Explore a winter wonderland made up of deep fairytale forests and high, icy mountain plateaus—explore the Swedish Fjäll. A mystical landscape high up on the fringes of Europe, this spectacular terrain takes on a truly unique form when the winter sun crawls low along the horizon. Covering the land in a type of light you can only experience this close to the Earth’s poles, the winter months make this region a one of a kind adventure—whether by foot or by ski. So you can make the most of it, we’ve prepared 6 day-Tours that will reveal the best of this phenomenal region. And thanks to the late sunrises and early sunsets, even late risers get to enjoy these spectacles.
The guaranteed snow, that famous Scandinavian enthusiasm for anything to do with skiing and some quintessential Swedish coziness make the region around the Idrefjäll in Dalarna, central Sweden, a true paradise for winter sports enthusiasts who want to spend their winter away from the hustle and bustle of the slopes. However you prefer to experience the snow, Dalarna has something for everyone, from classic skiing and skating on the cross-country tracks around the Idrefjäll to cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking in the Nipfjäll or Fulufjäll wilderness. And, for the sauna-goers who love to warm up after a day out in the snow, you will soon see that Sweden is the perfect destination for all your adventures in winter.
To stay mobile this far north, it’s recommended that you bring your own car or rent one from Røros airport in Norway. If you’d prefer, you can also arrive via public transport on the Fjällexpressen-Bus from Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg or Uppsala. Once you arrive, however, all that’s left to do is enjoy the silence; to bask in the mystical light of the Nordic winter, and don’t forget to treat yourself with a warm waffle and hot chocolate at the end of each day.
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Like a camel, the highest peak of the province towers over Dalarna. At 1131m bring the Städjan, which you can climb on a snowshoe tour.Follow the red St. Andrew's crosses through the snowy fairytale forest to the tree line of the Städjan-Nipfjäll nature reserve. Here it is advisable to take a short break in the lee of the trees, before going up to the summit.The winter path now turns left, but you follow your own path straight over the fells in the direction of the southern summit. The first climb takes you up to the southern cusp.From the summit of the Städjan it is only a stone's throw across the ridge to the actual summit, which is modestly marked only by a pile of stones. From here you have in good weather the best view over the surrounding winter landscape.