Hållvallens chalet - Ottsjö
Hållvallens chalet is an easy and beautiful hike! It takes you from the old chalet over meadows, mires and through the forest. There is a high probability to see moose along this trail. This hike will be best if you start with the hike, “Platåleden,” there you walk over the mountain table-land.
Go by car or by bus to Ica Ottsjöbua. Take the E14 to Trostebacken, turn onto Byvagen and continue for about 12 km while the road turns into Vålådalsvägen. At this point take a right to go to Ottsjobua, you will reach it after 5 km. Park in front of the food market ICA Ottsjöbua.
|When to do|
Summer / Autumn
Hållvallens chalet and Ottsjö camping
At the market and at Chalet
Out and back
You start this hike at the Ica Ottsjobua. The first kilometers are on “Buföringsleden”, a gravelled road behind the majestic mountain.
You can choose between continuing on “Buföringsleden” or take a left to “Norrbotten” which is going to take you down to the lake beaches and then back to the parking lot. That road is 6 km longer but wonderful and well worth the detour on a day with nice weather.
Our map shows us following the track “Buföringsleden”, which goes down to the forest, over brooks always watching for moose that love to be in this area. Moose are typically really calm, though during mating season they can be aggressive and dangerous. Keep a good distance away from the moose and let them stay wild.
Continue on the forest road with mountain views until you reach Hållvallens open chalet.
Return the way you came and watch for the story boards with the history of the village “Ottsjö”, which are along the side of the road.
- In Ottsjö you can also try horse riding in mountain areas. The name is "Åre Ridcenter".
- When you are back at the parking lot, a little tip is that “Ica Ottsjöbua” also has services like saunas and showers.
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