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


Cross-country skiing

If you want to go cross-country skiing, there is something for both beginners and experienced skiers. In collaboration with Anders Enetjärn, the favorite tracks are listed here.


Tavelsjö vinter. Foto Anders EnetjärnPhoto Anders Enetjärn

Ski Touring

Find the best places around beautiful Tavelsjö. Root have put together this little guide of their favourite spots and how to find them. Ski touring guide



With snowshoes on your feet, you can go almost anywhere. You get to experience a different winter activity. If you need to rent snowshoes and get tips on hiking trails, you will find information at Root Tavelsjö. 



Isvak Tavelsjö


Cold bath

Stepping into cold water is a fantastic experience and feeling and probably the biggest trend of the winter. Restaurant Root has its own prepared ice hole. It will be available for use when Root Tavelsjö is open. A changing room is available. Read more about it here.


Introduction to Kallbad

If you need guidance, you have the chance to be guided by Maria and Dan to perhaps your best winter experience. See current dates.


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. You can also book a horse and sleigh ride, as they have a collaboration with Långvikens gård.

  • Root Tavelsjö -  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 Saturdays and Sundays (booking necessary). 

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 


Trip with horse-drawn sleds

Discover the beautiful nature around Tavelsjö by going on a horse and sleigh ride. Långvikens Gård


Northern Lights 

Look for the Northern Lights at the popular lake Tavelsjön. Stay down by the water or head for the top of the mountain Tavelsjöberget. The view from above is amazing!