20. Saxnas, Sweden

Saxnas, Sweden, A Small Town, You’ve Never Heard Of

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

 

Where

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

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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

Additional Information

Language: Swedish

Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)

Visit Sweden Tourism Board

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