The road to Ritsem through World Heritage Laponia is probably one of the most beautiful roads in Sweden. It is also an easy way to get straight to a high-mountain environment with fantastic opportunities for ski touring. The mountain Nieras at Stora Sjöfallet is an amazing and easily accessible ski touring gem.
The road winds its way through the southwestern parts of World Heritage Laponia, through a landscape sculpted by the latest ice age. Everywhere you look reminds you of the great geological forces that have affected the landscape. This is also where the Sami have lived and cultivated the landscape for thousands of years – cultural traditions that are still alive today. Travelling along the road called ‘The Road West’ among the locals is to travel in several dimensions – remember that it is also Sweden’s longest dead-end.