Hiking the Mountain Trails

Hiking Adventure in Sweden's Wilderness Country

Tread on the well-beaten paths, worn from generations of Sami people herding their reindeer to new pastures in search of food. A land that time has passed by, unchanged and undiscovered by normal folk. This is a true wilderness country, waiting to be explored by the avid adventurer.

Situated in a vast landscape of natural beauty you will find Fjallnas Mountain Hotel, founded in 1882 and your base for 5 days of outdoor adventures. The surrounding land and mountains are the perfect playground for active pursuits including hiking and biking during the summer months, and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ski touring in the winter.

With many trails to discover and daylight hours lengthening through the different seasons, changing from the ‘Departure of Ice’ to ‘Eternal Sun’ and ‘Harvest Season’, stretching from May to September, there is plenty of time to follow in the footsteps of the Sami, exploring this wonderful land and beauty.

Welcome to pure country, rugged mountains, and experience how your senses become alive in this immense and unspoilt wilderness.




Day 1:

Fly to Trondheim in Norway and collect the rental car. Once you have your bearings, head south on a 160 km drive towards the western part of the Harjedalen region in Sweden to Fjallnas mountain hotel. Originally founded in 1882 by the merchant Jonas Aslund, who made his way over the mountains from Norway. When he gazed upon Lake Malmagen with the towering mountains surrounding the valley, he decided to settle down and build a hotel here.

Check-in at the hotel, settle into your comfortable accommodation and enjoy a 3-course meal in the delightful restaurant. The 4 night stay includes breakfast, lunch pack to take with you when hiking, evening meal and access to the spa facilities, to ease those weary muscles and aches after a long day.

Days 2-4:

Hiking Adventures

The landscape of the region was created over 9,000 years ago by the ice and in places there are panoramic views stretching over 200 km. There are over 300 km of cross-country skiing trails in the surrounding countryside and countless footpaths, guaranteeing that one will never have to follow the same route twice. These trails are easily accessible from the hotel. There is also an App that can be downloaded to your smartphone with information regarding distance, type of trail and difficulty. Since the hotel is at approximately 800 m above sea level, the mountains are easy to access and you find yourself surrounded by wilderness within a few hundred metres. Moving up the mountain you hike through areas with mountain birch trees, eventually finding yourself up on the mountain with views that stretch as far as the eye can see. In the distance you may see reindeer moving over the mountain in search of food. Being a Sami country, the reindeer roam freely in the area during summer time. Often you find some of them casually strolling around the hotel area. There are quite a few small lakes and streams in this region. With water so pure that you can drink it.

Days 2-4:

It is also possible to book a private guide (additional charge) should you wish to find out more about the history and nature of the area. And if you would like to experience the trails by bike, there are mountain bikes, e-bikes and equipment which can be rented from the hotel.

Day 5:

Say farewell to your hosts and make your way by car back to Trondheim airport in time for the onward flight.

Wilderness Cabin Extension

If you would like to leave civilization behind, albeit for a night, Fjällnäs also has a mountain cabin situated on the shore of Lake Bolagen about 4 km from the hotel, approximately 2 hours hiking, and a great getaway for up to 8 people. It also includes a mountain sauna with stunning views. The area is the land of the Sami. There are no roads that lead to the cabin, only trails made from the reindeers. Here there is no electricity, internet or mobile reception, so you can stay totally disconnected and focus on the beautiful surroundings and nature. Please ask our Sales team for a personalised quote.


Fjallnas hotel consists of a manor house comprising the main hall and has 41 rooms ranging from standard to newly designed rooms, located in six separate wings with a courtyard connecting them all. The main building, Naset, contains a large open lobby, two lounges, the restaurant and a small shop where you can purchase last minute hiking gear and handicrafts. There is a spa facility, Mii Gullo, located at the edge of Lake Malmagen and offers wonderful views over the lake and mountains. It offers treatments, saunas, a jacuzzi with direct access to the lake, and an area to relax with an open fire and refreshments. The hotel is inspired by the eight Sami seasons, meaning that there are unique experiences on offer throughout the year. The restaurant offers local delicacies harvested directly from the wild and local environment - the menu changes in hand with the landscape and seasons, and served in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the lake.


From £1,195 per person (excluding flights), based on two people sharing a premium room with lake view, breakfast, packed lunch, 3-course meal, access to Mii Gullo Spa and car rental for 4 days.

This roughly converts to: 1,374 EUR | 1,565 USD

Remember that each trip we craft is unique, and you'll receive a personalised trip proposal based on your travel dates and preferences, and in the currency of your choice (GBP, USD, or EUR).


Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

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