Märkesforsen rapids

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Easy accessible area with beautiful waterfalls.


The old road winds along following the Umeälven river with its numerous rapids, including the once very beautiful Märkesforsen. Since the building of the Klippen power station in 1994, see below, the quantity of water flowing through the Umeälven river between lake Överuman and immediately downstream of Klippen village is minimal.

During the period 1990-1994 the hydroelectric power board built a hydroelectric power station at Klippen. The water was led, via a headrace 7.5 km long, from the intake at Över-Uman’s storage reservoir to the underground power station. Height of fall 65 m. The water is led back from the power station to the river via a tailrace, 3.5 km long, which flows out downstream of Klippen village. The power station produces electricity only during peak periods, mainly during the daytime in winter. Total output 28 MW and normal annual production 97 GWh/year.

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STF Hemavan Mountain station

Distance: 11.3 km
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.

Hemavans Högfjällshotell - Hotel rooms

Distance: 11.6 km
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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Tärnaby Fjällhotell - hotel rooms

Distance: 25.9 km
We are a small and welcoming hotel with all the activities right outside the door. We have comfortable and functional hotel rooms, a restaurant with price winning food, conference room, apartments, hostel and a sauna with panoramic view. The skilift is 50 meters away and you can ski all the way to the door. Close to hiking tracks, lake for fishing or canoing in summer and snowmobile and cross country skiing in the winter- perfect location.
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