We want to propose to our guests the best, most authentic nature experiences whatever the time of year. All our activities and experiences are based on the same idea – that you get to enjoy the things which we love to do in our free time.
The word Riksgränsen means national border. It is not only a border between the two countries Sweden and Norway but also a border between two different types of nature. One day you can be in the heart of the wilderness of Swedish Lapland and the next day you are in the stunning Norwegian fjord landscape. And all that in hiking distance from Niehku!
Niehku’s summer season starts at the end of June and finishes at the beginning of October. Early summer season you will experience the magic light of the midnight sun and towards the end nature will shift to the sparkling colours of autumn. The first snowflakes might start to fall. We have our own hiking guides that will lead and teach you about nature, customs and history.
HELI-HIKING AND HIKING
With the help of a helicopter, we’ll take you to remote, rarely visited sites across the mountain landscape. Travelling light, we’ll hike deep into nature, far from the highroads and waymarked routes. We’ll explore remote mountains and valleys, and you’ll get to see places visited by few other people. After a day filled with fresh mountain air and unforgettable experiences, we’ll fly back to Niehku Mountain Villa where a sauna and maybe even a much needed massage await. The adventure then continues around the dinner table, rounded off perfectly in front of a roaring fire in the company of good friends. The length of hiking routes can be tailored to individual groups.
Don’t miss the chance to hike along the old Rallarvägen route, which starts right outside Niehku Mountain Villa and ends on the shores of Rombaksbotten on the Norwegian west coast. This is an unforgettable day-hike along the legendary route, which was taken by navvies during the major railway construction at the end of the 1800s. You’ll hike across the dramatic mountain landscape all the way to the Norwegian Atlantic coastline with its wonderful fjords. We’ll then embark on a spectacular boat trip to Narvik, where a car will collect us and take us back to Niehku.
This is a hike for everyone, highly recommended. It’s also a fantastic experience on a mountain bike.
Long weekend hiking programme
Long weekend hiking – further off the beaten track
The area around Riksgränsen offers endless opportunities for any adventure. It is home to a vast number of tracks and trails, lakes and watercourses, and of course high mountains.
During winter you can try dogsledding or snowmobile. In the summer there are countless mountain bike trails. You can hunt or fish. In the Atlantic fjords along the Norwegian coast, you can fish for cod and other whitefish by boat in Arctic waters. Only your imagination sets the limit.