The Laponia World Heritage Site includes Padjelanta, Sarek, Muddus and Stora Sjöfallet National Park - in short, a paradise for hikers.
HIKING IN THE WORLD HERITAGE STORA SJÖFALLET
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Welcome to Stora Sjöfallet Mountain Lodge!
We care about preserving our magnificent nature for future generations and since we are located in both a National Park, a World Heritage Site and reindeer land, the right of public access is limited and special rules and regulations apply here that must be followed. Please visit Laponia's website to take part in these. (link to Laponia's website - https://laponia.nu/upplev/vad-du-far-gora-och-inte-gora/). /Stora Sjöfallet
Period: June - October
There are hiking trails that suits both the curious beginner and the experienced hiker. With everything from shorter day hikes around the lodge (see more under "Daily hikes") to Kungsleden a few miles west and mighty Sarek in the south. If you are looking for daily hikes but still want to stay comfortable and eat good food, our lodge is a perfect starting point.
The Laponia World Heritage Site includes Padjelanta, Sarek, Muddus and Stora Sjöfallet National Park - in short a paradise for hikers. From us, you have a good starting point for these areas no matter what type of adventure you are on. If you are out on a longer adventure, come and rest your legs some day, eat well and explore our local area!
We advise you on different hiking trails according to your wishes!
TIPS & GOOD ADVICE BEFORE THE HIKE
THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING CLOTHES AFTER WEATHER
1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT
Dress properly but easily! Keep in mind that the wind are often harder on the mountains. Think of several layers!
2. LET PEOPLE KNOW YOUR DESTINATION, TRAVEL PATH & RETURN
It is important that people know your planned itinerary and when you expect to return. For your safety.
3. ADJUST THE TRIP AFTER THE WEATHER
The weather can change rapidly in the mountains, sometimes immediately. Check local weather forecasts in advance. Respect issued mountain weather warnings!
4. FOLLOW THE MARKED TRAILS
Laponia / Stora Sjöfallet has dozens of miles of marked trails, follow these!
5. MAP AND COMPASS
Bring a map that is current. Compass should always be brought outside marked trails. Feel free to use GPS, keep an eye on the battery.
6. PLEASE ASK US FOR ADVICE!
Come by our Lodge and talk to us, of course we give you good tips & advice. Regards Rimon & Julia
RIGHT OF PUBLIC ACCESS
- GOOD TO KNOW
In Stora Sjöfallet National Park, you can hike, swim, camp, make campfires, etc., but must not harm nature. Here, special rules apply for cycling, fishing, dogs, etc. The world heritage Laponia & Stora Sjöfallet has been used by humans for thousands of years, we must all be careful to preserve it for future generations.
Visit Laponia's website to take part in what you as a guest can and cannot do when you visit the national park and the world heritage. Read more HERE
Do not disturb, do not destroy is a basic rule of the right of public access. The freedom to move in our Swedish nature also comes with a personal responsibility. We may pick flowers, berries and mushrooms - but you are personally responsible for finding out which species in the area are protected and thus may not be picked.
The right of public access is a benefit and a freedom that depends on everyone, you, me, being careful and protecting nature. It can be likened to a chain where each link is not stronger than the weakest point. You therefore have a personal responsibility to find out and also unfortunately, others who have not taken into account. This responsibility is especially important when you are in a national park.