Lassbyn | Sörbyn | Gunnarsbyn
Once you have passed Niemisel along route 760 you will reach Lassbyn, Sörbyn and Gunnarsbyn, a cluster of more or less connected villages. There are several interesting destinations and sights to see in the area. You can stay in a pre-booked cottage, a cottage which can not be booked in advance, at a hotel or park your camper van or caravan in a designated location.
The village lies about 35 km upstream of the Råne River, in a beautiful location on the bank of Degerselet. Before you turn off the main road and into the village proper, you will find the Lassbyforsen rapids. This little gem offers top-of-the-range activities and exciting ‘glamping’ accommodation.
On the shore of the scenic Vitträsket lies Sörbyn. Here you will find a bathing beach, walking trails, canoeing opportunities and great arctic char fishing, amongst many other things. You can enjoy good food at Restaurant Kallkällan, run by Sörbyn Lodge, also offering accommodation in hotel rooms and cottages with a view of the lake. The village of Sundsnäs, with an active rural history society, is also found nearby.
Gunnarsbyn is the central locality in the area. In 1645 there were two farmsteads here, one of which was called Gunnars, hence the name Gunnarsbyn. Here you can stop for a Swedish fika, a snack or to fill up your car and do your shopping. Local associations and the church organise various interesting activities. Here you will also find other amenities for locals and visitors alike in the form of a service point where you can find more information about the area. Kyrkudden is a cosy place close to the river, on the shore of the tranquil lake that the river forms here. At the lake you will find a launch site for boats, canoes and kayaks and also a wind shelter with a campfire site.
Not to be missed:
The bathing beach at lake Vitträsket in Sörbyn
Summer kiosk, diving platform and changing rooms. The beach is located close to Sörbyn Turism & Konferens, which means that you can enjoy lunch at Restaurang Kallkällan.
A scenic rest stop and caravan park location Here, you will have a view of the mighty river rapids.
GPS: 66°03'52.5"N 21°48'51.2"E
Simple cabin and wind shelter beside the Lassby rapids.
GPS: 66°04'09.5"N 21°49'28.5"E
Sörbyn lodge and Restaurant Kallkällan. Good food with local flavours. Fishing opportunities, and skilled guides available. Wood-fired sauna by Lake Vitträsket.
Swimming and arctic char fishing. A coldspring lake, with alluringly clear water – the same water that is served at Restaurant Kallkällan.
Sörbyn-sundsnäs country & straw museum
The local history centre houses a unique collection of straw artwork and historical items.
A well-stocked Fair Trade shop in Gunnarsbyn. People come here from near and far to shop, and to enjoy a good waffle in the parish hall.
Found in a scenic location, opened in 1928.
Fire pit, wind shelter and bathing beach.
GPS: 66°05'26.7"N 21°48'44.3"E
In the guide Gems of the i Råne and Vitå river valleys you will find more tips on things to experience.
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