A valley with many hiking opportunities, trapping pits and sunbathing.
The road around lake Laisan starts 4 km south of Hemavan. It begins as an asphalt road to Laisholm, then becomes a gravelled road to the E12 Blue Road immediately south of Tärnaby. The E12 road between Tärnaby and Hemavan is 20 km. The road around lake Laisan is a comprehensive, extremely picturesque round trip, making a suitable bicycle tour both from Tärnaby, 38 km, and from Hemavan, 45 km.
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.