Tärnaby Fjällhotell, Sweden
Tärnaby Fjällhotell is a cosy hotel that is well located and very personal. The hotel, sited on the southern slope of Laxfjället mountain, offers you adventure right outside the door. The view over Lake Gäutan, dominated by Ryfjället mountain, is absolutely spectacular. The Swedish international champions Ingemar Stenmark, Anja Pärson and Stig Strand all hail from Tärnaby.
But the abundance of champions is not just related to skiing. The restaurant, Backfickan, won the 2014 Swedish championship ”Mathantverk” for its artisan sausage, called Tärna Saucisse. The kitchen works with the philosophy that food should be simple, and he and his staff succeed in bringing out the unique characteristics of every single ingredient they use. Local specialities are always on the menu. If you are lucky, you can order char roe, a rare delicacy.
The host couple catches some of the restaurant’s fish in the lake below the hotel. You cannot get ingredients more local and fresh than that! Enjoy the view from the rooftop sauna, with a 360-degree panoramic view of the mountains. Fishing and hiking in the summer and in the winter, do everything you can do on snow. The ski lift is 20 m from the hotel. Cross-country ski trails and snowmobile starts 50 m away.