Björkliden

Sweden (northern Lapland)
August, 2014

A few day-hikes we did in Björkliden.

 

Our hut in Björkliden

 

View from our hut.

Torneträsk is a huge lake, 70 km long, 800 meters deep(!) and surrounded by mountains.

Lapporten ("the gate to Lapland") is the perfect U-shaped valley in the distance to the right.

 
 

View from our hut after a thunderstorm

 
 

View from our hut after a thunderstorm,
in the middle of the night

 
 

 

 
 

Clouds crawling over the mountains
on the opposite side of the lake

 
 

 

"Silverfallet" waterfall
This nice waterfall is situated near the shore of
Torneträsk lake, directly below the Björkliden resort.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Torneträsk lake seen from
the bridge above the waterfall

 
 

The beach of Torne träsk lake

 
 

Kratersjön ("crater lake") &
the railway worker's cemetary
A nice little circuit hike of about 8 km

 

Our first stop was this little cabin, which is an unstaffed café with superb views. I would like to return in winter, so sit here and drink coffee while watching the Aurora Borealis :)

 
 

Just leave money in the jar :)

 
 

Badsjön, a lake with an outdoor hot tub.
A good place for a swim :)

 
 

A nice thing about Björkliden is that you are above the forest immediately.
You can reach superb, alpine, arctic mountain nature withou effort.

 
 

"Odon" berries, very tasty

 
 

Easy walking

 
 

Cloudberries, a real delicacy.

 
 

Candy for Finn :)

 
 

A shelter next to the "crater lake"

 
 

Nice clear water

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Finn is making his first alpine hike :)

 
 

Walking on interesting rocks

 
 
 
 
 

An old hiknig sign where all the text had faded away...

 
 

The cemetary of the railway workers.
We walked back along Rallarvägen ("the road of the railway workers")

 
 

Climbing Njulla peak
The Njulla peak is about 1150 meters high or so,
and rises more than 800 meters above the Torneträsk lake.
The view from there is superb, though the visibility was quite
poor when we climbed it, unfortunately.

 

The first time Finn is climbing a proper peak :)

 
 

View to the east from the peak

 
 

A friendly landscape up here

 
 

Descending along winter markings

 
 

A sami hut

 
 
 
 
 

Nice waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

We suddenly found ourselves walking in a thunderstorm,
but Finn was kept dry under the raincover.

 
 

"Syndafallet" waterfall

 

The nature immediately above Björkliden resort.

 
 

We made a small barbeque here

 
 

Showing Finn the local fauna

 
 

The classic "bread on a stick"

 
 

Syndafallet waterfall

 
 

Finn really enjoys sitting on the back :)

 
 

Washing

 
 

Syndafallet waterfall from above

 
 

Syndafallet waterfall from above

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A swim in "badsjön" lake