STF Hotel Forsen

A powerful nature experience at Vindelälven

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About the accommodation

The Vindel rapids at Vindeln are some of the most breathtaking rapids in Vindelälven. Hotel Forsen is located right at the edge of the foaming river. Powerful nature and rich experiences await, where and the sound of rapids makes it easy to find peace.
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Vindelälven is one of the four large rivers in Sweden that have not been altered with hydropower plants. Vindelforsarna are doubly protected, both as a nature reserve and through Natura 2000. Hotel Forsen is located in the middle of this protected area, and right at the edge of the rushing river. We have 20 comfortable double rooms, cottages, a restaurant and meeting rooms.
With the roaring rapids in the background, it is easy to find peace here. All our hotel rooms are equipped with a large bathroom and comfortable, made beds. Our cottages are located some distance from the hotel and offer self-catering.
Our restaurant serves beautifully prepared and and well-thought-out dishes, and as our guest you have access to the guest kitchen if you prefer to prepare your own food. Outside, a wood-fired sauna and hot tub await. The Vindelforsarna nature reserve has great hiking opportunities, including the fantastic Isälvsleden trail, and activities such as fishing, skiing and cultural history await nearby.
The hotel is staffed weekdays between 07-21, but you are welcome to arrive later than this. Please contact us in advance and we will tell you how to get into the hotel.
We are proud to work in this unique environment daily, with the opportunities and challenges it presents, and we look forward to having great experiences with you!
A warm welcome!
Helena Lundgren with staff

Our service

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant available. Opening hours may vary depending on season.

  • Guest kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.

  • Pets allowed

    Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.

  • Sauna

    A sauna is available.

  • WIFI

    WiFi is available in common areas and/or in bedrooms.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is included in the room price/rate or can be purchased for an additional fee. Opening hours/selection may vary depending on season.

  • Family room

    Room with at least 4 beds within the same room.

  • Café

    A basic café service is available

  • <1 km to marked winter trails

    Less than 1 kilometer to marked winter trail.

  • <1 km to cross-country trails

    Less than 1 kilometer to cross country ski tracks.

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    Phone: +46 93339700

    Contact and opening hours


    Solviksvägen 10
    92292 Vindeln

    Travel options
    We are located about 55 km northwest of Umeå, on road 363 towards Sorsele in Vindeln's urban area - turn towards "Vindelforsarna Nature Reserve".

    Travel by train to Umeå and take the Norrtåg from Umeå travel center to Vindeln travel center (approx. 40 minutes). Night train Stockholm Central -Vindeln travel center. Departure approx. 21.00 and arrival at 08.00 the following day. No changes.
    Vindeln travel center is in walking distance (about 2km) from Hotell Forsen, an easy 15 minute walk. Taxi or pick-up service can be booked.


    N64.198947471208°, E19.706569324904°


    +46 93339700

    Check-in and check-out times:

    Check in (from): 15:00
    Check out (to): 11:00

    Opening hours

    1 January – 31 December

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      Sustainability pledge

      The accommodation has taken the STF Sustainability pledge on working sustainably in their daily operations and involve you as a guest.


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