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Northern Sweden

8 reasons for touring Sweden’s northernmost regions

Photo: Friluftsbyn Höga Kusten/imagebank.sweden.se

Västernorrland, Västerbotten and Norrbotten are far away from the routes much-frequented by package deal tourism. Vast stretches of the counties are virtually untouched, and Västerbotten in particular is seen as an insider tip with almost limitless opportunities – from whitewater rafting on the “Vindelälven” river to trekking along the Kungsleden to sociable tastings in craft breweries.

Be it a warm summer day or a rough Atlantic low pressure zone: Experiences in northern Sweden are always intense. Nowhere else are you made so aware of the extreme differences between the seasons. Midnight sun in summer, Northern Lights in winter. Warm summer days in August, bone-chilling cold with temperatures well below freezing in December.

Nature supplies impressions that become imprinted on your mind and could not be more diversified: Extensive forests and moors, wild rivers and waterfalls, thousands of coastal islands, beautiful mountain peaks in the Fjäll.

Seeing animals in the wild is something very special. Encounters with reindeers are almost guaranteed in northern Sweden; the herds of the Sami are common in many parts of the Fjäll. With a bit of luck you may catch sight of an elk, snow fox or fish eagle.

Norrbotten and parts of Västerbotten – like stretches of Finland, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Russia – belong to the Arctic region. Up there on the Arctic Circle it is peaceful and secluded; it’s perfect for anyone seeking to take a break from today’s hectic life.

Gourmets will be delighted by Nordic cuisine. The best of what the regions have to offer lands on the table. Treasures of nature – berries, herbs, mushrooms, fish and game specialities – play the leading role in many kitchens.

Scandinavia offers the very best conditions for extended trekking tours and flexible camping adventures. This is made possible by the everyman’s right which allows hiking and camping everywhere in the wilderness. The only exceptions are fenced-off private land and farmlands.

Eight seasons and the endless landscapes leave their mark on the people (…statistically, there is 4 square kilometres of space for every inhabitant of northern Sweden). Those interested in the country and its people can meet fascinating characters at ice hockey games, festivals, markets or over a casual cup of coffee.

Tours

For nature boys, outdoor ladies, Northern Lights chasers & connoisseurs

NORRLAND WINTERCAMP

Polar BBQ, husky tour & camping

Foto: Jörgen Wiklund/imagebank.sweden.se

BBQ in the far north of Scandinavia? In the middle of winter? No problem! Enjoy a trip full of exciting contrasts. During the day, activities and adventure …..

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63° NORTH – EXPLORING UMEÅ

HUSKY TOUR, CULTURE & CUISINE IN NORTHERN SWEDEN

Foto: Fredrik Broman/imagebank.sweden.se

Västerbotten calling! In Umeå, visitors are dazzled by its fine cuisine which can compete with the best restaurants from around the world, not to mention the northernmost opera ….

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ARCTIC ADVENTURE LULEÅ

DREAM SPOT FOR WINTER ADVENTURES & OPEN AIR GOURMETS

Foto: Peter Rydström/Visit Luleå

If you travel 900 kilometres north of Stockholm, you’ll be immersed in the fascinating landscape of Norrbotten. Up here, the unspoilt nature…

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MIDNIGHT SUN ACTIVITIES

HUSKY HIKE, WHITE WATER RAFTING & HIGH COAST HIKE

Foto: Ida Bygdén Photography/Visit Umeå

With more than 40 rapids, the pristine Vindelälven river ranks amongst the best rafting territories in Europe. The “Höga Kusten” coastal region….

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NEW NORDIC FLAVOURS

TRENDY CRAFT BEERS & FANTASTIC REGIONAL CUISINE

Foto: Tina Stafrén/imagebank.sweden.se

Wild, unbridled, surprising: On this trip, you’ll get to know the full-blooded creative brewers of the Swedish craft beer movement…

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TRUE NORTH

ACTIVE IN SWEDEN. FOR GOURMET WITH A BACKPACK & HIKING BOOTS

Foto: Friluftsbyn Höga Kusten/imagebank.sweden.se

Deep forests, wild rivers, endless views, unspoilt coastal landscapes, nice people and first-class regional cuisine. It’s easy to fall head over heels in love….

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STOCKHOLM SPECIAL TOUR

ROYAL GARDENING CULTURE & URBAN WILDERNESS

Foto: Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se

Royal palaces and parks, important sights, thousands of islands directly in front of the city and a relaxed attitude towards life: It’s exactly this mixture…

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TINY CABIN. GREAT ESCAPE.

Just you and nature. Face to face. Far away from crowded package tour routes, it’s all about the unspoilt beauty of nature. Feel the power of wild waters. Catch a fish for dinner. With a bit of luck, you’ll get close to an elk. Experience the bright mid-summer nights or view the romantic starry sky. Live as if there’s no tomorrow. Relax, read your favourite book in peace – you decide on the programme and pace of your holiday in Northern Sweden!

Total:2 micro cabins
Occupancy:1-2 persons per MicroCabin
Best time:
Location:Västerbotten/Northern Sweden – approx. 145 kilometres west of Umeå
Surrounding area:Björnlandets National Park – 40 km
Granö – 127 km (husky tours / summer & winter)
Aurora Borealis Adventures – 99 km (husky tours/summer & winter)
Nearest airport::Umeå
Hand-over of keys:Umeå
Please bring:Bed sheet, sleeping bag, pillow, towels. During the winter months, warm clothing including 
 a hat, gloves and head torch are an absolute must.
Good to know:Transfers to the starting points of activities are often necessary; a rental car provides flexibility.
Minimum stay:2 nights

 

You can request detailed travel information at any time via e-mail: info@coast-to-fjaell.se

BORGSJÖ

64° 12′ 04.1″ N 17° 47′ 15.0″ ES

It doesn’t take much to be happy. A cup of coffee, genuine nature and plenty of distance from everyday life. Borgsjö, some 145 kilometres west of Umeå, offers all this and much more. Well protected in a small forest, where elks and reindeer also roam, cosy MicroCabins await romantic nature…

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GRANHOLMSSUNDET

64° 13′ 16.3″ N 21° 05′ 46.1″ E

From everyday life to inner peace in no time at all. Directly on the coast, we offer accommodation in simple but sturdy MicroCabins, made for all seasons. A protective room – made of natural wood – stretches over a minimalist interior which is equipped with electric heating, light, sockets and a wood-burning stove….

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OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Northern Sweden is not a theme park. It’s a sensitive ecosystem which needs to be protected.

We have the utmost respect for nature and people. Therefore, we tread through the Scandinavian landscape as considerately as possible. If the programme leads right through nature, we split up the participants. Smaller groups guarantee a more intensive experience and they’re also usually quieter which means less stress for the animals.

 

When buying equipment, we try to invest in articles with a long lifespan whose manufacturers also offer repairs or repair sets. When buying equipment with down – for example sleeping bags – we especially take into consideration that the animals were treated humanely and the manufacturers adhere to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) (at the least).

 

En route, we use healthy food which was produced locally – that doesn’t just include restaurants but also what we put in the lunch boxes. Obviously we ensure that every rest area and campsite is left how we found it.

 

You won’t need CO₂ compensation payments to climate protection organisations.

Hikes and bike tours are some of the most climate-friendly ways of getting around. For longer distances, which are quite usual in Northern Sweden, a coach booked to capacity is the best alternative.

 

During our “TRUE NORTH” group tour, we travel a total of 710 kilometres on the road from the hotel (Umeå) to the airport (Umeå Airport), for example. That’s a distance which causes 21.3 kg CO₂ emissions per person (basis for the calculation: 30g CO₂ per person and kilometre proportionate in a coach). But you won’t have to buy yourself a good conscience for your COAST TO FJÄLL tour. CO₂ compensation payments to climate protection organisations aren’t necessary. As an organiser and intermediary of Nordland tours, we invest in reforestation, which compensates unavoidable emissions which are caused by transfers. The renewable wood of a 10-hectare forest binds around 10 tons of CO₂ – based on the average age of the trees. And that is year after year.