View from Björkliden

View from Björkliden

photo by Lapplaender (wikimedia commons)

Sweden off the Beaten Track

photo by setre (Flickr Creative Commons)A river delta in Sarek National Park Photo by setre (Flickr Creative Commons)

A motorhome rental and campervan hire is a wonderful way to experience some of Sweden undiscovered areas; with its right to roam, there are lots places where you can stay and be the only person around for miles.  

If you want to really experience off the beaten track in Sweden, then head north.  Above the Arctic Circle is where you will find vast wilderness, majestic landscapes and breathtaking scenery.  There’s lots of options for all ages and abilities from extreme challenges to sedate lake fishing and from mountaineering to reindeer rides, so whether you are short on time and fly up, or if you have all the time in the world and choose to drive the length of the country, we are going to base our ‘off the beaten track’ in the beautiful area of Swedish Lapland.

The major mountain resorts here are Abisko, Björkliden, Riksgränsen, and the massif around Kebnekaise, which is Sweden’s highest mountain.  The four National Parks of Laponia, are located in western Lapland, and are some of the best places to head.  These parks are classed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites for their unique nature and for their Sámi culture. The Sámi are the local people who live in the region and continue to use traditional methods handed down throughout the generations.

The parks cover and area over 9,400 square Kilometres of mountain land, and the most beautiful of the parks is known as Sarek National Park.  The park is home to 6 of Sweden’s highest peaks, as well as over 100 glaciers.  It really is worth the effort to get here, the scenery truly spectacular, and you will certainly be guaranteed a peaceful stay.  There are no marked trails in the park, and no facilities, so you need to make sure that you have maps and all the food and fuel you will need for your stay.  The terrain here is outstanding; there are valleys, alpine peaks, and fast rivers, incredible.

Another wonderful park to visit is the Abisko National Park.  The park has a deep canyon that rises from the Torneträsk lake right up into the high alps. The park is home to the “Lapp Gateway” mountain formation, and one of the most popular and most easily accessible spots to get to for visitors with a motorhome rental or campervan hire vehicle.  It’s also the starting and finishing point of the King’s Trail, a 440 kilometre marked trail, and a good place to witness the incredible Northern Lights.

These areas are ideal for visitors with a motorhome rental or campervan hire, there may not be a hotel around for miles, but if you’ve got a home away from home, there will always be somewhere comfortable to lay your head for the night and enjoy absolute tranquillity.

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