Storlien is a Swedish ski resort in western Jämtland, just 2 kilometres east of the border with Norway.
In Swedish history, it is infamous for a failed military campaign at the new year on 1718 and 1719, where Lieutenant Carl Gustaf Armfeldt led thousands on men back from Norway, into a blizzard where most of them froze to death.
As the railway was built in the 1880s, Storlien emerged as a prestigious resort. The Royal Family has a house here. During the late 20th century, it has been in the shade of the more developed resort in Åre. As living costs in Norway have become the world's highest, Storlien has a retail trade out of all proportion to its small size.
By trainSJ (formerly part of Statens Järnvägar) has night trains from Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
Norrtåg has day trains from Sundsvall and Östersund, Sweden.
NSB has day trains from Trondheim in Norway.
By planeVaernes airport (TRD): outside Trondheim is the closest airport, just 73km from Storlien. There are international flights from London and Amsterdam.
At the airport you take the local train to Hell and get off just 3 minutes later (or walk). In Hell, you take the NSB train direct to Storlien railway station; it's worth checking the time of departures from Hell as the train only runs twice a day (in both directions). Generally there is a morning train at around 08:00 and an evening train at around 17:00. Avoid arriving at Hell station too far in advance as it is far less comfortable than waiting a few hours in a café at Vaernes airport. There is also a shopping centre between the airport and Hell.
Åre Östersund airport (OSD): There are domestic flights operating daily from Stockholm to Åre Östersund Airport There are also charter flights from London, Moscow, Helsinki and Copenhagen in winter time.
By helicopterYou can charter a helicopter to pick you up at Vaernes Airport in Trondheim, Norway or at Åre-Östersund Airport on Frösön. The largest operator in Östersund is Jämtlands Flyg which has helicopters for 3-6 passengers.
By carYou will easily reach Storlien by taking the E14 that passes right through the village.
It's a small village where almost everything is within walking distance.
If you don't want to walk you can call "Wänseths buss" for a taxi.
BrudslöjanA beautiful waterfall with a 24 m drop.
Printzskiöldsmonumenteta 1907 memorial to two brothers who died when skiing in a snowstorm.
Rensjösäterns jaktvillaThis "Pink Castle" is a hunting lodge from the 1880s. It is privately owned, and the interior is therefore not open to visitors.
Stenen i grönan dalA strange looking stone which, due to its location near the Trondheim pilgrimage route, has been a tourist attraction since the middle ages.
Stora HelvetetA railway embankment located 300 meters from the border. The name means "Big Hell" and is named after troubles during construction in year 1877. It has caused big problems also year 2012-2018, there is a risk of it being destroyed in a landslide, so it is being rebuilt into bridge during 2017-2018.
- Mountain climbing.
- Biking (flat areas or uphill and downhill, mountain biking).
- Fishing (great fishing, summer and winter).
- Hunting mushrooms and berries.
phone: +47 74 81 36 26address: IvarsmyraGo riding on Icelandic horses.
phone: +47 74 41 41 70An outdoor climbing and adventure zone with rope-ways and zip-lines.
Winter snow sports
- Ice-skating (on the autumn just before the snow arrives).
- Snowmobiling. phone: +46 647-704 77address: Vintergatan 17andphone: +46 647-700 20address: Vargvägen 2rent out snow mobiles.
phone: +46 647-704 44address: Vintergatan 72Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and ski touring. The alpine ski area's vertical drop is 191 metres, which is less than other Scandinavian ski resorts such as Åre and Duved, but suitable for children and beginners.
phone: +46 77-133 33 10address: Vintergatan 4The main supermarket, also selling alcohol on pre-order.
phone: +46 647-704 44address: Vintergatan 72Is a sport shop that is selling and renting skiing equipment.
phone: +46 647-700 20address: Vargvägen 2a filling station and supermarket focused on Norwegian customers, with products subject to high taxes and tariffs in Norway; eg: beer, sweets, soft drinks, meat, etc. They also sell fishing supplies.
phone: +46 647-705 00address: Vintergatan 27Information centre and a store that sells everything that the hiker needs.
There are also supermarkets, design shops, fishing stores, etc.
phone: +46 70-322 08 18address: Vintergatan 46
phone: +46 647-701 51address: Vintergatan 25
Rödluvanaddress: Vintergatan 72A family owned tavern.
Sylvias Kanonbarphone: +46 647-702 12address: Vintergatan 21
- Le Ski
phone: +46 647-703 01address: Vintergatan 70A cabin-rental service.
phone: +46 647-701 70address: Vintergatan 24
phone: +46 647-701 51address: Vintergatan 25
phone: +46 647-701 70address: Geijerbacken 10The largest hotel.
phone: +46 70-797 05 08address: Vintergatan 52A cabin-rental service.