Storlien is a saddle point in the Scandinavian mountain, and the highest point on Saint Olaf's Way, a pilgrim route in use since the 12th century.
In Swedish history, it is infamous for a failed military campaign at the new year on 1718 and 1719, where Lieutenant Carl Gustaf Armfeldt led thousands on men back from Norway, into a blizzard where most of them froze to death.
As the railway was built in the 1880s, Storlien emerged as a prestigious resort. The Royal Family has a house here. During the late 20th century, it has been in the shade of the more developed resort in Åre. As living costs in Norway have become the world's highest, Storlien has a retail trade out of all proportion to its small size.
The Storlien railway station is higher above sea level than any other in Sweden.
At the airport you take the local train to Hell and get off just 3 minutes later. In Hell, you take the train Mittnabotåget direct to Storlien railway station; it's worth checking the time of departures from Hell as the train only runs twice a day (in both directions). Generally there is a morning train at around 09:00 and an evening train at around 17:00. Avoid arriving at Hell station too far in advance as it is far less comfortable than waiting a few hours in a café at Vaernes airport!
You can charter a helicopter to pick you up at Vaernes Airport in Trondheim, Norway or at Åre-Östersund Airport on Frösön. The largest operator in Östersund is Jämtlands Flyg which has helicopters for 3-6 passengers.
You will easily reach Storlien by taking the E14 that passes right through the village.
It's a small village where almost everything is within walking distance.
If you don't want to walk you can call "Wänseths buss" for a taxi.
- Brudslöjan, a waterfall.
- Stenen i grönan dal a memorial
- Printzskiölds monumentet a memorial
- Rosa slottet a hunting lodge from the late 1800s
- Outdoors activities.
- Skiing: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski touring. Storlien sportcenter.
- Snowmobiling. Wänseth buss Storlien. Superpris macken.
- Ice skating (on the autumn just before the snow arrives).
- Mountain climbing.
- Climbing Rypetoppen adventurepark.
- Biking (flat areas or uphill and downhill, mountain biking).
- Fishing (great fishing, summer and winter).
- Hunting mushrooms and berries.
- Riding Icelandic horses.Meråkerfjell Ridesenter.
- Enjoy local culture.
- Relaxing (slow down!).
The alpine ski area's vertical drop is 191 metres, which is less than other Scandinavian ski resorts such as Åre and Duved, but suitable for children and beginners.
- Storliens sportcenter (Storlien ski center). Is a sport shop that is selling and renting skiing equipment.
- Viltboden (In the railway-station). Information centre and a store that sells everything that the hiker needs.
- Superpris. a filling station and supermarket focused on Norwegian customers, with products subject to high taxes and tariffs in Norway; eg: beer, sweets, soft drinks, meat, etc. They also sell fishing supplies.
There are also supermarkets, design shops, fishing stores, etc.
- Le Ski
Storlien certainly has a nightlife during ski season, though nothing like Åre.
- Le Ski
- Storliens Högfjällshotell. The largest hotel.
- Storlien Service. A cabin-rental service.
|Routes through Storlien|
|Trondheim ← Stjørdalshalsen ←||W E||→ Åre → Sundsvall|