The resort Riksgränsen is situated on the border of Sweden and Norway — just as the name in Swedish suggests. This is the last outpost, and when the blizzards reign, also where the road ends. Nevertheless, the train stop is less than one hundred metres from the hotel and the ski lifts’ base station.
The clash between civilisation and wilderness leaves no one unaware, and the contrasts are part of the magic that makes Riksgränsen such a legendary resort. The season starts late – the first chairlifts only open towards the end of February. But nowhere else will you find the opportunity to enjoy the rays of the midnight sun while carving the last turns of the season.
If you are into ski touring the season lasts even longer, and many claims that Riksgränsen and its surroundings are at its very best when the ski lifts have stopped running for the season.