After the huge amounts of snow we had in January, many of the peaks around Tavelsjö are accessible only by snow shoes or skis. Whilst you pretty much go anywhere with snow shoes, here are some of our favourite walks. If you would like further information, check out @tiotoppartavelsjo or see our Vintertoppar guide. To hire snow shoes from us, click here and select the ‘Snö skor’ option. They cost 150kr per day and fit all sizes.
3.8km | 2 hours | Medium Difficulty
The highest and most visited peak in the area, Tavelsjöberget is part of a ridge that runs to the west of both the village and lake Tavelsjön. There are many different routes to take but our favourite is the scenic @tiotoppar route. One of the 10 peaks around the village that make up ‘Tio Toppar Tavelsjo’. From the car park, head along the track leaving south and just after you enter the tree line, turn left following the Tio Toppar signs. You can follow these signs all the way up, past some caves, past the ‘rästplatz’ and on up to the top. There are places to grill at the rästplatz.
Parking: Tavelsjöberget Car Park
3km | 2 hours | Not difficult
There are various routes up to Selsknösen but this one is the easiest. Park by the road just outside the village of Selet and follow alongside the scooter tracks all the way up to the top. At the top there is a place to grill, a small cabin where you can sign the guest book and a 15m tower with long views in all directions. A very jolly walk.
Parking: In Selet
There are two main routes up Vallberget. Either the up the @tiotoppar route, which is a steep 1km hike straight up from the 363. This route goes up through the forest to the tower at the top, with beautiful views over the lake. This route is 2km up and back. The second option is 5km and follows the Tavelsjöleden up past Stor Tavelsjön and up the west side of Vallberget. This longer route goes through is very gentle and great for a day out.
Lillfinkelberget | Finkhörneberget | Tavelsjöberget
6km | 5hours | Difficult
This route is for the adventurous. Starting from Root, head across the road and straight across the field opposite. Continue straight over the skoterleder and direct up to the top of the first peak, this is called Lillfinkelberget. From hear you can see Tavelsjöberget to the south and Finkhörneberget (a smaller peak) to the south west. Head towards Finkhörneberget until you hit a trail ‑ there will be cross country ski tracks. Follow this until you see signs for Tio Toppar ‑ this is then the route to the top of Finkhörneberget. From the top, head directly towards Tavelsjöberget to the south. This is a walk only for those who are happy getting lost and spending the day outdoors. Take food and drink, this could take all day. Click here for a map if you want to follow the route
Parking: At Root
1km | 30min – 1hr | Easy – Child Friendly
This is the small hill opposite Root and is great for a tour with children. The slope is gentle at first and then a little steeper as you head into the old growth forest. Head across the road from Root and straight across the field towards the nearest peak. Carry on up following the tree line. Once at the top, you can head a little further south to a small cabin with a grill.
Parking: At Root