The Björkvattnet valley

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Colonists settled here in the 1800s for the fertile soil sake.

Halfway between Tärnaby and Hemavan the gravelled road turns off southwards to the Ängesdal and Björkvattnet valleys. Down at lake Björkvattnet, roads go round both sides of the lake. The narrow gravelled road comes out on the Blue Road again at Ajaure. The round trip from Tärnaby totals about 85 km. In addition there is a new road southwards to the lake and the settlement of Virisen, about 10 km from Björkåsvägen road. Björkvattnet was the first valley to be inhabited by new settlers, at Ängesdal in 1824. The land here is very fertile, the climate exceptionally warm, and even rye can ripen. Even such an alien plant as lady’s slipper, for example, has found a place to flourish on a southern slope. As part of the extensive programme of water control undertaken in the 1950s most of the arable land was put under water. The dam built at lake Gardiken raised the lake levels 20 metres higher than before. Most of the farmers were forced to move elsewhere.

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Nearby accommodations

Hotel

Laisaliden hotel

Distance: 12.4 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: 17.1 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: 7.8 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.