Beneath a distinctive rock on the mountain slope about 2 km further up along the Ruttjebäcken valley there is an ancient Sami grave. The coffin resembles an ackja (= Laplander’s sledge) and contains what is probably the body of a woman in her thirties.
Hemavan Fjällstation, former SMU Fjällgård, is a drug free alternative for individual guests, families and groups. The facility offers a relaxed environment and several rooms were you can spend time together.
Hemavan is what mountain life is all about. A smaller village near Vindelfjällens nature reserve, it has a vibrant cultural landscape, with an active settler and Sami life where the reindeer business still has a prominent role.
In the middle of the village is Hemavans Wärdshus, an atmospheric Västerbotten farmhouse from the 1700s that exudes rustic charm. You live only minutes from the ski lift and in the evening the restaurant awaits you.
The Inn is the perfect option for those who want to have as close to the airport as to the ski lift!