This cosy, newly-built cabin lies on the edge of the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, the largest nature reserve in Sweden and Europe's largest protected area, and is ideally-placed for couples, families or small groups of friends who wish to get away from it all and have a cosy base to explore the beautiful surrounding wilderness of mountains and ancient forest.
The spacious waterside cabin is located where two rivers meet in a small village in the remote western part of Swedish Lapland. The cabin was constructed in 2014 and has fully-equipped kitchen, living room, large bathroom with WC, shower and sauna, and sleeps up to 6 persons in 3 x 2-person rooms.
There are many options for how you can spend your days at and around the cabin:
- Boating and Fishing: A rowing boat with electric motor is included as standard, ideal for exploring the lake for general leisure use or to try some of the excellent fishing, and is moored on the beach just 100m from the cabin. The waters around the village offer some of Sweden's best fishing. Arctic Char, trout, rainbox trout are found in the lake as well as grayling, pike, perch and whitefish in the rivers. Trout can be fished the whole summer follwing the spring floods, normally from around mid-June onwards. From mid-July to beginning of September, trout up to several kilograms can be caught. In May and June (though note that for 2019, the cabin is not available for rental during this period due to replacement of the roof taking place in the spring), large rainbow trout can be caught along the beach just by the cabin where the river flows into the lake. Fishing guiding either in the immediate area or including overnight in wilderness cabin can also be arranged on request - ideal if you would like a real "wilderness fishing" experience in the mountain lakes to the north of the village. NB: Please note that fishing equipment is not available to hire - guests wishing to fish should bring own gear. You are permitted to catch only what you can eat during your stay.
- Hiking: The surrounding area offers a choice of hiking possibilities - you can walk along the river Kirjesån to see the rapids at "Slussforsen", explore the primeval forest or, for those who would like a challenge, cycle to the base of Ryfjället (about 2 hours) and hike the 4km trail to the summit, ascending 1000 metres to the top reaching 1413 metres. The base can also be reached by bus or car in about 30 mins..
- Cycling: The quiet country lanes and roads surrounding the cabin are also ideal for cycling, either as a stand-alone activity or in combination with hiking to be able to access trails further afield. A tour around Lake Umnäs is just one of the possibilities. Up to four adult bikes are available to hire.
- Foraging: During "bärsäsongen", the berry-picking season (normally August and September), the forests are perfect for foraging expeditions and rich in blueberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, wild raspberries and mushrooms.
- Visit the Husky Kennels: Petter's cabin is the accommodation used in wintertime for the first and last nights of our Dog Sledding in Northern Lights in Vindelfjällen and Dogsled Adventure in Vindelfjällen experiences. The kennels are at your hosts' house, about 1.6km (20 mins' walk) from the cabin and your host is a four-time Swedish champion and one-time European champion in dogsled racing. You are welcome to visit the kennels during your stay and meet the huskies - there may even be some puppies to play with!
- Northern Lights: You don't have to wait for winter to see the Northern Lights! As the nights get longer, September and October can offer very good chances to see the Northern Lights, combined with the beautiful forest colours of the Lapland autumn.
- Swimming: The water temperature of the the lakes in the far north may normally be a little "fresher" than further south, but that shouldn't stop the adventurous from taking a life-affirming dip as the perfect start or end to your day! As well as bathing possibilities just near the cabin, the village also has a bathing area with sandy beach.
Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast looking to make the most of the fantastic range of activities possible in the Vindelfjällen area, or simply seeking to experience an authentic slice of life in a peaceful remote area, Petter's Cabin in the Lapland Mountains is well worth the trip!
Check-in is from 15.00 on arrival day.
Please check-out latest 12.00 on departure day.
Rental periods are normally Friday-Friday (other start/end days may be possible by arrangement). We recommend a stay of 8 days/7 nights, but shorter stays are also possible (min. stay 3 nights).
For the 2019 season, the cabin is available from earliest arrival 5th July to latest departure 15th September (stays are normally also possible in May and June, but the cabin roof will be replaced during May/June 2019).
Check-in is from 15.00 on arrival day, please check-out latest 12.00 on departure day.
Prices are in British Pounds and Euros. If you wish, you are also welcome to make your payment in Swedish Kronor (SEK) - please contact us for details.
Prices include bedding, towels and end cleaning.
|Standard Prices (per cabin)|
|Per night (min. stay 3 nights)||GBP 205||EUR 230|
|Weekly stay (8 days/7 nights)||GBP 728||EUR 817|
|Optional Extras (see description below)|
|Bike/day||GBP 23||EUR 26|
|Bike/week||GBP 110||EUR 123|
|Fishing guide/group/day||On request||On request|
|Fishing guide with motor boat/group/day||On request||On request|
- Bikes: Four adult-size bikes are available. Helmets are included.
- Fishing guide: Please contact us for price information. Fishing guiding can be arranged with or without motor boat. Note that fishing equipment is not available to hire - guests wishing to fish must bring own equipment. Fishing licences required can be purchased locally and will depend on the area you wish to fish - your local hosts will provide more information during your stay. Licence cost typically 100-150 SEK (about £10-£15)/person/area/day.
What's Included »
Modern cabin sleeping up to 6 persons. On the ground floor, there is a spacious fully-equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, freezer and dishwasher, a living room and large bathroom with shower and sauna. On the first floor there are 3 x 2-person bedrooms and a WC/shower.
End cleaning, bedding and towels are included (please bring own towels for bathing/swimming).
A boat with electric motor is included, which is ideal for fishing or general leisure use. Buoyancy aids are provided. NB: A limited range of sizes for child buoyancy aids are available. Please provide weight information for all children on booking so that suitable buoyancy aids can be provided.
- Travel: We do not arrange flights or domestic travel, but are happy to advise on suitable connections and assist you with any aspect of planning your journey. See under "Getting There" for general travel information.
- Food: There is a small shop and petrol station in the village approx. 1.2km from the cabin which provides a basic but adequate range of general provisions (note that availability of special foods such as gluten-free bread, etc, will be limited in a store of this kind and guests requiring such items should purchase provisions before arrival).
- Transfers: Guests arriving by bus to Slussfors will be met from the bus stop on arrival. Guests arriving by flight to Vilhelmina (approx. 2 hours from Slussfors) will travel independently by hire car or public bus.
Good To Know »
Suitable for adults and children of all ages. You should be in general good health and enjoy the outdoors.
What makes this "Easy"?
As a self-catering cabin experience, there is great flexibility to make your stay as relaxing or active as you wish, but any activities are optional. Level of challenge of activities will vary.
NB: Perception of difficulty is very subjective. What is hard to one person may be easy for another and vice versa, depending on factors including level of fitness, age and previous experience. Weather conditions/temperatures can also dramatically affect the actual level of challenge encountered.
For information on any equipment and/or clothing included as standard for this experience, please see under "What's Included".
A detailed recommended packing list for personal items to bring will be sent with your booking documentation.
NB: We advise you not to buy equipment or clothes for your trip or to incur other non-refundable expenses such as flights until you have received confirmation of your booking from us in writing. Note of course that the most appropriate clothing to use as well as the level of challenge experienced during any outdoor activity may vary significantly depending on factors such as the time of year and the particular weather/temperature conditions during your trip.
Preparing for your trip:
For further reading, we also have a number of general information articles to get you ready for your trip, covering a wide variety of topics from what to do on a city break before/after your tour, advice on packing, eyewear for winter and considerations for female travellers.
The cottage can accommodate up to 6 persons in 3 x 2-person rooms.
Your local host for this experience has a small-scale farm in a remote village community as well as a working husky kennels.
This provider has a written environmental policy.
Getting There »
Detailed information on travel options to this experience will be provided in response to your enquiry. We are happy to advise on suitable connections and assist you with any aspect of planning your journey.
Please ensure that you make a booking with us first and wait for confirmation that your spaces are reserved before making any travel arrangements.
Fly to Stockholm then onward to Vilhelmina by domestic flight or night train + bus connection to Slussfors. If flying to Vilhelmina, travel to Slussfors by public bus (around 2 hours) or hire car (1 hour 45 mins).
Ferry Dover-Dunkirk or Newcastle-Amsterdam for onward connections to Slussfors.
Gallery & Reviews »
"We simply had a fabulous time. The hosts were wonderful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to help us throughout the week. A beautiful place to stay. Thank you for helping us have a very memorable family holiday which we will cherish for many years to come. We had a wonderful holiday and we would like to say a huge thank you to our local hosts. They made us feel very welcome and were very helpful. The house was lovely, with plenty of room, it had everything we needed plus fantastic views and wildlife all around. We had a great time on the boat and exploring the local area and of course seeing the husky dogs. Although it was a long day travelling to get there and back it was well worth it. The information you supplied regarding travelling, bus and train connections were spot on. A fabulous time was had by all!" Vicki, August 2018