Alpine Botanical Garden and Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve visitor center
Naturum visitors’ centres are exhibition centres where you can learn about the area’s natural and cultural history and get information for your hiking trip in the area.
The Alpine Botanical Garden, is located on along a ridge just above Naturum in Hemavan and right at the start of the Kungsleden trail. At 600m above sea level and just 100m beneath the tree line, it is Sweden’s highest botanical garden and one of the world’s most northerly.
Visitors can stroll along the 400m path to spot the hundreds of Nordic plants – plus a few Alpine “imports”. Guests are welcome throughout the summer and are welcome to walk around by themselves. Between mid-June and mid August, staff are on hand to point out individual species and answer questions.
Vindelfjällens Naturum Hemavan is the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve visitor centre, located next to the botanical garden, at the
start of Kungsleden (The King’s Trail) Here you can find out all about the cultural heritage of the area and Kungsleden through a series
of displays. Also available are guides to the area, helpful mountain safety advice and a gift shop.