Gräftåvallen Travel Guide

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Gräftåvallen Things to Do

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    trailhut/shelter

    by orre79 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Come as a group, rent a cottage and make a program for your week! Here follows some suggestions to fill it with:

    If the weather is friendly, you must go up on the mountain to see the magnificent panorama. Chose a trail or go for a peak, depending on your skills and experience. There are huts to pause at, or even sleep in, along the trail.
    The season for this is best from late February until mid. April. Or by foot in July - september.

    If it's too windy you can always go skiing over the windtorn moores and through the deep forests too seek the different abandoned "fäbovall" (cottage farms) that are scattered througout the wild forrest by the foot of the mountain. Theese smallscale farms functioned as summerhomes for the young maids that where put to look after the cattle for the lowland farmers during summer.
    Use the tracks, that starts close to the restaurant to go over the mountain. Find your own trail or go by snowmobile. If the weather is bad and you want to go through the forrests it could be a good idea to take the car to Storgräftån, and continue southward on skies from there.

    You return to the "Panget" service centre in the afternoon and relax your tired extremities in the warm sauna. Then you meet up for a scandinavian dinner in the restaurant, and finally end the day by braging about your beautiful expedition in the small cozy bar.

    Take one day to try all the slopes in Bydalen. Pisted to perfection and not a single cue to disturb your ! Only pure skiing at it's best! Also try the beautiful artcafé/lunch restaurant "Fjällhalsen" with it's magnificent view over the valley. It can be reached on skies or by car on a narrow alp-road.

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    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

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    Snowmobiletrail close to Ar��dalen valley.

    by orre79 Written Mar 5, 2005

    Watch the beautiful scenery and panoramas along the trail to Arådalen. It is about 20km over the mountain.

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    • Mountain Climbing
    • Safari

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Gräftåvallen Restaurants

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    by orre79 Written Mar 5, 2005

    It has not only a beautiful view and a relaxed atmosphere. The food is good, and you may find local specialties that you will remember long after!

    Favorite Dish: Everything from the surrounding fauna! Moose, reindeer, Grouse etc.

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Gräftåvallen Transportation

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    by orre79 Written Apr 2, 2005

    To Östersund you will get easily! There are many cheap flights by SAS or FlyNordic. You can also see more of the country by taking the 6h trainjourney from Stockholm.

    From Östersund to Gräftåvallen there are no direct busses, to Bydalen there are a few. Most convenient is to rent a car in Östersund.

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Gräftåvallen Off The Beaten Path

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    On top of the world!

    by orre79 Written Apr 1, 2005

    Feeling fit for a real challange?
    Go on skies from Gräftåvallen along the trail to Höglekardalen. But about one km before you reach the stormshelter att Falkfångarfjället-mountain take a 90 degree left turn and follow the ridge of Storfjället all the way to the roof of the massive. It's a total climb of 650 m above sealevel up to the top at 1240m.

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    V��stn��rbodarna cottagefarm

    by orre79 Written Mar 5, 2005

    Through the cosy pinewood forrests on skies or by snowmobile you may find beautiful small farms where to have a picnic!

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Gräftåvallen Sports & Outdoors

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    Above the clouds

    by orre79 Written Apr 1, 2005

    Seen the film "Indiana Jones and the temple of the doomed"?
    This is a great experience!!!

    You can always try Telemark or maybe snowboard in the snowboardland, with quarter and halfpipes and funboxes...

    Equipment: Have it... bring it. Otherwhise rent it for about 200:- a day.

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Mountain Climbing

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