Hiking tour Grövelsjön

This 6-day guided hiking tour takes place around Lake Grövelsjön, in a big nature reserve on the border between Norway and Sweden. Experience the ultimate adventure on this mountain range, the focus during this hike will be on wilderness, vastness and silence.

During this 6-day tour you will spend the night in basic cabins. You will spend the last night of this tour in a nice hotel situated on a mountaintop.

Spectacular views, variety in nature, beautiful autumn colors and yet quite comfortable overnight stays. What are you waiting for? Book this adventure now!

This tour will be guided by a highly experienced, trained and recognized Swedish mountain and wilderness guide.

You will do this!

  • Discover the mountainous region around lake Grövelsjön on foot
  • Go on an adventure with a small group of 4 to 7 participants
  • Enjoy the breathtaking autumn colors on the border between Norway and Sweden
  • Prepare delicious outdoor meals together with your hiking companions
  • Relax in the sauna during the last evening of this tour

PROGRAM:

DAY 1 – FROM GRÖVELSJÖN TO SYLSETH – MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2021:
On your own you will travel to the STF Fjällstation Grövelsjön in Idre from where this tour starts at 9.30 am.

This tour starts after breakfast on Monday morning, so you should have had breakfast beforehand. By minibus you’ll travel, together with your hiking companions, to Valdalen in Norway from where you will hike to the end of the first stage. The end point of this stage is called Sylseth. In good weather conditions you can enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding area and Lake Grövelsjön. At the highest point of this stage you will do part of the hike that the famous botanist Carl Linnaeus did on his journey to Röros in the year 1734.

Hiking distance: 13 km / Ascent: 340 m / Descent: 360 m

DAY 2 – FROM SYLSETH TO LIVALLEN – TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2021:
The 2nd day of this tour starts with a boat trip on Lake Grövelsjön where you will pass a German plane wreck from World War II. This stage takes you through the varied nature of the mountain range as well as through an ancient forest.

Hiking Distance: 17 km / Ascent: 140 m / Descent: 260 m

DAY 3 – FROM LIVALLEN TO SPÅNGKOJAN – WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2021:
Together with your hiking companions, a choice out of 2 different stages must be made. One stage will bring you through a varied forest area and is relatively easy. The alternative hike will bring you over the mountain range with a nice descent through an old spruce forest.

Alternative 1 – Hiking distance: 16 km / Ascent: 350 m / Descent: 410 m
Alternative 2 – Hiking distance: 12 km / Ascent: 120 m / Descent: 190 m

DAY 4 – FROM SPÅNGKOJAN TO STORRÖDTJÄRNSTUGAN – THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2021:
The highlight of this stage is the view over Töfsingdalens national park. At the end of this stage you will also enjoy phenomenal views from Storrödtjärn, as the cabin where you will be spending the night is located on a mountain.

Hiking distance: 13 km / Ascent: 330 m / Descent: 60 m

DAY 5 – BACK TO THE STARTING POINT – FRIDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2021:
Today you will hike back to the starting point of this adventure. There is a long day ahead of you, but the hike takes place over relatively easy terrain. At the end of this 5-day effort, you can enjoy the sauna and dinner served at the hotel at Lake Grövelsjön.

Hiking distance: 21 km / Ascent: 320 m / Descent: 400 m

DAY 6 – THE END OF AN UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE – SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2021:
After breakfast this 6-day tour is over and you return to civilization. It is always possible to extend your stay with 1 or more nights in the province of Dalarna. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information regarding the different possibilities.

Practical information:

Date: Monday 13 to Saturday 18 September 2021

Meeting point: STF Fjällstation Grövelsjön in Idre. There are several ways to reach Idre. If you travel by public transport, a bus ride of 3.5 hours from Mora awaits you. Mora can be reached by train. If you would travel by public transport, it is recommended to travel to Idre on the day before this tour starts, Sunday the 12th of September. It is of course also possible to reach the starting point of this tour with a car.

Accommodation: During this trip you will spend 4 nights in basic hikers’ cabins. On day 5 you will stay in a comfortable hotel in Grövelsjön.

Weather conditions: The average temperature during September is 10 degrees Celsius during daytime and 4 degrees Celsius at night. On average there are 15 dry days during the month of September and rainfall is on average 24 mm.

Accessibility: This hiking tour is suited for the experienced hiker who can easily carry a backpack of 10 kg over a distance of 10 km, this for several days. Because of the kilometers to be covered over occasionally rough terrain, hiking experience is a necessity. The starting weight of the backpack is 15 kg. You can prepare for this hike by regularly taking long hikes carrying luggage. The total hiking distance on this tour is 80 km.

To bring along: A backpack with a capacity of at least 50 L, trekking poles (backpack and trekking poles can be rented if needed), clothing and shoes suited for this multi-day hike (more information regarding the gear you need is available on request).

Group size: This tour takes place with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 7 participants.

Price: The price is 9.893 SEK per person.

What’s included?

  • Bus ride from Grövelsjön to Valdalen
  • Boat tour on Grövelsjön lake
  • Overnight stays in basic hikers’ cabins from day 1 to day 4
  • Use of a sleeping bag liner for the overnight stays in cabins (blankets and pillows are available on site)
  • Personal guidance in English from day 1 to day 5
  • Use of a thermos and mug
  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Grövelsjön on day 5
  • All meals from lunch on day 1 up to and including breakfast on day 6

The price excludes:

  • Transport to and from Grövelsjön
  • Overnight stay at Grövelsjön before the start of this tour
  • Breakfast on the start date, Monday 13 September
  • Travel insurance (including evacuation services) and cancellation insurance
  • Personal expenses

Booking or additional questions: Please contact me via e-mail: sylvia@amazingscandinavia.com or by phone +46 (0)70 230 68 70