South Lapland extends from Northern Jämtland northwards into Västerbotten and the vast wilderness of Swedish Lapland. The area offers both bare mountains and forest, with attractions including 10,000 lakes, mountain areas with ski resorts and hiking in the summer, 150 mountain peaks over 1,000 metres above sea level, more fishing than you can count and a rich settler and Sami culture. In other words, South Lapland is the perfect starting point for top-class open-air activities.
It is easy to travel to South Lapland. Book a flight to Stockholm-Arlanda and then proceed directly to South Lapland Airport in Vilhelmina. In Vilhelmina you are in the center of South Lapland and it is close to all experiences and adventures we have to offer.
If you want to experience Lapland, so plan a trip to us. This is real Lapland but closer.
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Trappstegsforsen, the "Stairway Rapids" are a set of rapids along the Wilderness Road, right below the lake Kultsjön a few kilometers east of Saxnäs. The rapids form a stairway sometimes said to lead to the King of the mountains. In the summertime there is a small café serving hot and cold drinks and light meals.
Marsliden is a small settlement, with cabins and a small store that servers as a good base from wich to explore the beautiful and untouched areas in the Marsjäll Mountains. This area is a heaven for widlife and nature enthusiasts and is a great place for fishing. The area hosts the highest mountain top of the region at 1590 meters which is reachable by a hiking trail from Marsliden village.
Korallgrottan is the longest cave in Sweden and is situated betwee the Villages of Stora Blåsjön and Leipikvattnet. The Cave and the surrounding area is a national park and is created due to the eroded streak of limestone found in the ground here. A guided tour of the cave is available by Vilseledaren and is most easily booked though Gäddede Tourist Information.
Fatmomakke and Ankarrede are two ancient Sami church settlements in the mountains along the Wilderness Road. In Fatmomakke, guided tours are on offer in the summer. These are must -see stops offering fika and accomodation in the summertime. Read more about Ankarrede and Fatmomakke here
The Wilderness Road is one of Sweden’s highest roads and connects Jämtland with Swedish Lapland. The naturally beautiful and wild road passes through the Village of Stora Blåsjön and over the mighty high plateau of Stekenjokk as it winds into Southern Lapland. Be careful as you drive as thousands of Reindeer feed along the side of the road in the summertime. Wilderness Road official homepage.
Snow clearance on the Wilderness takes takes around a month each year. The Wilderness Road is open from 3rd of June until middle of October. In june there is still a layer of snow on some parts of the mountains and the snow depth can be 6 meters.
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Below you will find information in english about some place and sights to visit
For more information in english and tips and help with planning your trip, contact the Tourist Centers. Klick here for contact details to the tourist information.
Vilhelmina Tourist Center
Adress: Tingsgatan 1, 912 33 Vilhelmina
Open: Mon-fri: 10-17
Tourist information for: Vilhelmina, Saxnäs, Kittelfjäll och Klimpfjäll.
Åsele Tourist Center
Adress: Centralgatan 35, 919 31 Åsele
Open: Mon–Fri: 8:30-12 & 13-16
Tourist information for: Åsele, Fredrika och Gafsele
Strömsund Tourist Center
Adress: Ramselevägen 6, 833 24 Strömsund
Open: Mon–Fri: 9-16
Gäddede Tourist Center
Adress:Storgatan 40, 830 90 Gäddede
Open: Mon-Fri: 9-15 (closed for lunch 12-13)