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Take a spectacular 500 km journey through pristine wilderness in the northern mountains

The Wilderness Road Mountain hiking on wheels Ă– V E R

S T E K E N J O K K


Mountain tours – in Jämtland and Lappland

Photo: Ulla Hoppon

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ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

I’ll never forget my first visit to the mountain region of Stekenjokk some 30 years ago. The road provided uniquely easy access to Sweden’s middle- and high-arctic regions, and even now I can say, as an experienced birdwatcher and filmer, that you can’t get closer to a wilderness like this anywhere else in the Swedish Alps. That’s just the simple truth. Don’t forget your binoculars and a guide to mountain birds. You’re entering what may be one of Europe’s best bird havens. At least the mountain species – golden plover, dotterel, red-necked phalarope, long-tailed jaeger, dunlin and gyrfalcon are everyday sights here. It’s a wonderfully accessible area where you can see and hear without disturbing the wildlife. Photo: Tor Persson

An added spice is the occasional

GYRFALCON

arctic fox or snowy owl. You never know what you might encounter here! If you visit the area in mid-June, the vistas are framed with metrehigh snowdrifts, melting snow and babbling brooks intermingling with the musical call of the bluethroat. If you have the opportunity, try to record the glorious song of the redwing – it’s a concert you won’t soon forget. And if you hear squeaking and tussling in the brush, that’s lemmings pottering

Photo: Mats Ericson

ARCTIC FOX

about. Amazing little creatures. If you’re visiting in July, you can fill out your travel diary with a rich assortment of mountain flora.

Bosse Kristiansson nature photographer, SVT

Photo: Madeleine Aara

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NORWAY LEMMING


Photo: Kristian Falk


Strömsund/FROSTVIKEN Don’t miss… in Strömsund

Photo: Isabella Jacobsson

Picturesquely nestled in the Ströms Vattudal water system, the local heritage museum in Strömsund consists of some 20 buildings and collections of objects. You’re welcomed by the six-metre high statue of Jorm the Giant from the children’s film Dunderklumpen. Along the E45 south of Strömsund is a campsite with free swimming and a nine-hole golf course. It’s also the start of a grand walking trail that ends at the bird tower on the lake in Tullingsås. Buy local meats and other food at Hallvikens Gårdschark along the E45.

Through the

kingdom of bears Whether you are starting from Strömsund or Vilhelmina you’ll travel through

Photo: Pernilla G Persson

forests and mountain Sami cultural districts before you reach the tree line.

Mountain Park & nature information

Next to the tourist office is Frostviken’s Fjällpark och Naturinformation, where you can learn about the history and the unique flora and fauna of Frostviken in an entranc ing indoor exhibition. Outdoors, signs guide you throug h the mountain flora in the park.

More info: +46(0)672-105 00

If you start in Strömsund, you’ll drive

If you don’t want to go underground, then

through an area with the world’s densest

choose the nearby Bjurälven Nature Re-

brown bear population and past Hällingså-

serve. It’s a great place to roam with easy

fallet Falls. Past is probably the wrong

walking paths. The Bjurälven River carved

word. You will, of course, want to stop at

out a karst area with caves and sinkholes

the 43-metre high waterfall that plunges

that hurl the river underground. The river

into a 800-metre long water-filled canyon. In

winds around down below, and above

the sunlight you’ll see three to six rainbows

ground there is a botanically interesting

in the water vapour. To really see the can-

and unique area. The tour will be an even

yon formation it’s best to start from the rest

greater experience with a guide, who can

area 2.5 km south of the falls. There is a

be booked through the Gäddede Tourist

marked trail leading from there that follows

Office.

the Hällingsån River’s canyon upstream.

Past Ankarvattnet, continue on Steken-

Frostviken Ceramics, with its beautiful

jokk Road and you’ll soon be up past the

hand-thrown pottery and summer café, is a

tree line.

few miles away and is also a given stop. The Gäddede Tourist Office has an exhibition about the area. The animals that you

Vilseledaren

More info:

Around Blåsjön Lake and Jormvattnet there is exclusive fishing and knowledgeable guides. Take the time to stop and try your luck. Several popular trails start from Ankarede, the Sami church site with its kotas and chapel. Coral Cave (Korallgrottan) was discovered in 1985 and over three miles of paths and caverns have been explored so far. With a guide and protective clothing, a visit to the cave is something you’ll never forget.

Bjuralven River :

s you on all sorts of A guide company that take d to the mountain peaks, adventures, from undergroun sage through Mother pas leaving not a trace of your tours on all sorts ed Nature’s realm. We offer guid kages to tailored pac r tou of themes, from complete routes just for you! +46(0)76-145 48 91, .vilseledaren.com +46(0)73-903 35 97 • www

Great fishing... Photo: Gerd Sjöberg

Photo: Gerd Sjöberg

haven’t seen for real can be seen here.

The Bjurälven River was named Sweden’s Geological Heritage site of 2014, in the face of keen competition. The area will host extra tours, lectures, showings and other activities on 17–19 July 2015.

More info: Gäddede Turistbyrå: +46(0)672-105 00


What an experience to be in the mountains! Join in on a wide variety of activities for all skill levels. All of them share a common goal: To make your heart pump a little bit faster. How would you like to crawl through the Coral Cave, discover the Bjurälven River, glide through the waters in a kayak or explore the countryside on an Icelandic horse? Those are just some of the things you can do in Frostviksfjällen. Don’t forget to buy a Peak Card at the tourist office in Strömsund or Gäddede and collect stamps for every peak you climb.

Korallgrottan

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Photo: Katharina Amundsson

More information: Gäddede Turistbyrå • +46(0)672-105 00 Strömsunds Turistbyrå • +46(0)670-164 00

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Photo: Magnus Ström – www.magnusstrom.se

vilhelmina

In the Shadow

of Marsfjället

Past Ankarvattnet the road climbs further up toward Stekenjokk Plateau. The road over to Klimpfjäll usually opens in early June. Snowdrifts can sometimes be as high as 7 meters. That’s when the Road Administration’s huge snow blowers face their toughest job.

Photo: Nils Åslund

Stalo Adventures

Rents touring bikes with pack bags for long or short tours on the Wilderness Road – with a guide or on your own. Stalo’s bike pick-up and guide office is located in Saxnäs. It also rents out kayaks, canoes and mountain bikes for cycling the classic trails on Stekenjokk!

More info: +46(0)70-240 49 82

www.staloadventures.se

Located in Klimpfjäll is the historic Norge-

Trappstegsforsen, a several hundred

farargården. It was formerly a way station

meter long staircase rapids that is a popular

for the mountain farmers’ trading trips to

photo stop.

Norway. Norgefararleden Trail also starts

In the Shadow of Marsfjället is the name

here, which used to be a winter road for

of the book in which Bernhard Nordh desc-

horse-drawn sleighs going to the markets in

ribes the hard life and hardships that settler

Norway. It’s now a beautiful hiking trail to

Lars Pålsson endured in the mid-1800s.

the Susendalen Valley in Norway.

Today there is a duplicate of the cabin in

Fatmomakke has always been a gathering

Marsliden where he lived with his family.

place – people have been here since the

Stop by and take in the environment and

Stone Age and the area has been a Sami

atmosphere. Next stop is Vilhelmina...

church site since the 1700s. Fatmomakke has some 80 kotas, 20 timber church cottages and a church from 1884. An attraction of cultural interest is the dazzling white Ricklundgården situated on a hill in the middle of Saxnäs. The property has remained intact since the 1950s and all

Photo: Åke Johansson

Guided wilderness adventures

Memories for a lifetime! Several companies offer bird ching, beaver safaris by canoe, canoe adventures, elk

the artists who were guests of Emma and Folke Ricklund have left paintings

wat-

behind. The exhibition of over 500 pain-

safaris

tings is well worth a visit.

and guided mountain walks.

Now follow the shoreline of beautiful

More info: silenceoflapland.se • +46(0)70-649 20 43

Malgomajsjön Lake on toward the moun-

www.egger-guidning.bplaced.net • +46(0)70-573 46

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tains along streams and forest lakes. Fishing opportunities abound. An obvious stop is

Helicopter rides

ting. We’ll arrange the Go fishing, rambling or hun r. Norrhelikopter, your air transport – or a guided tou . transport in Southern Lapland 46 Anders +46(0)70-597 77 16 51 09 Pär Ragnar +46(0)70-5

More info:


Sweden´s

Don´t miss… in Vilhelmina

Tastiest town

Pioneer Week is the second week of July: nybyggarveckan.se

lies in Vilhelmina...

City tours and guiding in the museum at 1 PM Monday to Friday from June to August.

Photo: Magnus Ström, www.magnusstrom.se

The Vilhelmina Kyrkstad, or church city, with its old-fashioned country store, Sami gallery, handicrafts house, local heritage museum, art studio, Sami settlement and fairytale trail.

Praised in the food-industry whistleblower book the Secret Chef, winner of gold and silver in the Swedish Artisanal Food Awards, winner of SVT’s Great Food Battle. It’s no coincidence. Vilhelmina is home to master food artisans who create wonders from the ingredients in Mother Nature’s pantry. Go on a culinary pilgrimage between our farm shops: Vilhelmina Gårdsbutik, EG:s Vilt AB, Pralineriet, Breviksgården, Lapplands-

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The deep-valley

DOROTEA

Adventure Photo: Magnus Ström, www.magnusstrom.se

in the middle of the Wilderness Road

You arrive in the Lappish wilderness in Dorotea. In the west lies Borgafjällen – an expansive area that attracts many visitors from near and far. You’ll find Don’t be fooled by the small size of the community – there are lots of activities and excursions available. Take a tour of Dorotea and visit Dorotea Church where two of Carl Milles’ statues can be seen, while the church itself was designed by his brother Evert Milles. Don’t miss the life-size Last Supper sculpture group by artist Björn Martinius in the chapel beside the church. Take a

is the Borgafjäll area with About 100 kilometers west of Dorotea you can hike, fish, ride its exciting surroundings and views. Here

and excellent walking trails.Four big works of art along the road from Dorotea to Borgafjäll make for extra-interesting sightseeing.

. ATVs, eat well, view architecture and crafts encampment that old yearVisit the Sutme Sami camp, a 200-

On a fishing trip in Dorotea you’ll encounter a variety of waterways. The fishing is varied in beautiful

Don’t miss in Dorotea Sights in central Dorotea are the Dorotea Bear carved of Siberian larch by Lars Kupparinen, the

ferent types of waters with char, brown trout and grayling, the species in which visiting anglers are most interested. More recently, the area’s abundant populations

Grundström’s stone.

of bream, ide, perch and pike

Take time to eat and have a coffee or take a walk along the Art Trail around Bergvattensjön Lake. Also stop in Fågelsta and see if the chainsaw artist is home in his garden and enjoy his fine work.

lies on the trail to Klimpfjäll. well worth a visit are Two other original Sami camps that are

natural habitats. There are a wide variety of dif-

watermill, the Dorotea stone and Helmer

Borgafjall area

:

detour to one of our charming villages with heritage areas, cultural spaces, great fishing sites

Photo: Magnus Ström

beautiful Dorotea situated on Bergvattensjön Lake.

Storviken and Lappvallen. +46(0)942-140 63 • www.southlapland.com

More info:

have attracted new categories of anglers. Popular fishing grounds in the area include StorRajan and Långseleån.

Photo: Magnus Ström

Caravan/Trailer Museum, Dorotea

m

Photo: Magnus Strö

ea Kullerbacken local historbuiyldinargs and objects from the area. Nicely situated a collection of old This local history area has rotea community.. a beautiful view of the Do above Dorotea church with

Museum for everyone who loves caravans. Here you can see the development of Polar caravans from 1964 onwards. Also clothing

,

posters, furnishings and plenty of timeless caravan curiosities. The museum has nine different models of caravans on display.

More info: +46(0)942-140 63 • www.southlapland.com


Photo: Jättefin Design

Crafts and food

What do we remember most from our travels? What we’ve seen, heard, smelled and tasted, of course. There is a large selection of local food producers and artisans along the Wilderness Road. Award-winning cheeses and whey, delicious flat bread, good deli meats, fish, marmalade… Be sure to visit the shops! The presentation starts in Strömsund and continues over the mountains to Vilhelmina, Dorotea and Hoting, and ends back in Strömsund.

Handmade food Skogsbrynets Tunnbröd, Strömsund ............................... +46(0)70-396 19 56 Hillsands Getgård (farm shop) .......................................... +46(0)70-344 20 33 Hallvikens Chark (farm shop) ............................................ +46(0)70-695 39 74 Fågelberget Gårdschark (farm shop) ............................. +46(0)672-300 20 Leve Brödet, Jormvattnet (flatbread, biscuits, wafers) .... +46(0)70-522 27 98 Norgefarargården, Klimpfjäll (craft) ................................ +46(0)70-551 57 14 EG:s Vilt Rökeri, Lomsjökullen ........................................... +46(0)940-350 04 Breviksgården, Skansholm (fish) ...................................... +46(0)70-275 96 42 Drottninglandets Sylt & Saft, Vilhelmina . ...................... +46(0)940-201 50 Vilhelmina Gårdsbutik, Lövliden ....................................... +46(0)940-250 90 Jettes Gårdsmejeri, Högland .............................................. +46(0)942-411 08 Valåhöjdens Bär, Hoting (berries) ..................................... +46(0)70-361 91 99

Crafts Murås Bruk, Muråsen (smithy) .......................................... +46(0)670-400 39 Ullboa, Havsnäs . ..................................................................... +46(0)670-200 67 Frostviken Keramik, Häggnäset ........................................ +46(0)72-733 16 03 Fjällslöjd, Saxnäs ............................ +46(0)940-700 71, +46(0)70-307 69 10 Risfjells sameslöjd, Vilhelmina ........................................... +46(0)940-152 05 Hantverksgruppen i Vilhelmina kyrkstad ...................... +46(0)70-660 43 47 Guld & Silversmide, Vilhelmina ......................................... +46(0)940-101 01 Fyra Händer, Östra Ormsjö .................................................. +46(0)70-674 61 53 Borga Hantverk, Borgafjäll .................................................. +46(0)942-421 77 Hjortron & Troll, Fågelsta ..................................................... +46(0)70-395 35 66

Food and cafés Restaurang Nordica, Strömsund ....................................... +46(0)670-61 10 00 Restaurang Chang, Strömsund (thai food) .................. +46(0)670-61 42 60 La Mareé restaurang och pizzeria, Strömsund ........... +46(0)670-134 70 Hörnet Restaurang & Bar, Strömsund ............................ +46(0)670-61 41 30 Annexet Grill & restaurang, Strömsund ........................ +46(0)670-61 40 00 Café ICA Simonsons, Strömsund . ...................................... +46(0)670-171 70 Café Tomten (summer), Strömsund ............................... +46(0)670-100 16 Jordemor Café och butik, Strömsund ......................... +46(0)76-804 98 662 Strömsunds Campings gatukök (summer) ................... +46(0)670-164 10 Skrovmålet, Strömsund ....................................................... +46(0)670-106 20 Frasses, Strömsund ................................................................ +46(0)670-103 62 Café Frostviken Keramik, Häggnäset (summer) ......... +46(0)72-733 16 03

Restaurang & Pizzeria, Gäddede ...................................... +46(0)672-100 50 Pilgrimshotellet, Gäddede ................................................... +46(0)672-104 20 Storgatan 38 Kök-Café-Bar-Pizza, Gäddede ............... +46(0)70-331 34 93 Frostvikens hembygdsgård (summercafé), Gäddede .. +46(0)672-105 19 Gäddede Camping & Stugby (grill) ................................. +46(0)672-100 35 Ankarede Café (summer) .................................................... +46(0)672-210 02 Restaurang Fjällripan, Stora Blåsjön ................................ +46(0)672-211 99 Hotell Klimpfjäll ....................................................................... +46(0)940-711 80 Klimpfjällsgården (Italian restaurant) .............................. +46(0)940-710 52 Norgefarargården, Klimpfjäll ............................................. +46(0)70-551 57 14 Näslund Café, Fatmomakke (summer) . .......................... +46(0)70-393 49 36 Saxnäsgården ........................................................................... +46(0)940-377 00 Marsfjäll Mountain Loge ..................................................... +46(0)940-700 03 Grillkojan, Trappstegsforsen ............................................. +45 21 91 69 09 Restaurang Prima, Skansholm ........................................... +46(0)940-60 08 97 Café Skogsblommorna, Skog +46(0)70-367 34 20, +46(0)70-660 43 47 Hotell Wilhelmina ................................................................... +46(0)940-554 20 Lilla Hotellet, Vilhelmina ...................................................... +46(0)940-150 59 Pizzeria Quinto, Vilhelmina . ................................................ +46(0)940-121 33 Pizzeria Lascité, Vilhelmina ................................................. +46(0)940-550 34 Pizzeria Lilla Fjället, Vilhelmina .......................................... +46(0)940-105 90 Frasses, Vilhelmina ................................................................. +46(0)940-126 00 Vilhelmina Bageri och café ................................................. +46(0)940-128 28 Hotell Dorotea .......................................................................... +46(0)942-477 80 Borgafjäll Hotell Äventyr & Spa (closed 3 May–23 July) . +46(0)942-421 00 Borgagården, Borga (restaurant) ..................................... +46(0)942-420 22 Björnidets Husvagnscamping, Borgafjäll (restaurant) . +46(0)942-420 42 Ankis Bar, Dorotea (restaurant) ........................................ +46(0)942-100 68 Restaurang och pizzeria Dorotea ..................................... +46(0)942-107 10 Görans konditori, Dorotea .................................................. +46(0)942-100 07 My Way, Dorotea .................................................................... +46(0)942-140 30 Dentas Hotell, Hoting . ........................................................ +46(0)73-815 22 33 Hotell Raivi, Hoting ................................................................ +46(0671-104 55 Pizzeria Hoting ......................................................................... +46(0671-108 80 Jenny´s Diner (grill), Hoting ................................................. +46(0671-103 42 Café Koppen, Hoting ............................................................ +46(073-074 80 27 Café Devue, Hoting ............................................................... +46(072-516 09 94 Övre Tåsjödalens Utpost, Norråker (restaurant) ........ +46(0671-300 11 Norråkers Handel (café) ....................................................... +46(0671-300 02


Wilderness Road facts

Fättjarn

Leipikvattnet to Klimpfjäll is only open in summer, normally 6 June to 15 October. If conditions are favourable it opens earlier.

Åtnikstugan

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Distance table Entire round tour Strömsund–Gäddede–Vilhelmina


What to see and do Guides 1. Strömsund: Local heritage center, free outdoor pool, nine-hole golf course, geologic garden, Fångsjön rock paintings, nature trail with bird tower/lake. 2. Järvsand: Dog sledding, archery, kayaking. 3. Havsnäs: Sågbacken water saw and mill, sheep products. 4. Lillviken: Hunting, fishing, kayaking and outdoor activities. 5. Sjoutnäset: Chapel. 6. Fågelberget: Country shop with wild game products, starting point for hiking to Kalberget. 7. Hällingsåfallet: Waterfall, walking trail. 8. Häggnäset: Pottery workshop, shop. 9. Gäddede: Local heritage centre, museum, outdoor pool, mountain park. 10. Viken: Frostviken’s oldest church building. 11. Jormvattnet: Icelandic horse riding in the mountains, fishing, café. 12. Ankarede: Sami culture site, café and chapel. 13. Brakkåfallet: Waterfall. 14. Stora Blåsjön: Hunting, fishing, guided tours, downhill slope. 15. Korallgrottan: Crawl in Sweden’s longest cave (guided tours only). 16. Bjurälven: Nature reserve that is Scandinavia’s largest karst region with the “invisible river” that flows partially underground. 17. Raukasjö Fjällgård: Hunting and fishing. 18. Stekenjokk Plateau: 876 meters. Wilderness Roads highest point. Starting point for hiking and biking. 19. Klimpfjäll: Starting point for hiking, Norgefarargården, Trollstigen to Kullafallet. 20. Fatmomakke: Sami church site, hiking trail. 21. Saxnäs: Ricklundgården, Saxnäs church, hunting and fishing center. 22. Borgafjäll: Avasjö chapel, Sami camp, fishing, hiking, crafts, architecture, alpine area. 23. Marsliden: Lars Pålssons cabin, starting point for hiking, writer’s retreat. 24. Trappstegsforsen: Spectacular rapids. Café open from Midsummer. 25. Stalon: Lookout. 26. Dimforsen: Rapids. 27. Rönnäs: Rest area, storybook trail, “Water Sprite in the Stream”. 28. Skansholm: Storybook trail, rest area. 29. Vilhelmina: Church town from the 1700s with museum, country shop, craft shop, Sami handicrafts, wood churches, storybook trail, wilderness experience, put and take fishing, bath. 30. Dorotea: Unique sculptures by known artists in the church and other places, children’s art trail, canoeing, cycling, heritage museum area, caravan museum. 31. Avaträsk: AnnaLisa Grundström culture room. 32. Högland: Local history museum, dairy, chapel. 33. Storbäck: Hunting, fishing, nature photography. 34. Risbäck: Local history museum, church. 35. Lavsjö: Lina Persson photo room. 36. Svanavattnet: Helmer Grundström room. 37. Fågelsta: Crafts. 38. Hoting: Ivar’s Car Museum, trotting/harness track, spa, prehistoric exhibit. 39. Kyrktåsjö: Tåsjöberget outlook, local heritage centre. 40. Brattbäcken: Tvärfallet’s waterfall. 41. Norråker: Midsommarfjället, Korselbränna power station, Storfallet (waterfall with swimming and rest area), shop with local delicacies, crafts shop, fishing camp, fishing, trawling package, dog sledding, walking with pack dog, small-game hunting. 42. Skansnäset: Rural museum from 1920s to the present. 43. Alanäs: Military redoubt from 1940–1945.

Siberian Adventures, Järvsand Paddling, rambling, elk and bear safaris, boat, dog sledding. +46 (0)70-234 56 30 Skansen Alanäs Military redoubt from the war years, 1940–1945, in a fabulous natural setting. Guided tours. +46(0)70-773 67 61. Jamtland Explorer, Lillviken Kayaking in Ströms Vattudal and nearby waters, with or without an instructor. Themed kayak trips such as beaver safaris and pleasure trips. +46(0)70-253 81 30. Vaerie Fjällprodukter, Blomhöjden vaerie.se Mountain fishing with a Sami flair, live in a reindeer herder’s cabin or tent tipi. Sami food. +46(0)70-2677227. Helicopter rides in Frostviksfjällen To hunting and fishing sites. +46 (0)672-105 00. Frostviken Outdoor, Stora Blåsjön Guided tours, photography, rent snowmobile, kayak, outdoor gear. Courses in wilderness emergency care and accessible tours for people with disabilities. +46(0)70-2070792 Jormvattnets Fiskecamp Fishing, hunting, fishing guide. +46(0)672-201 00. Vilseledaren vilseledaren.com Guided tours to the Coral Cave, Bjurälven River and beaver safaris. We guarantee a unique natural experience that dares to take a step off the beaten path. +46(0)76-145 48 91, +46(0)73-903 35 97. Rid i Jorm, Jormvattnet Multiple-day rides in the mountain terrain. Rent a pack horse and go rambling in the mountains. +46(0)672-201 71 Blåsjöns Fjällcamp Fishing, hunting and accommodation. +46(0)672-210 01. Lia Ranch, Ankarvattnet Touring on Icelandic horses, canoeing in the Bjurälven. +46(0)70-261 32 56. www.liaranch.com Klimpfjäll Adventure, Klimpfjäll Hunting guide. www.klimpfjalladventure.se Ricklundgården, Saxnäs Daily guided tours, June–August. +46(0)940-143 68, +46(0)70-667 00 49. Fiskecentrum i Saxnäs Fishing, mountain rambling, hunting for ptarmigan and grouse (winter: snowmobile safaris, ski touring and crosscountry skiing). +46(0)940-700 44, www.saxnasfishing.se Stalo Adventure, Saxnäs Mountain snorkelling, kayaking, peak climbs, safari, cycling and rambling. +46 (0)70-240 49 82. staloadventures.se Saiva Camping, Vilhelmina Canoeing on the lake, with a beaver safari or in whitewater rapids, elk safari, quad bike rides, cultural trips. +46(0)940-107 60. saiva.se Egger-Guidning, Vilhelmina Arctic fox observation, beaver safari, elk safari, canoe adventures, guided tours in the mountains, or tailored to your wishes. www.egger-guidning.bplaced.net Silence of Lapland, Vilhelmina Beaver safari, canoeing and bird watching, horse-andcarriage rides, climbs to Stora Annevare peak. +46(0)70-649 20 43. www.silenceoflapland.se Guided city tour, Vilhelmina Monday to Friday. For other times: +46(0)940-144 97. Helicopter sightseeing +46(0)70-597 77 46, +46(0)70-509 51 16. Fly-fishing guide, Vilhelmina Guided fishing trips. +46 (0)70-512 04 99, +46 (0)70-253 04 26.

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Accomodation

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Hostels Tullingsåsgårdens vandrarhem .............. +46(0)70-671 99 67, +46(0)70-366 11 77 STF Vandrarhem, Björkvattnet ........................................................... +46(0)672-230 24 Fjällgården Lindahl, Björkvattnet ....................................................... +46(0)10-442 98 20 Fiskecentrum/Kultsjögården hostel & cottages, Saxnäs ............ +46(0)940-700 44 STF Saxnäsgården vandrarhem .......................................................... +46(0)940-377 00 STF Vilhelmina Kyrkstad ........................................................................ +46(0)940-398 86 Rajagården, Rajastrand .......................................................................... +46(0)942-430 14 Risbäcks Turistboende ............................................................................ +46(0)70-605 86 17 Nya Risbäcksgården ............................................................................... +46(0)70-437 88 10 STF Vandrarhem, Kyrktåsjö ................................................................... +46(0)671-71 35 10

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Camping and cottages Strömsunds Camping ............................................................................ +46(0)670-164 10 Lillvikens Bed & Breakfast ..................................................................... +46(0)73-823 46 12 Lidsjöbergs Fiske & Naturupplevelser ....... +46(0)670-700 32, +46(0)70-561 75 13 Gäddede Camping och Stugby .......................................................... +46(0)672-100 35 Jormvattnets Fiskecamp . ......................................................................... +46(0)672-201 00 Blåsjöns Fjällby ....................................................... +46(0)672-211 99, +46(0)672-210 88 Blåsjöns Fjällcamp .................................................................................... +46(0)672-210 01 Camp Stora Blåsjön ................................................................................. +46(0)672-211 11 Lia Ranch Vildmarkscamping, Ankarvattnet . ................................ +46(0)70-261 32 56 Lövbergs Stugby, Klimpfjäll ......................... +46(0)70-696 28 40, +46(0)940-720 64 Marslidens fjällstugor ................................... +46(0)70-521 76 30, +46(0)940-740 06 Kolgårdens Camping and cottages, Lövliden ............................... +46(0)940-103 04 Saiva Camping, Vilhelmina .................................................................. +46(0)940-107 60 Meselefors Camping (hostel and cottages) .................................. +46(0)940-250 89 DoroCamping Lappland, Dorotea ........... +46(0)73-080 77 38, +46(0)942-102 38 Björnidets Husvagnscamping, Borgafjäll +46(0)70-633 62 00, +46(0)942-420 42 Borgagården .............................................................................................. +46(0)942-420 22 Sutme Stugby ............................................................................................ +46(0)942-470 70 Biribissen Jakt & Fritid, Rajastrand .................................................... +46(0)942-430 14 Trollklintens Jakt- och Fiskecamp, Storbäck .................................. +46(0)70-310 04 99 Nynäs Jakt- och Fiskecamp, Storbäck ............................................. +46(0)70-581 42 73 Norråkers camping & fiskecenter ....................................................... +46(0)70-376 23 38 Fjällsikten fritidsanläggning, Tåsjöberget ....................................... +46(0)671-200 50 Kilvamma Camping, Hoting . ...................... +46(0)70-398 70 19, +46(0)671-401 00 Hotings Camping ................................................................................... +46(0)671-102 48 Flåsjöstrands Camping, Lövberga . ........... +46(0)70-657 39 64, +46(0)670-210 70 Järvsands Camping ................................................................................. +46(0)70-234 56 30

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Hotels and guesthouses Hotel Nordica and Grand Hotel, Strömsund ................................ +46(0)670-61 10 00 Pilgrimshotellet, Gäddede .................................................................... +46(0)672-104 20 Korpens Öga, Jormvattnet ................................................................... +46(0)672-201 71 Jormliens Fjällgård .................................................................................... +46(0)672-201 90 Hotell Klimpfjäll (cottages) ................................................................... +46(0)940-711 80 Klimpfjällsgården ...................................................................................... +46(0)940-710 52 STF Saxnäsgården Hotell & Konferens ............................................ +46(0)940-377 00 Marsfjäll Mountain Loge, Saxnäs (hotel and hostel) ................. +46(0)940-700 03 Hotell Wilhelmina ................................................................................... +46(0)940-554 20 Lilla Hotellet, Vilhelmina ........................................................................ +46(0)940-150 59 Lundqvist Rum & Stugmotell, Vilhelmina ...................................... +46(0)940-102 64 Hotell Dorotea ........................................................................................... +46(0)942-477 80 Borgafjäll Hotell Äventyr & Spa (closed 3 May—23 July) ....... +46(0)942-421 00 69 Grader Nord, Borgafjäll .................................................................. +46(0)73-803 51 38 Dentas Hotell, Hoting ........................................................................... +46(0)73-815 22 33 Betz B&B (bed & breakfast), Lövvik ................................................... +46(0)70-201 04 19

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Strömsunds Turistbyrå Ramselevägen 6 833 24 Strömsund +46 (0)670-164 00 turistbyra@stromsund.se www.stromsund.se/vagardu

Gäddede Turistbyrå Storgatan 40 830 90 Gäddede +46 (0672-105 00 gaddede.turistbyra@stromsund.se www.frostviken.se

Vilhelmina Turistbyrå Tingsgatan 1 912 33 Vilhelmina +46 (0940-398 86 turist@vilhelmina.se www.southlapland.com

Dorotea Turistbyrå Storgatan 40 910 70 Dorotea +46 (0942-140 63 turist@dorotea.se www.southlapland.com

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The scents Production/Map: Strömsund Turism, Gerd Sjöberg Print: Accidens, Sundsvall 2015 • Translation: Euronomen Coverphoto: Pär Andersson, Grafiska Verkstan

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