Slipstensbäcken Hemavan

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The brook in the middle of the village, known as Slipstensbäcken or Kvarnbäcken (= the grindstone brook or the mill brook) has been used for driving the village’s grindstones and a mill for grinding corn.

There is a collection of water-powered grindstones 100 metres above the petrol station in Hemavan. To have newly-sharpened scythes was important for haymaking in the boggy flood-meadows of the Umeälven river. Much hay was needed for cattle and horses during the long winter.

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Tärnaby Fjällhotell- rooms and apartments

Distance: 14.9 km
We are a small and welcoming hotel with all the activities right outside the door. We have comfortable and functional hotel rooms, a restaurant with price winning food, conference room, apartments, hostel and a sauna with panoramic view. The skilift is 50 meters away and you can ski all the way to the door. Close to hiking tracks, lake for fishing or canoing in summer and snowmobile and cross country skiing in the winter- perfect location.