The Family Krusell
Our family knows and appreciates the life up here in the remote highlands of Härjedalen in Sweden, as we were grown up here, have worked here and lived here for decades. And though we know it so well, we never stop getting amazed by it – may it be by the breath-taking Northern Lights, the magical sceneries of the colorful sunsets or when the clouds cover the majestic mountain tops. Here, where nature is still so much bigger than man, we keep and value our connection to the flora and fauna that surrounds us. We ourselves enjoy as much time as we can, roaming the woods, waters and trails through the highlands, recharging our minds and souls with genuine fresh energy.
We truly feel gifted by having the chance to share what we call our home with any of our guests. In order to complete the experience of a perfect wilderness vacation, we have invested our time and hearts in the renovation and decoration of the hotel. Every detail, every decorative item, has been selected with care and devotion. Likewise, the interior of the restaurant just as the artisanal local dishes we serve there, are expressions of our passion for our home region and for our guests.
All of a sudden visiting the fjäll regions became popular, though it was an exclusive experience.
Not least because the ways from Stockholm or Göteborg up to the highlands are quite long.
During the 30ies and 40ies it became possible to travel to Härjedalens fjäll world for more and more nature enthusiast living in the big cities. Skarvruet got constructed at the beginning of the 1940ies as a tourist station offering accommodation to fjäll friends, skiers and hikers. Further visitors came to enjoy the fresh clean air of the fjäll world as a cure. In winter times one could go skiing and during summer one could discover the exotic fjäll world being rich in flora and fauna with its wild animals such as the reindeer and even the inspiring regional culture. Skarvruets has always been open for guests loving nature and silence and feeling good in the vastness of the fjäll and the wilderness.
In the early years only few came with their own cars. The most guests took the last bit from the train station by transfer. The Swedish state railway used to operate a night train to Hede. As a few may remember there had been a tourist train with sleeping waggons at the winter seasons between 1934 and 1965. Some waggons came even from Copenhagen. But the last passenger train of the Hedebanan between Sveg and Hede went in 1966. Up to today the bus is the best means of transportation to Härjedalen, unless you travel by car.
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When traveling by car you may take the E45 up to Sveg where you turn west and follow the 84 that passes Hede, Tännäs and Funäsdalen until you reach the sign that shows the way up the hill to “Skarvruets Högfjällshotel”.
Alternatively you may choose to travel through Norway and take the 84 once you pass the city of Røros.
Skarvruet has its own bus station, which gets reach by the regional bus service of the Länstrafiken on order. The Härjedalingen goes to Funäsdalen and at some times to Tänndalen.
Please contact Skarvruet if you need help in planning or booking your travel.
Skarvruet lies close to the Norwegian border and nearby Røros, which has good flight connections to Oslo. International direct flights are available to Værnes, Trondheim and Östersund. National flights are available to the airports of Sveg and Östersund. Please contact Skarvruet if you would like to book a transfer from an airport.