Slipstensbäcken Hemavan

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The brook in the middle of the village, known as Slipstensbäcken or Kvarnbäcken (= the grindstone brook or the mill brook) has been used for driving the village’s grindstones and a mill for grinding corn.

There is a collection of water-powered grindstones 100 metres above the petrol station in Hemavan. To have newly-sharpened scythes was important for haymaking in the boggy flood-meadows of the Umeälven river. Much hay was needed for cattle and horses during the long winter.

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Nearby accommodations

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Hemavans Högfjällshotell - Hotel rooms

Distance: 556 meters
If you want to stay comfortably and next door to the slopes and lifts, Hemavan’s Högfjällshotell is the perfect choice for you. The hotel i open during winterseason.
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Hemavans Wärdshus - Hotel

Distance: 640 meters
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!
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STF Hemavan Mountain station

Distance: 176 meters
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.