Winter in Gammelbyn

Close to Gammelbyn lays Hovfjället, Sweden´s southern most mountain region.
Hovfjället is also a nature reserve which is why there are no cottages directly in Hovfjället. Therefore our cottages in Gammelbyn are amongst the most popular accommodations of the skiing resort.
In Hovfjället you ski in a peaceful and calm atmosphere in stunning nature.
To get from Gammelbyn to Hovfjället you need to drive on a 9 km gravel road through the forest. We strongly recommend winter tires and snow chains.

Skiing resort Hovfjället
Hovfjället is a popular resort for families and beginners and of course for guests who enjoy cross country skiing. The lift tickets are inexpensive and the atmosphere is very friendly. Here you can enjoy a calm skiing day without hectic.
Five lifts cover the snow safe resort with 15 forestry slopes. The more adventurous can test the Dreampark with hops and rails.
On top of the 542 m mountain a cosy restaurant with open fire place invites you to take a break. In the shop you can rent skiing and cross country skiing equipment for moderate prices. The skiing school offers courses for all levels.

Cross Country Skiing and hiking
At Hovfjället you find 22 km of well prepared skiing trails. Surrounding the resort you find numerous marked hiking tracks for skiing and snowshoe trips. A 9 km long track leads for example from Hovfjället to Gammelbyn.
In Vitsand you find a 5 km illuminated ski track and Torsby is the location of a special skiing school where the Olympic gold medal winner and world champion Gunde Svan was educated. Also in Torsby you find the world´s longest skiing tunnel. Here the professional biathlon and cross-country skiing athletes train all year round. The tunnel is also open for amateurs. This region in northern Värmland has a long tradition of cross-country skiing.

More activities
In the surrounding you have the opportunity to go on a dog sleigh tour, to go hiking, horse back riding or snowshoeing in the stunning winter landscape. In Gammelbyn a small pawn in the middle of the holiday village invites you to ice skate and Lake Rattsjön offers great possibilities for Ice-Fishing. In case of bad weather you can spend your day in the adventure bath in Torsby.