20. Saxnas, Sweden
Saxnas, Sweden, A Small Town, You’ve Never Heard Of
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, is located in the Swedish Lappland, way north of Stockholm.
How To Get Here
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.
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.
The following airlines has service to Hemavan, Tarnaby (HMV):
There is a combination of buses, ferries and trains from say London. Check Rome2rio.com for combinations.
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 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.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
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.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants in nearby areas from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
Skiing, seeing the arctic fox, fishing and mountain snorkeling plus just enjoying the clean fresh air.
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…
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor
Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)