Activities and destinations

Canoe trip at Stekvatnet Foto: J.L.Larsen

Stekvassdalen with Stekvatnet and the river that winds its way into the flat valley surrounded by mountains is a great experience to take with you. With a canoe, you get close to the surroundings and arrive where it can otherwise be difficult on foot. During the melting snow and during rainy periods, there can be large water flow in the river with foaming waterfalls and rapids in the lower part (not navigable).

Røssvatnet has many nice beaches that invite to excursions and boating. Even if the bathing temperature is not the highest, it is possible for the toughest to test their swimming skills on good weather days. Boat w / outboard motor or canoe can be rented.

Statskog is the landowner and sells fishing licenses. The cards are valid for a larger area. Røsvatnet is regulated, and the fish are therefore preferably caught on nets. There are restrictions on the number of yarns. The fish catch usually consists of about 10% trout and 90% char in the size 200 - 400 g. The quality of the char is very good, even though it is not very large.

Storelva comes from the Swedish border to the east. It winds its way through a flat and quiet section (Stillelva) surrounded by grassy and wooded areas - an area ideal for canoeing and camping. South of Storelva, about 2.5 km from the road, there is a many hundreds of years old protected pine. This is a popular destination for excursions - also among the locals. The path further east through Tängvassdalen to Rönes and the road on to Hemavan is an old traffic trail - the only connection between Nord-Helgeland and Västerbotten without a mountain pass.

The terrain around Nord-Røssvatnet is varied and offers countless hiking opportunities both summer and winter - from gentle valleys to mountain and peak climbing - with summit hikes and glacier hiking for the experienced.

The place is also a natural stop for those who walk along Norway and follow the trail "Nordlandsruta". On the north and west side of Okstindan, Hemnes tourist association has several cabins of a good standard, and a continuous network of trails runs around the mountain massif.

Locally, we have marked an easy trail as a round trip from Stekvasselv via Stekvassdalen over Aksla to Hulbekktjønna with return on the east side of Aksla with a view of Spjeltfjelldalen and the border mountains to Sweden.

In the autumn, the beautiful hunting terrain is popular with hunters, and some of them are long-distance travelers who like to return year after year. Then there is also berry and mushroom time with a rich selection in a lush and generous nature.