Destination High Coast
DESTINATION HIGH COAST
Very welcome to
Lappudden Outdoor Center,
High Coast, northern Sweden
History of Lappudden
The beautiful place of Lappudden, a former farmstead and settlement for the Sami people, is situated in parish “Nordingrå” in the heart of the High Coast world heritage area in county Västernorrland. Right here nature, with small mountains, deep valleys, bays and islands reminds us of the landraising process (right now ca 8 Millimeters every year), which is a unic geological heritage caused by the ice pressure during the latest icetime. The last layers of ice in today´s High Coast melted about 9600 years ago. This and other unic nature phenomena referring to the ice made UNESCO appointing the High Coast to a world heritage area in the year of 2000.
Lappudden has a long and rich history. The name “Lapp-“ means “Sami”, indigenous peoples of northern Sweden. By the 17th century the Lappudden was settled by the Samis. As reindeer herders, they sought grazing areas between the mountains and the coast. By the 18th century the Sami settled permanently in Lappudden and became known as “Sami of the Parish” suggesting that their lives as nomads had come to an end as they integrated into society. To support themselves, the Sami worked with handicraft and horse slaughtering. At Lappudden you can see ancient artifacts on the ground from their settlements. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Lappudden was an ordinary swedish farmstead until the community of Kramfors purchased the land in the beginning of the 1960:s. From then and upon recent times Lappudden has been a center for recreation, local groups and visitors of all kind.
Today´s Lappudden- a place of group activities and accomodation
Since 2008 Lappudden is run by the company of AGMA Forntid & Äventyr AB. The place is open from May until September for prebooked goups and privates, and we arrange, beside accommodation, for example wedding parties, conferences, all-inclusive tours with trekking and kayaking, meals, group camps, rental of kayaks, canoes, rowing boats and bikes. Since we are situated along the High Coast trail, many trekkers stay overnight in a cabin or camp at the beautiful ground. Lappudden is a perfect place both for starting or finishing a trekk. It is also popular to have the place as a base camp some days when exploring the surrounding High Coast area.
Nature experiences and rental
If you would like to activate yourself during your stay by us we recommend you to rent a kajak, a canoe, a bicycle or a small fishing boot for some hours or a day to experience the beautiful nature by your own or catch the big pikes. Lappudden is situated by lake “Vågsfjärden”, a former sea bay. Crossing the lake with a kayak, by the way, you are very close to the sea, and a popular activity is to carry the kayak some hundred meters, put it back in water and make a longer trip in sea bay “Gaviksfjärden”. If you chose the bicycle instead you just have to catch the narrow and hilly roads and visit the pitoresque and traditional fishing camps of Bönhamn and Norrfällsviken directly by the sea some 15 Kilometers from Lappudden. A perfect day tour back and forth estimates between 30 and 40 Kilometer. Just ask for a map and we´ll give you advices where to bike.
If you wish your trekk to be as comfortable as possible, without a big bagpack and with a warm sauna and a lovely dinner waiting for you every evening, our popular all-inclusive-tours from 2 till 5 days is a splendid chance to experience nature. You get a car transfer to the start, trekk without guide and is then picked up again
These tours always have to be prebooked in advance, and the less amount of participants are 2 people.
“The Combined Tour”
Kayaking and trekking without a guide along the coast, accommodations, dinners and transfers included.
“The World Heritage Tour”
Trekking without a guide along the High Coast trail, accommodations, dinners and transfers included
The “Multi Tour”
Try three perfect ways of experiencing the world heritage area: trekking, kajaking and bicycling. Accommodations, dinners and transfers included.
At Lappudden, accommodations range from simple rooms in a traditional house to a variety of cabins. Cabins sleep 2, 4 or 5 people. We also offer two-room apartments with a shared bathroom. Every cabin is appointed with a mini-kitchen with a simple stove and refrigerator. There is a nearby building offering toilets, showers and a room for doing the washing up. During your stay you may rent our sauna, outdoor bath and traditional barbeque hut.
Booking of accommodation and activities
Booking can be made all year round through email or phone. During June-August “drop in-rental” of cabins is possible, but to surely get a cabin or a room for one or several nights, we recommend you to book in advance by sending an email or phone us.
If you would like to rent for example a sauna or a kayak, you better do that in advance as well.
Breakfast can normally be served during high season. Please ask when booking.
Sandviken fishing camp
A visit to Sandviken traditional fishing camp at island Ulvön is a great experience both for families and privates. Sandviken consists of in total 28 cabins for rental and some more buildings, situated above a long white amazing shore, and was appointed a culture reserve in 2005 thanks to its old, preserved buildings deriving from the 17th and 18th Century. Sandviken is beautifully situated on the northern point of island Ulvön, 8 Kilometers from Ulvö harbour but only 3 Kilometers from ferrystop “Fjären”. The cabins are rented over weeks during high season from beginning of July until beginning of August, but daily rental is also possible.
For more information, please take a look at www.sandvikensfiskelage.se
Directions to Lappudden
Driving north on highway E4, pass the High Coast Bridge and continue for approximately 20 kilometers, turning right when you reach the community of Ullånger and the sign “Nordingrå Kyrka” (Nordingrå Church). Follow this road for approximately 15 kilometers until you reach the sign “Lappudden” by Lake Vågsfjärden. Turn right onto the dirt road and follow for 1 kilometer. Turn left onto the cape and you will find Lappudden.
If you reach Nordingrå Church, you have driven too far. Turn around and drive back 1 kilometer and turn left.
We wish you very welcome to
Destination High Coast!
+46 (0)70-286 43 05