35. Hemavan, Sweden
It’s a great summer destination, plus in the winter, it’s all about skiing. If you love the outdoors, you’ll love Hemavan.
Located close to the Norwegian border, this small ski town is just as beautiful in the summer as it is in the winter time. It’s a hike of a flight from Oslo and is located in the Swedish Lappland.
How To Get Here
There is no train station in Hemavan, but you can take Swedish Rail to a nearby city (Ostersund, Umeå or Vännäs) and then take a bus to Hemavan.
Fly into the Hemavan/Tarnaby Airport (HMV) on NextJet from Stockholm (ARN).
The following airlines has service to Hemavan/Tarnaby Airport (HMV):
There is a combination of buses, ferries and trains from say London. Check Rome2rio.com for combinations. It’s quite a journey taking as much as 3 days.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
There are about three places to stay in Hemavan itself, but you can stay in Tarnaby which is not far away. I stayed at the Trolltunet Hotel which is in the center of town.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
It’s a small town so there are limited places to eat. However you will still get a flavor for the different foods of the region such as Elk and Reindeer. I ate at two places, one of which is the Björk Restaurant which sits in the middle of the slope. The view is amazing and the food is just as good.
What To Do
Its the great outdoors, so hiking is the name of the game in summer a day skiing in the winter. As there are rivers around, you can organize fishing trips. If you are a hiker, you can take the Kungsleden Trail which is a 440km trail through the area. It starts in Abisko and ends in Hemavan.
There’s helicopter service if you don’t want to walk or want to see the area from above. The helicopters will also take you to the fishing areas.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)