Mountains, lakes and forests as far as the eye can see, the ear will have to enjoy the silence. Once you reach Klimpfjäll, you will be surrounded by immense tranquility and the great outdoors. This used to be only a rest stop along the trade route to Norway. During the winter the area comes to life as a ski resort and during the summer it is a common stop along the Wilderness Road.
A Short History
Klimpfjäll was first settled in the 1820s. Its importance grew with the establishment of Norgefarargården, a timber house built in 1832. Klimpfjäll became a resting spot for the mountain farmers traveling to the markets of Kroken and Mosjøen in Norway.
Things to Do and See
Stunning nature is what is being offered in and around Klimpfjäll. The mountains both near and afar together with lake Kultsjön give visitors both stunning views and the opportunity to head out for outdoor activities.
The mountain reaches 805 meters and offers a great view out over the lake Kultsjön as well as the surrounding mountain landscape. So even when there is no snow, a hike to the top will be rewarding. During the winter the ski center offers 3 lifts and 20 ski slopes.
The old Norgefarargården is today a local heritage site, with information about the local history as well as local products.
There are several hiking trails around Klimpfjäll. Three of the more popular and easy trails are the trails “7 forsar”, “Kullaleden”, and “Norgefararleden”. “7 forsar” takes you past seven rapids and it is at the northern lift of the ski center. “Kullaleden” is an extension of the first trail and connects it with the much longer “Norgefararleden” that will bring you back to Klimpfjäll. The shorter route is about 3.5 kilometers and the longest one is 5.5 kilometers.
Stekenjokk is a mountain plateau a short distance west of Klimpfjäll. It is the main attraction of the Wilderness Road (Vildmarksvägen) that passes through Klimpfjäll. The mountain pass is closed during winters, but once it is opened in the spring there are usually high walls of snow along the road.
Fatmomakke is a cultural reserve located to the east of Kimpfjäll at the shore of the lake Kultsjön. The area includes the church town that formed around the small church and was used by both the local settlers as well as the nomadic Sami people.
How to get to Klimpfjäll
Flights: The closest airport is Vilhelmina Airport (VHM) located 132 kilometers away. It connects the area with the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN) for connections around the globe.
Car: Klimpfjäll is located along the Wilderness Road between Saxnäs and Stekenjokk.
Train: The closest train station is in Vilhelmina.
Bus: There are regional buses connecting Klimpfjäll with the surrounding area.
The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:
Stockholm – 786 kilometers (9 h 18 min) Gothenburg – 1134 kilometers (13 h 50 min) Malmö – 1394 kilometers (15 h 45 min) Linköping – 980 kilometers (11 h 23 min) Kiruna – 649 kilometers (8 h 26 min)
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