5 days of camping with reindeers in Sweden

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Imagine this: You're finally free. You're miles away from civilization, out of the reach of hiking highways. You're on the Swedish-Norwegian border, and you're smack bang in the middle of a true hiking paradise. Sound good? Then grab your tent, pack a stove and delve deep into the wilderness. On this adventure, you'll explore the Grövelsjön over five stages. Oh, and as you'll stay above the tree line almost the entire time, there's nothing but beautiful views to look forward to. What's more, thanks to a law known as the 'Everyman's Right', you can pitch your tent up here wherever you find a nice spot. Wild camping is completely allowed — perfect for finding and enjoying the perfect sunset above the Fjäll in complete solitude.

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Tours

  • Intermediate
    03:49
    10.7 km
    2.8 km/h
    300 m
    360 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The starting point is the STF Fjällstation in Grövelsjön. After the bridge over the Grövlan it goes slowly up into the mountains. After 5 km, the reindeer fence near the Swedish-Norwegian border stretches over the tree line. In the footsteps of the botanist Carl von Linné, the trail continues uphill until it branches off to the right, surrounded by peaks of the Norwegian fells, and comfortably leads down to the northern end of the Grövelsjön. The final destination is the friendly farm "Ryvang Gård" in Sylen, where you can either treat yourself to a bed or set up your tent on the shores of the lake or the river Röa. Here the only connection to civilization is the ferry to Grövelsjön.

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  • Intermediate
    03:28
    9.78 km
    2.8 km/h
    350 m
    60 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    After a short stay on Norwegian soil, the path gently creeps back up into the Swedish fells. Arrived on the saddle, for the first time, the view towards the Töfsingdalen National Park, an epitome of the Swedish wilderness, presents itself. Flat and relaxed, the path always leads above the tree line in the south, to a small river near which you can set up your tent and enjoy the evening sun.

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  • Intermediate
    04:45
    15.6 km
    3.3 km/h
    350 m
    560 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Today, the highlight of the tour is in the truest sense of the word: the hike up Storvätteshågna (1204m), the highest peak in the Svealand region. The path leads through moderately sloping terrain to the small lake Övre Fosksjön, on the banks of which you can also camp wonderfully. From the top of Storvätteshågna you have a fantastic view of the neighboring national parks and across to Norway. On the south side it goes down towards the valley to the bank of the river Foskan. In difficult weather conditions, the path is worth a cross country road to the west to the refuge Oskarstugan.

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  • Intermediate
    04:36
    15.3 km
    3.3 km/h
    260 m
    340 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Today we go down from the mountains to the green valley. In Storsätern a small supermarket offers the possibility to buy supplies. The bus to Grövelsjön or Mora stops here. For adventurers we continue through a quaint wetland (attention: mosquitoes!) To the old dairy Valdalsbygget, where you can end the day with waffles and coffee well. A rustic cabin provides weather protection for the night, the water is brought from the fountain of the courtyard as in the old days.

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  • Intermediate
    03:18
    10.2 km
    3.1 km/h
    200 m
    140 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The last day of the tour leads from Valdalsbygget steadily north. One last time you can enjoy the wonderful view over the rough fell landscape. At Stora Olån, the refuge invites you to take a break before heading down to the starting point on Grövelsjön. Directly on the shore of the lake, a large meadow and a fire pit invite you to linger before you can take the bus back to civilization directly in front of the STF Föhlstation Grövelsjön.

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