The Wilderness Road is the perfect place to experience something unique outdoor. Apart from being Swedens highest paved road and giving you direct access to the fantastic views and landscapes of the swedish mountains above the tree line, there are some uique places andexperiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. To fully experience some of the things found along this special road you need to book a guide tour. There are many guided tours along the Wilderness Road and the easiest way to find them is through www.naturescandinavia.se. You can book and pay for most of the guided tours online directly and receive a confirmation on the spot.

These are some of the best and most popular tours on offer along the Wilderness Road .

Korallgrottan

Korallgrottan along the Wilderness Road is Sweden's longest cave. Enjoy a guided tour with Vilseledaren in through parts of the 6 km long cave.

 

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Discover South Lapland - A magical part of Sweden. Below you will find links and information about some place and sights along the Wilderness Road - A true magic experience in Sweden - Download the full brochure for more information on sights, stops, activities and accomodation along the Wilderness Road.  

For more information in english and tips and help with planning your trip, contact the Tourism information offices along the Wilderness Road. Klick here for contact details to the tourism information.

Sweden's longest cave
Sweden's longest cave

Sweden's longest cave

Guided tour in Korallgrottan

Abseiling in Sweden's longest canyon
Abseiling in Sweden's longest canyon

Abseiling in Sweden's longest canyon

Abseil down Sweden's longest canyon with a certified guide.

1. Korallgrottan, the Coral Cave

Korallgrottan was discovered as late as 1985 and so far six kilometers of cave has been discovered accessible from 4 different entrances. Until quite recently the cave was  thought to be the second longest in Sweden after Lummelundagrottan on Gotland. As late as 1999 it was measured and was declared Sweden’s longest cave. Thecave has formed due to calcium deposits in the karts landscape being eroded by water for over thousands of years. The name comes from the calcium interior making it look like coral. The whole area around the landscape is today a nature reserve and hosts some very special plant species due to the karst.

Since Korallgrottan is 6 km long and has a constant temprerature of 4 degrees it is locked and to access it you need to book a guided tour. Guided tours have been conducted by the company Vilseledaren since 1987. The tour starts att the parking in Ankarvattnet and starts with a light walk through a magical forest and breathtaking scenery to a crater where a small stream disappears underground. This is one of the entrances to the cave and the start of the exploration of the cave. For 2 hours you will walk, crouch and crawl through the cave while looking at spectacular formations and stalactites. When you reach the exit it is nice to have a wash in the natural waterfall before having lunch made from local specialties prepared over an open fire.

The tour needs to be prebooked at www.naturescandinavia.se or vilseledaren.se

1150 sek including overalls, knee pads, helmet, light and a local lunch

2. Bjurälvsvandring, Guided hike along the beautiful karst landscape of Bjurälven

Situated far up in the mountains along the Wilderness Road, Bjurälven used to be part of the sea floor thousands of years ago before being pushed up as the Scandinavian Mountains were formed. Today this is a spectacular nature reserve with truly spectacular formations and unique plants.

This tour starts at Leipikvattnet, a few kilometres from Stekenjokk along the Wilderness Road.  From here the guide takes you for a hike along a path in the forest to a small cabin where you are served locally produced fika. Bjurälven is actually a river that flows partly above and partly below the ground. One part of the river that flows underground forms Bjurälvsgrottan, Sweden’s longest underwater cave. This underwater river has been explored by an international research team for more than ten consecutive years as Expedition Bjurälven. During the tour your guide show you and explain some of the formations as well as plants, flower and animals seen along the way.

Price 850 sek including locally made fika, book directly at Naturescandinavia

 

3. Abseiling in Sweden’s largest canyon by the waterfall of Hällingsåfallet

Along the Wilderness Road you will find Swedens longest canyon and the spectacular waterfall of Hällingsåfallet. There are more ways to experience this than merely staying behind the fence or from the bridge over the waterfall. Why not absail down to the edge of the river and feel the true force of the waterfall.

This activity is for the true explorer who is not satisfied with seeing the canyon form a distance. The guide will meet you at the waterfalls parking where you will enter the area together. An experienced guide will secure  ropes to a nearby tree and together you will climb backwards along the cliff side to a small beach strip at the edge of the water. From down here you can really feel the force of the water. After exploring this and having a look around it is time to make your way up to the top agains through a thin ravine in the cliff side.

Price 750 fika including all gear. Tour can be booked at Naturescandinavia

the Wilderness Road you will find Swedens longest canyon and the spectacular waterfall of Hällingsåfallet. There are more ways to experience this than merely staying behind the fence or from the bridge over the waterfall. Why not absail down to the edge of the river and feel the true force of the waterfall.

This activity is for the true explorer who is not satisfied with seeing the canyon form a distance. The guide will meet you at the waterfalls parking where you will enter the area together. An experienced guide will secure  ropes to a nearby tree and together you will climb backwards along the cliff side to a small beach strip at the edge of the water. From down here you can really feel the force of the water. After exploring this and having a look around it is time to make your way up to the top agains through a thin ravine in the cliff side.

Price 750 fika including all gear. Tour can be booked at Naturescandinavia

4. Beaver safari to Swedens oldest family of beavers in Leipikvattnet

The beaver, who is a native species of Sweden was hinted to extinction for its beautiful fur. It has since been reintroduced. The place where it was first reintroduced from Norway in 1921 is by the Wilderness Road. Why not take a guided tour to see them, some spectacular scenery and a true wilderness experience.

The tour starts at an old form at Leipikvattnet. By canoe you will travel across the lake into a meandering river. Enjoy some local fika  with the guide at the edge of the river then continue further upstream. Even though there is no guarantee, there is a high chance of seeing this elusive and beautiful creature.

Price 650 sek including canoe, life vest and fika.

Book the tour here

5. Guided tour of Sami church town of Fatmomakke

Fatmomakke Church Town is the most prominent Sami Church town in Sweden and one of the best preserved in the world. The place has a very important spiritual value and is still used as a cultural meeting place today as it has for thousands of years. The town has very high symbolic value for the Sami community and living ancient history.

Fatmomakke has been in used by the Sami as a meeting place and summer settlement for thousands of years. The oldest buildings found in Fatmomakke today date back to the end of the 16th century event though most buidlings are from the beginning of the 18th. Other older structures used for storage and protection. The central buildnings in Fatmomakke today is the white church, the Sami courtyard and the priest's hut. Please remeber that even though fatmomakke is a protected cultural reserve today, most huts and Kotor are privately owned and still in use today - please show respect.

The old church town is situated along the Wilderness Road, next to the Marsfjäll mountains 20 km east of Klimpfjäll. From the car parking it is only a short walk across the bridge into the town. An open exibition and easy to read signs will guide you through the town.

In the summer there is a kiosk and a cafe open in Famomakke. 

In summertime there is a guided tour in Fatmomakke. The tour costs 50 kr pp or 500 for a group of more than 10. Book the tour through Vilhelmina Tourist Information

Read more about Fatmomakke here

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