20. Saxnas, Sweden

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Why

There’s about 100 people living in this town; it’s so small that its difficult to find people to hire for the local hotel. However, that’s its charm. As a ski town, its usually packed in the winter time, but in the summer, not so much and it has a lot to offer.

Saxnas, Sweden - Saxnas Bridge

Saxnas, Sweden – Saxnas Bridge

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Where

Saxnas, is located in the Swedish Lappland, way north of Stockholm.

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How To Get Here

By Train

There is train service but not directly to Saxnas. You would require a car or a hired service from the nearest train station which is Vilhelmina, another unfamiliar destination :-). This is a very long train ride even with one change. But you get to see the Swedish countryside, so it works out.

 

Saxnas, Sweden - Swedish Rail in Stockholm

Saxnas, Sweden – Swedish Rail in Stockholm

By Plane

Fly into Hemavan/Tarnaby (HMV) on NextJet from Stockholm (ARN). Then either take a helicopter or drive to Saxnas. I recommend the helicopter :-). You can also fly into Vilhelmina (VHM) and drive to Saxnas.

Saxnas, Sweden - Heli Ride Pilot walking back

Saxnas, Sweden – Heli Ride Pilot walking back




The following airlines has service to Hemavan, Tarnaby (HMV):

NextJet (2N)

Saxnas, Sweden - NextJet

Saxnas, Sweden – NextJet

By Bus

There is a combination of buses, ferries and trains from say London. Check Rome2rio.com for combinations.

Saxnas, Sweden - Lake

Saxnas, Sweden – Lake

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

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Where To Stay

There are limited places to stay in Saxnas. I stayed at the Saxnasgarden hotel. You can also stay in Wilhelmina as its close by. Check below for a place to stay.

Saxnas, Sweden - Moon at 3a

Saxnas, Sweden – Moon at 3a

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

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Where To Eat

It’s a small town so there are not any restaurants except at the Saxnasgarden hotel. Good food though so no worries there.

Saxnas, Sweden - Swedish Food

Saxnas, Sweden – Swedish Food

 

Saxnas, Sweden - Arctic char

Saxnas, Sweden – Arctic char

==>> You can find a list of restaurants in nearby areas from TripAdvisor here.

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What To Do

Skiing, seeing the arctic fox, fishing and mountain snorkeling plus just enjoying the clean fresh air.

Saxnas, Sweden - Nils from Stalo Adventures and his daughter

Saxnas, Sweden – Nils from Stalo Adventures and his daughter

 

Saxnas, Sweden - Mountain Snorkeling Gear

Saxnas, Sweden – Mountain Snorkeling Gear

 

Saxnas, Sweden - Mountain Snorkeling

Saxnas, Sweden – Mountain Snorkeling

You must also go see Trappstegsforsen which is a waterfall in the area. I’m told its the most photographed place in Sweden; but who knows…

Saxnas, Sweden - Trappstegsforsen Falls

Saxnas, Sweden – Trappstegsforsen Falls

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

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Additional Information

  1. Language: Swedish
  2. Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)
  3. Visit Sweden Tourism Board
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