The Stor-Ulvån delta with its´ sand banks
This is a very popular and easy 3-days´ hike in Jämtland, Sweden. Starting at Storulvån mountain hut you walk to the mountain huts of Sylarna and Blåhammaren. The name Jämtlandstriangeln means triangle in English stemming from the fact that you actually walk in a triangle between three mountain huts. You also have the option to stay an extra night in Sylarna and discover the high mountain terrain. Best time to visit is July-September. June might be wet and you can expect snow in late September/October.
Besides being popular for hiking this is also a winter destination for randonée and ski touring. You can actually do this very same hike in winter on skis from February to April. Randonée is possible both in Storulvån and in Sylarna. To get to Sylarna in winter you go by a tracked vehicle.
Finally, this trail is also perfect and thus popular for trail running in a day or two. If you skip visiting the Sylarna mountain hut, the trail will be 40-41 kilometres instead of 47.
Storulvån mountain hut
12-19 kilometres a day
Length of time
4-8 hours a day
Water on the way
Shoes to choose
How to get to Storulvån mountain hut?
Driving along E14 you turn left following the sign to Handöl Storulvån if you are arriving from Åre (right if you are arriving from Trondheim) to Storulvån on Enafors Vackermon. You then follow the road until it ends by Storulvån mountain hut.
By Storulvån mountain hut you can stay overnight in the mountain hut or camp nearby for a fee. You can also start your hike and walk for a few kilometres (upwards) and free camp. Staying close to the mountain hut and paying for camping gives you access to a kitchen, showers and bathroom. There is also a shop at Storulvån mountain hut where you can buy and rent equipment. You find more information about Storulvån mountain hut here.
Storulvån is easily reached by train from Stockholm and Trondheim. In that case your final destination is Duved. Arriving in Duved there are connecting buses to Storulvån.
Most people do this hike in 3 days which is really nice. The total distance is 47 kilometres. The hike is very well marked all along the way. Since this is an area with reindeers the chance you will see some is big.
Storulvån to Sylarna
16 km, 5-6 hours, +320 metres
Sylarna to Blåhammaren
19 km, 6-7 hours, +50 metres
Blåhammaren to Storulvån
12 km, 3-5 hours, -370 metres
Day 1: Storulvån to Sylarna
Most people do this hike from Storulvån to Sylarna and then continuing to Blåhammaren and to Storulvån. One reason for this is that going in the other direction gives you a rather steep ascent from Storulvån to Blåhammaren.
Walking the 16 kilometres from Storulvån to Sylarna is quite easy. The hike starts with an ascent until you reach a bridge crossing a stream - Lill-Ulvån. From there is an easy hike until you have about 3 kilometres left to Sylarna. There is a crossing passing a stream.
If you are freecamping this is a nice place to set up your tent because this is where the trail to Blåhammaren passes by so you will come back here on your next day if you continue up to Sylarna. You have plenty of water in the stream just by.
At Sylarna mountain hut there is a sauna, restaurant and a small shop. You can also stay overnight here and book guided tours for walks in the area. You find more information about Sylarna mountain hut here.
Day 2: Sylarna to Blåhammaren
This is the longest hike during this 3-days´hike, 19 kilometres. The trail windles through a beautiful landscape and you have several opportunities for a swim in the (cold) streams.
Approaching Blåhammaren you have a rather tough ascent since you are probably a bit tired by now. The reward is a superb dinner at Blåhammaren. You should definately have dinner here. It is well worth it. Blåhammaren is famous for its´ food and the atmosphere is very charming and genuine. Pree-booking is necessary.
Blåhammaren is the highest situated mountain hut in Sweden at 1,086 metres. You find a sauna overlooking the mountains and a small shop here besides the restaurant. You can also stay overnight. You find more information about Blåhammaren mountain hut here.
If you freecamp you have some opportunities right before arriving at Blåhammaren and some more afterwards. There is not plenty of water supply up here so you might have to fill water at the mountain hut. Freecamping you can still have dinner at Blåhammaren if you like.
Day 3: Blåhammaren to Storulvån
This is an easy 12 kilometres hike with hardly any ascents. After a few kilometres there is quite a steep descent following a rushing stream where you can take a swim in the lagoon shaped ledges. It is lovely but cold!
You then reach a delta-like area with lovely sand banks to take a rest on. This is where Stor-Ulvån runs through.
On your left the mountain Getryggen rises. Walking through birch trees you then finally reach Storulvån again.
If you want some more information (or information in Swedish) about this beautiful and easily accessible hike check out Svenska Turistföreningens website.
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