During winter, Tavelsjö offers a great variety of experiences and activities. Here you can, among other things, cross-country ski on the lake, climb any of the mountain peaks, eat good locally produced food, and try cold bath!

Vandring Tavelsjö
Photo Anders Enetjärn

Beautiful nature and hiking 

In Tavelsjö you will find a varied landscape with several hiking trails and peaks with varying degrees of difficulty. For each mountain there is a marked path from its foot all the way up to the top. The mountains in Tavelsjö offer everything from a shorter hike of 0.5 km to a slightly longer hike of 2.1 km one way. Here you can read more about the challenge Ten Peaks in Tavelsjö


Tavelsjö längdskidåkning och slädturer

Sleigh rides & Cross-country skiing

Beautifully surrounded by snow-capped mountains is Lake Tavelsjön. A lake that during the winter creates many opportunities for activities.


Pizza från Root i Tavelsjö
Photo Visit Umeå

Food & Drink in Tavelsjö

In Tavelsjö you will find everything from a trendy stone oven baked pizza to comfort food. Here, the restaurants focus on small-scale and locally products.

  • Tavelsjö Wärdshus – Genuine, good and well-cooked food that is locally produced, locally grown and organic as far as possible. Here you will also find a good selection of vegetarian and vegan food.

  • Root -  Located between Tavelsjöberget and Tavelsjön you will find the restaurant Root, a place that has become a starting point for the fantastic outdoor life that Tavelsjö has to offer. Here you can enjoy stone oven baked sourdough pizzas, awesome coffee and sourdough bread as well as their popular brunch on weekends between 9-11 (booking necessary). 


Cold bath

Probably the biggest trend of the winter. This year, the restaurant Root will offer the opportunity to swim in their prepared cold bath section, large enough to take a few swims. The ice hole will be open for people to use whenever Root are open. Read more about it here.

Video Jonas Burman

Tavelsjö Isbana 

The ice rink in Tavelsjö is a popular during the winter. In total, the ice rink is about 14 km long and winds beautifully across Lake Tavelsjön surrounded by snow-capped mountains. There is a small ice rink for children close to restaurant Root at Sundlingska Gården. Here you can also rent skatesRead more about Tavelsjö Ice Rink