The Wilderness Road

The road is now closed for the season and will open again in the beginning of june.

Vildmarksvägen ('The Wilderness Road') is one of the highest roads in Sweden and runs through parts Jämtland and Lapland. The scenic route takes you through places such as the lake of Stora Blåsjön and the fantasic Stekenjokk plateau.

Starting in Strömsund, the first part of Vildmarksvägen goes from Ströms Vattudal to Gäddede. This part of the road is along many waters that attract fishing enthusiasts from all over the world. After a couple of hours drive from Strömsund you will get to the mighty waterfall Hällingsåfallet, Sweden's very own Grand Canyon. The waterfall plunges down a 45-metre tall cliff into the largest canyon in Sweden. Further north along the road you get to Korallgrottan, Sweden's longest underwater cave, where you can go on guided tours as well as in the nearby Bjurälven nature reserve which is home to Scandinavia's largest karst areas. 

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Vildmarksvägen sightseeing map

The road is now closed for the season and will open again in the beginning of june.
The road is now closed for the season and will open again in the beginning of june.

The most spectacular part of the Wilderness Road goes through the Stekenjokk plateau. This part of the road is only open from early June to mid-October due to the snow depth the rest of the year. You can even go skiing in this area under Midsummer's. On occasion, the snow depth has been up to six metres at the side of the road when it reopens in June. The Stekenjokk plateau is one of few areas where you have direct access to high mountain areas from the road.

The Wilderness Road runs through three municipalities covering an area the size of the county of Västra Götaland. There are only 22 000 inhabitants in this area, less than one per square kilometre.

Welcome to explore the Wilderness Road - which runs through a paradise for naturelovers and outdoor enthusiasts, or for people who just enjoy peace and quiet!

Tourist informations

Vilhelmina turistinformation
Address: Tingsgatan 1, Vilhelmina
Phone no: +46(0)940-39886
E-mail: turist@vilhelmina.se
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 10-17

Strömsund tourist information
Adress:Ramselevägen 6, Strömsund
Phone no: +46(0)670-164 00
E-mail: turistbyra@stromsund.se
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9-16

Gäddede tourist information
Adress: Storgatan 40, Gäddede
Phone no: +46(0)672-10500
E-mail: gaddede.turistbyra@stromsund.se
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9-15 (Closed for lunch between 12–13)

Nature and culture
Nature and culture

Nature and culture along the Wilderness Road

The Wilderness Road goes from Strömsund in northern Jämtland northwest over the spectacular mountain region Stekenjokk. From there the road goes straight into South Lapland to Vilhelmina and back south again towards Strömsund. A distance 500 kilometres in total. The road goes through some of the highest bear-populated areas in the country. You will encounter a region steeped in Sami culture, natural wonders and the northern Swedish hospitality.

Anyone looking for an adventure has endless possibilities along the Wilderness Road. There are plenty of smaller roads or hiking trails to explore, along which you may encounter wild animals among the many picturesque waterfalls and rivers.

Vildmarksvägen sträcker sig genom tre kommuner. Ett område stort som Västra Götalands län men har bara 22 000 invånare vilket är mindre än en boende per kvadratkilometer.

Välkommen till Vildmarksvägen - ett riktigt paradis för de som söker stillhet, tystnad och är naturälskare och friluftsmänniskor.

 

 

Saxnäs

Acommodation

Saxnäsgården

Marsfjäll Mountain Lodge

Kultsjögården

Dining places

Saxnäsgården

Marsfjäll Mountain Lodge

Activities

Fiskecentrum (Guided hunting & fishing tours)

Stalo Adventures (Guide company)

Ricklundgården (Art museum)

Saxnäsgården

Marsfjäll Mountain Lodge

 

Klimpfjäll

Accommodation

Hotell Klimpfjäll

Klimpfjällsgården

Dining places

Hotell Klimpfjäll

Klimpfjällsgården

Activities

Hotell Klimpfjäll

 

Frostviksfjällen

Accommodation

Ankarvattnets Vildmarkscamp

Gäddede Camping

Blåsjöns Fjällcamp

Jormvattnets Fiskecamp

Sjuogdens Jakt & Fiskecamp 

Jormliens Fjällgård

PilgrimsHotellet Gäddede

Korpens Öga & Rid i Jorm

Fjällgården Lindahl

Camp Stora Blåsjön

Dining places

Gäddede Smått & Gott

PilgrimsHotellet Gäddede

Korpens Öga & Rid i Jorm

Jormliens Fjällgård 

Activities

Fishing

Hunting

Snowmobile rental

Downhill skiing

Guides

Horseback riding

 

Vilhelmina

Accommodations

Hotell Wilhelmina

Lilla Hotellet

STF Vilhelmina Kyrkstad

Saiva Camping

Dining places

M Bergmans fisk & Vilhelmina gårdsbutik

Hotell Wilhelmina

Vilhelmina Folkets

Lilla Hotellet

Stenmans Kafé & Kök

Activities

Cinema

Bowling

Swimming

SA-event (Outdoor group activities)

Hunting & Fishing Guide

 

Strömsund

Accommodation
Dining places

Ica Supermarket Simonsson & Café

Jordemors café

Hotel & Restaurang Nordica

Restaurang China +46670- 61 42 60

La Marée Restaurang & Pizzeria +46670-134 70

Hörnet Restaurang & Bar +46670- 61 41 30

 

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