Soapstone at Laisholm

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Soapstone can be sawn, cut and polished.

A soapstone quarry at the southeastern point of the Sörtjärnen tarn is reached via 200 metres of good footpath which begins 100 metres after the asphalt road ceases. Soapstone, and its specially fine variant steatite which is found here and is a clear dark green colour, has some very singular properties. It can be sawn, cut and polished. In addition it has extraordinary heat-retaining properties and is therefore used in stoves among other things.

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Nearby accommodations

Hotel

Laisaliden hotel

Distance: 2 km
Welcome to your own mountaintop. High up in a secluded location between Tärnaby and Hemavan you find Laisaliden. A cosy and peaceful building with a fantastic view. We offer our services both to private guests and groups.
Cabin & apartment

Kungshagastigen 1-6

Distance: 7.4 km
Newly build 4+1 and 6+2 apartments placed in the eastern part of Hemavan. The apartments are located nicely near the xc tracks and approximately 200m from the nearest skistreet which easily takes you to Centrumliften.
Cabin & apartment

Tärnabyhyllan 1

Distance: 5.2 km
The cottages in this area has a unique location to the west of the cableway in Tarnaby, with breathtaking views of Ryfjället and with the best ski-in-ski out location.