There is lots to discover in the nearby area! Please talk to our staff to get suggestions about day trips and valuable advice.
Reindeer grazing areas
There are many types of animals around Blåhammaren, including reindeer. Hiking in the mountains of Jämtland also means being in the middle of a reindeer grazing area and we are within the area used by Handölsdalens sameby (Sámi community) where you are guaranteed to see or come across reindeer. If you do, you should sit down, keep calm and enjoy the moment! They are not tame animals. Your dog should of course always be on a lead in reindeer pasture, according to Swedish law.
Hike the Jämtland Triangle
The classic route Jämtland Triangle consists of the mountain stations Storulvån, Blåhammaren and Sylarna. Enjoy a lovely three-day hike that takes you past beautiful mountains with comfortable accommodation and hot food at the stations.
At Blåhammaren you can experience what is perhaps Sweden’s most beautiful sunset, a magnificent view shifting between blue, pink, orange and red.
Our sauna with a famous view
Don’t miss our sauna with its spectacular view of Norway! Mixed sauna only. Please check with our front desk for opening times.
The Norwegian trail
Blåhammaren is located by the Norwegian border and our nearest Norwegian neighbour is Storerikvollen. If you don’t want to walk the whole route, the trail towards Norway is a beautiful day hike. It is 9 kilometres to the windbreak at Endalen, where you can have a coffee break and look out over the Syl massif in one direction and the dramatic back side of Blåhammarkläppen in the other.
A great evening excursion is to go up on Blåhammarkläppen and look out over the river Enan meandering through the bogs far beneath your feet. When the weather is good you have a 360-degree view of Norwegian and Swedish mountains; among the sights are the mountain Fongen and the lake Essandsjön in Norway.
Hiking to Storlien
Storlien and Storvallen are located to the north; from Blåhammaren the trail is 17 kilometres long. The trail runs downhill above the tree-line for the first six kilometres and then through forest. In Storlien you can stay at STF Storlien Fjällgård and eat at Flammans skafferi, before perhaps taking the train elsewhere.
Around Blåhammaren, there are many nice places to go for a swim in summer and day trips in both summer and winter. Ask the staff, we are happy to share our tips! You can also look through our book of suggested routes for inspiration.
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