Spring winter camping in Lunndörrsfjällen

April 1, 2024

I head out for a spring winter camping trip in Lunndörrsfjällen, Härjedalen, Sweden.

Spring winter camping in Heavy snowfall

When I start my spring winter camping trip from Tossåsen in Lunndörrsfjällen in Härjedalen, Sweden, it snowing a lot. I had read that the bridge over Rövran is removed and will be put back when the spring river had passed by. So I choose to follow the snowmobile trail up to the tree line, from there I skiing towards the winter trail to Lunndörren, I’m very glad I did, found some beautiful birch trees along the way.

Lonely Birch tree | Tossåsen, Jämtland, Sweden
Lonely Birch tree | Tossåsen, Härjedalen, Sweden
1/800 sec / f/5,6 / ISO 100 
Canon 5D Mark IV 
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6L IS USM @ 70mm

White out minimal landscape

Up on the fells the landscape was very minimal, if you follow me, you probably know that I love these type of conditions and it really motivated me to get out winter camping even if the weather was grim.

Survivor  | Tossåsen, Jämtland, Sweden
Survivor | Tossåsen, Härjedalen, Sweden
1/640 sec / f/5,6 / ISO 100
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6L IS USM @ 229mm
Dancing Birches | Tossåsen, Jämtland, Sweden
Dancing Birches | Tossåsen, Härjedalen, Sweden
1/640 sec / f/5,6 / ISO 100
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6L IS USM @ 81mm

Get some shelter

A few kilometer below Lunndörrspasset I pitch my tent and find some shelter, everything was very wet.

Spring winter camping in Lunndörrsfjällen
Spring winter camping in Lunndörrsfjällen
1/6 sec / f/11 / ISO 100
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM @ 24mm

Time for lunch

I prepare some quick lunch, mashed potatoes and Wild Chips, lightly smoked, dried and flaked meat from elk, deer and reindeer. Tastes great with some food after the wet skiing.

Spend the afternoon reading book

I spend the afternoon reading my book and melting some snow.

Beautiful morning

The following day I woke up to a really beautiful morning, the sun beamed from a clear blue sky. Even if I like white out weather, it felt lovely with some sunshine.

Backcountry skiing to Lunndörrspasset

I pack my camera bag and tripod and head up to Lunndörrspasset, it was so beautiful to ski trough the untouched snow with the dramatic mountains as a backdrop.

Spring winter camping in Lunndörrsfjällen
Backcountry skiing to Lunndörrspasset | Lunndörrsfjällen, Härjedalen
1/4 sec / f/11 / ISO 100
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6L IS USM @ 300mm

Rumbling of avalanches

While I enjoy a cup of chocolate at the emergency cabin in Lunndörrspasset, I hear dark rumbling avalanches that rush down the mountain like a waterfall.

Lunndörrspasset, Härjedalen, Sweden
Lunndörrspasset, Härjedalen, Sweden
1/320 sec / f/11 / ISO 100
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6L IS USM @ 128mm
Lunndörrspasset, Härjedalen, Sweden
Lunndörrspasset, Härjedalen, Sweden
1/320 sec / f/11 / ISO 100
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6L IS USM @ 300mm

Beautiful winter camping site below the fell Dörrpiken

Back at campsite I enjoy the sunshine and prepare some lunch before I pack down my gear and continue my journey, I skied back towards Tossåsen, today the weather offer some visibility so I saw a nice campsite with beautiful views towards the fells Dörrpiken, Struohpie and Dörrsjöfjället.

Spring winter camping in Lunndörrsfjällen
Beautiful winter camping site below the fell Dörrpiken
1/160 sec / f/11 / ISO 100
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6L IS USM @ 70mm

Rest in the sun

I spend some more time enjoy the lovely spring winter weather and the lovely views towards the fells.

Backcountry skiing in the sunset

In the late afternoon I head out backcountry skiing in the surrounding, I had spotted a little hill close to the tent that I felt like a great viewpoint towards the beautiful surrounding fells. While the sun set behind the fells a very cold breeze svept over the fells. Soon it was time to head back to the tent, did some big turns down the fells.

Last light in the fells Lunndörrsfjällen, Härjedalen
Last light in the fells Lunndörrsfjällen, Härjedalen
1/100 sec / f/11 / ISO 400
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM @ 70mm

Dinner in the tent

This evening the chef Real Turmat served me a Taco meal, teased great. Spend the evening melting snow and reading my book.

Shooting star

Lovely starry night with shooting star, will end a beautiful day.

Mist sweeps between the mountain peaks

Woke up early the following morning and the mist sweeps between the mountain peaks. I had some breakfast before I pack down my gear and head back to Tossåsen. On my way back I get a glint of the sun behind the clouds. I had heard from some skiers that it was a snow bridge over the river Rövran so I did take the ordinary winter/summer trail back to Tossåsen.

Thanks for reading

Links:

Winter camping in Lunndörrsfjällen

Barren winter fells, print from Lunndörrsfjällen

Tips on hiking to Lunndörrspasset (In Swedish)

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