

Uddevalla

Gävle

Hofors

Ludvika

Frövi

Karlskoga

Bergby

Sandviken

Säter Hedemora

Storfors

Karlstad

Söderhamn

Svärdsjö

Borlänge

Hällefors

Kristinehamn

Härnösand

Sundsvall

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Ockelbo

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Filipstad

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Lingbo

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Holmsund

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Island hopping on Lake Vänern Go island hopping in the Lake Vänern archipelago in Värmland! You can go on expeditions, go swimming in the lake, have a barbecue or go camping and then take the boat back or move on to another island. You can also enjoy the view of the Picasso sculpture from the lake, or board the historic ship Christine av Bro and go for a Pirate tour or an Archipelago tour on the glimmering Lake Vänern. New for 2012: take a boat trip through the inner archipelago to Karlstad. More information about boats, islands and tours is available on www.öluff.se

Kristinehamn Värmland County

This cosy and idyllic place in the inland archipelago fits the bill whether you are looking for an active holiday or just want to take it easy and relax.

Visitor information Kristinehamns Tourist Information Office Södra Torget 3 +46 (0)550-881 87 turist@kristinehamn.se www.kristinehamn.se

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Picasso sculpture “We made a detour to see the Picasso sculpture. For our group of four people Kristinehamn was an unknown chapter. The car journey from the centre to the Picasso sculpture was a real highlight. What a fantastically beautiful Vänern bay with so many lovely residential areas!” If you don’t

have a car you can go by bike, take a kayak, or go by taxi or bus along the Lake Vänern shore. There is a bus service to the sculpture from the railway station with departures at 18.35 and 20.00 Mon-Fri. Bus tickets to be booked by telephone on +46 (0)771-32 32 00 no later than 1 hour before departure.

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… Lake Vänern has 22,000 islands, rocks and islets. … the surface of the Picasso sculpture is so hard that it is said it will last for 2,000 years. “That’s plenty,” said Picasso.

Vilhelmina

Östersund

Mora

Filipstad Kristinehamn

Filipstad Filipstad – an active holiday in a peaceful environment Filipstad is focusing on the Kalhyttan recreational area (kalhyttan.se) by building a holiday village and developing activities for summer as well as winter. The area will become a multiuse arena for the future with particular focus on health & wellness. You will discover wellbeing for body and soul on a hike through the nature conservation area Brattforsheden, which

offers such gems as ravines with a rainforest feel, dead ice holes with turquoise water, sand dunes, and unique flora and fauna. Both easy nature trails and more taxing hikes await you. In Saxån you will find perhaps the most scenic golf course in Sweden. The course comprises undulating forest and parkland. The home improvement show Sommartorpet,

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fronted by Ernst Kirchsteiger, was recorded in Saxån in these beautiful surroundings. You are most welcome to come and have a look.

Did you know that … … Långban has one of the widest varieties of mineral species in the world.

Värmland County

Filipstad is not just a small town idyll, wilderness, minerals, crispbread, Nils Ferlin, foundries, mines, Trollstigen troll trail, fishing, rafting, panning for gold, treasure hunts, manor houses, camping, but much, much more …

Visitor Information Filipstad Tourist Information Office Viktoriagatan 8 +46 (0)590-613 54 turism@filipstad.se www.filipstad.se/turism

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Enjoy a coffee at a lovely café Vansbro has activities for all the family, including inspection trolleys, swimming, hiking, golf, fishing and gliding. You can step off the Inlandsbanan coach and enjoy a bite at one of the restaurants or a coffee at a café. On Järnvägsgatan in central Vansbro there are heritage buildings marked with plaques, a splendid railway station and an engine shed. The Engine Shed (Lokstallet) houses Vansbro Tourist Information Office and shops, as well as Gunde Svan’s prize collection and an exhibition featuring memorabilia from his skiing career. At Herrgården in Vansbro you can see commemorative tablets for the winners of the Vansbro swimming events Vansbrosimningen and the women’s swimming competition Tjejsimmet. In the centre of town you can see Vansbro’s own ”Walk of fame”, where well-known local people such as Gunde Svan and Björn Skifs have their names engraved. At Dala-Järna Konstgård art gallery and the Holst Museum you can see many fine pieces and an exhibition of wooden birds. In the village of Sågen, 30 km south of Vansbro, is a geological and technical museum, where the village’s rich history of inventiveness is on display with various machines manufactured by the local inhabitants.

Vansbro Dalarna County

In western Dalarna the beautiful river Västerdalälven cuts through a landscape where land that has been cultivated since the Stone Age is interspersed with modern industrial areas and old foundry communities. Fertile soils, glittering waters and adorable greenery are characteristic of the area. The municipality comprises four communities along the river; Vansbro, Dala-Järna, Nås and Äppelbo. In the southern parts of the municipality is Finnmarken with its riveting history.

Did you know that … … this is the venue for the world’s largest swimming competition – Vansbrosimningen. … Dala-Järna art gallery houses the world’s smallest Dalahästen wooden horse. … Trollbröllopet (The Troll Wedding) – Sweden’s oldest village play – takes place in Äppelbo.

Visitor information Vansbro Tourist Information Office Lokstallet, Magasinsvägen 1 780 50 Vansbro +46 (0)281-752 60 info@visitvansbro.se www.vansbro.se

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Arvidsjaur

Vilhelmina

Östersund

Mora

Vansbro Kristinehamn

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Many events If you enjoy theatre and culture, you’ve come to the right place. On 22 June you can join in the Midsummer celebrations and on 23–24 June it is time for Musik i Ladan, an opera with musicians from the Swedish Royal Court Orchestra. The summer play Ingmarsspelen is performed 14–17 June and is based on Selma Lagerlöf’s novel Jerusalem. The village play Trollbröllopet (The Troll Wedding) in Äppelbo on 10–12 August, tells the story of how the inhabitants of Äppelbo got their beautiful bridal crown. The largest airshow in Northern Europe is held at Dala-Järna airport every three years. This year it will take place on 10–12 August.

Swim Vansbro! One of the world’s largest swimming events – Vansbrosimningen – takes place on 6–8 July. There is a race suitable for everyone – practised swimmers, keep-fit enthusiasts, children, young people and competitive swimmers. During the three days of the competition, Vansbro is transformed into a throng of happy swimmers and huge numbers of swimming spectators. The event is a real festival with lots of other activities for the whole family! You’re invited, too!

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Mora

Dalarna County

Discover the Zorn collections Anders Zorn was born in Mora in 1860 and married Emma Lamm in 1885. Anders had an exceptional career as an artist. His reputation internationally, as well as his wealth, was primarily derived from his career as a portrait painter. Among others, he painted three American presidents. In 1896 Zorn and his wife came back home to Mora and the Zorn House. The Zorn couple had a great influence on the development of Mora, as well as the preser-

vation of old traditions, music and ways of dressing. These had started to disappear at this time, so the couple made a large contribution to cultural history. In 2011 the Zorn Collections, which comprise the Zorn museum, the Zorn House, the Textile Museum and Gopsmor, are popular tourist destinations. In the museum visitors can admire Zorn’s magnificent paintings, etchings and other collections. For instance, his

collection of silver is one of the largest in the country. The Zorn House is the Zorns’ home, preserved the way it looked when they lived there. The Textile Museum has old as well as more recent traditional textiles, regional costumes and embroideries on display, as well as exhibitions on this theme. Gopsmor is Zorn’s open-air studio by the shore of the Österdalälven river. Find out more at www.zorn.se

Mora lies on the north shore of Lake Siljan, on the headland where the Österdalälven river meets the lake. Today Mora is the hub in a successful region whose cornerstones are tourism, technology and commerce. As a visitor to Mora you will find something to entertain you all year round and many activities are close to the centre. Obvious destinations include the Zorn House, the Vasaloppet museum and Mora shopping centre. Tingsnäsbadet beach, close to central Mora, is a summertime gem. In winter there is a 2.5 km long, ploughed ice skating track.

Did you know that ... … the company Mora of Sweden manufactures around 3 million knives and 100,000 ice drills in Mora each year. … the Vasaloppet week attracts more than 50,000 skiers each year. … all classic Dalahästen wooden horses that you can see pretty much everywhere are made in Mora.

Visitor information Siljan Turism AB www.siljan.se Mora Tourist Information Office Strandgatan 14 +46 (0)250-59 20 20 mora@siljan.se

Vasaloppet Summer Week

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The Vasaloppet week in Mora is a world famous event that attracts more than 50,000 skiers every winter. An event in the same vein which is growing in popularity at a rate of knots is Vasaloppet Summer Week, which is held at the beginning of August. Just as in winter, the focus is on events in and around the Vasaloppet arena. The CykelVasan bike race is a recreational race in classic terrain. The race focuses on distance (90 km, 45 km and 30 km events), rather than technical difficulty, and this is an MTB race that suits most cyclists. Other activities during the week are Vasastafetten, a huge running relay from Sälen to Mora, and the Nordic Walking event StavgångsVasan, which is an exercise activity and not a timed event.

The Dalahästen wooden horse was first created in the villages around Mora in the early 19th century. It was originally whittled as a toy for children, but later it was appreciated as handicraft. Some people specialised in whittling the horse and were able to make a living that way. The horse became a commodity and was sometimes used as currency. The special painting became a signature for the Mora horse. A technique was developed using two colours on the brush which results in the world renowned coloration. Today there are three companies in Mora whose production to a large extent comprises Dalahästen horses. Why not visit them at www.grannas.com, www.nohemlojd.se, www.farnashemslojd.se.

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Arvidsjaur

Vilhelmina

Östersund

Mora

Kristinehamn

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Orsa

Dalarna County In Orsa you travel through four climate zones, from a gentle, undulating cultural landscape with a view by Lake Orsasjön and Lake Siljan to barren wilderness with bogs and mountains in the northern parts. There are a number of good reasons to stop over in Orsa. A meteorite strike 365 million years ago created a fantastic cultural landscape. Otherwise Orsa is best known for music and the Bear Park. Here you will find beautiful vistas, fantastic swimming and one of Europe’s most interesting zoos, unique for its large enclosures for Siberian tigers and polar bears, among others. For music lovers Orsa in the summer is an Eldorado with live music every day, culminating in the crazy street musician festival Orsayran.

Did you know that … … Lake Orsasjön is part of the ”Siljan Ring” which was formed through a meteorite impact 365 million years ago. … musical all-rounder Kalle Moraeus also runs a wood products company, where he makes ”instrument cases” (transport boxes for musical instruments). … the sandy beach at Orsa Camping is around 800 metres long.

Orsa Camping – ”The Riviera of Dalarna”, location for the ”Moraeus med mera” show Only one kilometre from the railway station lies Orsa Camping, known as ”The Riviera of Dalarna”. Perhaps a slight exaggeration, but the one kilometre long sandy beach is wonderful, beautifully framed by Lake Orsasjön, blue mountains and open pine forest. There are lots of activities. The long sandy beach is shallow and lovely for swimming. You can hire pedalos, canoes,

and rowing boats. If you are looking for less shallow water to swim in, you can walk out to ”Ångbåtsudden”, one of the most beautiful places in Sweden. It is the location for the TV music show ”Moraeus med mera” and there is a beachside restaurant with a lovely view of the lake and mountains. The beach area near Orsa Camping is so large that you can choose whether to be right in the

centre of all activity or have a quiet and peaceful bit of beach all to yourself. Right next to the beach is Orsa Swimming Baths with lovely pools for both children and adults. Nearby there is minigolf and one of Sweden’s most modern bowling alleys, with twelve lanes and McGregors Sportbar. Welcome to Orsa swimming paradise! www.orsacamping.se

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Orsa Tourist Information Office/Siljan Tourism Dalagatan 1 794 30 Orsa +46 (0)250-55 25 50 Reservations: +46 (0)248-79 72 00 orsa@siljan.se www.siljan.se

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Arvidsjaur

Vilhelmina

Östersund

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Kristinehamn

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Orsayran – and other music festivals Orsayran is ”the world’s only organised spon-

taneous street festival”. Hundreds of musicians armed with everything from triangles to bagpipes invade the streets and cosy pavement cafes of Orsa for four Wednesdays in July and one in August. If you are lucky you will spot Kalle Moraeus in the crowd. Do you want to join in? Bu there are lots of other wonderful music events in Orsa in the summer, for instance ”Moraeus med mera”, Midsummer Pop, the Vattenfestivalen water festival and ”Rainbow Fields Festival and Gathering”. www.orsayran.se www.destinationorsa.se

World premiere for Kodiak bears! Orsa Björnpark in Grönklitt is the first animal

park outside the USA to welcome two orphaned Kodiak bear cubs. The Kodiak bear is the world’s largest land predator, and can weigh up to 800 kg and grow up to 3 metres tall! The bear cubs have been named Taquka and Shaguyik. The park is famous for allowing the animals to live naturally in large enclosures, and it is already home to brown bears, wolves, lynx, wolverines, Siberian tigers, Kamchatka bears, polar bears and snow leopards. www.orsabjornpark.se

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welcome to nd! the undergrou An exciting trip down into the world’s biggest underground iron-ore mine. We will take a bus direct from the Tourist Office into the mountain and down to the show mine LKAB InfoMine at a level of 540 metres. Daily departures June - August Age limit 6 years

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Ljusdal

Gävleborg County Welcome to history! Discover, learn and be amazed in the west of Ljusdal municipality. The area was home to energetic, well-travelled and enterprising people who pushed the boundaries of the times they lived in. Because they dared to be different and did things their own way, unique stories have been preserved to beguile visitors. Here, in the middle of nature, we invite you to learn about our culture. And of course you’ll have the chance to try such delicacies as bear meat and spruce shoot jelly if you start to feel hungry.

Did you know that ... … Ljusdal municipality is located in the centre of Sweden. … there are more than 1,000 lakes in Ljusdal municipality.

Visitor information Tourist Information Office Stationsgatan 2, Järvsö +46 (0)651-403 06 turism@ljusdal.se www.ljusdal.se/turism

”Bortom Åa” On the outskirts of Ljusdal municipality, deep in the heart of Orsa Finnmark, lies Fågelsjö Gammelgård, ”Bortom Åa”. The unique setting is not just one of the main points of interest in the municipality but in the entire county and hopefully also the world. The farmhouse is one of seven farmhouses in Hälsingland which have applied for Unesco World Heritage status because of their distinctive interior design features

and preserved interiors. What is unique about ”Bortom Åa” is that husband and wife Mårten and Kristina Persson built a new house based on a postcard they had received from America. The story goes that on Christmas Eve in 1910 the couple stepped out into the freezing cold, locked the door and walked across to the newly built America house and therefore left all their fixtures and fittings at ”Bortom Åa”. This is

what you, the visitor, will find today – a farmhouse intact as it stood in the early 1900s. The America house is now used as a café offering home baked bread and buns. In Fågelsjö there are lodges to hire as well as a Bed & Breakfast for visitors looking for accommodation. It is also possible to hire canoes and bikes. www.fagelsjo.nu

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Arvidsjaur

Vilhelmina

Östersund

Ljusdal Mora

Kristinehamn

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Above and below ground in Loos.

Vast and unspoilt

Travelators and stairs take you back in time 250 years into the subterranean world of Loos cobalt mine. The mine became world famous when Axel Fredrik Cronstedt discovered the element nickel here in 1751. Guided tours, exhibition and sales outlet. Above ground, visitors can pay a tasty visit to Lotta-Boden. Here you can enjoy cordials, jam, mulled wine and other treats that Lotta has prepared from nature’s bounty or buy some to take with you. Lotta has won both gold and silver medals for several of her products at the Swedish Artisan Food Championships. www.loosgruvan.se & www.lottaboden.se

To walk amongst old pine trees, to see how the forests open up to become a vast marshland where the cranes dance in the spring, to discover wild rapids with river pearl mussels, and to stand in the middle of endless darkness below a starry sky – all this is now possible following the expansion of Hamra National Park. It was one of Sweden’s first national parks when it was founded in 1909 and today it comprises around 1,400 hectares and contains 5 different hiking trails for visitors, with viewing towers, barbecue areas and wind shelters. And while you are there you will also have the opportunity to discover that the area is home to mosquitoes and midges as well as gnats. www.lansstyrelsen.se/gavleborg

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Härjedalen Jämtland County

A holiday with added value It is almost impossible to visit Härjedalen without wanting to get out into the open on a bike, to hike or to try some tempting fishing waters! Wherever you are in Härjedalen, nature is always just by the roadside, the cottage or the village. Exploring the landscape by trying one of the many activities on offer creates memories and feelings that you will carry with you for

a long time to come, and which may help you on the path to a new, more active way of life! Whether you are a novice or have had a bit more practice, you can also opt for riding, golf, canoeing or some form of hunting. Several places offer well-marked trails and maps for both easy and more advanced hikes and mountain bike trips. Perhaps you’ll catch

sight of an animal while you’re out and about, perhaps even a muskox? After a day on the go, you’ll want to end the day with some delicious food, mostly made from local produce, and why not relax in a spa.

Härjedalen municipality is Sweden’s fifth-largest municipality in terms of size, and with just over 10,000 inhabitants we have plenty of room for visitors! Härjedalen municipality in principle equates to the historical Härjedalen province. The municipal centre Sveg is located in eastern Härjedalen together with Ytterhogdal and Lillhärdal. The Funäsfjällen mountains make up western Härjedalen, and inbetween there is Hede, Vemdalen and Lofsdalen. Each area has its own character, from magnificent mountains to wide forest landscapes and fertile cultivated land.

Did you know that ... … Härjedalen is ”Sweden’s highest province” – 4/5 is situated more than 500 metres above sea level and some 40 peaks reach more than 1,000 metres above sea level. … Härjedalen has 5 golf courses, many offering a magnificent view of the mountains along the course. … author Henning Mankell grew up in Sveg.

Visitor information: Sveg Tourist Information Office Folkets Hus (Ljusneg. 1) +46 (0)680-107 75 info@svegsturistbyra.se www.svegsturistbyra.se www.herjedalen.se

Europe’s oldest tapestry

Close to the National Park

One of Europe’s most significant cultural treasures was discovered at the beginning of the last century in Överhogdal, just north of Ytterhogdal: five tapestries, the oldest sections of which date back to the 9th century! This makes them Europe’s best preserved Viking tapestries. The original can be seen at the Jamtli County Museum in Östersund. An exhibition at Överhogdal Old Farm has been created around the replicas of the Överhogdal tapestries, showing how the oldest tapestries were rediscovered, how they were once made and how they can be interpreted. Make time for a coffee in the cafeteria, and there is also a place for swimming!

The Sonfjället National Park is located in the middle of Härjedalen, and the characteristic silhouette of Sonfjället mountain is visible from large sections of the province. Sonfjället has one of the greatest bear population densities in the country, and one of the reasons for establishing the National Park was to create a protected habitat for the bears. At the foot of the mountain is Nyvallen mountain pasture, which is an excellent starting point for excursions into the National Park. This place also provides an insight into life on a mountain pasture, with grazing mountain cows, milking and production of butter and cheese. Have a coffee before you carry on with your journey, or buy some pasture foods to take home. Overnight stays in huts is available, and even the cows come in at night since there are so many bears …

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Arvidsjaur

Vilhelmina

Östersund

Sveg Mora

Kristinehamn

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Berg

Jämtland County Berg municipality offers good opportunities for activities and experiences all year round. Berg has a fantastic mixture of genuine mountain regions, forests, as well as the countryside around Lake Storsjön with its beautiful shores. The bestknown tourist destinations are the Ljungdalfjällen mountains, Gräftåvallen (Bydalsfjällen mountains) and Klövsjö-Storhogna (Destination Vemdalen). Ljungan offers good and varied fishing for fishing enthusiasts. Inlandsbanan stations include Åsarna, Svenstavik and Hackås.

Did you know that ... … Berg municipality has 1,200 km of snowmobile trails. … skiers from Åsarna IK athletics club have won 8 Olympic gold medals, 8 World Championship gold medals and 112 Swedish Championship gold medals (individual and relay). … Helags (1,796 m above sea level), Sweden’s highest mountain south of the Arctic Circle, is in Berg municipality. Länstrafiken operates a bus service to Ljungdalen from Åsarna.

The southern home of the Storsjö Monster When you stop over in Svenstavik you are in the ideal spot for a base for several different expeditions. Svenstavik also offers service and shopping. Hoverberget (approx. 7 km*) At the mountain that rises out of Lake Storsjön you can explore Sweden’s largest cleft cave (81 metres long, 25 metres high). From the top of the mountain you get a magnificent view and can see all the way to the mountains on the Norwegian border. Round off your visit with a nice cup of coffee in the Toppstugan café. Hovermo (approx. 15 km*) Hovermo farm and industrial museum is a treasure trove for anyone technically minded, but everyone can experience a real sense of nostalgia when

exploring what has been created here for four generations. This place is full of inventions for technical solutions, but also some that have been developed just for fun. Persåsen (approx. 20 km*) Nature, art and handicraft take centre stage in the manufacture of specially designed furniture, tools, utensils and ornaments made from forest gold. The Persåsen exhibitions include hundreds of square metres of Nordic handicraft, Jämtland works of art and art exhibitions. Genuine handicraft – each object is unique. (* Distance from Svenstavik station)

Hackås In Hackås you can visit Hackås church, a very interesting medieval church with splendid decorations and wall paintings that are of great historical value. The area around Hackås church is known as Heaven, and people have been walking the Jämtland-Norway Pilgrim Route here since time immemorial. Today it is the site for a pilgrim centre, steamboat museum and café. Strömbacka Mill from 1872 is one of the best preserved mills in the country. In the summertime a restaurant is open here and it is also the venue for the annual competition ”Årets näck”, where contestants compete for the title of male water-sprite of the year.

Visitor information Berg I-office, Svenstavik +46 (0)687-301 93 www.berg.se

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Arvidsjaur

Vilhelmina

Östersund

Svenstavik

Mora

Kristinehamn

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Food and views in Klövsjö

A 15 minute bus trip takes you to the Jämtland mountains! Klövsjö is in a startlingly beautiful location and it is easy to see why the village has been voted the most beautiful in Sweden. The village is heaven for those who enjoy locally produced food. The Kullens Gårdsmejeri dairy produces different kinds of cheeses made from milk produced from the animals on the mountain pasture. The Klövsjö Stenugnsbageri stone oven bakery bakes sourdough bread and cakes and pralines that can be sampled at the in-house café. Klövsjö Gårdsbryggeri brewery makes various kinds of beer. Don’t forget to visit the local heritage centre Tomtan, which dates back to the 1700s. Klövsjö is part of destination Vemdalen.

Gold, swimming and nature

Åsarna is a beautiful place to visit, with a good range of places to stay and eat, a new rollerskating rink, a ski museum, and good service. The tag Golden Village has come about because of the many international successes reaped by skiers from Åsarna IK sports club since the Wold Championships in 1970 until the present day. Rätan has beautiful sandy beaches, a heated outdoor pool and hiking trails through forests and along waterways. Around Röjan and Rätan there is the Sandnäsgrottan cave, Hammarede historic forest, and Klövsjö-Vemdalen golf course in Utanbergsvallarna, all surrounded by fantastic nature.

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Welcome to Överhogdal Överhogdal Old Farm

(Approx. 30 min. walk from the train stop) This exhibition shows how the 1,000-year-old tapestries were made and which materials were used. A guide is available on request. The cafeteria serves waffles, sandwiches, pies, etc. It also sells handmade goods and silver jewellery with motifs inspired by the tapestries. Open daily.

GammalBudd Local Heritage Museum (By the train stop) The museum dates from the 18th century and has an exhibition of utensils and tools, etc. Overnight stay on a straw mattress in the pasture hut. Refreshments served daily in July. A guide is available on request. For more information on activities, fishing, accommodation and guides, see www.overhogdal.se | Tel. +46 (0)680-821 24

Jamtli is going back to the 1970s. Why not join us for some time travelling! Unexpected things often happen at Jamtli – before you know it you have learnt lots about history through playing. Jamtli comprises an indoor museum with exhibitions, and an open air museum with historic buildings and farms. In the summertime the farms form the backdrop for fascinating historical re-enactments. In 2012 Jamtli is going back to the 1970s. You will meet the family living in a villa with a basement recreation room, visit grandma in the terraced flats for retired people, and experience solidarity with the young family in the green wave cottage. Above all, the theme park will offer play based on SVT’s original format for one of Sweden’s best loved children’s TV programmes, “Five ants are more than four elephants”! Time travel for the whole family from 24 July to 19 August 2012 – open every day in summer from 11.00 – 17.00. www.jamtli.com

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Östersund Jämtland county

Östersund is the little big city by the shore of Lake Storsjön, packed with adventures and events throughout the year. With a well-managed gastronomical heritage, cultural sights, sports events, music events and magnificent surroundings, Östersund is well worth a visit. The tourist information office is happy to share its knowledge about local gems, so please visit us to make the most of your stay.

Jamtli – an excursion in time and space At prize-winning Jamtli in Östersund, history comes to life every day in summer. Market stalls, a turn of the century shop and photography studios are open in the city block and role-playing actors take visitors on a time travel adventure involving play and fantasy. In the play and educational facilities children can learn about history through play. Choose between the children’s steam railway, the children’s dairy, where you can form your own pretend

Did you know that ... … Östersund was the only city to be established in Sweden in the 18th century. … Östersund was appointed Sweden Culinary Nation Capital for 2011. … Östersund is also known as the Winter City.

Östersund Turist & Kongress Rådhusgatan 44 +46 (0)63-14 40 01 turistbyran@ostersund.se www.visitostersund.se

Culture and food Arvidsjaur

Vilhelmina

Östersund

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getting there is by taking the slide through the tummy of the Storsjö Monster! In a subterranean landscape adventures and experiences await among Stone Age people, Samis, Vikings, and travelling farmers. The museum also has art exhibitions. In summer 2012 Jamtli will be unveiling a completely new historical setting based on a 1970s theme. ”The modern society 1975” will provide exciting experiences for young and old alike.

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cheeses, Lillbua, where you can be in charge of an oldfashioned grocery store, and the children’s energy play area where children and adults can discover the power of energy and make the digger work, for instance. A good tip for getting the most out of a visit is to join one of the three daily history walks. A walk with English commentary is available once a day. In the museum there are exhibitions that are open throughout the year. The most fun way of

Östersund is a city of food as well as culture. The tourist information office has information about current art exhibitions and cultural events in the city. Do collect a gallery map to help you find your way around. Östersund is located in the centre of Sweden’s culinary hotspot. With the city having been appointed Sweden Culinary Nation Capital for 2011 and Creative City of Gastronomy, it is now implementing a tourist promotion linked to the appointment. The concept is known as ”Join us for dinner” and means that our tourists are invited to visit a family in Östersund/Jämtland in their home. The guests will not only be offered a dinner with local overtones, but will also have the opportunity to spend time with their hosts, enabling the visitors to gain an insight into everyday life in Sweden as well Jämtland. Price from SEK 290/ person with bookings via www.visitostersund.se

Make your own adventures It is easy to be active here. Hire a bike from the tourist information office and make your way to Frösön, a cultural goldmine with wonderful views of the area around Lake Storsjön and home to many of our main sights, such as composer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger’s home Sommarhagen, Frösö Church and Frösö Zoo. If you want to go for a longer bike ride you can cycle to Moose Garden in Orrviken, where you will meet real moose and even get to stroke them. If you prefer the bus to bikes you can choose this mode of travel instead. Families with children love visiting Storsjöbadet pool and the adventure play areas Djungelhuset and Multi Challenge.

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The largest festival and market in Norrland

Among aeroplanes, vintage cars and military history. Exhibition of the year: Spies!

150,000 visitors 13-14-15-16 july

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Welcome to

IVARS CAR MUSEUM One of Europe’s foremost collections of vintage cars and motorcycles. Vehicles spanning the period 1906–1975. We welcome you to a memorable experience discovering the history of the automobile. Jörgen and Niklas Ericsson

Opening hours 16/6–26/8 2012: Weekdays 10.00–18.00 Weekends 11.00–17.00 Tel. +46 (0)671-105 62 For bookings at other times, please phone +46 (0)671-71 30 00

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Encounter Sami culture

At Ájtte, Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum in Jokkmokk. SUMMER OPENING HOURS 9–18 every day (18/6–20/8)

Visit Östersund’s adventure swimming pool with its excellent Östersunds facilities for adventure, Välkommen training and relaxation! We open at 10.00 every day!

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Normal opening hours Tue–Fri 10–16, Sat 10–14 Also Sundays 10–14 between 30/4–23/9 Closed evenings and public holidays

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Strömsund Jämtland County

Strömsund is the secondlargest town in Jämtland, 100 km north of Östersund and just five kilometres from the Ulriksfors train stop. Here the waterfalls cascade down from the mountains, through graceful valleys with fairytale forests and lush agricultural villages. The area gained fame throughout Sweden as a result of Beppe Wolgers’ film Dunderklumpen. On your journey with Inlandsbanan you will go past the centre of Hoting, where events include a market in June, a trotting week in July and a car meet in August. Do pay a visit to other places, such as Hammerdal, Gäddede, Backe and Rossön. Don’t forget the mountain bus that takes you to our beautiful mountain landscape.

Did you know that ... … Strömsund is one of four nationally approved wind power centres. … Strömsund municipality can lay claim to the title ’area with the world’s largest bear population density’ for brown bears.

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Learn about our traditions What is it we remember most about our travels? Well, the things we’ve seen, heard, smelled and tasted, of course. Up here, nature is our big larder. Up on the mountains there is grouse and reindeer, in the forests there is game such as elk and bear, in the rivers and lakes there is game fish such as salmon trout and char, but also perch, hake, grayling and whitefish. Traditions and artisan cooking are very

much alive and well here, with prize-winning cheeses and soft whey butter, well-baked flatbread, delicious delicatessen products, eggs from happy hens and ostriches, prison crisp rolls… Handicraft is an old tradition in Strömsund. This is evident from the range of crafts around, including smithies, potteries, furniture makers, artists and carpenters. There are a number of successful

small-scale artisan food businesses. For those looking to satisfy more than their palate, a trip down the Road of the Senses may be a revelation. In Hammerdal and surrounding villages, various craftspeople are holding open house for a few weeks in the summer. Farm dairies, egg producers, a smithy, a bakery and a joinery are some of the places you can visit.

Strömsund Tourist Information Office Storgatan 6 +46 (0)670-164 00 turistbyra@stromsund.se www.stromsund.se/vagardu

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Motoring history in Hoting

Ivars Motor Museum in Hoting has some 60 cars and some 40 motorcycles, and is one of the best and largest motor museums in Europe. They have rarities such as a Mercedes Benz 300 SL with the so-called gull wing and King Gustav VI Adolf’s Daimler Princess with chassis from Vanden Plas. Apart from old luxury cars and royal vehicles, the museum also has a large selection of cars from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The motorcycles include both Harley Davidson and Indian but also rarities such as Neracar and Hägg of Sweden. www.ivarsbilmuseum.se

Activities in the middle of nature Camping Järvsand & Siberian Adventures

Northern Sweden offer activities such as fishing, hunting, clay pigeon shooting, hiking packages, kayaking, courses and wilderness safaris. They also arrange collection from Inlandsbanan in Lövberga. www.campingjarvsand.com www.siberianadventure.com

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Dorotea

Västerbotten County Dorotea municipality stretches from the forests in the south to the mountains in the north. There are good fishing waters in lakes, tarns and streams. You will find magnificent nature with a varied terrain of forests, bogs and mountains which is suitable for both short and long hikes. Transport options are Inlandsbanan, bus connections, car hire, taxi and the airport in nearby Vilhelmina. Do take a trip to beautiful excursion destinations, sights and events in the area.

Plan your own trips Take your time and hire a car and discover our villages. Visit the Gårdsmuseet farm museum in Bellvik, or Höglands open air museum with its sawmill. Risbäck open air museum is located next to Risbäck church, which is the oldest in the municipality. Experience

Hotel Borgafjäll which is designed by Ralph Erskine. Stop by the wonderful handicraft and farm shops that are dotted around the area. Hike to the Lappvallen, Storviken or Sutme Sami camps with relics of Sami culture. See the distinctive Borgahällan

Did you know that ... mountain with its sheer 800 metre drop into Lake Borgasjön. The Lapland poet Helmer Grundström’s memorial room can be seen in Svanabyn. If you carry on driving towards Granåsen you can see the legendary Vittertrappan steps.

… Dorotea was named in 1799 after Gustaf IV Adolf’s queen consort? … Dorotea municipality has some of Sweden’s most interesting fishing waters, with a large number of different types of fish? … two restaurants in Dorotea municipality are included in White Guide, the two being Hotel Borgafjäll and Borgagården?

Visitor information Dorotea Tourist Information Office Storgatan 42 +46 (0)942-140 63 turism@dorotea.se www.sodralappland.se/dorotea

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Explore Dorotea Go on a tour of Dorotea and visit the church where you can see two statues by Carl Milles. The church itself was designed by his brother, Evert Milles. Next to the church is a chapel with ”Communion”, a group of life-size sculptures by Björn Martinius. Right above the church lies Dorotea’s open-air museum, Kullerbacken, with its historic buildings. Other sights to see in central Dorotea are the old water mill, the Dorotea Bear in Siberian larch by Lars Kupparinen and the Dorotea Stone. Another gem not to be missed is the Polar Caravan Museum.

Excursions for body and soul

Take a walk along one of our trails or go for a bike ride. Hire a canoe at the campsite and try the Björnleden (bear) trail where you might encounter moose, beavers and other animals. This is a beautiful nature experience that is not too inaccessible. Go fishing or swimming in our lakes, or bring the children along for a visit to Doro Camp Lappland. There is something here for visitors both young and old, with swimming, a play area and minigolf. There are lots of places offering excellent food, and make time for a coffee break at Görans Konditori.

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Vilhelmina Västerbotten county

Welcome to our beautiful Vilhelmina! A modern community in southern Lapland with a vast array of nature and culture experiences for anyone looking to experience something real and genuine. Go exploring in the church town that dates back to the time of the settlers in the 17th century, and visit our excellent shops. In the mountains, roaring rivers and lovely picnics await you. Fatmomakke, Stekenjokk and Trappstegsforsen are must-see places during your stay in Vilhelmina. Vilhelmina is also known for its prize-winning and locally produced food products so stay for a while and feed both your stomach and your soul. Contact the tourist information office for tips and information on hire cars and bus connections. Vilhelmina gives you a taste for more.

Did you know that …

… in February anyone with a cool head can challenge themselves and others by sitting still on an ice pillar in Vilhelmina for a couple of days and bitterly cold nights. Cool. … Vilhelmina has one of the greatest densities of archaeological relics in Sweden, with more than 2,000 registered relics marked on the map!

Appetizers Cloudberries and milk, smoked reindeer meat, and the combined smell of dewy blueberries and freshly cut grass may greet you when you arrive in Vilhelmina. Situated between two lakes, perched on a hill in an undulating landscape, this is one of the queens of Lapland and she is waiting to invite you to dinner. A walk here may involve finding horseshoes that bring you luck, a picnic in the park, a visit to some of our craftspeople, a historic journey

up in the church town and a nostalgia trip to our excellent general store. Ready for adventure and new experiences you continue your way towards one of our two beautiful mountain valleys. The male water-sprite in the stream gives you a taste of the fairytale adventures that lie in store along the two roads leading up to the mountains. The wilderness road takes you to the wilderness – to the reindeer and the Sami’s old meeting

place Fatmomakke, which is one of the places you must not miss when you visit here. If you decide to take the Sagavägen (fairytale) road, allow yourself to become enchanted. Go exploring on your own, or allow one of our guides to take you on a mountain trip, a fishing adventure, a helicopter trip or a family safari along one of our waterways. Everyone’s taste is different and the choice is yours. We just want to tempt you!

Visitor information Vilhelmina Tourist Information Office Tingsgatan 1 +46 (0)940-398 86 tuby@vilhelmina.se www.sodralappland.se/vilhelmina

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Kristinehamn

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Sami Duodji

Recreation

If you are interested in a close encounter with Sami culture and Sami craft, Risfjells Sameslöjd in Vilhelmina is the obvious place to visit. Here you will meet Sami/Duodji craftsman Sven-Åke and Doris Risfjell in their gallery, shop and Sami museum. Old Sami utensils and tools such as old sledges, the Wilk couple’s carpentry creations, the world’s largest Sami knife and homemade drums, knives, bracelets and bags are some of the many things you will see. If you want, Doris and Sven-Åke are at hand to act as guides and share their knowledge of Sami history and culture. After this experience you will be ready to meet more of the wilderness that awaits you.

The best way to relax tends to be to do something completely different than what you are used to. Sune Andersson has 18 years experience of working as a stuntman and knows exactly where to draw the line, and he is on hand to help you have an experience that is out of the ordinary. SA Event offers you and your friends the opportunity to explore the area around Vilhelmina by quad bike. If you dare, you can follow him to his adventure camp or take a shorter tour just outside the town. The tour is adapted to suit the group. This is an event that is sure to boost your energy levels for the rest of your journey.

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New! In Moskosel you can stay the night in a Sami environment in a tepee tent. Hike along the “Trollstigen” troll trail along the Piteå river, in the footsteps of the log drivers. Day trip. A hike to the mountain top hut which offers unique views of an area of around 50 km. Day trip. Also fishing trips suitable for all the family. Put together your own tailormade packages, which can include guided tours, food, overnight stays, etc.

See Norrbotten with us.

Unique nature experiences

in Moskosel

Foto: Per Pettersson

A cooperation project between the navvies association Rallarföreningen, Moskosel Hunting Fishing Leisure, and 45ans Hantverk handicrafts association. For information, please call: Tor Hetta, Moskosel Hunting Fishing Leisure +46 (0)70-529 00 26 45ans Hantverk +46 (0)70-205 12 68, Navvy Museum +46 (70)-339 83 53

Take the opportunity to look around in our beautiful county. Our buses take you in comfort between the communities of Norrbotten. Many routes have several departures a day. Welcome aboard!

Horse riding in the beautiful, wild landscape of Lapland

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Discover the floral splendour of the mountains in the centre of Jokkmokk

Stay in comfort at the venerable Hotell Laponia, built in 1957, and let us help you find the local sights and gems...

Food from Norrland & Spa Our Sami-inspired SPA offers natural treatments and skincare products for guaranteed relaxation! Enjoy good food at Laponiakåtan, the best grill house in Inland Sweden. Open throughout the summer with a large outdoor serving area!

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Jokkmokk Mountain Garden is an original place with plants and buildings from the mountain region. Sami culture has provided architectural inspiration for the information building and the garden fence.

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Storuman Västerbotten County

Storuman is a meeting point in Lapland. The municipality covers approx 7,500 square kilometres and extends all the way to the Norwegian border. To the west there are the mountain villages of Tärnaby and Hemavan, home of our alpine skiing stars. Storuman has a good range of shops and other services. Adventures in the mountains, forest and on the water are easily accessible from here and there are many fine hiking trails and fishing waters nearby. We look forward to welcoming you.

Did you know that ... … the first settler arrived in the village of Luspen, now the central town in Storuman municipality, as early as 1741. … Heidi Andersson (the armwrestler) and Björn Ferry (biathlete) were married at Utsikten in Storuman. … this is the venue for the annual Swamp Soccer Swedish Championships, see www.swampsoccer.se

Enjoy Lapland Take the bus from Storuman to Hemavan for a mountain hike. The 10 km long Drottningleden trail between Hemavan and Laisaliden is a good option if you’re looking for a well marked trail. All our beautiful trails are suitable for both shorter walks and longer hikes. There are trails close by and some a bit further away. Sit down for a while and enjoy

the stillness in the forest, the views over the water and the mountains. Savour the smells and the light. Take as much time as you like to really enjoy it all. There is an abundance of fishing waters, some very close by. The tourist information office will be happy to provide tips on hiking trails and fishing waters.

Visitor information Hemavan Tärnaby Tourist Information Office Strandvägen 1 +46 (0)954-104 50 www.entrelappland.se Storuman Tourist Information Office +46 (0)951-143 00 www.storuman.se/turist

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Water is life Storuman with the mountains in the background is best viewed from the ”Utsikten” viewing point, a kilometre or two from the railway station. The armwrestling champion, Heidi Andersson and Olympic gold medallist Björn Ferry were married at Utsikten. The road up to the viewing point is named after Björn as he spent a lot of time there doing uphill training. In the centre of Storuman there is a child-friendly pool with an inviting campsite. Visit the boules pitch by the lake or go bowling in the leisure centre Aktivitetshuset by the square.

In and by the railway station During the summer months, local artists and craft artisans display and sell their work in the station at Storuman. The old railway hotel – now the library – is on the way to the square and has beautiful wall and ceiling paintings that are definitely worth seeing. Shops, restaurants, a campsite, two hotels and a café are all within walking distance.

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Sorsele

Västerbotten County

A wild and beautiful experience Sorsele is located in the middle of one of Europe’s largest nature reserves, Vindelfjällen. It is a municipality that offers breathtakingly beautiful nature experiences, and adventures on foot, on horseback or by boat. The unregulated Vindelälven river flows through the municipality. You can swim at the popular Skibbikudden beach, paddle a canoe, hire a boat

or why not take a trip on the Älvkungen touring boat for a historic journey along the river. In Sorsele you can stay in comfort at a hotel, boarding house or hostel, or why not try one of the camp sites in Sorsele, Blattnicksele, Kraddsele and Ammarnäs. If you are looking for something a bit mysterious and different, then Gimeguolts is an exciting destination. Some 15 kilome-

tres from Sorsele icy rivers have eroded the rock and created a 1,500 metre long and 30 metre deep fault fissure. This is a nesting place for birds of prey and for anyone with a lively imagination the primeval forest is full of exciting experiences. Sorsele has something for everyone.

At 560,000 hectares, Vindelfjällen is Sweden’s largest nature reserve. This is where you will find Sorsele, right in the middle of the magnificent scenery with the gushing Vindelälven river running through the municipality like an artery. Visitors can go hiking, fishing, swimming or riding, or just take it easy. The Kungsleden hiking trail passes through the mountain village of Ammarnäs but there are also shorter trails, suitable for oneday excursions. Inlandsbanan passes through the municipality and the station in Sorsele houses the Inlandsbanan Museum, where 100 years of railway history is on display. The same building also houses the Fishing Centre, which can advise on the best fishing places.

Did you know that ... … the waters around Sorsele offer one of the best fishing experiences to be had in Europe? The wild and unregulated Vindelälven runs through Sorsele. Apart from breathtakingly beautiful scenery, the river offers fantastic fishing with salmon trout, char, grayling and pike.

Visitor Information Vindelälven Tourist Information Office Inlandsbanan Museum Fishing centre Stationsgatan 19 +46 (0)952-140 90 turist@sorsele.se www.sorsele/se/turist

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Potatoes at altitude in Ammarnäs

The mountain village Ammarnäs is home to Sweden’s most original potato field. Since the mid1800s they have been growing almond potatoes on the large hill in the village. Take a walk up to the top and enjoy the unbelievable views. Walk around Ammarnäs and surroundings and study the abundant fauna. Birdwatching is a popular pastime here and if you are lucky you might see several unusual bird species. In the Naturum nature centre you can see an exhibition about Vindelfjällen’s nature, culture and sights.

A trip to Sapmi

In Ammarnäs the Sami influence is evident. Visitors can admire and buy Sami handicraft made from pelts and roots. Skulpturum is an exhibition venue for art, with everything from a 10-crown coin to the Vindelälvan fairy. In a landscape with no roads, a historic journey by boat takes you the Sami mountain farm Geunja. Reindeer roam freely around Ammarnäs and the area has one the largest reindeer densities in the country. But during the summer months, between June and August, the reindeer are up on the bare mountain. Do try the delicate reindeer meat and the fish that has been processed locally.

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Arjeplog Norrbotten County

When you step off the train in Slagnäs you’ll find lots of places to visit for all ages. You can easily get to Båtsuoj Sami Centre where you can learn about everyday life for the Samis, both in the past and in the present. Make sure you don’t miss Silver museum, a collection of Sami silver which also helps to give you an overall picture of our beautiful area.

Did you know that ... … Central Arjeplog has had a railway station but never a railway. … with 8,727 lakes and waters there is 2.5 lakes and around 3 km of beaches per Arjeplog inhabitant. … according to the Central Statistical Office, Arjeplog people don’t exist as there are only 0.3 inhabitants per square kilometre.

Visitor information Arjeplog Tourist Information Office Silvermuseet, Torget +46 (0)961-145 20 turist@arjeplog.se www.polcirkeln.nu

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Arjeplog is home to the Silver Museum, where you can see the largest collection of Sami silver in the world, as well as exhibitions and picture shows. Here you’ll find Doktorsgården, the home of Dr. Einar Wallquist. A visit to Arjeplog’s pink church from 1641 is a must when visiting the area. There are guided tours adapted for Inlandsbanan, the highlight of which is a tour to Galtispouda, which affords views of an area

of around 130 km in all directions (departures on Fridays). The beauty of the many waterways surrounding Arjeplog will astound you. There is also a boat trip on Hornavan, the deepest lake in Sweden (departures several times a week). During the boat trip you will hear many stories about a time when the water was the only way of reaching the mountain range. Buses make it easy to visit gems up in the mountain

range, with Adolfström, Jäkkvik and Vuoggatjålme some of the place names that sound familiar. For an adventure with a difference, take a helicopter tour from Adolfström up the mountain and then hike back. During the summer several different kinds of tours depart from the little village Laisvall. The bus timetable can be found at www.ltnbd.se.

The forest culture of the Samis Gällivare

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Glittering sights

Slagnäs. Visit Båtsuoj Sami Centre, which is a beautiful, peaceful site situated by a bewitching lake. Here you can meet reindeer and find out more about their care, and about shamanism, a faith based around nature followed by the people through the ages, and about many other elements of Sami culture. If you are looking for something more, you are welcome to spend the night in a traditional Sami tepee-style tent and participate in the various activities in the Sami village or in the forest. Travellers heading for Båtsuoj should alight at Slagnäs. Collection by arrangement.

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Sami culture

Arvidsjaur

Visit Lappstaden, a beautiful, well-preserved and peaceful place situated 5 minutes from the centre of Arvidsjaur. Here you can feel history come alive and see more than 80 Sami buildings from the late 18th century. Join the daily guided tour at 18.00 during the peak season or experience Lapland at your own pace. Lappstaden really comes alive during the last weekend in August each year, during the Sami religious holiday Storstämningshelgen. During this weekend you can experience lassooing competitions, a dried meat auction, church services and much more in Lappstaden.

Norrbotten County

You are now in the heart of Lapland, under the light of the midnight sun. As soon as you arrive at Arvidsjaur station a feeling of happiness and calm washes over you. Feel close to nature while getting to know Sami culture and enjoying the small town atmosphere. Highlights of your visit to Arvidsjaur include the steam train and Lappstaden. We also have facilities for playing golf, disc golf and boules, with all equipment available to hire. Several of the accommodation facilities have bikes available to hire or borrow.

Did you know that ... … there are 4,000 lakes and four rivers in Arvidsjaur municipality. … the word Arvidsjaur is derived from the Sami language and means ”the generous lake”. … the mean annual temperature in Arvidsjaur and surroundings is normally 0 ˚C.

Visitor information Arvidsjaur Tourist Information Office Östra Skolgatan 18 c +46 (0)960-175 00 arvidsjaurlappland@arvidsjaur.se www.polcirkeln.nu

Rustic sights New! Visit Granberget and see a 19th century farm come alive with animals and a personal welcome. Arvidsjaur’s beautiful timber church from 1903 is open daily during the summer and is well worth a visit. At the local heritage museum you can learn more about the history of the district in the charming setting by the Old Vicarage. The museum sells crafts produced by a number of different local craftsmen. Shop for unique, genuine souvenirs from Lapland at Anna-Lisa’s Souvenir Shop, which is right by the station in Arvidsjaur, or buy something nice for yourself in one of the cosy little boutiques along the main street – handicrafts, clothes, furnishings, toys and much more.

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Nature’s own water park Grab the chance to go on an unusual adventure: go on a beaver safari with fishing and a stop ashore along a river or stream. Fish for arctic char in some of Sweden’s best fishing waters with a local guide and good food. Overnight stay in a Sami tepee is optional. Go hiking with a guide along the historic Nasaleden through the Tjärnheden dead ice area with its abundance of lakes. Or why not visit some of the many nature reserves. Centrumbadet in Arvidsjaur offers aquatic fun for all ages, both indoors and out. At Camp Gielas you can swim outdoors in a lake with a gently shelving sand beach and jetties. The steam train stops for swimming and a barbecue by the shore of Lake Storavan on Friday and Saturday evenings in peak season.

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Östersund

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Jokkmokk Norrbotten County

In Jokkmokk municipality, which is located right on the Arctic Circle, you can experience both the Midnight Sun and the Polar Night with Northern Lights. The municipality covers an area of 19,474 km² and is characterised by Sami and settler culture, something you can learn more about at Ájtte Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum. We have plenty of room for visitors and you don’t need to stay idle, if you don’t want to. Whether you are looking for relaxing solitude or are in search of an adrenaline high, there are plenty of things to choose from. This is the place for a holistic experience that you will enjoy for a long time. Canoeing or fishing trips under the light of the Midnight Sun are manna for the soul. If speed is what you are after you can travel to Vuollerim for some go-karting or why not try shooting the rapids on the Pite or Pärl rivers! We wish you a warm welcome and look forward to seeing you!

Did you know that ...

… Jokkmokk municipality covers an area the size of Skåne, Blekinge and Halland put together. … Jokkmokk municipality is home to as many as 27 nature reserves and four national parks. … there are around 30,600 reindeer in Jokkmokk municipality.

Unspoilt nature and endless silence Nature in Jokkmokk municipality is widespread, magnificent, rich in contrasts and largely untouched. Fresh air, clean water and untouched nature are self-evident conditions of life in Jokkmokk. Those of us who live here take it for granted, while others are surprised that you can drink the water straight out of the streams, cold springs and mountain lakes. We have come to realise that this is a rare luxury that should be safeguarded. Jokkmokk offers nature experiences that change in character according to the seasons. The large national parks Sarek, Padjelanta, Stora

Sjöfallet and Muddus as well as a large number of nature reserves together form the World Heritage Site Laponia, an enormous wilderness area with much to explore. Hiking and touring trails, as well as simple overnight huts and more comfortable accommodation make it easy to explore the fantastic nature and mountain landscape with or without a tour leader. You decide yourself how much of an adventure it will be. If you decide to accompany an experienced guide you will definitely get more out of your stay. A long hike in the forests between the river valleys where berries are plentiful, with

a coffee pot and a bit of dried reindeer meat in the rucksack is something we would recommend. It is hard to describe the pleasure of hiking in the summer when the vegetation is bursting into life and the Midnight Sun is shining day and night until the end of July, or in September after the intensive and often warm summer, when autumn colours the vegetation in red and gold and the mountains are on fire. We will leave the major discoveries to you. Pack your rucksack, the experience is yours.

Visitor information Jokkmokk Tourist Information Office Stortorget 4 +46 (0)971-222 50 turist@jokkmokk.se www.turism.jokkmokk.se

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Exclusively Jokkmokk Culinary experiences In Jokkmokk there are many skilled craftsmen, artists and photographers. Some have discovered their paradise in the municipality while on a temporary visit, while others are born and bred here. Don’t miss Jokkmokks Tenn, Gamla Apoteket, Arctic Colors Gallery, Piraks Ateljé and Hantverksbutiken. Herrgården in the centre of Jokkmokk houses the gallery and shop of the Sami handicraft foundation, and here you will find both an exhibition and a shop selling duodji – Sami arts and crafts. The Sami handicraft foundation provides information on Sami handicraft and acts as an agent for Sami craftsmen. Jokkmokk is where you will find the perfect gifts for family and friends!

At the cafés and restaurants in Jokkmokk municipality local delicacies take centre stage. How about some smoked reindeer steak, fillet of elk or blueberry marmalade on gahkku (Sami bread)? The ingredients come directly from nature; reindeer, elk, bear, capercaillie, grouse, char, salmon trout, cloudberry, blueberry and lingonberry. The local specialities are mixed with international cuisine and there is something here for every palate! When the weather is good, you’ll want to try one of the local pavement cafés, or perhaps you’ll be tempted to take a picnic and walk up the Storknabben mountain to admire the views in the light of the Midnight Sun. There are plenty of things to choose from!

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Multicultural with a rich history In Gällivare different cultures have always lived side by side, ever since the Samis were joined at the foot of the Dundret mountain by the settlers and the navvies. The differences are still thriving, both among residents and among visitors. The main attraction in the summertime is the bright Midnight Sun and a visit to one of the two mines in the municipality, but there is much more to discover, as the local population will tell you if you ask. Many appreciate being close to nature, and being able to go fishing and hiking, while others prefer to spend their time in the town. In the summer the market is flourishing, and there are various events on offer, such as the annual summer market. The easiest way to learn about the area’s culture and history is by visiting Gällivare Museum in the centre of town. The large building, known locally as Centralskolan, also houses a Mosquito Museum, the tourist information office and a café. Gällivare has something for everyone, it is up to you to decide what you want to do – contact the tourist information office for more tips on activities and for assistance with booking whatever you decide to do!

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There are 16,000 km2 of glorious Gällivare, which is well worth exploring even if it is the 20th time you’ve been to see us. Gällivare municipality is home to the magnificent Laponia World Heritage Site, where Samis and their reindeer live in harmony with nature. The landscape comprises mountains, bogs, primeval forests, glaciers and the largest fenland area in Western Europe. Laponia incorporates four national parks and several nature reserves, and has a multitude of animals and plants that are unique to the area.

Did you know that ... … the place name comes from the Sami word Jiellevárri, which means ”crevice in the mountain”. … the expression ”Gällivare Drop” is said to derive from the drop seat trousers that the navvies wore when building the railways, including Inlandsbanan.

Two mines in the municipality World Heritage with a living Sami culture There are 878 World Heritage sites in the world, only 25 of which combine cultural and natural heritage and one of these, Laponia, is in Gällivare. For an area to be designated as a World Heritage Site is has to be considered to be of ”outstand-ing value to the whole of humanity” and this is something that perfectly describes Laponia. This area is also one of only four World Heritage Sites that represent a landscape of an ancient culture – the landscape of the Samis. Today nine Sami villages remain and traces from 1,000 years of activity have been discovered in the area – in the form of physical cultural remnants such as traces of dwelling places and tools – but also through unspoken traditional knowledge about routes and sacred mountains, for instance.

The mining industry has been the driving force behind social development, and once hydroelectric power was expanded more of the mountain region was discovered and became accessible to tourists. In Gällivare there are two mines, both of which are open in the summertime to visitors over the age of 12. The age limit is due to the fact that production carries on at full tilt during visits. LKAB’s operations below the surface began on a small scale already towards the end of the 19th century, and they are constantly being expanded. AITIK open pit mine started operations in 1968 and is today one of the largest copper mines in Europe. The two mines are very different from one another, but both offer visitors an experience above the ordinary!

Visitor information Gällivare Tourist Information Office Storgatan 16 +46 (0)970-166 60 info@gellivarelapland.se www.gellivarelapland.se

Gällivare Arvidsjaur

Vilhelmina

Östersund

Mora

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Inlandsbanan –

a journey in time and space The backpack was packed, the Inlandsbanan card was in the outer pocket and I was getting excited about the trip ahead. Ahead of me lay a 1,300 km long train journey full of surprises. To think that there are so many gems between Kristinehamn and Gällivare! Text: Mi Edvinsson

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A trip along Inlandsbanan is as much a historical journey as a geographical one. Since I’ve always been interested in history, I made sure I got a fill of it even before it was time for departure from Kristinehamn. In Ölme General Store and Café I was quickly transported back in time 100 years. The items for sale in the café, were, however, of a rather more recent vintage than the items in the museum. For the section between Kristinehamn and Mora we travelled by coach. This did not seem to matter to the Inlandsbanan train hosts who remained with the travellers at all times. The journey to Mora on the Inlandsbanan coach takes four hours. If you are curious enough it could take several days. In Storfors, next to the Bergslag canal, my holiday got off to an easy start with a relaxing bath and a stroll in the beautiful landscape. Then the journey continued towards Filipstad, where during a walking tour of the city I was able to see my favourite poet, Nils Ferlin, immortalised on a bench down by the river. In the area around Filipstad, mining has been going on for 600 years. In Långban mining village and museum I learnt a lot about mining in times gone by, but before that the coach took us on a detour to Högberget in Persberg, where they first drove a pickaxe into the earth already in the 14th century. On the way back, the coach stopped at Oxbrogården café, where I had time both for a cup of coffee and for some exploring among imaginative dragons. Since I’m childishly fascinated by fairytales and fantasy creatures, of course I had to pay a visit to Klinten, author and artist Karin Fryxell’s beautiful summer cottage, where I came across the trolls I remembered from my childhood, Sotlugg and Linlugg. More trolls and other supernatural beings, fortunately all of them

harmless, could be seen along the Trollstigen Troll Trail in Lesjöfors, where the coach stopped on the southbound journey. In Vansbro, calm had once more been restored following the annual Vansbrosimningen swimming competition. Instead, I had a quick look at the charming old engine shed, which also houses skiing miracle Gunde Svan’s impressive collection of prizes and the tourist information office, which has recently moved in here. After that it was not far to Mora, Zorns Gammelgård and all sorts of culture associated with Dalarna. To see the skilled folk art painters decorate the Dalahästen wooden horses was an experience that was well worth the extra coach trip to Nusnäs. The beautiful summer weather made me long for outdoor activities. Having consulted the tourist information office, I took the mountain bus from Mora to Grövelsjön, where I was able to see the mountains in summertime for the first time. It was so ravishing that I stayed for three days. Every day I walked along a different trail. At night I slept like a log in a bed at the mountain lodge. Wonderfully invigorated I returned to Inlandsbanan and Orsa, where I was met by a cacophony of bagpipe tunes and ukulele strumming. I had arrived in the middle of Orsayran, a festival for street musicians that is so stirring that I am convinced it could

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entice Egyptian mummies to dance. After a night’s rest at Orsa’s beautiful campsite, I headed for Grönklitt and Björnparken, where I came face to face with both bears and wolves before continuing my journey. At Fågelsjö Gammelgård, relaxing in a white wicker chair among the geraniums in the conservatory, I looked back on my experiences over a cup of coffee and a plate of home baked cakes and biscuits. Just to be sure, I did the same at Gammelgården in Sveg. Eating cakes in a romantic farm environment is very pleasant. The train was now nearing Lake Storsjön, home to a large monster that many have caught a glimpse of but which no one has managed to capture on camera. The residents of Svenstavik have now increased their chances by setting up a film camera under the water. Looking at the screen and imagining that the Storsjö Monster could swim into the picture at any time was a fascinating experience. From the top of Hoverberget I looked out across the lake, but the surface was as smooth as a polished mirror. However, the hike up and down the mountain did provide both beautiful views and good exercise. Even after my return home I have been looking for the monster, since everything can now be followed live via the Internet. After a short visit to Himmelriket in Hackås and the pretty church

with paintings from the 12th century, the train finally arrived in Östersund. The cosy stretch of restaurants and bars down by the water had opened in anticipation of the annual Storsjöyran festival, creating a great summer feeling. The fact that Östersund is Culinary Capital was something of a focus for my stay here. As well as the restaurant fare based on local produce, I also enjoyed eating freshly caught trout in the home of an ordinary Östersund couple – all of it arranged via the tourist information office website. It was a very nice dinner and I learnt a lot about life in this part of the country. The train journey continued northbound. The route took us right into the wilderness, towards the land of the Samis and the Midnight Sun. Outside the train window, vast stretches of forest, marshes and roaring rivers rushed past. Right in the middle of this wilderness, against all the odds, the most wondrous sights kept turning up. In Hoting I visited Ivars Bilmuseum with fantastic vintage cars and motorcycles, and in Dorotea I visited the caravan museum, which brought back memories of camping holidays in the 1960s and 1970s. (For whatever reason, slalom skier Ingemar Stenmark’s classic hat is on display here.) On the train I continued reading Bernhard Nord’s well-known novel ”In the shadow of the Marsfjället mountain”, which I found in a flea market in Östersund. When the train stopped in Vilhelmina I

I had experienced a lot, and more was to come on the southbound journey…

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only had one chapter left to read. After a walk through the adorable Church Town – where, incidentally, I got to see the world’s largest Sami knife (87.5 kilos!) – I slipped into the tourist information office, where I found a poster for a tour to Marsliden, which made me very excited. Marsliden is the real-life location for the book about the life of the settlers that I had just been reading and which is based on real events. To be able to see the places and buildings in real life was extraordinary. Already in Storuman it was evident that the inhabitants of Lapland are characterized by wild nature and a severe climate. This is where they nominate the ”Wild Man of the Year” during the Storuman Days, and where they arrange the Swedish Championships in Swamp soccer – footboll on the marshes – which is not for weaklings. The best thing for me, however, was the trip up to Utsikten, where the amazing mountain scenery stretches out on the horizon. From Slagnäs I took an excursion to Båtsuoj Sami centre, where I spent half a day getting some first-hand experience of reindeer husbandry and Sami culture. The stories being told around the blazing fire in the tepee about enchanted drums and shamanism made me forget both time and space. The next stop was Arvidsjaur, which during the month of July puts on a number of festive events. I managed to fit in the Sami church holiday and also took the opportunity to join a guided tour of Lappstaden (where they go fishing in the middle of town!). In the evening I had a train experience above the ordinary – a trip on a

genuine old puffing steam train through the wild landscape. My journey on Inlandsbanan took me onward towards Jokkmokk and Gällivare. Suddenly the voice of the train host over the tannoy declared that we were approaching the Arctic Circle and would make a quick stop. Stepping off the train here was undeniably a wonderful feeling. In my mind I could see images of world maps and globes, which made me realise just how far north we really were. When we got back on board the train, we travellers were awarded a dated certificate to prove that we had been at the Arctic Circle, should anyone doubt it. In Jokkmokk I gorged on art and Sami handicraft, much more of which of course can be found at the markets held here. I brought home with me a necklace in the shape of a ptarmigan from Jokkmokks Tenn and lots of photos from the pleasant sculpture park. In Gällivare, at the top of Dundret mountain with the whole of Sweden at my feet, I had reached my northernmost destination. I had experienced a lot and more was to come on the southbound journey. I was able to quickly find good accommodation everywhere by avoiding the largest events in the various places I visited. Huge praise goes to all the tourist information offices which helped me find all these gems. Inland Sweden is fantastic!

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Activities Experiences

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Below is a selection of activities and experiences that may interest you on your journey along Inlandsbanan. For more tips, please visit the municipalities’ own websites or contact the local tourist information offices. All contact details for the municipalities and tourist information offices can be found in the Municipalities section, pp. 10–31.

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN Kristinehamn Pirate trip with treasure hunt. Advance booking at Kristinehamn Tourist Information Office. Stadsbondgården city farm, pet the animals, jump in the hay. Tel. +46 (0)550-167 12. Värmland go-kart centre – junior go-karts and two-seat go-karts for younger children. Tel.+46 (0)550-177 00, +46 (0)70590 50 64. Filipstad Trollstigen troll trail, with exciting characters next to Lesjöfors museum. Tel. +46 (0)590-613 54. Met the trolls Sotlugg & Linlugg at Klinten. (Storhöjden Filipstad) www.karinfryxell.se Treasure hunt & minerals hunt in Långban mining village. Pick up a map and start looking for treasure. Vansbro Café in sheep shed in child-friendly environment. Home-baked buns and biscuits amongst sheep, dogs, chickens, pigs, etc. Fairytale trails two exciting fairytale trails for younger children. Snöå forge in Dala-Järna and Äppelbo Gemenskap. Hästängsleden, a hiking trail through the Hästingsflotten nature reserve, starts at Glatjärn swimming beach. Mora Tomteland Gesunda. www.tomteland.se Lekkompaniet http://www.lekkompaniet.se Dala horse manufacture Nils Olssons Hemslöjd and Grannas A Olsson Hemslöjd. www.nohemslojd.se www.grannas.com Orsa Nissgärdsgården, focus on farm animals and nature. Sheep shearing and herding shows. www.nissgardsgarden.se Tel.+46 (0)70-327 62 07. Skräddar-Djurberga summer grazing pasture, dates back to the 1600s. Tel. +46 (0)73-928 65 98. Östra Grunubergs summer grazing pasture, dates back to the Middle Ages. www.grunuberg.se Tel. +46 (0)250-440 04.

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Berg Summer grazing pasture in Hackås with horse, mountain cows, goats and rabbits. Aerial cable car and adventures, waffles and pancakes with bacon. Collection from the station if booked in advance. Tel. +46 (0)70-239 58 80. Östersund Multichallenge, adventure play centre with indoor activities. www.multichallenge.se Djungelhuset, play centre for children. www.djungelhuset.se Jamtli, Museum with lots of play opportunities and a large open air museum. www.jamtli.com Vilhelmina Sagostigar troll trails. Mystical encounters in the forest. Storuman Cosy children’s room at the Library, Play area at Storumans Camping. Arjeplog Minigolf and bouncy castles Kraja Camping. www.kraja.se Jokkmokk Children’s room Sarredievvá (Blåbärsbacken) at Ájtte Museum. Tel. +46 (0)971-170 70. www.ajtte.com Jokkmokk guides canoeing, fishing, Husky walks with kennel visits. www.jokkmokkguiderna.com Family mountain week in Saltoluokta, www.stfturist.se/saltoluokta Gällivare Play with Illo who lives in a tepee and is often out in the forest playing with all the animals Reindeer walk in Solberget. www.solberget.com

swimming Kristinehamn Sannabadet, with a family swim area and 95 metre slide. www.sannabadet.nu Filipstad Munkebergs camping with outdoor pool, local heritage museum, foundry and café. Vansbro Plasket heated pool with slide and small play area. Glatjärns badplats – childfriendly, sandy swimming beach. Mora Tingsnäsbadet pool, in the centre of town. Simhallen pool, 5 min. from the town centre. Orsa Orsa Camping with adventure swimming pool and Lake Orsasjön with sandy beach. www.orsacamping.se Tel. +46 (0)250-462 00.

Härjedalen Sveg, new swimming pool with adventure area, climbing wall and waterfall. Tel.+46 (0)680-177 10. Berg R ätans friluftsbad heated outdoor pool. www.ratanscamping.se swimming beaches: Näcksta, Balviken in Hoverberg, Billstadammen in Hackås. Östersund Storsjöbadet, indoor and outdoor adventure pool. Relax area. www.storsjobadet.se Strömsund Strömsund Camping free swimming in lovely pools. Dorotea Doro Camping step off the train and go for a swim to cool off. www.dorocamp.com Vilhelmina Saiva Camping with swimming jetties, diving boards and play area. Kiosk. www.saiva.se/ Swimming pool Folkets Hus. Storuman Storumans Camping, swimming beach by the Local Heritage Museum. +46 (0)951-143 00. Sorsele Sorsele Camping pool and swimming lake, bike hire and minigolf. www.lapplandskatan.nu Tel.+46 (0)952-121 24. Skibbikken swimming beach, Vindelälven. Arjeplog Kraja Camping outdoor pool. www.kraja.se Jokkmokk Jokkmokk Camping outdoor pools. Tel. +46 (0)971-123 70. Gällivare Sandviken, centrally located sandy beach. Malmberget swimming pool, indoor and outdoor pools in the summer.

GUIDed ToURs Kristinehamn Guided tours/horse riding, in and around Kristinehamn there are a number of different horseback tours. Contact the Tourist Information Office. Filipstad City walk in Ferlin’s footsteps. Fishing package guided tours and gold panning in Storhöjden. Advance booking.

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Vansbro Guided fishing in Närssjön, hire a rowing boat and book a guide. Tel. +46 (0)281-320 22. www.narssjon.com Mora K ayak & canoe trips and MTB trips, Nordäventyr. http://nordaventyr.se Dala experiences Inger Rommedahl. www.dalaupplevelser.se Kurbits & Vildmark Folk art & wilderness, Björn Sohl. www.kvsab.se Lillgården Horses Nusnäs, tours suitable for disabled visitors. Tel.+46 (0)250-372 19, +46 (0)70623 72 11. Orsa Torsgården horses riding tours. Small groups and calm Northern Swedish draft horses. www. torsgarden.se Tel. +46 (0)70-233 59 87. Dalacykel family tours for all. www.dalacykel.se Tel. +46 (0)76-272 32 84. Kurbits & Vildmark Fishing tours. Moose and beaver safari. www.kurbitsvildmark.se Tel. +46 (0)70-689 60 01. Berg Klövsjö adventure & conference guided tours. www.aventyrokonferens.se JoyEvent Hunt & Health guided hunting tours. www.joyevent.se Destination Vemdalen hike in Storhogna, Klövsjö and Rätan. www.vemdalen.se Östersund Guided city walk in the city centre. Sörbygården riding tours on Icelandic horses. www.sorbygarden.se Moose Garden Orrviken, daily guided tours to the moose enclosure. www.moosegarden.com Strömsund Go riding in Jorm. Take the bus to Gäddede, transport to Jorm arranged by advance booking. www.ridijorm.com Dorotea Walk around Lake Bergvattensjön in the centre, for instance along the ”Art trail”, or take the bus to Borgafjäll. Caravan museum Display showing the development of Polar caravans since 1964. Local heritage centre Kullerbacken. Vilhelmina Guided Tours Beaver safari and Moose safari. Contact the Tourist Information Office. Storuman Visit utsikten where biathlete Björn Ferry had his wedding. Take the bus to Tärnaby/Hemavan for the summertime aerial cable car or visit Naturrum nature centre in Hemavan or the Alpine Botanical Garden.


Kungsleden a 450 km long classic trail. Sorsele Fjällhästen AmmArnäs – horse riding tours in Vindelfjällen. Ecotourism certification. www.fjallhasten.com Tel. +46 (0)952-60 300. sAndberget ecologicAl farm, guided walk in archaeological settings. Farm life in Blattnicksele. Tel. +46 (0)952-500 37. nAture centre in Ammarnäs exhibition about the Vindelfjällen nature reserve. Guided nature and cultural walks. www.ammarnas.nu Arvidsjaur Fishing tours with accommodation. www.natursafari.se Arjeplog guided city tour and tour to the top of Galtispouda. Jokkmokk storytelling evening in the tepee, ecology and plants, fishing, mountain climbing and the story about Messaure (Vuollerim). www.laplandvuollerim.se A tAste oF joKKmoKK, guided tour with food tasting. www.positionjokkmokk.se single in sAlto experience package with different activities. www.stfturist.se/saltoluokta Gällivare hiKe, Stora Sjöfallet, to the top of Avvakko or to Muddusfallet waterfall. city tour by horse and carriage or sightseeing in Gällivare. visit AitiK, Sweden’s largest open-cast mine or LKAB underground mine.

GOLF Kristinehamn slättens golF & cAFé, 9-hole pay and play course. www.slattensgolf.se KristinehAmn golF club www.kristinehamnsgk.se KristinehAmn gästhAmn, 18-hole minigolf course. Vansbro snöå golF course, scenic 18-hole course by Snöå bruk in DalaJärna. Tel. +46 (0)281-240 72. www.snoagk.se Mora morA golF club www.moragk.se sollerö golF club www.solgolf.se

Orsa Adventure golF, 16 minigolf courses. www.orsacamping.se Tel.+46 ( 0)250-462 00. Forest course with 12 ranges. www.orsagronklitt.se Tel. +46 (0)250-462 00. Berg Klövsjö-vemdAlen Golf course www.kvgk.se Östersund östersund-Frösö golF club 18hole course on Frösön. www.ofg.nu storsjöbygden golF centre. 18hole course. www.sbgk.nu norderöns golF course, 18 holes. Strömsund 9-hole course in Strömsund and Rossön. www.stromsundsgk.se www.rossongk.nu Storuman gunnArn, 9 hole golf course, (30 km). minigolF Storumans Camping. Tel. +46 (0)951-143 00 Arvidsjaur golF course 9 holes, 2 km from station. www.arvidsjaurgolf.se Tel. +46 (0)960-571 30. Jokkmokk Porjus golF course golF rAnge in Jokkmokk www.porjusgk.com Gällivare gällivAre-mAlmberget Golf club www.gmgk.se

BOAT TripS Kristinehamn your Adventure in Värmland, canoes and kayaks for hire. www.youradventure.se boAt triPs on lake Vänern www.öluff.se Vansbro cAnoe hire Nås camping. Tel. +46 (0)70-621 75 31 Äppelbo Gemenskap Tel. +46 (0)281-227 84 snöå Forestry villAge Tel. +46 (0)70-633 34 38 Mora m/s gustAF WAsA boat trips on Lake Siljan. www.wasanet.nu nord Adventure Mora Parken . Kayak, Engelbrekt (steam boat). www.steamship.nu Orsa cAnoe And PedAlo hire. www. orsacamping.se Tel.+46 (0)250-462 00. cAnoe hire Orsa Grönklitt. www.orsagronklitt.se Tel. +46 (0)250-462 00. Berg cAnoe hire. Klövsjö Adventure & Conference www.aventyrokonferens.se roWing boAt and motorboat hire.

Storsjö Fishing camp (Storsjö Chapel). www.storsjo.com Östersund stAnd uP PAddle or canoe/kayak hire. Badhusparken park. www.sporttjanst.se PAddling on Hårkan, Canoe centre at Lits Camping. www.litscamping.com Dorotea cAnoe hire Doro Camping Lapland. www.dorocamp.com Vilhelmina hire A cAnoe, boat or pedalo at Saiva Camping. www.saiva.se Storuman boAt hire Fiskehörnan. http://fiskehornan.com/ hire A cAnoe at Nybyggarland, 10 km south of Storuman. cAnoes For hire at Kerro in Gunnarn 30 km east of Storuman. Tel.+46 (0)951-143 00. Sorsele älvKungen boAt sightseeing and adventures with overnight stay. www.alvkungen.com Tel. +46 (0)70-229 90 55. cAnoe hire and trips along the Laisälven and Vindelälven rivers. www.vildmarksresor.se boAt tAxi in Ammarnäs, trips along Kungsleden and Tjulträskdalen. Tel.+46 (0)952-603 01, +46 (0)70-682 09 71. Jokkmokk boAt triPs in the delta in Kvikkjokk. www.battrafikikvikkjokk.se hire of boats and canoes in Kronogård. www.kronogard.com roWing And fishing with a canoe. www.arctichuskyadventures.com Gällivare guided cAnoe trips, light meals and drinks and transport included. Advance booking. www.skogshotell.se Tel. +46 (0)970-306 50.

BiKe hire Kristinehamn Arvids cycle and moped service. www.arvidscykelmoped.se cyKelhuset Tel +46 (0)550-41 10 90. Vansbro vAnsbro cAmPing single and tandem bikes for hire. Tel. 0281-752 63. Mora cyKel & mtb Nordäventyr http://nordaventyr.se intersPort Tel. +46 (0)250-59 39 39. Orsa orsA cAmPing. www.orsacamping.se Tel. +46 (0)250-462 00. Berg Klövsjö Adventure & conference www.aventyrokonferens.se

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Östersund östersund tourist information office, cycling map and tips about good routes. www.visitostersund.se Vilhelmina lundqvists stugmotell, bikes for hire with or without guide. www.lundqviststugmotell.se sAivA cAmPing single and tandem bikes for hire. www.saiva.se Storuman storumAns cAmPing bike hire. www.camping.se Sorsele sorsele cAmPing bike hire. www.lapplandskatan.nu Arvidsjaur hotell l APoniA Mountain bike hire. www.hotell-laponia.se www.bikemap.net Jokkmokk åsgård hostel bike hire. www.jokkmokkhostel.com

SAMi TOUriSM Berg hävvi in glen Sami restaurant and Sami adventures. www.havviiglen.se Arvidsjaur church toWn from the late 1700s, daily guided tours. Tel.+46 (0)960-175 00. Östersund gAAltije, southern Sami cultural centre. www.gaaltije.se Vilhelmina risFjells Sami handicraft in the church town with gallery, museum and shop as well as guided tours. www.sameslojd.se FAtmomAKKe church town dates back to the 1700s. Sorsele/Ammarnäs geunjA Sami mountain farm nature and cultural experiences in a land without roads. Prize- winning Sami mountain farm. www.lapplandsafari.se guided triPs in reindeer husbandry areas. www.rensame.se Arjeplog båtsuoj Sami centre offers an opportunity to get immersed in Sami culture. www.batsuoj.se Jokkmokk Á jtte Swedish mountain and Sami Museum. www.ajtte.com sÁmi duodji Sami handicraft foundation. www.sameslojdstiftelsen.com

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A trip down memory lane Take The railcar To The music fesTival! On five Wednesdays in July-August Orsa is home to an invasion of well-known and lesser known musicians from around the world. Together they make the streets come alive with the joy of making music. The railcar is a good way to travel to OrsaYran. Trips run from Mora with a real Y7 railcar from the 1950s. More info at www.inlandsbanan.se

experience rail travel on a huffing and puffing steam train, complete with the ”genuine” sound of trains from the past. The steam train takes you on an adventure through the evening sun in the wilderness and stops for a barbecue by the shore of Lake Storavan. The tour operates every Friday and Saturday from 13 July - 11 August. For more information and group bookings, please call Arvidsjaur Railway Association, Tel. +46 (0)730-81 93 69.

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Reindeer. Båtsuoj Sami Centre. Five municipalities within one minute. The steam train in Arvidsjaur. The Silver Museum in Arjeplog.

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Bookings via Inlandsbanan.se or tel. +46 (0)771-53 53 53 Investing for the future

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Choose among our package tours

BOOK YOUR JOURNEY

Package 1:

You can make a booking on tel: +46 (0)771-53 53 53, info@inlandsbana n.se, ww w.inlandsbana n.se

Discover Inlandsbanan

A package that offers excellent value for money for anyone wishing to properly explore and experience Inlandsbanan along the entire original route from Kristinehamn to Gällivare. The package includes some carefully chosen activities in addition to the overnight stays along the railway. Apart from that, it is up to you to decide what it is you wish to see and do. .......................................... pp. 40–41

Package 4:

Package 2:

Own favourites

Our most popular trip combines the best of two worlds in one and the same package. First you are able to experience the charm of Inlandsbanan on your northbound journey, while on the way south you end your trip with the most beautiful of all sea voyages – Hurtigruten. ............................................................. pp. 42–43

Packages 6, 7 and 8:

Inlandsbanan & Hurtigruten

Package 3:

The Soul of Lapland – a journey in Sápmi

An Inlandsbanan classic! On this tour you will find out about shamanism, life as a reindeer farmer and Sami culture at close quarters. Perhaps you will stroke and feed a reindeer? You will also be able to learn about the past at Ájtte Mountain and Sami Museum in Jokkmokk. ...................................... pp. 44–45

A few more things to remember when booking your trip

An extremely flexible package which enables you to choose where you want to stop overnight along the railway, as well as pick and mix different activities and experiences, which as of this year can be booked as optional extras when you book your package. ............................................................ pp. 46–47

Winter tours with Inlandsbanan

The first two tours allow you to discover the acclaimed and legendary Jokkmokk market. You can choose between a oneweek and a weekend package. Inlandsbanan in winter white takes you to a snow-covered landscape and you will encounter both snow and ice at ICEHOTEL. Choose whether you want to end the southbound journey with Inlandsbanan or with Hurtigruten, where the fjords are free of ice and the mountains are covered in snow, creating an incredibly beautiful contrast. .................... pp. 50–51

All package tours start with an overnight stay, and if you want to book any optional extras you should do so when booking your package. This way you can be sure of getting exactly the trip you want.

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Package 1 – Discover Inlandsbanan

A different side of Sweden The south has genial small towns with verdant greenery, cosy restaurants and lakes with water warm enough to swim in. In the north there is endless wilderness with salmon trout in the rivers and snow-capped mountain peaks. Sweden is long and thin – and fantastic! On the way to the vast expanses of Lapland you can take in Värmland’s industrial heritage, admire Anders Zorn’s paintings, have a peep in a bear’s den, enjoy an ice cream by the shore of Lake Storsjön or take a stroll around Jamtli. In Gällivare the trip takes you to the top of Dundret mountain – a real high point! The view from the mountain is hard to forget. DAY 1 KRISTINEHAMN You make your own travel arrangements to Kristinehamn where your package tour begins with an overnight stay. We can help you arrange connecting journeys by train – just let us know when you make your booking. Once you are in Kristinehamn there are several sights and excursions that are definitely not to be missed. Perhaps a trip around the beautiful archipelago on the replica 17th century sailing ship Bojorten or shopping in the town’s delightful boutiques.

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cal landscape marked by the mining industry that flourished in the 18th century. The rolling forests are dotted with small lakes reinforcing the magical quality of Värmland. The road follows the Inlandsbanan route. Take a look at Vansbro railway station, which has won awards as one of the most beautiful heritage buildings.

DAY 3 MORA–ÖSTERSUND Because of its delightful location on the shore of Lake Siljan and its rich cultural heritage there is much to see and do in Mora. We suggest you make time for a visit to Zorngården (entry included) or the Vasa Race museum or a walk along beautiful Siljan. In the afternoon the journey continues by train through the county of Härjedalen. www.inlandsbanan.se

Here you will see the wilderness at close quarters when you visit a real bear’s den. In the evening we arrive at Östersund, Jämtland’s county town.

DAY 4 ÖSTERSUND Östersund is a true summer city with a great deal to offer. Take a walk to the heritage museum Jamtli Historieland and meet up with people and places from days gone by. Entry is included. Or perhaps you want to discover the city on your own? Bikes can be hired from the tourist information office, where you can also pick up a map of cycling routes. Enjoy your bike ride!

DAY 5 ÖSTERSUND–VILHELMINA The journey continues, past the villages


Discover Inlandsbanan Facts

Gällivare

Arvidsjaur Vilhelmina

Östersund

Mora

Kristinehamn

Tour route and overnight stays The package Tour sTarTs wiTh an overnighT sTay in: kristinehamn: Mon, Wed, Sat in the period 25 June to 28 July Mora: Tues, Thurs, Sun in the period 3 June to 19 August. (No trains during the midsummer weekend 22–23 June) Your journey on Inlandsbanan begins the next day.

around Lake Storsjön and past Strömsund. This landscape of lakes and mountains was, for instance, the inspiration to Beppe Wolger’s film about Dunderklumpen and the giant Jorm. In Vilhelmina there is enough time to visit both the heritage museum and the church town.

day 6 vilhelMina– arvidsJaur We travel on through the southern parts of Lapland, taking a break at Storuman, where you can visit the station house, a listed building. In Sorsele we visit the Inlandsbanan museum, where we get an insight into how the railway was built more than 100 years ago.

a coach to the summit of Dundret, where you can enjoy the most astounding views in the light summer night. The midnight sun is visible here for a whole month. (tours until 5/8)

day 8 gÄllivare For those who have opted to finish the journey in Gällivare, the tour ends after breakfast. You are welcome to stay on and see more of the area’s rich heritage and beautiful nature. You could visit Europe’s largest copper mine Aitik, for instance, or go for a pleasant hike on Dundret mountain.

day 7 arvidsJaur–gÄllivare llivare Arvidsjaur offers a wide variety of activities, from fishing to canoeing or a visit to the Sami village Lappstaden. In the afternoon you embark on Inlandsbanan again and just before reaching Jokkmokk, you cross the Arctic Circle, where the train makes a stop. On the way to Gällivare you travel through the Laponia World Heritage Site. From Gällivare we take +46 (0)771-53 53 53

day 9 gÄllivare– ÖsTersund

price per person: From Kristinehamn incl. return trip excl. return trip 9 nights 7 nights Adult sharing double room (DR) SEK 7,125 SEK 5,950 Child, extra bed SEK 2,390 SEK 1,950 Single room supplement SEK 2,215 SEK 1,715 From Mora

incl. return trip excl. return trip 8 nights 6 nights

Adult sharing double room (DR) SEK 6,570 Child, extra bed SEK 2,090 Single room supplement SEK 2,020

SEK 5,395 SEK 1,650 SEK 1,520

price includes: • Travel on Inlandsbanan using the Inlandsbanan Card and seat reservations • Accommodation in mid-range hotels, shared DR with shower/WC, incl. breakfast • Entry to Zorngården or Zorn museum in Mora • Entry to Jamtli in Östersund • Coach tour to the Dundret mountain (up to 5/8 after which the price is discounted by SEK 180) • Train host onboard the Inlandsbanan trains.

After an early breakfast, the journey turns back south towards Östersund. The scenery actually looks different seen in “reverse order”.

Excursions and activities are subject to change during the season. We reserve the right to make changes.

day 10 ÖsTersund– Mora/krisTinehaMn M

Please book your package tour in good time. Only a limited number of places are available. For other prices, please contact the booking office.

This last leg of the journey south with Inlandsbanan marks the end of the tour.

opTional exTras: • Steam train in Arvidsjaur, Fridays and Saturdays 13/7–11/8 (see page 38) • Cancellation insurance SEK 150 • Train connections

For the best tips on activities in places where you will stay overnight, please contact the local tourist information offices.

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Package 2 – Inlandsbanan & Hurtigruten

Once-in-alifetime journey

The journey that begins in Dalarna, at the heart of Sweden, then takes you up through the Finnmarken region towards mountain tops, primeval forests and glaciers, a wild landscape where reindeer are a common sight. The train journey then carries on further north, past the Arctic Circle, past the most northerly city in Sweden, and all the way out to the Norwegian coast, transforming your window-gazing into a live nature documentary. Once onboard the venerable Hurtigruten, you will be able to breathe in the pleasant sea air all the way down to Trondheim. The bright blue fjords shimmer between high mountains, the gulls cry in the sky above the small fishing villages and the Trollfjord really lives up to its name.

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Inlandsbanan & Hurtigruten Facts

Harstad Narvik Kiruna

Gällivare

Arvidsjaur

day 1 Mora You make your own travel arrangements to Mora where your package tour begins with an overnight stay. We can help you arrange connecting journeys by train – just let us know when you make your booking. The Mora area has culture and activities to suit everyone. For example, you could visit Zorngården or the Vasa Race museum, or have a swim in Lake Siljan at the beach in Mora.

day 2 Mora–ÖsTersund Today you climb aboard the train for the first stage of your journey on Inlandsbanan. The train will slow down as we pass the waterfalls Storstupet and Helvetesfallet, which were used for timber floating, to allow you to admire nature’s own drama. You will also be able to visit – and perhaps even crawl into – a real bear’s den by the railway. The journey ends in Östersund. Why not go for a walk along Lake Storsjön.

day 3 ÖsTersund–arvidsJaur From Östersund the journey continues north. You can catch a quick glimpse of Ångermanland before we enter Sweden’s largest province – Lapland. Here you are surrounded by vast areas of forests, mountains and rushing water. This is also reindeer country so don’t be surprised if you see reindeer, moose and bears along the tracks. The train pulls in at Arvidsjaur in the afternoon, which allows you time to visit the Sami village Lappstaden.

day 4 arvidsJaur–gÄllivare The morning is free for you to spend as you wish. In the afternoon you will be crossing the Arctic Circle and travelling through part of the national park and World Heritage Site Laponia, which has mountains, lakes, delta landscapes, ancient forests and glaciers. You are looking at a landscape imbued with Sami heritage, inhabited since the Ice Age and home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, including many endangered species. After a late arrival in Gällivare, you will go by coach for an evening trip to the summit of Dundret to admire the astounding beauty of the landscape bathed in the light of the summer night. Enjoy the unique surroundings (until 5 Aug).

day 5 gÄllivare–narvik–harsTad The journey now continues by train or coach. You travel past the ore fields of Kiruna,

the northernmost city in Sweden, and on towards Abisko national park with the Kebnekaise mountain as backdrop. You will soon be crossing the border with Norway before arriving in the coastal town of Narvik after a beautiful scenic journey. From Narvik the journey continues by bus to the harbour town of Harstad, the entry point to Lofoten.

Trondheim

Östersund

Mora

day 6 hurTigruTen In the morning we board Hurtigruten. The service has been in operation along the Norwegian coast for 100 years, linking the north of the country with the south. Hurtigruten enters Trollfjorden to turn around, which gives you the opportunity to marvel at the spectacular scenery. In the evening the vessel docks at Svolvær, the regional centre of Lofoten. Take the opportunity to go on shore and explore on your own.

day 7 hurTigruTen Today you will cruise along the Helgeland coastline with more than 1,000 islands and numerous fishing hamlets. In the morning you will cross the Arctic Circle on the way south and also see the “Seven Sisters” – seven beautiful mountain tops that are 1,000 metres tall.

day 8 TrondheiM–ÖsTersund When you wake up you will be in Trondheim, where you can visit the beautiful Nidaros cathedral and the fishing harbour Ravnkloa with its local delicacies. Mittnabotåget leaves in the afternoon and reaches Östersund in the evening. You could also take the morning train from Trondheim to Östersund to explore the city properly. Visit Jamtli Historieland, for instance.

day 9 ÖsTersund–Mora It is now time to either head back south along Inlandsbanan to Mora, or you could finish the trip in Östersund. Your Inlandsbanan Card will still be valid for a few days, so whatever you choose to do, there will be lots to see and do on and around Inlandsbanan.

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Tour route and overnight stays The package Tour sTarTs wiTh an overnighT sTay in: Mora or Östersund: From 4 June to 16 August. For available departures, please see www.inlandsbanan.se or contact the booking office on tel. +46 (0)771-53 53 53 Your journey on Inlandsbanan starts the following day. price per person: From Mora

Adult sharing double room (DR) Child, extra bed Single room supplement

SEK 10,650 SEK 6,650 SEK 2,890

Adult sharing double room (DR) Child, extra bed Single room supplement

SEK 9,990 SEK 6,315 SEK 2,420

From Östersund

price includes: • Travel on Inlandsbanan using the Inlandsbanan Card and seat reservations, Mora–Gällivare • 6 or 5 nights in mid-range hotels, shared DR with shower/WC, incl. breakfast • Train/coach journey along the Malmbanan railway, i.e. Gällivare–Narvik • Local bus service Narvik–Harstad • 2 nights onboard Hurtigruten Harstad–Trondheim sharing a 2-bed unspec. inside cabin, meals not included • Journey on the Mittnabotåget train Trondheim– Östersund • Coach tour to the Dundret mountain (up to 5/8 after which the price is discounted by SEK 180) • Train host onboard the Inlandsbanan trains. Excursions and activities are subject to change during the season. We reserve the right to make changes. opTional exTras: • Unspec. outside cabin onboard Hurtigruten SEK 600 • Steam train in Arvidsjaur Fridays and Saturdays 13/7–11/8 (page 38) • Cancellation insurance SEK 150 • Food onboard Hurtigruten • Train connections Please book your package tour in good time. Only a limited number of places are available. For other prices, please contact the booking office. For the best tips on activities in places where you will stay overnight, please contact the local tourist information offices.

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Package 3 – The Soul of Lapland

Strong nature experiences If you are fascinated by powerful nature experiences and curious about Sami culture then this is the trip for you. Open up your senses and take a journey to the rare Midnight Sun and powerful tales of love for reindeer, a hard life and the ancient traditions that remain alive among the people of the mountains. A fire is burning on the floor of the Sami hut and there is a smell of meat frying in the pan, mixed with the smell of coffee, reindeer pelts and the smoke that is slowly trailing out through the opening in the roof. Please step inside!

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The Soul of Lapland Facts

Gällivare Arjeplog

Jokkmokk

Arvidsjaur

Östersund

day 1 Mora You make your own travel arrangements to Mora where your package tour begins with an overnight stay. We can help you arrange connecting journeys by train – just let us know when you make your booking. Mora has culture and attractions suitable for everyone. For example, you could visit Zorngården (entry included in package) and the Vasa Race museum, or go shopping for a traditional wooden Dalahästen horse.

day 2 Mora–ÖsTersund The morning is spent in Mora, from where the afternoon train takes you on the first leg of your Inlandsbanan tour. You will be travelling through Hälsingland and Härjedalen, the highest province in Sweden. On the way, we will stop to visit a real bear’s den. In the evening we arrive in Östersund, the county town for Jämtland.

day 3 ÖsTersund Look forward to a whole day of new experiences in Östersund. Stroll up to Jamtli Historieland to meet people and see places from many different periods (entry included in package). If you want to find out about Sami culture at this stage of the journey, pay a visit to Gaaltije Cultural Centre and perhaps the handicraft shop Gaupa.

day 4 ÖsTersund–arJeplog When you are back on the train, the journey continues north past Ströms Vattudal. Look out over the extensive forests and lakes teeming with fish. Inlandsbanan now enters Sweden’s largest province, Lapland. In Slagnäs the journey continues by coach to the Båtsuoj Sami Centre where you can experience authentic Sami life with all your senses. Enjoy a Sami meal served in a traditional Sami hut whilst listening to a storyteller. Suggestion! Stay for the night and sleep on reindeer pelts in a Sami hut (shared accommodation). Next day you will find many activities to enjoy, and in the afternoon a coach will take you back to

Slagnäs to continue the journey on Inlandsbanan. Contact the booking office for more information.

Mora

day 5 arJeplog–JokkMokk The day begins with a walk around Arjeplog, a town with a rich Sami heritage. After a coach trip up Galtispuoda mountain and lunch, a visit to the Silver museum awaits. Return to Inlandsbanan is by public bus. Shortly before reaching Jokkmokk you will cross the Arctic Circle – the border of the Land of the Midnight Sun.

day 6 JokkMokk–gÄllivare In Jokkmokk you have nearly a full day to visit attractions such as the Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum Ájtte (entry included) and Jokkmokk’s Mountain Garden, where you can study the mountain flora. The journey continues in the evening through the national park area and the World Heritage Site Laponia. On arrival in Gällivare we take a coach to the summit of Dundret to admire the breathtaking views in the light of the Midnight Sun (until 5/8).

day 7 gÄllivare For those who have opted to finish the journey in Gällivare, the tour ends after breakfast. You are welcome to stay on and see more of the area’s rich heritage and beautiful nature. You could visit Europe’s largest copper mine Aitik, for instance, or go for a hike on Dundret mountain.

day 8 gÄllivare–ÖsTersund After an early breakfast, the journey turns back south towards Östersund. The scenery actually looks different seen in “reverse order”.

day 9 ÖsTersund–Mora This last leg of the journey south with Inlandsbanan marks the end of the tour.

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Tour route and overnight stays The package Tour sTarTs wiTh an overnighT sTay in: Mora: Sundays 5 June to 21 August. Your journey on Inlandsbanan begins the next day. price per person: From Mora

incl. return excl. return 8 nights 6 nights

Adult sharing double room (DR) SEK 8,365 Child, extra bed SEK 3,390 Single room supplement SEK 2,050

SEK 7,190 SEK 2,950 SEK 1,550

Alt. overnight stay and day in Båtsuoj Adult SEK 7,525 SEK 6,350 price includes: • Travel on Inlandsbanan using the Inlandsbanan Card and seat reservations Mora–Gällivare • Accommodation in mid-range hotels, shared DR with shower/WC, incl. breakfast. (Optional: Sami hut in Båtsuoj) • Entry to Jamtli, Östersund • Visit to the Båtsuoj Sami Centre incl. light meal • Guided tour in Arjeplog and a coach trip up Galtispuoda mountain, lunch and visit to the Silver museum. (Does not apply to the option of a night/ day in Båtsuoj) • Entry to the Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum Ájtte, Jokkmokk • Coach tour to the Dundret mountain (up to 5/8, after which the price is discounted by SEK 180) • Train host onboard the Inlandsbanan trains. Excursions and activities are subject to change during the season. We reserve the right to make changes. opTional exTras: • Cancellation insurance SEK 150 • Train connections Please book your package tour in good time. Only a limited number of places are available. For other prices, please contact the booking office. For the best tips on activities in places where you will stay overnight, please contact the local tourist information offices.

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Package 4 – Your own favourites

Customize your adventure For those of you wishing to explore Inlandsbanan on your own we offer a package that includes accommodation in hotels of your choice along Inlandsbanan – we take care of the bookings. The rest is up to you. Perhaps it will be the children’s most exciting holiday trip so far, or maybe you will discover it together with an old friend, a real adventure for all ages. Perhaps you will take the opportunity to realise your dream of hiking through the magnificent mountain landscape now that your Inlandsbanan card is also valid on the mountain buses. Regardless of what you do or what detours you make, even if you have been carrying your tent in your rucksack, it is always a pleasure to return to a shower, a comfortable bed and a hotel breakfast.

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put tOgether yOur Own package! “Your own favourites” is a package tour that allows you stay comfortably in hotels whilst planning your own itinerary and choosing your preferred destinations. You can choose to spend consecutive nights in hotels or you could break up your holiday with mountain hiking or visits to friends and family or other activities that involve a different type of accommodation. You can then return to Inlandsbanan and continue your train journey. You have two glorious weeks ahead of you from the day the package starts. Be inspired and get ideas by looking at pages 10–31 about the municipalities along the railway, as well as page 67 for up-to-date train times. Visit our website and click on the links to the various tourist information offices along the route, which will be able to tell you what each destination has to offer, as well as provide suggestions for activities, sights and accommodation.

Your own favourites Facts

Gällivare Arjeplog

Jokkmokk

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Östersund Sveg Mora

cOnvenient anD simple! BOOk yOur entire package, incluDing OptiOnal extras, in One gO!

Kristinehamn

New for this year is that you can book activities at the same time as booking your package tour. Below is a small selection of the activities we can book for you. The range may vary during the season.

Orsa – grönklitt 1 night’s accommodation in a four-bed room in a hostel, including a family ticket to the Bear Park. Price: SEK 995 for 2 adults and 2 children (age 3–12).

östersunD – Jamtli 1 night’s accommodation in Jamtli Vandrarhem, including tickets to Historieland. Price: SEK 450 per adult, SEK 105/child. Historieland tickets only SEK 240/adult, Children free.

slagnäs – BåtsuOJ 1 night’s accommodation in a tepee made from reindeer hides, including transfer, dinner, evening coffee and breakfast. Free use of boats and fishing equipment. Price: SEK 1,050 per person. Half day visit: Experience everyday life for the Samis first-hand, participate in milking the reindeer and cooking food in the tepee and much more. Transport included. Price: SEK 750/person.

arJeplOg (arviDsJaur) Walking tour of Arjeplog, a place that reflects the Sami heritage superbly (Thursdays). Price: SEK 115/person. Bus trip up to Galtispuoda for a view over Lake Hornavan (Thursdays) Price: SEK 225/person. The journey to and from Inlandsbanan uses local buses (Arvidsjaur–Arjeplog).

arviDsJaur – aBBOrrträsk Fishing or hiking. 3-hour package with guide, including transfer, coffee and fishing equipment as required. Fishing package, price: SEK 1,170/person. Hiking package, price: SEK 1,050/person.

Other OptiOnal extras • Steam train in Arvidsjaur, 13/7–11/8 Fridays and Saturdays. Price: SEK 150/person. • Old Sami town in Arvidsjaur, guided tour at 18.00 11/6–12/8. Price: SEK 60/person. • Bus trip up to Dundret/Gällivare, 4/6–5/8. Price: SEK 180/person. • Horse riding under the Midnight Sun at Galgbacken, Gällivare, 3 hours. Price from SEK 1000/person.

if yOu want mOre infOrmatiOn On our website you will find more examples of excursions and other optional extras, as well as prices. www.inlandsbanan.se The Inlandsbanan Card is also valid on the mountain buses, so take the opportunity to make a detour into the mountain landscape. Perhaps this will be the experience of a lifetime?

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Dates: 4 June–26 august

(No trains during the midsummer weekend 22–23 June) Before you book, decide when you want to travel, where you want to stay and how long you want stay. sample prices:

Price per person

Adult sharing double room Child, extra bed Single room supplement

Price per person

Adult sharing double room Child, extra bed Single room supplement

Price per person

Adult sharing double room Child, extra bed Single room supplement

3 nights

SEK 3,995 SEK 1,505 SEK 700

5 nights

SEK 4,995 SEK 2,225 SEK 1,160

7 nights

SEK 5,995 SEK 2,945 SEK 1,620

prices incluDe:

• Travel on Inlandsbanan using the Inlandsbanan Card and seat reservations • Three, five or seven nights in mid-range hotels, shared DR with shower/WC, incl. breakfast • Train host onboard the Inlandsbanan trains. OptiOnal extras:

• Cancellation insurance SEK 150 • Train connections • Different number of nights, contact the booking office for price Please book your package tour in good time. Only a limited number of places are available. For other prices, please contact the booking office. For the best tips on activities in places where you will stay overnight, please contact the local tourist information offices.

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Travelling with the Inlandsbanan Card

Discover more!

The Inlandsbanan Card is your ticket to a wealth of different experiences. Visit Kristinehamn and the Lake Vänern archipelago, which has a Picasso sculpture as a navigation point. Go canoeing on the Bergslagen canal, following the route taken by iron in the days before the railway was built. Visit mines and search for minerals in one of the world’s most mineral-rich areas. Learn more about the hard lives of the navvies on the railway and have a go at pushing an inspection trolley yourself.

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If you are musical and perhaps even play an instrument you should visit the Orsayran festival that takes place on Wednesdays in July. Musicians meet here from far and wide to make music together in the streets and town square.

appreCIaTe The beauTy of naTure

At Jamtli, the county museum for Jämtland, time stands still. Visit 18th century Sweden and experience everyday life in that era.

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Or why not hire a car or take a bus up the mountain to see and absorb the magnificence of the mountains at close quarters. Visit Lapland and the Vindelfjällen mountains, where Swedish downhill skiing stars such as Ingemar Stenmark and Anja Pärson grew up and took their first steps on the slopes. Or you could enjoy the beauty of the landscape hiking along the Kungsleden and stay in the mountain cabins along the way. For a timetable for the mountain buses,


The Inlandsbanan Card allows you 14 days unlimited travel on Inlandsbanan from Kristinehamn in the south to Gällivare in the north for only SEK 1,595 (price per adult, for discounts see p. 66). If you want to travel for a little while longer you can buy an extra week for only SEK 400/card/adult. The card is also valid on the “mountain buses”, see www.inlandsbanan.se or contact the booking office for more information. You decide where you stay and for how long.

Open for everyone In Sweden we have something called Allemansrätten – the right of public access. This means that everyone has the right to visit the countryside. This is an amazing freedom which means that everyone can get close to Sweden’s superb nature and culture and can experience it for themselves. However, this freedom brings with it responsibilities – so please be careful not to damage or disturb the animals and nature you visit and show respect to landowners and other people in the countryside. You can read more about the right of public access at www.allemansratten.se.

please see www.inlandsbanan.se or contact the booking office.

Meet a MooSe

If you want to get really close to some of the many different varieties of animals in Sweden then there are several stops along the railway that can help you. You could visit Europe’s largest bear park Orsa Grönklitt, go to Frösö Zoo in Östersund, meet a moose at Moose Garden or visit the Båtsuoj Sami Centre to experience Sami culture and to meet reindeer

at close quarters. There are lots of interesting and unusual places to visit along Inlandsbanan. There are activities for all the family, different types of cultural events, golf, riding, fishing, hiking either along trails or independently in national parks and in the mountains. We recommend that you pay the SEK 50 per person per day seat reservation fee to ensure that you have a seat on the train of your choice.

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One-week package Jokkmokk Winter Market Facts – Package tour 6

The package Tour sTarTs wiTh an overnighT sTay in: Östersund: Monday 30 January. Your journey with Inlandsbanan begins the following day and ends on 5 February. Price Per Person: Adult sharing double room (DR), share of cottage apartment SEK 6,995 Child, extra bed in DR/share of cottage apartment SEK 3,200 Single room supplement, share of cottage apartment SEK 2,210 Sample optional extras, price per person:

ICEHOTEL incl. travel, lunch, entry and guided tour

SEK 850

Prices include: • 3 nights in mid-range hotels incl. breakfast • 3 nights in shared cottage apartment. Breakfast in the restaurant, bed linen/towels and final clean included. The cottage apartments are fully equipped with sauna/WC/shower and kitchen. • Travel on Inlandsbanan incl. seat reservations • Lunch and guided tour, Vilhelmina • Entry and guided tour, Ájtte Museum/Jokkmokk • Visit to Jokkmokk historic market and the classic winter market • Cultural walk, incl. a visit to Jokkmokk tin • Visit to the Inlandsbanan museum • Tour leader for the entire journey For more information, please contact the booking office on tel. +46 (0)771-53 53 53 or see www.inlandsbanan.se.

Weekend package Jokkmokk Winter Market Facts – Package tour 7

The package Tour sTarTs wiTh an overnighT sTay in: Östersund: Thursday 2 February. Your journey with Inlandsbanan begins the following day. Price Per Person:

Adult sharing double room (DR), share of cottage apartment SEK 5,495 Child, extra bed in DR/share of cottage apartment SEK 2,920 Single room supplement, share of cottage apartment SEK 1,885 Each cottage apartment is shared by 4 people.

Jokkmokk Winter Market New this year! Following many requests, we will this year run two different trips to Jokkmokk Winter Market. The first is the classic one-week package and the other one, which is new for this year, is a weekend package. The one-week package starts on Monday, 30 January, with an overnight stay at a hotel in Östersund. The following day is the start of the journey on the Inlandsbanan train up to Kåbdalis, where we will stay a few days at the mountain resort. From Kåbdalis we will visit the Winter Market, and there is also an optional trip to ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi. At least one whole day will be spent at the market, with an opportunity to see the inauguration and to visit the historic market. We will also have time to visit Jokkmokks Tenn, go for a cultural walk and have a guided tour of the Ájtte Mountain and Sami Museum. Having finished our visit to the market, on Friday we will head south on Inlandsbanan to Arvidsjaur, where a comfortable overnight stay in a hotel awaits. The following day there is time for a lie-in before getting ready for the last stage of the journey to Östersund, where the package includes another

Optional extras, price per person:

Supplement for cottage for sole use, 2 persons/cottage SEK 1,100 Minimum number 25 people

Prices include: • First night in Östersund in a mid-range hotel, shared DR with shower/WC, incl. breakfast • 3 nights in shared cottage apartment incl. breakfast. See above for further details. • 2 lunches on board the train (northbound/southbound) • Travel on Inlandsbanan incl. seat reservations • Tour leader for the entire journey • Travel documents

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night in a hotel. On Sunday you will have plenty of time for your homeward journey, or you can stay on to discover Östersund, the Winter City. The weekend package starts on Thursday, 2 February, with an overnight stay in a hotel. The following day is the start of the journey on the Inlandsbanan train up to Kåbdalis, where we will stay a few days at the mountain resort. On the Saturday we will have full-day visit to the classic Winter Market, where you will be able to experience and discover Sami culture close up. To be certain of having time to do and see everything that is on offer, we recommend visiting Jokkmokk Tourist Information Office for updated information. On the Sunday we will return to Östersund on the Inlandsbanan train and our arrival there marks the end of the trip. You can find out more about both package tours on our website, where you will also find a link to Jokkmokk Winter Market. Visit www.inlandsbanan.se or contact the booking office to ask for a programme to be posted to you.


Inlandsbanan in winter white with Hurtigruten as an additional alternative Harstad Narvik

Facts Package tour 8

Kiruna

Gällivare Jokkmokk

Arvidsjaur Vilhelmina

Trondheim

Östersund

The package Tour sTarTs wiTh an overnighT sTay in:

Winter White Winter White is a package tour influenced by the summer package Discover Inlandsbanan and the popular package combination that includes Hurtigruten. This year we are running Winter White during the second week in February, straight after the Jokkmokk Winter Market when Inlandsbanan has been cleared of snow. The package starts on 6 February with an overnight stay in Östersund. The following day the trip on the northbound Inlandsbanan train begins. On our way north we will stay overnight in Vilhelmina, Jokkmokk and Gällivare, with activities arranged in these towns. We will also visit ICEHOTEL and Kiruna for a whole day. After the visit to ICEHOTEL you can choose between heading south on Inlandsbanan or travelling north

for a cruise on Hurtigruten. If you decide to travel south with Inlandsbanan we will stay one more night in Gällivare before continuing towards Arvidsjaur, where the whole afternoon is free for activities of your choice. What about trying a dog sled ride or a snowmobile ride? The choice is up to you! The trip ends with an overnight stay at a hotel in Östersund. Should you choose Hurtigruten instead, you will stay the night in Kiruna and Harstad, before embarking on Hurtigruten for a cruise for two days and two nights. The trip ends in Östersund with one night in a hotel. For more information and prices, see www.inlandsbanan.se or contact the booking office on tel. +46 (0)771-53 53 53 or email us at info@inlandsbanan.se.

Östersund: Monday 6 February. Your journey on Inlandsbanan begins the next day. Price Per Person, travellers on inlandsbanan:

Adult, sharing double room (DR) Child, extra bed Single room supplement

SEK 9,690 SEK 3,520 SEK 2,120

Prices include:

• 6 nights in mid-range hotels of varying standard, shared DR with shower/WC, incl. breakfast • Travel on Inlandsbanan incl. seat reservations • Visit and guided tour, Ivars motor museum, Hoting • Guided tour in Vilhelmina • Guided tour of Ájtte Museum, Jokkmokk • Entry, guided tour and lunch at ICEHOTEL • Lunch in Hoting, Arvidsjaur and Vilhelmina • Guided tour of LKAB’s iron ore mine, Gällivare • Visit to Nymånen dog kennel • Tour leader throughout the journey oPtional extras:

Cancellation insurance Dog sled trip, approx. 2 hrs Snowmobile tour with guide, 2–3 hrs Spa treatment

SEK 150 SEK 1,000 SEK 600–1,500 from SEK 295

Price Per Person,

travellers on Hurtigruten :

Adult, sharing double room (DR)/cabin Child, extra bed Single room/cabin supplement

SEK 12,995 SEK 6,230 SEK 2,140

Prices include:

Returning favourites – Inlandsbanan in winter

We are also running our Winter package tours in 2013 and 2014. Keep checking our website, the new packages will be shown after the summer season has ended. +46 (0)771-53 53 53

• 7 nights in mid-range hotels of varying standard, shared DR with shower/WC, incl. breakfast • Travel on Inlandsbanan • Visit and guided tour, Ivars motor museum, Hoting • Guided tour in Vilhelmina • Guided tour of Ájtte Museum, Jokkmokk • Entry, guided tour and lunch at ICEHOTEL • Lunch in Hoting and Arvidsjaur • Guided tour of LKAB’s iron ore mine, Gällivare • Tour leader on the journey until day 6 • Train journey Kiruna–Narvik, coach Narvik– Harstad • 2 nights onboard Hurtigruten, Harstad–Trondheim in unspec. inside cabin (excl. meals) • Train journey Trondheim–Östersund (unspecified departure) oPtional extras:

Cancellation insurance

SEK 150

We are happy to assist with connecting journeys by train, all of which should be booked when booking the package tour.

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Are you dreaming of a different kind of wedding?! inlandsbanan is a different and unique journey. Just like a wedding is the start of a life’s journey together. And why do what everyone else does when there are so many different possibilities? Presumably you also want your wedding to be a memory for life, something to remember together for the rest of your marriage. Let us help you create a day that is special just for the two of you. Perhaps you are dreaming of getting married on a snowcovered mountain top under the light of the midnight sun, or in a bear den deep in the dense spruce forest, or why not in a picturesque old railway station along the railway? Although we don’t know exactly what you might have in mind, we do know that we can help with the practical details such as a registrar for the place you choose, a romantic place to stay and the wedding reception. So you can take it easy and enjoy the time up until your special day. We can of course also give suggestions for honeymoon destinations. What do you think about starting your honeymoon with us on Inlandsbanan? Does that sound interesting? Get in touch with us at Inlandsbanan to start planning your upcoming wedding. Do email us with your ideas or give us a ring so we can offer some tips on the way.

Have you got suggestions for a new Inlandsbanan tour? We Would like you to help us with suggestions for new interesting tours. This could involve anything from Themed trips to different places to stay, sights or activities – in fact, the list could go on and on. We obviously want our travellers to be pleased with us and what we have to offer. We need to find out what it is you would like to see so that we can become even better. All suggestions will be gratefully received and we will publish the suggestions that seem to be most popular on our website.

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Send your suggestions by email to: info@inlandsbanan.se or by ordinary post to: Inlandsbanan Box 561 SE-831 27 Östersund Mark it ”Tour suggestions” Everyone who has sent in a suggestion will be included in a raffle to win a trip on Inlandsbanan.

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Themed trips During the 2012 season Inlandsbanan will be offering a number of unique trips which we have elected to call Themed trips. In order for these to be as up-to-date as possible, we will be publishing them on our website under the heading Themed trips. These could involve anything from daytrips to week-long package tours or specially designed offers from the municipalities along the route. Below is a small selection of what we are planning to offer.

Don’t settle for a snapshot – start taking pictures Theme photography. Come along on a unique journey on Inlandsbanan where a professional photographer will be on hand to provide tips and advice for both beginners and those of you who have been taking photographs for a while. Apart from following Inlandsbanan for the entire route, we will make detours to some beautiful and exciting places where you will have the opportunity to develop and improve your photography skills. Theme photography includes a trip on Inlandsbanan, overnight stays in hotels and other establishments, activities and selected meals. If you want to find out more, the programme will be available on our website in early spring and for the duration of the season. www.inlandsbanan.se

Dream fishing holidays in the land of big salmon trout Theme Fishing. Are you someone who only goes fishing for relaxation or do you love the challenge of getting a big salmon trout to bite? Whichever description fits you, we guarantee that you will have a wonderful fishing experience along the route, perhaps in a small forest tarn or in a rushing river where the salmon trout is hiding. Your own equipment is always preferable, but if you need to hire some we are of course happy to help. Perhaps you will be the one providing the food for the campfire meal? Theme Fishing includes a trip on Inlandsbanan, overnight stays in hotels and other establishments, activities and selected meals. If you want to find out more, the programme will be available on our website in early spring and for the duration of the season. www.inlandsbanan.se

Liven up your journey on Inlandsbanan with a hike in the mountains! Theme hiking. Why settle for looking at the mountains through the train window when you could be out there hiking. Whether you’re a practised hiker, a gourmet who needs a soft bed, or a ”blueberry” without any experience of hiking, you will find something that is right for you. The Inlandsbanan Card enables you to plan your journey according to what you want to do, and you can travel for free on the mountain buses to a suitable mountain resort. Pack your backpack and take a seat! Theme hiking includes a trip on Inlandsbanan, overnight stays in hotels and other establishments, activities and selected meals. If you want to find out more, the programme will be available on our website in early spring and for the duration of the season. www.inlandsbanan.se +46 (0)771-53 53 53

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great places to stay on your journey It’s up to you where you stay on your journey. Choose between hotels, guest houses or hostels. Here are some suggestions. Contact the respective establishments for bookings and more information.

Kristinehamn

Park Hotell

Number of rooms/beds: 19/29 Prices: From SEK 640 Distance from station: 75m Restaurant: Fully licensed Description: Welcome to a cosy hotel with a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Address: Floragatan 2, 681 21 Kristinehamn Tel. +46 (0)550-150 60 E-mail: info@parkhotell-kristinehamn.nu Web: www.parkhotell-kristinehamn.nu

Mora

Hotell Siljan

Number of rooms: 38. Prices: DR from SEK 450/person. Distance from station: 100m Restaurant: Exquisite restaurant with the only wine bar in the Siljansbygden area. Description: Comfortable accommodation. Start or finish your journey with us. Take the opportunity to combine your trip with Inlandsbanan with one of our packages! Address: Moragatan 6, 792 22 Mora Tel. +46 (0)250-130 00 E-mail: info@hotellsiljan.se Web: www.hotellsiljan.se

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Mora

Best Western Mora Hotell & Spa

Number of rooms: 140 incl. 60 business rooms Prices: DR from SEK 498 per person incl. large breakfast buffet. Restaurant: Yes – menu with emphasis on local game. Alfresco dining in summer with views of Lake Siljan. Description: 4-star, upmarket hotel in the centre of Mora with views over Lake Siljan. Bar, spa with gym, sauna, pool and jacuzzi. Inlandsbanan stops opposite the hotel. Address: Strandgatan 12, 792 30 Mora Tel. +46 (0)250-59 26 50 E-mail: mora@morahotell.se Web: www.morahotell.se

Mora

Hotell Kung Gösta/ Kristineberg Hotell & Vandrarhem

Number of rooms: Kung Gösta, 47 rooms in a 3-star superior hotel with restaurant and spa. Kristineberg, 32 newly renovated rooms in the annex building, check-in at Kung Gösta. Prices: Kung Gösta: DR SEK 1,095. Kristineberg: DR SEK 795/895. Distance from station: 150m. Restaurant: Yes. Description: 3-star Hotel Kung Gösta and 2-star Kristineberg in Mora centre at central station. Address: Kristinebergsgatan 1, 792 23 Mora Tel. +46 (0)250-150 70 E-mail: bokning@kunggosta.se Web: www.kunggosta.se

Orsa

Målkullans Vandrarhem STF i Mora

Number of beds: 23. Prices: From SEK 250/person (STF-members). Distance from station: 400m (from bus station 500m). Restaurant: Breakfast buffet served daily at ”Vasagatan 32”. Description: Good accommodation option at Vasaloppet finishing line in Mora. Near pool and centre. Address: Fredsgatan 19, Mora Tel. +46 (0)250-381 96, +46 (0)70-661 46 68 E-mail: info@malkullan.se Web: www.malkullan.se

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STF Vandrarhem Orsa

Number of beds: 54 Prices: DR from SEK 500, SR from SEK 390, beds from SEK 340. Distance from station: 1,300m Description: Good value accommodation with extensive views of Lake Orsasjön and Dalarna’s blue mountains. No smoking or pets. Breakfast buffet. Visit Grönklitt’s Wildlife Park, the Zorn Museum, Dalahästen wooden horses in Nusnäs and living summer farms in the wilderness. Discover Dalarna’s Riviera by Lake Orsasjön. Address: Gillevägen 3, 794 33 Orsa Tel. +46 (0)250-421 70, +46 (0)70-255 04 18 E-mail: info@orsavandrarhem.se Web: www.orsavandrarhem.se


FÅGELSJÖ

Fågelsjö Gästis/vandrarhem, STF

Number of rooms: We have 8 large rooms in the hostel and 8 separate, smaller camping cabins. Price: SEK 175–250, depending on the level of service. Distance from station: Approx. 3 km walking distance to the village, call for collection. Restaurant: Cafe open every day and food is available to order. Description: Fågelsjö Gammelgård is a listed building that is open to visitors throughout the summer. The farm was abandoned in 1910 and everything is left untouched as it was several generations ago. Canoes and bikes available for hire. Address: Fågelsjö Gammelgård, 820 50 Los Tel. +46 (0)657-300 30 E-mail: fagelsjo.hbf@telia.com Web: www.fagelsjo.nu

Åsarna

Åsarna Skicenter

Accommodation: rooms with 2, 3 and 4 beds, cabin with 4-6 beds, camping with and without electricity. Prices: SEK 195/bed/night (3–15 years SEK 110) SR SEK 270/night. SEK 770/Cabin. Camping with electricity SEK 150/night, without SEK 120/night. Distance from station: walking distance. Description: Åsarna ski centre with various types of accommodation, Restaurant, Bar, Museum, Training camp, Hunting & Fishing, etc. Address: Olstavägen 45, ÅSARNA Tel. +46 (0)687-302 30 E-mail: info@asarnaskicenter.se Web: www.asarnaskicenter.se

Östersund

Hotel Emma

Number of rooms/beds: 18/41. Prices: DR from SEK 875, SR from SEK 695. Distance from station: approx. 500m. Restaurant: 2 m. Description: Pleasant 3-star hotel with full standard and good service, situated in the centre, with shops, entertainment and restaurants just outside the front door. Generously sized, fresh breakfasts, free wireless internet, garage. Entire hotel a smokefree zone. Welcome to Hotel Emma! Address: Prästgatan 31, 831 31 Östersund Tel. +46 (0)63-51 78 40 E-mail: info@hotelemma.com Web: www.hotelemma.com

Sveg

Kvarnsjö (Åsarna)

Lilla Hotellet i Sveg

Number of rooms: 10. Prices: Call for information. Distance from station: 450m. Description: Small cosy hotel with two picturesque buildings and a pleasant courtyard. Located in the centre of Sveg. Address: Älvgatan 8, Sveg Tel. +46 (0)680-102 84 E-mail: info@lillahotellet.se Web: www.lillahotellet.se

Östersund

Best Western Hotel Gamla Teatern

Number of rooms: 64. Prices: SEK 425/pers. in DR, please also see our website for special offers, etc. Distance from station: Approx. 300m. Restaurant: Yes. Description: The hotel, which has been awarded the Swan eco-label, is located in a charming 19th century building equipped with all modern comforts. Free wireless internet, nonsmoking, free relaxation area with massage chair, solarium, gym and sauna. Address: Thoméegränd 20, Östersund Tel. +46 (0)63-51 16 00 E-mail: bokning@gamlateatern.se Web: www.gamlateatern.se

Östersund

Hotell Jämteborg

Number of rooms: 28, of which 8 are adapted for allergy sufferers. Prices: SR from SEK 695, DR from SEK 425/person. Distance from station: 300m. Restaurant: Yes. Description: Good-value 3-star hotel. Pleasant rooms with hair dryer and kettle. Bathrooms with underfloor heating. Lobby bar and outdoor serving area. Buffet breakfast included (served from 6am), sauna, billiards, wireless Internet. Address: Storgatan 54, 831 33 Östersund Tel. +46 (0)63-51 01 01 E-mail: bokning@jamteborg.se Why not book online on our website: Web: www.jamteborg.se

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Kvarnsjö Camp och Vandrarhem

Number of beds: 30. Prices: SEK 150 per bed. Distance from station: 1 km, we are happy to collect from the stop in Kvarnsjö. Restaurant: Breakfast buffet made from local ingredients. Sandwiches and coffee. Foil-baked char cooked over an open fire. Description: 30 beds divided between a hostel (sole occupancy rooms), apartments and cabins. Good hiking trails, fishing, boats and canoes available. Address: Kvarnsjö 905, 840 31 Åsarna Tel. +46 (0)682-220 16, +46 (0)70-580 90 61 E-mail: info@kvarnsjocamp.com Web: www.kvarnsjocamp.com

Östersund

Clarion Hotel Grand Östersund

Number of rooms: 176 Prices: From SEK 635 per person in DR. Distance from station: 300m. Restaurant: Yes (17.00–22.00). Description: Comfortable first class hotel in centre, shopping centre on doorstep. Fully equipped rooms with wireless internet, cable TV. A new restaurant and bar serving local and international dishes and a variety of drinks. Indoor pool, sauna and gym. Address: Prästgatan 16, 831 31 Östersund Tel. +46 (0)63-55 60 00 E-mail: cl.ostersund@choice.se Web: www.clarionostersund.se

Östersund

Hotell Linden

Number of rooms: 22 Prices: From SEK 695 per DR 16/6–15/8 (excl. 26–28/7) incl. buffet breakfast Distance to station: 100 m, to centre 200 m Description: Pleasant family-owned breakfast hotel near the railway station. Has both hotel rooms and budget rooms (more basic and therefore cheaper!) as well as a self-catering hostel unit. Also conference facilities for large and small groups. Access to wireless Internet. Address: Storgatan 64, 831 33 Östersund. Tel. +46 (0)63-51 73 35 E-mail: info@hotellinden.se Webb: www.hotellinden.se

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Hotell Zäta

Number of rooms/beds: 32/60 Prices: From SEK 750/850 Distance from station: 700m Central station, 400m Västra station Restaurant: Breakfast hotel Description: Best location in pedestrian area in Östersund. No-smoking rooms. Comfortable and pleasant at reasonable prices. Free internet connection. Lobby bar with light refreshments, beer and wine. Park your car in our garage with lift direct to reception. Summer and weekends, DR incl. breakfast buffet from SEK 750. Address: Prästgatan 32, 831 31 Östersund Tel. +46 (0)63-51 78 60 E-mail: info@hotell-z.se Web: www.hotell-z.se

Östersund

Pensionat Björnen

Number of rooms: 13 Prices: From SEK 297.50 per person in DR (1/6–31/8) incl. breakfast buffet with hot food. Distance from station: 100m Restaurant: Yes Description: Close to railway station. Good standard. A good and cheap place to stay. Wireless internet and computer access. Early hotel breakfast served. All rooms have cable TV, clock radios. Check in at Hotell Älgen opposite with free use of facilities. Address: Storgatan 62, 831 33 Östersund Tel. +46 (0)63-10 74 73 E-mail: info@hotelalgen.se Web: www.pensionatbjornen.se

Östersund

STF Östersund Ledkrysset

Number of rooms: 24 rooms, single/DR with ensuite shower & toilet. Family rooms and beds in multi-bed rooms. Prices: SEK 160–350/person. Distance from station: Approx. 1km. Restaurant: Buffet breakfast and simple meals. Description: Östersund Ledkrysset is located in the city centre, at the meeting point for roads and people. Cosy accommodation in a mountain atmosphere. Common room, kitchen, TV room, wireless Internet and large south-facing terraces. Welcome! Address: Biblioteksgatan 25, 831 41 Östersund Tel. +46 (0)63-10 33 10 E-mail: info@ostersundledkrysset.se Web: www.ostersundledkrysset.se

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Jamtli Vandrarhem, STF

Number of rooms: 2- to 4-bed rooms, 30 beds in total. Prices: SEK 200 in low season, SEK 225 in high season. SEK 150 and SEK 175 for STF members respectively. Distance from station: 2km Restaurant: Yes. Also café. Description: Charmingly situated in the grounds of Jamtli – an unusual and exciting open-air museum and summer recreation facility with actors in the farms representing the inhabitants from bygone days. Recently refurbished rooms. Access to kitchen and WC/shower. Address: Museiplan. Tel. +46 (0)63-15 03 00 E-mail: vandrarhemmet@jamtli.com Web: www.jamtli.com

Östersund

Scandic Östersund City

Number of rooms/beds: 126/300. Prices: Flex DR from SEK 990, EARLY from SEK 850. Distance from station: approx. 200m. Restaurant: Fully licensed restaurant with an extensive menu, as well as nightclub. Description: Hotel and conference centre with its own restaurant in the centre of Östersund, close to shopping and leisure activities. Family and weekend breaks, including activities. Parking and garage. Address: Kyrkgatan 70, Östersund Tel. +46 (0)63-57 57 00 E-mail: ostersundcity@scandichotels.com Web: www.scandichotels.se/ostersundcity

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Vandrarhemmet Rallaren

Number of beds: 7 rooms/26 beds. Prices: From SEK 160/person. Distance from station: 100m. Description: Around the corner from the railway station. Walking distance of city centre. 26 beds in 2- to 6-bed rooms. Access to kitchen, WC/shower and large TV room. Address: Bangårdsgatan 6, 831 34 Östersund Tel. +46 (0)63-13 22 32 E-mail: bokarallaren@hotmail.com

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Östersund

Nya Pensionatet

Number of rooms: 7 Prices: From SEK 325/pers. in DR. Distance from station: 150m Description: Cosy, personal and good value B&B in a beautiful turn of the century building approx. 150m from central station and very close to the city centre. TV and wireless Internet access in all rooms. Breakfast buffet included in the price. During the summer months breakfast times fit in with Inlandsbanan’s departure times! Address: Prästgatan 65, 831 34 Östersund Tel. +46 (0)63-10 20 05 E-mail: info@nyapensionatet.se Web: www.nyapensionatet.se

Östersund

Hotell Älgen

Number of rooms: 27 Prices: DR from SEK 400 per person (1/6–31/8) incl. breakfast buffet with hot food. Distance from station: 100m Restaurant: Yes, incl. open-air area in summer. Description: Centrally located ***superior hotel with own restaurant, fully licensed. Close to shops and entertainment. Price includes breakfast buffet, film channels, sauna, computer access, wireless internet, etc. Early breakfast. Address: Storgatan 61, 831 33 Östersund Tel. +46 (0)63-51 75 25 E-mail: info@hotelalgen.se Web: www.hotelalgen.se

Hoting

Hotings Camping

Number of rooms/beds: 24 camping cabins, 2–6 beds. Prices: Reasonable prices. Distance from station: Own train stop. Description: Peaceful, lawns, prehistoric museum, walking trail, put and take fishing suitable for the disabled, pool, bouncy castle, quad-bikes for children. Open 10.00–22.00 from 21/6 to 31/8. Low season open 08.00–17.00. Address: Västra Hoting 325, 830 80 Hoting Tel. +46 (0)671-102 48 E-mail: hotingscamping@telia.com Web: www.hotingscamping.se


Hoting

Hoting Unlimited

From reindeer rugs to suites. Stay in the Car Dealer’s room or the Stationmaster’s room, for instance. Prices: From SEK 695 incl. breakfast. Distance from station: 500m. Restaurant: Restaurant and pub. Description: Tastefully decorated in 1950s setting by river Valån. Treat yourself to locally produced food/snacks. We also have a jacuzzi, treatments, spa products and jewellery. Address: Lillgatan 2, 830 80 Hoting Tel. +46 (0)671-100 70, +46 (0)70-681 14 68 E-mail: info@hotingunlimited.se Web: www.hotingunlimited.se

Vilhelmina

Lilla Hotellet

Number of rooms: 10 Prices: From SEK 400 per person Distance from station: 150m Restaurant: Lunch and pub Description: Cosy hotel with personal touch. Rooms with shower/WC, TV and telephone. Breakfast included in price. Spa. Address: Granvägen 1, 912 32 Vilhelmina Tel. +46 (0)940-150 59 Fax +46 (0)940-150 42 E-mail: lillahotellet@vilhelmina.com Web: www.lillahotellet.vilhelmina.com

Vilhelmina

STF Vilhelmina Kyrkstad

Number of apartments/rooms: 53/146. Prices: SEK 200–230 hostel, children SEK 100. Non-members: Adults +SEK 50, children +SEK 25. Sheets SEK 60 per set. Internet included! Please advise when booking! Distance from station: Approx. 500m. Food: Restaurant and Hotel Wilhelmina 100m, Café Vilhelmina Bakery 100m. Description: Stay in a historic environment close to museums, a Sami gallery, a handicraft centre and a general store. Reception located in the Tourist Information Office in the Court House. Address: Storgatan 9, 912 33 Vilhelmina Tel. +46 (0)940-398 86 E-mail: tuby@vilhelmina.se Web: www.svenskaturistforeningen.se

DoroTea

Doro Camping Lappland

Number of cabins/rooms: 6 4-bed, 1 2-bed comfort, 7 2-bed. 5 2-bed apartments (with en-suite facilities), tepee, campsite. Prices: from SEK 250/cabin. Apartment SEK 450. Tepee SEK 400. Camping pitch from SEK 135. Distance from station: 0m. Restaurant: Licensed café. Description: Pleasant and peaceful. Internet, barbecue cabin, wood-fired sauna, souvenir shop, canoe hire, mini-golf, play area, bathing. 1km from centre. Address: Storgatan 1A, 917 31 Dorotea Tel. +46 (0)942-102 38 E-mail: reception@dorocamp.com Web: www.dorocamp.com

Vilhelmina

Lundqvist Rum & Stugmotell

Number of rooms/beds: 15/36 Prices: From SEK 535 for apartment Distance from station: 900m Restaurant: Several in town Description: Central location in quiet garden environment. We have rooms and cabin apartments for 1–4 persons equipped with WC/shower and kitchenette plus TV. We also have rooms for selfcatering and hostel rooms. Address: Volgsjövägen 64, 912 32 Vilhelmina Tel. +46 (0)940-102 64 E-mail: info@lundqviststugmotell.se Web: www.lundqviststugmotell.se

Vilhelmina

Hotell Wilhelmina

Number of rooms: 64 Prices: DR SEK 850 incl. breakfast, SR SEK 590 incl. breakfast. Distance from station: 500m Restaurant: Yes Description: Newly renovated double rooms, new spa with panoramic window overlooking lake Volgsjön. Top class food and drink in restaurant with à la carte menu, buffet lunch, bar and pub. Address: Volgsjövägen 16, 912 34 Vilhelmina Tel. +46 (0)940-554 20 E-mail: info@hotellwilhelmina.se Web: www.hotell.vilhelmina.com

Vilhelmina

Saiva Camping

Number of cabins: 22. Prices: Sami cot tents from SEK 390/night – 2 beds. Distance from station: 1 km. Description: Open 8.00–22.00 in high season (11/6–12/8). Saiva Camping is delightfully situated by lake Baksjön on the outskirts of Vilhelmina. The campsite also has a gift and souvenir shop, playground, bathing area with diving tower, mini-golf, tennis courts, canoes, cycle hire, tandems, hire of fishing equipment. Address: Baksjön, 912 31 Vilhelmina Tel. +46 (0)940-107 60 E-mail: info@saiva.se Web: www.saiva.se

Storuman

Storuman

Hotell Luspen

Hotell Toppen

Distance from station: 50 metres Description: Storuman was formerly known as Luspen village. When the railway arrived the village changed name to Storuman. Luspen means outlet from lake and that is where we are, right in the centre of Storuman. The hotel is located in the former offices of the Swedish State Railway (SJ), thus closing the circle – Hotel Luspen. Address: Järnvägsgatan 13, 923 31 Storuman Tel. +46 (0)951-333 80 E-mail: info@hotelluspen.se Web: www.hotelluspen.se

+46 (0)771-53 53 53

Number of rooms: 94 Prices: From SEK 150. Distance from station: 300m Restaurant: Yes, open daily. Description: Accommodation ranging from basic hostel facilities to comfortable hotel rooms. Situated high on a hill in pine forest, close to town centre. Restaurant with large open-air area. Our menu is based on local produce. Open all year. Address: Blåvägen 238, 923 31 Storuman Tel. +46 (0)951-777 00 E-mail: info@hotelltoppen.se Web: www.hotelltoppen.se

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Storuman

Storumans Bad & Camping

Number of pitches/cabins: 75/21 Prices: Tents from SEK 120, caravans from SEK 170, cabins from SEK 400. Distance from station: 500m Description: Beautifully situated 3-star campsite by the lake Uman. We have a small gym, sports hall, tennis court, cycles, mini-golf, boules, exercise bingo and, as a lovely way of relaxing after all that activity, men’s and women’s saunas. Address: Lokgränd 3, 923 31 Storuman Tel. +46-(0)951-143 00 E-mail: storumanscamping@storuman.se Web: www.storuman.se

Tärnaby (Storuman)

Tärnaby Fjällhotell

Number of rooms: 36 rooms, as well as cabins/ apartments and STF hostels. Prices: See the website: www.tarnabyfjallhotell.com/Priser__1053.html. Distance from station: 130 km. Description: Tärnaby Fjällhotell is a hotel that offers a personal service and relaxing views. It is located 13 miles from Storuman and the bus stops at the hotel. Comfortable beds and good food complete your mountain holiday. From the hotel you have direct access to several lovely hiking trails of varying length. The hike up to Gurkfjället is a firm favourite, featuring rapids, a hanging bridge, birch forest, bare mountains and a climb to the top of the mountain! Address: Östra Strandvägen 16, 920 64 Tärnaby Tel. +46 (0)954-104 20 Web: www.tarnabyfjallhotell.com

SorSele

Sorsele Camping och Vandrarhem

Number of rooms: Hostel 20 beds in 8 rooms, 30 cabins with 4–6 beds Prices: Cabins SEK 355–895 per day Distance from station: 1 km. Description: Hostel, cabins, caravan pitches. Tennis court, pool, boules, grill tent, bicycle hire, canoe hire. Centrally located yet secluded. Address: Fritidsvägen, Sorsele Tel. +46 (0)952-101 24 E-mail: info@lapplandskatan.nu Web: www.lapplandskatan.nu

(The bus is free when you present your Inlandsbanan Card)

SorSele

Sorsele River Hotel

Number of rooms: 33, of which 16 are doubles, 5 combi and 12 single rooms. Prices: from SEK 695 Distance from station: 250 m Description: A cosy little hotel, situated by the shore of the Vindelälven river right in the centre of Sorsele. Licensed restaurant. Address: Hotellgatan 2 , 920 70 Sorsele Tel. +46-(0)952-121 50 E-mail: info@sorseleriverhotel.se Web: www.sorseleriverhotel.se

Blattnicksele

Blattnicksele Camping

Number of rooms: 9 cabins, 2–4 beds. Price: SEK 200–400. Distance from station: 500m. Restaurant: Café with light refreshments. Description: Beautiful location by the Vindelälven river. Cabins with fridge/hob. There is a service building with showers/WC and kitchen. Heated outdoor pool, swimming beach, wireless internet, etc. Address: Campingvägen, 920 72 Blattnicksele Tel. +46 (0)952-200 08 E-mail: info@blattnickselecamping.se Web: www.blattnickselecamping.se

AmmArnäs (sorsele)

Geunja Sami Mountain Farm

Distance from station: 90 km. Description: Mountain experiences for adventurers and people who love the good things in life. Enjoyable days with food & spa or perhaps more energetic walks for adventurers? A stay with the Vinka family would suit active fell walkers, romantic couples or grandparents who want to visit the mountain landscape with their grandchildren. New! Accommodation in a tepee with self-catering. Price from SEK 395/person. Address: Geunja Box 12, 920 75 Ammarnäs Tel. +46 (0)952-602 90 E-mail: info@lapplandsafari.se Web: www.lapplandsafari.se (The bus is free when you present your Inlandsbanan Card)

AmmArnäs (sorsele)

Ammarnäsgården

Number of rooms: 29. Prices: DR SEK 990 incl. breakfast. Restaurant: Fully licensed. Breakfast, lunch, a la carte. The menu is based on local ingredients. Description: A comfortable mountain hotel in the middle of Europe’s largest nature reserve, Vindelfjällen. Pool, sauna. We attach great importance to being good hosts. Address: Tjulträskvägen 1, 920 75 Ammarnäs Tel. +46 (0)952-600 03, +46 (0)70-526 70 17 E-mail: fjallhotell@ammarnasgarden.se Web: www.ammarnasfjall.se (The bus is free when you present your Inlandsbanan Card)

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GARGNÄS (Sorsele)

Wäckerlin’s Bed & Breakfast ”Änglagård”

Number of rooms: 2 double rooms, 2 3-bed rooms, 3 cabins (-5 pers.) fully equipped. Prices: DR from SEK 375/person incl. buffet breakfast. Restaurant/Bar: Food available to order; open from 17.00 (except Mondays). Description: Cosy guesthouse with view of the Prästtjärn lake. For guests in search of relaxation, sauna/steam bath, mini-golf, etc. Several activities available in the area. Address: Mårschväg. 2, 920 73 Gargnäs/Sorsele Tel. +46 (0)952-212 10 E-mail: rosuwaeckerlin@hotmail.com Web: www.aenglagard-gargnas.se

www.inlandsbanan.se

SANDSJÖNÄS

Sandsjögården Wärdshus och stugby

Number of cabins: 16. Prices: SEK 270–600 per day per cabin. Distance from station: approx. 450m (Sandsjönäs). Restaurant: Yes, fully licensed. Description: An oasis for hunters and fishermen from all over Europe. Beach sauna included in the price for all cabins! In a peaceful and beautiful setting. Home baking and gourmet food made using local produce. Address: Sandsjögården, Sandsjön, Blattnicksele Tel. +46 (0)952-500 29 E-mail: wardshus@sandsjogarden.se Web: www.sandsjogarden.se


SLAGNÄS

Slagnäs Camping

Number of rooms: 15 cabins, 2-6 beds and 4 bungalows with up to 6 beds are at our guests’ disposal year round, as is the campsite. Prices: Cabins from SEK 320-850, camping SEK 150- 200/night. Distance from station: 800m – free transfer. Description: We offer a holiday in beautiful, unspoilt scenery. For sports fishing we are located right next to Slagnäsforsen. Fishing, canoeing and boat trips are available. There is also a shop and ostrich farm nearby. Address: Campingvägen 5, 930 91 Slagnäs Tel. +46 (0)960-65 00 93 E-mail: info@slagnascamping.com Web: www.slagnascamping.com

Arjeplog (Slagnäs)

Hotell Lyktan, STF Vandrarhem

Number of rooms: 46 Prices: From SEK 240/per person in hostel section. Distance from station: 60km (Slagnäs) Description: Pleasant hotel in centre of Arjeplog. 200m to silver museum. Large breakfast buffet, kitchen available for self-catering for hostel guests. Address: Lugnetvägen 4, 930 90 Arjeplog Tel. +46 (0)961-612 10 E-mail: info@hotellyktan-arjeplog.se Web: www.hotellyktan-arjeplog.se The bus is free when you present your Inlandsbanan Card!

ArvidsjAur

Camp Gielas

Number of rooms: 65. Prices: 4-beds from SEK 540. Distance from station: 1km. Description: Family friendly campsite with own lake suitable for bathing, sports hall, internet café, sauna, mini-golf, wood-fired sauna. Cabin apartments sleep 4 or 6 and have kitchen, WC/shower, cable TV, internet etc. Cabins, tent and caravan pitches. All guests are entitled to a discounted rate at the adventure swimming pool Äventyrsbadet. Open all year, 25/6–12/8 07.00–22.00. Address: Järnvägsgatan 111, 933 34 Arvidsjaur Tel. +46 (0)960-556 00 E-mail: gielas@arvidsjaur.se Web: www.gielas.se

ArvidsjAur

ArvidsjAur

ArvidsjAur

Lapland Lodge

SilverCross45

Hotell Laponia

Number of rooms: 10 Prices: SEK 195–550, families SEK 790 (2 adults and 2 children). Distance from station: 700m Restaurant: No, but large breakfast buffet Description: Beautiful setting by the church in the centre of Arvidsjaur. Bed & breakfast with pleasant rooms, some rooms with bath/shower (2-3-4-5 beds). Relaxation area, sauna, large breakfast buffet, broadband etc Address: Östra Kyrkogatan 18, 933 31 Arvidsjaur Tel. +46 (0)960-137 20 E-mail: info@laplandlodge.eu Web: www.laplandlodge.eu

Jokkmokk

Hotel Jokkmokk

Number of rooms: 88 Prices: Summer prices, SR SEK 865, DR SEK 1025 Distance from station: 700m. We can arrange to have luggage transferred to and from the hotel. Restaurant: Buffet breakfast and dinner, as well as à la carte menu Description: Beautifully located in the centre of town near lake Talvatissjön. Sauna, gym, cycle hire, exercise trail around lake. Address: Solgatan 45, 962 31 Jokkmokk Tel. +46 (0) 971-777 00 Fax +46 (0) 971-777 90 E-mail: info@hoteljokkmokk.se Web: www.hoteljokkmokk.se

Number of rooms: 7 + tepee-style tent. Prices: SR from SEK 250, DR from SEK 400, 4-bed from SEK 500, Tentipi tepee-style tent from SEK 300. Distance from station: 1.5km (transfer can be booked). Restaurant: 800m, 25m from grocery store. Description: Comfortable hostel, bedding and cleaning included. New! Opportunity to stay in a Tentipi tepee-style tent indoors. Kitchenette and WC/shower on corridor, spa/sauna. All rooms have TV/DVD, wireless Internet. Cycle and EU-moped hire. Arts and crafts. Catholic chapel. Address: Fjällströmsvägen 16, 933 33 Arvidsjaur Tel. +46-(0)70-644 28 62 E-mail: silvercross45@telia.com Web: www.silvercross45.se

KviKKjoKK (jokkmokk)

Årrenjarka Fjällby

Number of rooms: 21 cabins/122 beds. Prices: From SEK 295/pers. Distance from station: 100 km. Description: Wild, beautiful, relaxing. Mountain resort in scenic surroundings on an island in Lake Saggat, 17 km from Kvikkjokk. Hiking trails, fishing. Restaurant with local delicacies. Transfer can be arranged. Address: Årrenjarka 214, 962 02 Kvikkjokk Tel. +46 (0)971-230 18 E-mail: info@arrenjarka.com Web: www.arrenjarka.com (The bus is free when you present your Inlandsbanan Card)

+46 (0)771-53 53 53

Number of rooms: 200 Prices: Walk-in rates in the summer Distance from station: 800m Restaurant: Yes Description: Lapland’s most complete hotel and restaurant complex 15 min. from the railway station. All rooms have TV, shower/WC. Sauna, gym, SPA. Family rooms for up to 4 pers. Wide choice of activities. Address: Storgatan 45, 933 33 Arvidsjaur Tel. +46 (0)960-555 00 E-mail: info@hotell-laponia.se Web: www.hotell-laponia.se

PORJUS

Arctic Colors Vandrarhem, Stationshuset, Porjus

Number of beds: 22 Prices: SEK 250/person in DR shared shower/toilet, kitchen, SEK 350/ person in SR. SEK 600 whole apartment for 2–3 people with private shower/toilet, kitchen, living room. SEK 850 whole apartment for 4 people with private shower/toilet, kitchen, living room. Distance from station: 25 metres Description: Bus leaves from Porjus for Ritsem every day. View over the Luleåälven river with the Midnight Sun above the Sarek mountain region. Tel. +46 (0)973-103 06, 070-242 28 12 E-mail: info@arctic-color.com Web: www.arctic-color.com

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Porjus

Hotell Porjus

Number of rooms: 24. Prices: From SEK 795 (SR), SEK 995 (combi), 1,095 (DR). Distance from station: 500m. Description: You will find us in the middle of Lapland’s scenic interior, between Jokkmokk and Gällivare. We are a small, turn-of-the-century hotel with a lot of history. We have been welcoming travellers to our hotel in the small hydro-power community of Porjus since 1911, and our welcome remains as warm as ever! Address: Strömgatan 26, 982 60 Porjus Tel. +46 (0)973-102 55 E-mail: info@hotellporjus.se Web: www.hotellporjus.se

Gällivare

Hotell Dundret

Number of rooms/beds: 15/30 Prices: SEK 600 SR, SEK 800 DR Distance from station: 200m Description: Breakfast incl. in price. Address: Tingshusgatan 3, 982 31 Gällivare Tel. +46 (0)970-550 40 E-mail: info@hotelldundret.se Web: www.hotelldundret.se

Gällivare

Rooms in Gällivare

Number of rooms/beds: 4/10 Prices: SEK 200 DR per person, SEK 350 SR (incl. breakfast), 3-bed room SEK 150 per person, bed linen SEK 30, breakfast SEK 40 per person. Distance from station: 1.2km Description: Bright, clean 2- and 3-bed rooms of high standard. Shower, WC, TV and fridge. Free transfer from Inlandsbanan (one-way only). 10 mins walk from centre of town. Address: Hallonvägen 4, 982 35 Gällivare Tel. +46 (0)970-107 71, +46 (0)70-175 57 08 E-post: rum.gallivare@passagen.se

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Gällivare

Dundret Resort

Number of rooms/apartments: 68/14. Prices: SR from SEK 595, DR from SEK 450/ pers. incl. breakfast. Apartment from SEK 299. Distance from station: 5 minutes using transfer (return transfer SEK 50/pers., advance booking) Restaurant: Yes, offering local specialities Description: Accommodation with fantastic views and free Wi-Fi. Free relaxation area for guests. Idet kitchen & bar offers a fantastic menu with local specialities. Address: Dundretvägen 1, Gällivare Tel. +46 (0)970-145 60 E-mail: info@dundret.se Web: www.dundret.se

Gällivare

Gällivare Bed & Breakfast

Number of beds: 30. Prices: From SEK 195/person. Rooms: 2-, 3-, 4-bed rooms. Cabins: 4-bed cabin, 6-bed cabin. Breakfast. Kitchen for self-catering. Bed linen available for hire. Distance from station: Approx. 15 mins. Description: Area of natural beauty, 15 mins from town centre. TV in each room, wireless Internet. We can collect you from Inlandsbanan. Address: Björkmansvägen 12, 982 36 Gällivare Tel. +46 (0)970-156 56, +46 (0)70-332 93 95 Web: www.bbgaellivare.se

Gällivare

Stay in Gellivare

Number of rooms: 35 Double rooms Price: from SEK 395/person. Restaurant: No Description: Stay In Gellivare offers double rooms with shared shower/WC, kitchen, sauna, common room, diagonally across the road from the railway station, just 2 min from the centre. Address: Lasarettsgatan 3, 982 81 Gällivare Tel. +46 (0)70-216 69 65 E-mail: info@gellivarelapland.se Web: www.gellivarelapland.se

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Gällivare

Grand Hotel Lapland

Number of rooms: 117 Prices: SR SEK 850, DR SEK 1,077, extra bed SEK 300 Distance from station: Less than 100m Restaurant: Two. Outdoor seating at Vassara Pub Description: Central, first rate business hotel. Rooms have shower/WC, telephone, LCD/Flat screen TV, cable TV and wireless internet. Activities by arrangement. Address: Lasarettsgatan 1, 982 31 Gällivare Tel. +46 (0)970-77 22 90 E-mail: info@grandhotellapland.com Web: www.grandhotellapland.com

GÄLLIVARE

Gällivare Camping

Number of cabins: 25. Beds in hostel: 36. Prices: 2-bed cabins SEK 400–600, 4-bed cabins SEK 750–850. Hostel SEK 200–250/bed. Campsite SEK 160/tent. Restaurant: Café. Description: 24 fully equipped cabins with WC/ shower, kitchenette, cable TV, Wi-Fi. Hostel with shared kitchen and WC/shower included in the price. Cabins and hostel open year round! Tent and caravan pitches open May–September. We look forward to receiving your booking! Tel. +46 (0)970-100 10 E-mail: info@gellivarecamping.com Web: www.gellivarecamping.com

Gällivare

Skogshotell

Number of rooms/beds: 11/28 plus campsite Prices: family room SEK 200 per person, SR from SEK 450, DR from SEK 650 per person Distance from station: 8 mins by car, free transport to and from station. Restaurant: Breakfast and hot dishes Description: Pleasant accommodation by river Linaälven. Good fishing waters, BBQ, wood-fired sauna with a bath tub, internet station. Guided day trips and activities can be booked. Address: Skyttegatan 40, 983 41 Gällivare/ Koskullskulle Tel. +46 (0)970-306 50 E-mail: info@skogshotell.com Web: www.skogshotell.com


Saltoluokta (Gällivare)

STORA SJÖFALLET (Gällivare)

Gällivare

Saltoluokta

Stora Sjöfallets Fjällanläggning

(The bus is free when you present your Inlandsbanan Card)

(The bus is free when you present your Inlandsbanan Card)

Number of beds: 100. Prices: From SEK 295 per person per night. Accommodation in dormitory-style room, family room or double room. Half board: SEK 395. Restaurant: Menu based on local produce. Description: Charming mountain resort along the Kungsleden trail. Take bus 93 from Gällivare, departures twice daily during peak season. 1.5 hours from Gällivare. On the border of Laponia and our largest national parks. Perfect base for day hikes and relaxation in a fantastic mountain landscape. Address: Saltoluokta, 982 99 Gällivare Tel. +46 (0)973-41010 E-mail: saltoluokta@stfturist.se Web: www.saltoluokta.se

Number of rooms: 25 rooms and 3 apartments Prices: From SEK 765 Distance from station: 90km (bus connection) Restaurant: Yes – Lapland specialties (11.00–20.00) Description: Mountain lodge in Sweden’s oldest national park, Stora Sjöfallet, in the World Heritage Site Laponia. Various mountain activities like hiking, helicopter lift and fishing. Open all year! Address: Stora Sjöfallet, 982 99 Gällivare Tel. +46 (0)973-400 70 Fax +46 (0)973-400 50 E-mail: info@storasjofallet.com Web: www.storasjofallet.com

Snowtrail Dog Camp

Number of rooms: 3x2-bed rooms 2x4-bed rooms Prices: SEK 400 per person excl. food Distance from station: 45 km Description: Moskojärvi is half-an-hour north of Gällivare. Address: Skaulo 92, 982 04 Gällivare Tel. +46 (0)73-345 10 23 E-mail: lotti@snowtraildogcamp.com Web: www.snowtraildogcamp.com

Stay 3 nights and pay for 2. Free transport service. Join our exciting summer activities and realax in our comfortable sauna. Apart from our breakfast buffet we are serving traditional food inside our cozy forest restaurant too.

www.skogshotell.com / Tel. +46970-30650

Everything you need to know about Inlandsbanan With over 30 years’ experience of travelling along the Inlandsbanan route by both road and rail, Christina Falkengård can tell you everything you need to know to get the most from your journey – what to see and do, what to eat and where to stay. The 304-page book with maps, colour pictures, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, now in its 9th revised edition, follows the road/rail route stop by stop from south to north and includes maps and colour photographs. The book also includes information about the exciting history of Inlandsbanan and a chance to get to know Gustaf Forsgren, a navvy who helped build the railway. To date, Inlandsboken is only available in Swedish. If you would like to contact the author or would like to order a copy of the book from abroad, please contact Christina Falkengård via e-mail: falkengard@gmail.com. The book is also available to purchase from the train host aboard the train during the season. Price €30

+46 (0)771-53 53 53

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Persberg

Eating out Restaurants along Inlandsbanan

Åsarna

VildmarksCafé i Åsarna

Åsarna central (train stop). Open: 09.00-18.00, in July until 19.00. Location: Opposite the station building by the E45 highway. About us: Welcome to our shop stocked with delicacies, goat’s cheese, reindeer meat, handicraft, souvenirs and gifts. Home cooking, including: Home baked flat bread, buns, cakes and biscuits, chopped pork pancake and reindeer meat pie, as well as coffee, cloudberry jam and lingonberry jam. Discover: A genuine feeling of inspiration from nature with stuffed animals and pictures of animals and landscapes. Address: Olstavägen 16, Åsarna Tel. +46 (0)687-300 56, mobile +46 (0)70-34 78 693 E-mail: vildmarkscafe.asarna@telia.com Web: www.vildmarkscafe.se

Vilhelmina

Hotell Wilhelmina

Open: Monday–Friday 07.00–22.00. Saturday 08.00–22.00 Sunday 08.00–22.00. Breakfast from 07.00 (from 08.00 at the weekend). About us: Our bistro bar with entry from the E45 is open every day. We serve lunch buffets Mon–Fri and grilled dishes. Our chef, featured in the White Guide, offers a simple grill menu and a high class à la carte menu. All dishes are based on Västerbothnian ingredients. The historic dining hall has magnificent views of Lake Volgsjön and Blaikfjället. Welcome to Hotell Wilhelmina. Address: Volgsjövägen 16 Tel. +46 (0)940-554 20 Web: hotellwilhelmina.se

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Oxbrogårdens Gästgiveri

Open: Tues–Sun 09.00–17.00. Location: Persberg, 8 km north of Filipstad, in Värmland. About us: A unique café, full of surprises once you step inside. In the summer we have a large, sheltered alfresco serving area. Food: sandwiches, waffles, gateaux and cakes are always available. Do try our popular prawn sandwich. We serve hot food from 11.30 every day. There is a dining room for larger parties. We also stock products from Klässbols Linneväveri linen weaving mill. Persberg has a nature reserve which is well worth exploring. Finn and Helga look forward to welcoming you. We also speak English, German and Danish. Tel. +46 (0)590-211 23 E-mail: helga.jensen2@telia.com Web: www.oxbrogarden.se

Åsarna

FÅGELSJÖ

Fågelsjö Gammelgård

Open: 4/6–31/8 2012. Location: Loos, Fågelsjö. About us: Visit Gammelgården and experience what life was like for a wealthy farming family. Step into this impressive farm from the early 1800s, where everything has been preserved for generations. Take a look in the old gun smithy, the labourer’s home and the storehouse with seven locks. You will be amazed and surprised. Perhaps they’ll be using the bakery when you visit. Accommodation available. Address: Fågelsjöby 2290, Los Tel. +46 (0)657-300 52 Web: www.fagelsjo.nu

ÖSTERSUND

Åsarna Skicenter

Open: 08.00–20.00. June–August: 08.00–21.00 Location: Central Åsarna. About us: Breakfast buffet every day. The day’s lunch buffet always includes at least two hot dishes. Á la carte menu with local ingredients. An unusual pizza menu that has many names inspired by skiing, which have produced much amusement. We also have a room with an impressive collection of prizes from Åsarna’s skiing history, and a large outlet shop. Youth hostel with 2- and 4-bed rooms. Welcome! Address: E 45, Olstavägen 45, Åsarna. Tel. +46 (0)687-302 30 Web: www.asarnaskicenter.se E-mail: info@asarnaskicenter.se

Moskosel

Rallarmuseet och 45ans Hantverk

Open: Summer 2012, 4 June – 26 August. Can also be booked at other times on request. Location: The station building in Moskosel, past the E45. Inlandsbanan stops here. About us: We offer tea and coffee with home baked buns and cakes. We also offer specialities such as creamy reindeer stew with mashed potato and lingonberry jam, palt potato dumplings, char roll, etc. We also sell locally made highquality handicrafts. If required, it is possible to arrange an overnight stay in a Sami tepee close to Rallarmuséet. Tel. Rallarmuséet, +46 (0)70-339 83 53 or +46 (0)70-205 12 68

www.inlandsbanan.se

Restaurang Hov, Jamtli

Open: 11.00–16.00, every day from Midsummer to 19 August. The rest of the year, lunches Mon–Fri 11.00-14.00. Location: Jamtli open-air museum, Östersund. About us: Jämtland’s oldest trading restaurant, in wonderful surroundings. Alfresco dining area. Offers light meals comprising home-made and home-baked goods, with high-quality ingredients from local suppliers. Year-round catering for parties, weddings, conferences, business lunches, etc. Address: Box 709, 831 28 Östersund Visiting address: Jamtli, Museiplan, Kyrkgatan 1 Tel. +46 (0)63-15 01 03, 15 01 07. Web: www.jamtli.com

VaIkIjaur

Fjällglimten

Open: 20/6–31/8 12.00–21.00 every day. Location: Inlandsbanan stops here. About us: Restaurant serving game. Accommodation in cabins. We offer locally produced food, freshly smoked arctic char and various reindeer products that you can also buy to take away. The restaurant offers views of Sarek and Lake Vaikijaur. The souvenir shop stocks a wide range of local handicrafts. Address: Forsviken 1, 962 99 Jokkmokk Tel: +46 (0)971-310 00 or +46 (0)70-264 22 61


VILHELMINA WILD & BEAUTIFUL

a n i m l e h l i V r Discove

Visit wild & beautiful Vilhelmina and enjoy the large number of cultural events taking place in 2012.

Welcome to Vilhelmina Museum

Visit Week of Culture 2012

For opening hours and information, please see www.vilhelmina.se/~abm/

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Here you will se e the real setting s from Bernhard Nordh’s novels about the settler s in the shadow of the Marsfjälle t mountain. On the coach tour to Marsliden we w Booking & information: ill be accompani ed by an experienced guide fro +46 (0)940-398 86 m the Bernhard Nordh society, who will enterta tuby@vilhelmina.se in us with many interesting and www.lapplandturism.se exciting stories. This is an expe rience above th ordinary. We will e have a coffee br eak in Marsliden and after the gu ided tour we will travel to Saxnäs where we will ha , ve lunch. Here it is also po ssible for you to complete your trip with a visit to Ricklundgård en . (ticket not included in the co st of the packag e) Wedne

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Arctic fox cubs in the Vilhelmina mountains

Storyteller evening during the Week of Culture

View from Norgefarargården

Discover nature in beautiful Vilhelmina


Good to know before you travel Buy separate tickets for short trips

If you only want to travel a short way along Inlandsbanan the best thing to do is to buy tickets for each section of the journey. Look at the price list on page 67 or visit www.inlandsbanan.se.If you know that you want to travel the entire line from Kristinehamn to Gällivare you would save money by buying the Inlandsbanan Card at a cost of SEK 1,595 excluding seat reservations. Ask us about the best price for your journey.

option is ideal if you want to organise everything in advance. Find out more in the relevant tour descriptions. The other option is to arrange your own journey home. For instance, you can use your Inlandsbanan Card that is part of the package to explore destinations that you did not have time to see earlier, since you now know what there is to see along the railway. You book your own accommodation and seat reservations if required for the journey home.

The card that gives you freedom

Remember …

With an Inlandsbanan Card you do not have to plan every detail of your itinerary in advance but are free to ask the advice of the train hosts and other travellers – something that is quite common. It is a clever purchase for those who want to see more. The card is also included in the package tours so you are still able to continue your journey when the package tour ends.

Return journey included or excluded? If your package includes the return journey then your return journey including accommodation is booked and arranged. This

… that during certain periods it is advisable to book accommodation in advance, particularly for the Midsummer holiday and during July, which is a popular month for holiday makers. Advance booking is also recommended during popular events such as the Storsjö Cup in the first week of July and the Storsjöyran festival in Östersund at the end of July. Mora is popular with visitors so it is always best to reserve accommodation there and the same is true of Gällivare. You can also ring ahead during your journey to check availability and if necessary you can carry on straight to another stop.

A–Z AccommodATion There is a large range of accommodation with everything from hostels to fine hotels along Inlandsbanan, see suggestions on pages 54–61, or on our website. For information and bookings, please contact the establishment or choose a package tour that includes accommodation. AcTiviTies To be booked and planned by you. A small selection is shown on pages 36–37. For up-to-date tips, please contact the local tourist information offices. The opening hours may vary, please see the websites of the respective tourist information offices for up-to-date information. Bicycles You can take your bike onboard depending on space (no advance booking). Loading should be done under the supervision of the train staff. Luggage should be removed before the bike is put on the train. For prices, see p. 66. Booking youR TRip Bookings and information by telephone: +46 (0)771-53 53 53, by email: info@inlandsbanan.se or via our website: www.inlandsbanan.se. condiTions of TRAvel/TRAvel guARAnTee We recommend that you read the terms and conditions, which you will receive with your booking confirmation. They set out the agreement between passengers and tour organisers concerning rights, liabilities and responsibilities. See www.inlandsbanan.se for full terms and conditions of travel. We have lodged the necessary security with the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet). The agency can be contacted on telephone

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+46 (0)8-700 08 00. connecTing jouRneys Be sure to allow plenty of time when booking any transfers to and from Inlandsbanan. Trains and buses are usually on time, but delays may occur. We are happy to help with suggestions for appropriate transfers in return for a booking fee. disABiliTies There is space for wheelchairs in the carriages, however, problems can arise when boarding/getting off the train. The WCs onboard are not adapted for disabled users. Please inform us when booking your trip and we will try to resolve any problems. Guide dogs for the blind travel free. food And coffee BReAks There is no restaurant car on the train so we stop for food and coffee along the way. The train host takes your orders and menus are available in the food brochure onboard the trains. The food can be eaten there or on the train. inlAndsBAnAn cARd Travel as much as you want for 14 days, with the opportunity to extend the card by an extra week. The card is not transferable and is valid on the trains, the Inland coach service and certain mountain buses. inlAndsBAnAn coAch The entire southern stretch of Inlandsbanan, Kristinehamn– Mora–Kristinehamn, will this year be operated by a bus service. luggAge Every passenger is responsible for his or her own luggage during the trip. We recommend that you travel as lightly as possible. It is a good idea to choose a case with wheels or a

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visiting the mountains with inlandsbanan This year you can once again use the Inlandsbanan card to travel on most of the mountain buses at no additional cost. This means that you can easily extend your trip with Inlands-

banan to include a hike somewhere in the mountain landscape. Please see www.inlandsbanan.se or contact the booking office for information on bus routes and timetables.

rucksack. There is only limited space for luggage onboard the train.

tickets These are purchased for each section of the journey, e.g. Mora–Åsarna. Seat reservations included in advance bookings. See p. 66 for more information.

Parking Contact the local tourist information office or go to www.stationsinfo.se about car parking at railway stations along Inlandsbanan. Pets Pets travel on the floor and in the “pets permitted” areas of the train. For prices, see p. 66. Public holidays and seasonal oPening In Sweden Midsummer is a public holiday which means that shops and public offices may be closed for all or part of the day. This year, Midsummer falls on 22–23 June. Please note that trains do not operate on Inlandsbanan on these days. The opening hours of attractions and activities mostly reflect the Swedish holiday season, which runs from the end of June to early August. Contact the relevant tourist information offices for up-to-date information. railcars This is the classic way of travelling on Inlandsbanan. The railcars, which are also known as “motor coaches”, operate on Inlandsbanan during daytime between Mora and Gällivare (see “Inlandsbanan coach”). You cannot move between the carriages during the journey. seat reservations Included in the fare when you book in advance. Can be booked in connection with the Inlandsbanan Card and Interrail/Eurail and is useful during the high season when the trains are crowded and you want to make sure you get a seat.

tour leaders You are in charge of your own holiday on most of the package tours. There are tour leaders on the “Winter tours” package. train hosts Our hosts onboard the train are responsible for ticket collection and food/coffee orders. They also provide information about the scenery, sights and activities. They are happy to answer your questions and help make your journey the experience you would want it to be. transfer to/from accommodation Travellers are responsible for transfers between their accommodation and Inlandsbanan. Some hotels provide luggage transfer. travel information The Mora–Östersund–Gällivare section operates during the day from 4 June to 26 August. No trains during the Midsummer holiday 22–23 June. The Kristinehamn–Mora section operates during the day from 25 June to 29 July. For further information see the timetables. travel shoP You can buy tickets, souvenirs and pick up tourist brochures from here. We are in the railway station in Östersund. See page 9.

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Prices We reCommend that you book and buy your ticket in advance. It is possible to buy the Inlandsbanan Card and tickets, excluding seat reservations, on the train for cash from our hosts. Advance booking via Inlandsbanan on tel: +46 (0)771-53 53 53, email: info@inlandsbanan.se or www.inlandsbanan.se. Partially used tickets cannot be refunded (this applies to all tickets). There is a fee for changing a confirmed booking. Tickets are purchased per section of the journey. The price depends on the length of the section travelled and is calculated using a basic cost of SEK 1.33 per km. Seat reservations are Sample prices in SeK Kristinehamn–mora 2012 Mora 101 229 294

included when fares are booked in advance. Seat reservations are not included in tickets purchased on board the train. The Inlandsbanan Card costs SEK 1,595. The card, which acts as your ticket, is valid for 14 days on Inlandsbanan. Add a week for another SEK 400 per card per adult. Seat reservations cost SEK 50 per section of the journey in addition to the Inlandsbanan Card. By section of the journey we mean a single journey from one place to another made on the same day e.g. Kristinehamn–Mora, Östersund–Vilhelmina. Cycles – It is possible to take your bike on the train if there is space at a cost of SEK 50 per section of the journey. Space for cycles cannot be booked in advance and you should pay the train host in cash. Pets – Pets can travel with you for SEK 50 per section of the journey. Let us know when you book if a pet will be coming with you on your journey. All pets must travel on the floor in sections where animals are permitted.

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Sample prices in SeK mora–Östersund 2012 Östersund 89 Svenstavik 109 30 Åsarna 246 157 137 Sveg 45 Fågelsjö 291 202 182 96 51 Älvho 342 253 233 85 Mora 427 338 318 181 136

Sample prices in SeK Östersund–Gällivare 2012 Östersund 325 Vilhelmina 415 90 Storuman 96 Sorsele 511 186 629 305 214 118 Arvidsjaur 859 535 444 348 230 Jokkmokk 992 668 577 481 363 133 Gällivare

Read the table like this: Sample price: Östersund–Gällivare SEK 992, Mora–Östersund SEK 427, Vilhelmina–Arvidsjaur SEK 305, Kristinehamn– Mora SEK 294.

Discounts Family discounts Two children (up to their 16th birthday) travel free when accompanied by an adult. Additional children pay half the standard fare. Seat reservations can be purchased for children at a price of SEK 50 per section of the journey. Children’s discount Unaccompanied children (up to their 16th birthday) have a discount of 50% on tickets and the Inlandsbanan Card. See also Family Discounts. Youth discount Youths aged 16–25 receive a 25% discount on tickets and the Inlandsbanan Card. Discount of SEK 400 on package tours. Student discount Students carrying a valid student card and ID receive a 25% discount on tickets and the Inlandsbanan Card. Discount of SEK 400 on package tours.

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Pensioners’ discount Pensioners who have turned 65 as well as those who have retired due to ill health and those who have retired early receive a 10% discount on tickets and the Inlandsbanan Card on production of the relevant certification. Discount of SEK 160 on package tours. Groups 10% group discount on tickets and the Inlandsbanan Cards when at least 10 paying passengers travel together. To qualify for a group discount: • The whole group must travel on the same section of the railway. • It is not possible to combine the group discount with other discounts. International passengers Eurail and InterRail tickets are valid on Inlandsbanan. We recommend booking a seat in advance to ensure that you will have a seat on the train at a price of SEK 50 per person per section of the journey.

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Timetables 2012 Kristinehamn–Mora Daily 25/6–29/7 2012 Bus 91 Station Kristinehamn railw stn Nässundet Storfors Filipstad bus stn Persberg Långban Lesjöfors Museum Rämmen, Östervik Oforsen Rv 26 Sågen, Rv 26 Vansbro, railw stn Brintbodarna Kättbo Siljansfors Vika, Södra Mora Strand Mora railw stn Mora bus stn

Departs 08.10 08.25 08.35 09.00 09.15 10.00 10.10 10.15 10.20 10.40 11.15 11.20 11.30 12.05 12.15 12.20 12.25 12.30

Stop

30 min

10 min

Mora–Kristinehamn Daily 25/6–29/7 2012 Bus 91 Station Mora bus stn Mora railw stn Mora Strand Vika, Södra Siljansfors Kättbo Brintbodarna Vansbro railw stn Sågen, Rv 26 Oforsen Rv 26 Rämmen, Östervik Lesjöfors, Museum Långban Persberg Filipstad bus stn Storfors Nässundet Kristinehamn railw stn

Departs 13.40 13.50 13.55 14.00 14.10 14.20 14.40 15.00 15.20 15.40 15.45 16.45 16.50 17.00 17.10 17.25 17.30 17.50

Stop

Mora–Östersund

(preliminary*)

4/6–26/8 2012 22–23/6

Note!Shorter period.

Daily No service

4/6–26/8 2012 22–23/6

Note!Shorter period.

Station

Departs Stop

Departs Stop

Station

Departs Stop

Departs Stop

Mora Strand Mora Vattnäs Orsa Tallhed Björnidet Älvho Vassjön Lillhamra Tandsjöborg Fågelsjö Bäckedal Sveg Ytterhogdal Överhogdal Hbdg Sörtjärn Nederhögen Röjan Kvarnsjö Åsarna Svenstavik C Hackås Fåker Tandsbyn Brunflo Östersund C Östersund Västra

14.35 14.40 X 14.55 X 15.48 20 min 16.01 X X 16.24 16.52 15 min X 17.23 17.57 18.05 18.16 X X X 19.34 40 min 19.49 X 20.17 X 20.37 20.50 20.54

25/6–29/7 2012

08.05 08.10 X 08.25 X 09.18 09.31 X X 09.54 10.07 X 10.47 11.21 11.29 11.40 X X X 12.57 13.12 X 13.40 X 14.00 14.13 14.16

20 min

10 min

40 min

Östersund–Gällivare Daily No service Station 45 min

Key X Train stops for boarding and disembarking Food or coffee stop Sight worth seeing

Information and bookings: +46 (0)771-53 53 53 info@inlandsbanan.se www.inlandsbanan.se * The timetables will be finalized later, after witch you can consult them on our website: www.inlandsbanan.se

Östersund–Mora

Daily No service

Östersund C Östersund V Jamtli Lit Häggenås Munkflohögen Jämtlands Sikås Hallviken Ulriksfors Lövberga Hoting Camping Hoting Dorotea Camping Dorotea Meselefors Camp. Meselefors Vilhelmina Vilhelmina Norra Vojmån Storuman Sandsjönäs Blattnicksele Sorsele Buresjön Slagnäs Renviken Avaviken Arvidsjaur Moskosel Piteälvsbron Varjisträsk Kåbdalis Kitajaur Geografiska Polcirkeln Jokkmokk Vajkijaur Porjus Gällivare

4/6–25/8 2012 22–23/6 Departs Stop 07.11 07.19 07.21 07.45 X X 08.42 X 09.11 X X 09.53 X 10.13 10.43 X 11.45 X X 13.03 X X 14.26 X 14.59 X X 16.02 17.14 X X X 18.30

15 min

40 min 15 min

25/6–29/7 2012

Östersund Västra Östersund C Brunflo Tandsbyn Fåker Hackås Svenstavik C Åsarna Kvarnsjö Röjan Nederhögen Sörtjärn Överhogdal Hbdg Ytterhogdal Sveg Bäckedal Fågelsjö Tandsjöborg Lillhamra Vassjön Älvho Björnidet Tallhed Orsa Vattnäs Mora Mora Strand

Daily No service

Departs Stop

Station

20 min

15 min 20 min

19.29 10 min 19.38 20.30 45 min 21.06 21.50

15 min

06.55 07.00 07.18 X 07.39 X 08.10 08.55 30 min X X X 09.32 09.43 09.51 10.32 X 11.30 20 min 11.41 X X 12.05 12.18 X 12.51 X 13.05 13.10

14.21 14.31 14.48 X 15.08 X 15.38 15.53 X X X 16.30 16.41 16.49 18.03 X 18.33 18.44 X X 19.08 19.21 X 19.54 X 20.08 20.13

40 min

Gällivare–Östersund

Note!Shorter period.

15.52 16.00 16.02 16.25 X X 17.07 X 17.36 X X 18.33 X 18.52 19.20 X 19.40 X X 20.40

25/6–29/7 2012

Gällivare Porjus Vajkijaur Jokkmokk Geografiska Polcirkeln Kitajaur Kåbdalis Varjisträsk Piteälvsbron Moskosel Arvidsjaur Avaviken Renviken Slagnäs Buresjön Sorsele Blattnicksele Sandsjönäs Storuman Vojmån Vilhelmina Norra Vilhelmina Meselefors Meselefors Camp. Dorotea Dorotea Camping Hoting Hoting Camping Lövberga Ulriksfors Hallviken Jämtlands Sikås Munkflohögen Häggenås Lit Jamtli Östersund V Östersund C

5/6–26/8 2012 22–23/6 Departs Stop

25/6–29/7 2012

Note!Shorter period.

Departs Stop

06.50 07.34 08.35 25 min 08.42 08.57 X X X X 11.39 12.41 X X 13.28 X 14.25 X X 15.27 X X 17.01 X X 17.54 X 18.21 X X 19.05 X 19.35 X X 20.19 X 20.48 20.51

5 min

30 min 10 min

25 min

30 min

7 min

07.35 X X 08.34 X X 09.23 X 09.57 X X 10.40 X 11.09 X X 11.51 X 12.15 12.18

15 min

Note that we operate different timetables depending on dates. +46 (0)771-53 53 53

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Postal address: Inlandsbanan, Box 561, 831 27 Östersund, Sweden

DISCOVER SWEDEN WITH STF

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Our hostels make a perfect base to discover Sweden’s inland. Let the wardens give you their best tips on what to see and do. You will find plenty to keep you entertained, whether you are looking for an action packed weekend or simply a relaxing break. Stay a night extra and experience something new in the inland of Sweden!

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