In Storuman you will find one of the most special library buildings in Sweden. The public library is located in the old railway hotel. And inside a lot of old hotel details are saved, you are served childrens books in the second class restaurant, and in the room for local history you can sit and read the books in one of the old suites.more
In the area around Storuman you will find a lot of wilderness. Here you can get to places where no one have been before, sitting down and listen to the sound of silence. This pictures is taken in December, in the dense woodland outside Skarvsjöby, just a 15 minutes drive with the snowmobile, but still on a place where not many have been before, if...more
In Storuman you can find something as unusual as a wooden suspension bridge. In the lake of Storuman there are a number of small islands and the main island Luspholmen. Those are connected to the mainland with a number of small bridges. The longest bridge is this wooden suspension bridge. (Only one wehicle at the time is allowed on the bridge)At...more
The church in Stensele built in 1886 is Sweden’s largest wooden church.The church is called the Cathedral of Lapland, and has place for 2000 persons, and that is a lot when thinking that the place where the church is located only had 167 people in year 1900. There are a few different stories about why the church is as big, but most likely it was a...more
If you are in the north of Sweden in July or August you have to try going out to find some hjortron. A hjortron is an yellow berry called cloudberry in english and rubus chamaemorus in latin.Cloudberries can only be found in the north of Sweden, and are some years very difficult to find. The taste of the berries are not like anything else, some...more
Storuman is maybe not the best place for nightlife. It's though one place that offer some entertainment at weekends - Hotell Toppen. It's not always some events though, so check their website or call them for information about what is happening. Almost anything would be ok for a late night in Storuman.more
The bus station in Storuman is located at Järnvägsgatan. From here you can go to the larger places as Umeå, Lycksele, Vilhelmina, Östersund and Arvidsjaur. But also to all small villages around Storuman with local busses. Check the link below for time tables.The bus station is located in the old train station, known for it's special architecture....more
At Nybyggarland you can find own hand made products, like Lappish craftwork, bronze jewellery and wodden products.
Togheter with the store there are also a Café and a number of old Swedish houses, showing how the life could look like for a farmer in Lappland in past times.
In Skarvsjöby and Storuman you find people playing a very local game called Boll över tak (Ball over roof). The rules are simple:- Bring a tennis ball- Find a house with a good roof, and preferably without too many windows- Divide into two equal teams- The teams stand on each side of the roof- Start throwing the ball over the roofThen there are two...more
All over Storuman you see this kind of container art. Since many years local artists are painting the containers and creating artwork with connection to the nature and wildlife in the Storuman area.This have not only made the normally ugly containers more interesting to look at, they have also become saved from graffiti.more
A real nesting box shall be made by real wood, even with the bark left on the outside. I found this nesting box while walking by the lake in Skarvsjöby. But even though I waited for a while, I didn't see any bird looking out from the window.The Swedish word for nesting box is Fågelholk.more
Because of the snow melting it can become quite high water levels in the rivers. This often happens in May and June when the large mass of snow in the mountains is melting. Some years this can even cause floods. Not normally something dangerous, but just be aware of the fast flooding water if you go near the rivers.more
When you are out on the ice in the winter you shall always look for holes in the ice. Even if it's a lot of snow and cold weather it can always be hidden holes in the ice, especially at lakes where the water level vary. The risk for holes is as biggest in the beginning and end of the winter.more
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Be aware that the weather can change quite fast. Especially on warm summer days (June to August), the clouds can grow quite quickly, turning the clear blue sky into heavy rain showers. So remember to bring some raincoats or umbrellas.
In Storuman in the beginning of April each year it's the last cross country skiing competition for the season. This competition is called Luspenloppet and is really popular for because of the time on the year. It use to come some houdred competitors from all over Scandinavia to end the season with Luspenloppet.more
In Storuman you can go cross country skiing on Swedens longest lighted ski track, running between Storuman and Stensele. All 17 km of tracks are illuminated during nighttime (16.00 until at least 21.00).Of course you don't have to go on the 17 km long track, there are a number of cross connections which allows you to take just as long trip as you...more
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.more