Favorite thing: I was sitting reading a book outside my parents house, when I heard some sounds. I looked up and saw two reindeers walking by. They stoped about 50 metre from the house, eating some grass and not taking any notice of me standing there and taking pictures of them. It's really great to be able to be so close to the wilderness.
Entré Lappland is the tourist information office in Storuman. It's located near the train station.
Phone: +46 951 333 70
Address: Järnvägsgatan 13
If you take a hike up to the top of a mountain you will notice what endless forests there are in the area around Storuman. The traces of people are some roads and a village now and then, but else it's trees, trees and more trees.
Fondest memory: Just sitting on the top, enjoying the view.
At the last sunday of June each the title "Årets Vildman" is given. (the wild-man of the year) This person is someone who have made something good for the area.
On the picture you can see Heidi Andersson (world champion in Arm Wrestling) and Anja Pärson (the worls best in downhill skiing), both comming from Storuman. They shared the prize in 2002. Another well known Vildman is Ingemar Stenmark who got the title in 1991.
From July to September you can find bilberries (blåbär) in the forests everywhere around Storuman.
Go out picking some and eat them directly, I'm sure you will love them.
Just make sure that the top of the berries has the shape of a dot and not a cross. If it has a cross it's probably the Bog Bilberry (Odon in Swedish), they are not that tasty as Bilberries and some say they can even be poisonous.
Notice that this isn't the same berry as the one called Blueberry, even if a direct translation from the Swedish word will mean just Blue berry.
English - Bilberry
Swedish/Norwegian/Danish - Blåbär
Latin - Vaccinium myrtillus
Norwegian - Blåbär
Finnish - Mustikka
German - Heidelbeere
In the Storuman Area you can always find snow from November to May. Sometime the first snow comes in September and the last snow in June.
So why not use the snow for doing something fun, like building a snowman? Just wait for some warm temperature so the snow is easy to work with.
In March and April the weather can be really nice, on this picture I'm sitting in the snow enjoying the sun. The temperature was +20 C at the moment!!!
I promise it's a very special feeling to be sitting in the T-shirt in the snow.
Favorite thing: The city hall (Kommunhuset) is located in the center of Storuman. It's unfortunately nothing to see inside, but the architecture is at least a bit different for a building in south of Lapland.
Favorite thing: It's fun, a good exercise (if rowing) to take a trip with the boat. And bring a fishing rod to get some pikes.
In the area around Storuman you can find many old narrow roads, like this one in the village of Skarvsjöby.
Just take a relaxing walk, enjoying the atmosphere of past times.
In July and August you can watch the dragonfly, a really special and mystical insect.
The Swedish word for Dragonfly is Trollslända.
Favorite thing: In the north the sun sets quite slowly, it takes around 2 hours from sunset until it gets really dark. During that time the sun can create very special evening skys...
Favorite thing: In the area around Storuman you will find a lot of scenery suitable for photography. But don't just take photos of the nature, place someone in front of the camera and do some modelling photos too.
Favorite thing: In the lake of Storuman there are a group of islands called Luspholmarna. Those islands are popular places in the summer, to go there, to sit by the water, relaxing and maybe have a picnic.