I don't know if it's like this everywhere in Sweden but I purchased two 6cl shots (about 2 oz each) of Jack Daniels and the USD price turned out to be about $43. Buy your own alcohol before you get there. Other than that it's a very nice little university town.more
I didn't stay overnight here, but if I would, I will go as usual to one of the Scandic hotels which...more
Are you coming to Umeå University as an International Student (Free Mover) !Beware ! There are very very few student rooms available in Umeå City. Also Umeå University shows very little interest in arranging housing for International Students. (Not Exchange Students). So you have to find your housing yourself...though University claims that they...more
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
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.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
There is a Zoo in Lycksele, concentrating on the wildlife of the north. You won't find lions, cheetahs or monkeys, but you'll have a good chance too see Lynx, brown bear, wolf, sea seals, vicent etc.There is a train going around the area if you can't walk too far by yourself.more
Fatmomakke churchtown is a churchtown built centuries ago by and for the sami people who often came from far away to attend the different services. There are many old buildings, a church and an old graveyard among many other things to see.Nearby is also a campground, from which many hikers begin their hiking in the Mars mountains (described in...more
The Mars mountains are a chain of mountains in the Vilhelmina rural areas. One of my friends went hiking there last summer and I passed by in my car. Evidentally he felt it was a ghood place to start hiking the swedish mountains, as he had not done any hiking before.The easiest way to reach the Mars mountains is to go by bus to Fatmomakke...more
The World longest cable car for human transports are located in Norsjö. The cable car was built for ore transporting over 96km but now it is a tourist attraction between Örträsk and Mensträsk.
Its very recommend to book a ticket by phone because there are only few places in the cable cars.
A movie about the cable car is being shown before the ride starts. In German at 12:00 and in English at 12:30.
The cable car trip starts at 13:00 and need about 1.45h. Afterwards you can have a rest in the restaurant while your waiting for the free coach which will bring you back to Örträsk.
We were back in Örträsk at 16:15.
You can book the cable car from Örträsk to Mensträsk or from Mensträsk to Örträsk.
On the world's longest rope way you'll be able to enjoy many things, most of them from above nature! The over 13 km long rope way between Örträsk and Mensträsk in Norsjö municipality will take you over woodland, marshes, lakes, and the world of the animals in a Västerbotten in miniature. You will even be able to take a look at southern Lapland. Each cabin is able to carry 4 people, and at a speed of 10 km/hour it will take you 1,5 hours to ride the 13.163 m (3.000 m of which above lakes and streams). The ropeway (section IV) is a part of the 96 km long ropeway between Kristineberg and Boliden. Between 1943 and 1987 this ropeway - also the longest one in the world - moved 12 million tons of ore concentrates. In addition to all the copper, lead, zinc, sulphur, and silver, the ropeway buckets have also transported tons of gold throughout the years. The ropeway is one of the figurative golden nuggets in the mining region Gold of Europe - a tourist attraction and a part of our industrial history as well.
You find the tourist office at Rådhusgatan 44 and it is also called Gamla Skolan (Old School). Here they can help you with many thing. They help you with information and give you brochures and maps over the region of Jämtland. You can book all kind of different events here, change currency, buy souvenirs, buy fishing licence and many other things.
Can be seen in the area! This is Sytertoppen (1797m) and is a holy mountain for the Sami's.The names on places as mountains, lakes and villages are all on Sami language and it can be really tricky sometime to figure out for the Swedes and foreign tourists what the mean.. Just ask a local and he'll explaine it for you!more
Arctic Char is a famous and exotic fish who lives in mountains lakes and brooks. This has been an important fish for the sami's and the local people. It's almost the only fish that you can catch in the winters and they like cold water temps. I hope you not miss this when you're here. Mail me about wich lake to go to and I'll give you my secrets....more