Hubbub Winter


The High Coast has some amazing winter activies be it skating on a frozen sea, cross country skiing in picture perfect forests or even ice fishing. And of course, all the downhill skiing you can handle. Find out all that's on offer this winter. 

The Experience

Telemark Skiing

Enjoy this unique form of skiing, a Nordic specialty, with local instructor Johan Melin as he shows you the technique and form. Equipment and ski pass included in price. 

Tandem Winter Bathing

Talk about coolly romantic! This experience will see you and your partner trying winter bathing—therapeutic and fun! Hosted by the High Coast Seals with spotter and warm drink.

 

The List

Hiking and outdoors

Smultronställen I Örnsköldsvik med omnejd

This group is one of the best for finding your sweet place in nature. From ice caves to off-track hiking trails, this group has it all.



Friluftsliv I Örnsköldsvik och Höga Kusten med omnejd

Friluftsliv is a way of life, a way to live in nature with all its joys. This group inspires and enables has sharing of trail conditions and winter opportunities.

Cross country skiing

Nätra mountain forest is considered one of the most beautiful cross country ski tracks in Sweden according to Aftonbladet. This group shares track conditions, group meet ups and other relevant info on how to access Nätra.

Nätra Fjällskog

Rutberget including Huggsjöstugan and Rutbergshotellet

The ski trails in Rutberget are breathtaking and ready for great tours. There are two main destinations, Huggsjöstugan and Rutbergshotellet. At Huggsjöstugan, volunteers serve semle and hot drinks, at Rutbergshotellet grilling is on offer and a nice cabin to dry off.

World class cross country ski facility in the heart of the city. Maintained by local team Hägglunds, the tracks are well maintained and offer various circuits.

Skyttis

Vårby

Vårby is a competitive circuit, maintained by Vårby IK but one that everyone can access and use. Lovely tracks through the forest, great for families.

Downhill skiing

Åsbacken

Åsbacken has the distinction of being one of the most centrally placed ski runs in any city in Sweden. Challenging runs abound but the kids runs are excellent for beginners.

Bjästabacken

The ski trails in Rutberget are breathtaking and ready for great tours. There are two main destinations, Huggsjöstugan and Rutbergshotellet. At Huggsjöstugan, volunteers serve semle and hot drinks, at Rutbergshotellet grilling is on offer and a nice cabin to dry off.

Skulebacken

Simply put, Skule has one of the most breathtaking ski runs in middle Sweden, a view that looks out into the frozen archipelago. And it has Toppstugen, a terrific cafe and lunch place and nature tourism operator Jerry Engström as added bonuses. Closed until 2022 for renovation, it'll be the place to go when it reopens.

Solbergbacken

Slightly farther out (1.5 hours from Övik) is the first report to open the season, Solbergbacken. Excellent runs, good lifts and chalet it's an ideal place to rent a cabin for the weekend. Good cross country nearby as well.

Tour Skating

Ice Skate Touring

Skating across the frozen sea or a on a pair of specialised skates is one of the great joys of the North. Join the Långfärdsskridskor group to learn how to get involved. 

Other Resources

Höga Kusten Turism

Terrific site that covers HK winter tourist offerings like nobody's business. Nice interactivity, maps and other info to get everybody loving this magic area. Download their app to your phone. 

Ornskoldsvik.se

The municipality website is on a good trend to be more intuitive and useful. Click here for their cross country ski updates and a nice map. 

Where to buy it

Intersport

Great staff, armed with knowledge of the area and the brands they offer, Intersport is the winter sports equipment store, hands down. Locations in all High Coast cities. 

Stadium

Stadium has decent brands and selection, especially their affordable Everest line. 

Ice bathing

High Coast Seals

Winter bathing/vinterbad is a new and exciting lifestyle activity that sees participants plunging themselves into ice cold water on a frozen lake or sea. Highly therapeutic, a great way to experience nature it's also one to tell your friends you tried. 

Skispar

Knowing the conditions of the snow and tracks is very important. With crowd sourced info and stats, this site is essential for cross country ski lovers.

Naturkompaniet

This is the place to go in Övik for outdoor clothing and equipment, the birthplace of Fjällräven and its tourist magnet outlet store. Top brands and quality merch, they've recently added new outdoor activities to their offers.