In Vålådalen it is easy to find nice camping spots for the shorter mountain tour. With smaller children it is more than enough to walk a few kilometres before you make your camp for the night. We reccommend to walk a shorter tour before you set up your camp, and then from there you can make smaller excursions with less to carry. In the evening, you can enjoy a camp fire, a hot drink, and the cozy sleeping bag. Kindly pay attention on where to make fire. We will be pleased to help you with tips for your tour. One important thing is to bring good equipment, and if you don’t have it, please be informed that you can rent most equipmet with us. Through our collaboration partner Rent a Plagg you can also rent clothes and other equipment for your hike. Some tips for the closest camping spots: Nulltjärn: Many children have made their first camping tour to this lake. Walking it is 3 km from Vålådalens Fjällstation. You also have access with car to the lake. There is a windshield and an outhouse by the shore and the parking. You can also walk in either direction along the shore and find some more privacy. Ottfjället: Halfway up on Ottfjället there is a windshield next to a small cascade. Follow the trail towards Ottfjället’s peak. This place is just above the tree line and the panoramic views are magic, but also keep in mind that it can be windy. After one or two nights in the tent it is always nice to come back to the facilities by Vålådalens Fjällstation. Here you can enjoy a shower, the Sauna and the typical waffle buffet. In the trail café you can also delight an Italian coffee!
You find the adventure at the door step. In Vålådalen you have spectacular sights, serpentine mountain rivers, cascades, forest, and secret ravines around the corner. You can reach amazing places just within one or a few kilometres. Remember that the distances are not important when you take a day excursion with children. Pay attention to their curiosity and discover the areas that you are passing by. Do you meet any ”trolls”? Some excursion-tips: Nipan: Just a kilometer from Fjällstationen you find the windshield Nipan that offers a beautiful view over Stensdalen and an exciting steep down towards the river Vålån. On your way there you will pass the river on a fun hanging bridge. You can also find many nice places for playing along the river shore. Ottfjället: Peak tours are fun. Specially for the older children. On Ottfjället you have the possibility to take a shorter tour to a cascade and a windshield. Only here there are amazing views and it will be an adventure for the smaller kids. If you want to take a longer hike, you can continue to Kläppen. And if there is strength enough you can hike up to the eastern peak of the mountain. 360 degrees views and an extraordinary adventure. Middagsvalen: In the near village Vallbo you can start the hike up on Middagsvalen. This is a short but adventurous hike that take you straight ahead and quite steep towards the tree line. You will reach beautiful views. On the way down you can choose a less steep alternative on the western side of the mountain.
Naturum in Vålådalen is an information center and a gate to nature. In a peaceful and creative atmosphere, you can learn about Vålådalens natural reserve’s nature and culture. For all ages. In Naturum they care about our innate curiosity. Read more about current exhibitions and guided excursions on their website.
We believe in the easy and the spontanous. To just be in nature is good and exciting enough for the smaller children. Fantasy sprouts by the streams and the ravines. Here you will find trees to climb, rivers, lakes, cascades, natural playgrounds to enjoy…and not to forget, the animal traces. If you look for bigger adventures, of course there are easy accessible trails ”into the wild”. Take a day tour by foot or by bike. Pause at any nice spot and enjoy. It is easy and gives wonderful experiences to remember. A way to get deeper into the beautiful nature, is to bring a tent or take a tour to a hut in the mountains. Just remember that it doesn’t have to be the longest tours that offer the greatest views and landscapes. The staff at our sports department will be pleased to help you find your particular oasis. Go out and play!
Vålådalen offers many options for cycling. Easier playful cycling to advanced trail cycling. Nulltjärnsrundan is a good beginners’ tour that takes you through beautiful birch forest in a quite flat terrain. By the hotel facilities you will find our pump track and a training area – perfect for ”playing and learning”. Please note that smaller bikes with smaller wheels are harder to handle on rocky paths or paths full of roots. We recommend choosing an easier trail to experience flow in your cycling. Of course you can jump off the bike on the most difficult parts. We have children’s’ bikes for rental. You can also book an instructor who will show you all the basics for trail cycling.
Children's own club under the Sports Act! The mountain stations evenings are cozy, exciting and sometimes playful. The evening begins with a yummy children buffet served at the same time as our regular menu. As a family or company you gather around dinner for a nice time together. When the children have eaten their dinner they will be able to be a part of our "twilight gang". The hotel staff pick up all the children who want to enjoy the evening's adventure. Sometimes we are outdoor and sometimes we are will be indoor. Together we make sure that the children will have a fun time before it is time for bed. During the time have some fun the adults gets some time to settle down and enjoy the dinner and have a cosy time infront of the the stove and the warm open fire with a drink or coffee. Age: 4-10 years Time: 17.00 Childrens buffét will be served. 18.30 The staff will pick up the children. 20.00 The #Twilight Gang" comes back to the adults. Activities: (we reserv us for changes in program) Monday Different activities in the Sporthall Tuesday Reflector (clothes for outdoor play with you to dinner) onsdag Movie time torsdag Snow play (clothes for outdoor play with you to dinner) fredag Different activities in the Sporthall For more information please contact sport section at: +46 (0)647-353 00 or email sporten(at)valadalen.se
We offer rental canoes for paddling on Nulltjärn. This lake has a good size for beginners and the sandy beach offers an easy access. In Östra Vålådalen you find Fjällkajakcentret that offers rental kayaks and organizes guided kayak tours on the lake Ottsjön. Paddling on Ottsjön is something extraordinary with the mountain Ottfjället’s steep side in the background, and the villages Ottsjö and Välliste viewing North. Enjoy your tour on the lake.