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Hemavan and Tärnaby are two small areas in the province of Lapland offering skiing possibilities for all levels. Two ski areas- one ski pass! It is not only home to the skier, it is a wonderful part of Lapland all year round, perfect for the hiker, angler, hunter, cyclist, canoeist, botanist and mushroom picker and travelling there couldn’t be easier. If you’re driving, simply follow the E12 highway. If you’re flying, a plane will land you, literally, in the heart of mountains at Hemavan Tärnaby airport, which is right in the centre of Hemavan and receives six flights a week all year round. Coach travel is another alternative with direct regular services linking Hemavan Tärnaby with Stockholm or Umeå. If you choose the train, head for Umeå or Östersund and catch the connecting bus service.
Hemavan Tärnaby has a great selection of hotels, apartments and chalets suitable for all visitors. Accessible accommodation in Hemavan Tärnaby is also available for wheelchair users (dependent on type of wheelchair) and those with limited mobility.
If a place is listed below it will have been visited by Ski 2 Freedom or will be personally known to us. However, any accommodation listed on this page is by no means all that is available in the resort. To have a full list of places, please contact us, and if possible please state your preferred requirements.
In Hemavan Tärnaby are lots of different types of accommodation, most close to the ski slopes and other mountain activities. Choose from cottages, apartments, hostels, hotels or camping.
For more information see www.stromma.se/en/Hemavan/Hemavan_winter/Accomodation-2010/
We have recently become aware of a very exciting opportunity in the Hemavan area for those with a disability wishing to enjoy a holiday in the mountains. Ski 2 Freedom has not yet been able to visit the site and therefore can only offer information provided by the Lodge owners. However, we hope to visit Hemavan later in the season.
The SMU Fjallgard Lodge, which will soon be known as the Hemavan Fjallstation, offers affordable accommodation for families, individuals and groups in a central location near to the ski lifts. They put particular emphasis on providing an ideal environment for those with disabilities such as mobility impairments or a visual deficit, by offering large spacious rooms that are easily accessible. They also offer pleasant common areas and a sauna.
The Lodge works closely with the Totalskidskolan, an organisation well known to Ski 2 Freedom, in bringing disabled skiing instruction to the area. They can provide instructors for disabled skiers who use sit-ski or cart-ski.
See www.stromma.se/en/Hemavan/Hemavan_winter/Ski-School1/t for more details on disabled skiing opportunities in Hemavan Tarnaby.
Ski 2 Freedom Foundation would like to make it clear that we regard everyone as an individual and that no two people will have the same needs and requirements. Therefore please note that what you see on this page regarding assisted or adaptive skiing and accommodation, may not be suitable for you, or someone you know. However, if you think this destination would be a good ski resort for you, then please contact us to discuss your personal requirements and we will endeavour to see if the resort will meet these.
We hope that you have found the information on this page helpful and a chance to make a decision on where to go for your winter holiday. However, we know that often much more discussion is required and therefore we invite you to contact us as we hold extensive information on all our ski resorts – please contact us.
Our information has and is obtained by means of extensive personal research at a cost, often to the Foundation, we only give this out to those that request it and is not for general public use. For our beneficiaries this information is free but for a company or organisation we make a nominal charge via donation.
Ski 2 Freedom provides specific information on the activities for skiers with a disability, additional need or life-challenging illness, etc. plus useful extras such as wheelchair accessible places to stay; so we are not going to also reproduce amazing information and advice on ski resorts which has been collected by ski journalists, skiers and ski companies which are dedicated to this service - what we can do is to link you to these sites which may well give you some extra background information on a specific ski resort and help you make up your mind as to where you might go!
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