MUCH TO SEE AND DO
In our municipality there is much to see and do, whether you are staing for a day or a bit longer. You will find easily accessible adventures in the forests, mountains and on the water. Go for an excursion along one of the hiking trails, go swimming, go fishing, enjoy a coffee break at one of our cafes, visit the craftsmen, play golf in Gunnarn or take the lift in Hemavan up to the mountain. Here at the Tourist Information Office we are happy to provide suggestions for more activities.
DANCE GALA AND MARKET BY THE BORDER
The Storuman Days and Dance Gala are held in Storuman the weekend after Midsummer every year and large numbers of people who’ve moved away from Storuman return here every year for this event. There is something here for everyone, whether big or small! You can browse the market for finds, sit down for a bite to eat, ride on the carousel, listen to music, or take part in running and arm wrestling competitions. Maybe you’ll even meet Heidi Andersson, the arm wrestling champion from Ensamheten. The Dance Gala takes place on the Saturday and features performances by current artists. The last weekend in July is the highlight of the summer in Hemavan, with some 150 market traders setting up their stalls, selling everything from boats to frying pans. There is food from all corners of the world and entertainment both day and night. Don’t miss the traditional dance evenings at Udden!
DISCOVER THE MOUNTAINS
Take the bus from Storuman to Hemavan Tärnaby for a visit to the mountains. Why not walk the 10 kilometre long Drottningleden trail between Hemavan and Laisaliden, which is a well-marked trail. Take a break and enjoy the stillness and the views over the water and the mountains. Savour the smells and the light. Take your time, stay for as little or as long as you like. In the area you will also find many fine fishing waters, both in lakes and streams. In Hemavan you have the southern start for the famous Kungsleden.
SWEDISH SWAMP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
If you enjoy playing or watching football of a slightly different kind and aren’t afraid to get dirty between your toes, then Sweden’s dirtiest football tournament may be the thing for you! Register yourself or your team for the Swedish Swamp Soccer Championships, which are held at the beginning of July. The tournament starts on Friday lunchtime and the final takes place on Saturday evening. The organizers will accept registrations up until around Midsummer. As usual, we look forward to a weekend with lots of people and lots of fun.
If you like high-speed adventure, you could try downhill cycling in Hemavan Tärnaby Bike Park on the slopes that fostered such global ski stars as Ingemar Stenmark, Anja Pärson and Jens Byggmark. In the park, which is situated by the summertime cable car in Hemavan, there are a handful of completed runs graded green to black according to difficulty. All tracks are built using the distinctive structure of the mountain as their starting point. Most are so-called single tracks, reminiscent of hiking trails, and utilise the character of the mountain to the full! Interest is growing year on year so it is a good idea to book in advance!