Hiking in Arvidsjaur
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Apart from the pretty Akkanålke Trail that provides enjoyment for days, there’s also the peculiar mountain Jan-Svensamössan (Jan Svensa’s Hat), clearly visible from the Inland Line railway and the Inland Road. Jan-Svensamössan can be seen from afar.
The story goes that it’s named after a settler who forgot his sheepskin hat on top of it one Midsummer’s Eve. The mountain is located near Avaviken, at the southernmost part of Lake Storavan between Arvidsjaur and Slagnäs.
The Sámi name for the elevation is Suddale, which means ‘free from ice early’ or ‘thawed’.
The view is breathtaking from this bare peak as well. Below lie miles of forests, lakes and marshes. The highest part of it is clad in classic alpine plants such as mountain bearberry and alpine azalea. The area is an easily accessible nature reserve a few kilometres from route E45; a beautiful day tour.