Med hotellet menas i detta fall Ombergs Turisthotell! Jag har många gånger varit där och ätit, både privat, med grupper eller som gäst. Ibland sitter jag också och jobbar från hotellet med min dator, eftersom att jag har så mycket att göra med de som driver hotellet.

Men sovit över hade jag aldrig gjort. Istället har jag lämnat grupperna efter middagen och sedan mött upp igen vid frukost nästa dag. Men nu – nu har jag också sovit över på hotellet! Och så skönt jag sov! 

Jag var där privat med några vänner. Jag hade just avslutat jobb på berget och mötte upp vännerna för en After Work på hotellet, följt av fredagsmys vid den öppna spisen och en fyrarätters supé. Det var inte många besökare på hotellet den här kvällen och natten, vilket nog var bra, för vi satt uppe och kacklade till rätt sent…
Sov så skönt och ville inte riktigt lämna sängen nästa morgon – men det fanns ju något som liksom lockade upp en – utsikten. Rummet hade e egen dörr ut på balkongen med utsikt över Vättern och slätten. Så fin soluppgång! En av mina vänner hade gått upp lite tidigare och redan hunnit med en morgonpromenad ner till Ellen Keys strand. Hon satt och läste tidningen vid öppna spisen när vi andra kom ner för frukost.

Efter en lång frukost gick vi en dryg timmes promenad på berget – innan jag fick lämna vännerna för att möta upp en annan grupp för vandring. Men vi var helt överens om att det här med hotellnatt på berget i januari var en hit och något vi gärna gör om snart igen!

//Linda, Woods & Water

Yesterday we visited a business friend of ours – Helena at Renbiten. Renbiten is the name of the company, “ren” is the Swedish word for reindeer, and is run by this Sami family.

We took two of the reindeers out for a walk in the woods, and Helena talked about the animals and the nature around us. We stopped for a fika in a tipi and learned more about the Sami culture and religion.

I can really recommend a visit to Renbiten if you are in the area of northern Dalarna (Grövelsjön/Idre).

Back at our favourite accomodation/paradise at UrNatur – stayed in one of the tree huts, chopped wood and cuddled with the lambs. Going back here tomorrow, and I thought I’d write a longer presentation or blog post about Ulrika and Håkan who runs this place. Check out www.urnatur.se

Last week during a hike in Dalarna, and some mountainbiking in Trysil, Norway. The destinations are about 6-7 hrs drive from our area and at the moment we do not have any organised tours here. But if you have the time – we can also recommend a trip to this area!

Järvsö is one  of the destinations outside of out main area, that we go to visit a few times each year. The downhill mountainbiking is so great here! They have a scale from green to black, for all levels.
This was our second trip to Järvsö this year – and as usual Dag helped out a lot with tips and tricks.

An old health resort, that’s what Medevi Brunn is. It has this old well that people once thought contained healthy water. The area had a hotel, a pharmacy, café, a church, a bell tower, a restaurant, a bath house and more. This place was active during the 17th and 18th century, and even though it’s not a spa or health resort any longer the houses are still there. It’s not only a museum, it is still used as a hotel, restaurant and café during the summers. Walking around here is a great experience during any season.
We visit Medevi Brunn during our Historical & Healthy tour.

The past two days we’ve had the Historical & Healthy Tour – and documented it quite well this time with photos and Instagram Stories. The place we visited first was the runestone in Rök – called Rökstenen. It has the longest rune inscription in the world!

 

Then continuing the 10 minute drive to Alvastra Abbey – which is a beautiful ruin at the foot of Omberg. It is quite well preserved and it’s easy to imagine what the life must have been like for the minks once living here. Visiting this ruin in autumn is really nice! We have to wait a few more weeks before the leafs turn golden. We have a guided tour of the area, for about 30 minuts – before eating lunch at Ombergs Turisthotell, 1 minute drive from the ruins of Alvastra Abbey.

 

These are both parts of the Historical & Healthy tour – you can read more about it here!

The castle in Vadstena is a place we visit in both “Cultural & Culinary” and in “Historical & Healthy”. The guides here wear costumes and pretends to be one of the old kings or queens who once lived here.
The castle was built in the 16th century – you’ll learn more about it during the tour!

  

The wine yard at Särtshöga is very unique – since wine yards are not very common in Sweden. It’s an adorable place, the family that runs it also run a B&B and a restaurant serving home-made pizza. And their own wine of course. This place is included in our tour “Culture & Culinary”

The last time we were there – this beauty spent the evening at our table…

 

We had one of our kayak tours two days ago – paddling to the caves at Omberg, having some “fika” on one of the tiny beaches before paddling back to the harbor again.

The tour takes about 3 hours. It’s really fascinating to be able to paddle so close to this mountain!