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Day-hikes from Grövelsjön

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The fjällstation makes an ideal base for hikes (summer only) out into the surrounding countryside, with a variety of routes available, some lasting a day, others several days.

Among the established day-hikes is the clearly marked route (16km round-trip) from the fjällstation up to Storvätteshågnen (1183m), with fantastic views over the surrounding peaks and across the border into Norway. Another worthwhile hike starts with a short walk from the fjällstation to Sjöstugan on Lake Grövelsjön (roughly 1500m away), from where you take the morning boat to the northern (Norwegian) end of the lake. You can now return along the lake shore to the fjällstation (9km) by way of the Linné path, following in the footsteps of the famous botanist who walked this route in 1734. It’s possible to do the whole route in the opposite direction, heading out along the Linné path in the morning and returning by boat in the late afternoon; ask at the fjällstation for details of boat departure times. A third option is to strike out along the path leading northwest from Sjöstugan, heading for the Norwegian border and Salsfjellet (1281m) on the other side of it (16km round trip). There’s no need to take your passport as the border is all but invisible; people wander back and forth across it quite freely.

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