Klimpfjäll

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Klimpfjäll
Klimhpe el. Klimhpese
Klimpfjäll is located in Sweden
Klimpfjäll
Klimpfjäll
Coordinates: 65°4′N 14°46′E / 65.067°N 14.767°E / 65.067; 14.767Coordinates: 65°4′N 14°46′E / 65.067°N 14.767°E / 65.067; 14.767
Country Sweden
Province Lapland
County Västerbotten County
Municipality Vilhelmina Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 0,49 km2 (19 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2005)[1]
 • Total 132
 • Density 271/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Klimpfjäll (Southern Sami language: Klimhpe el. Klimhpese) is a village located in Vilhelmina Municipality, Västerbotten County, Sweden, about 20 km from the border to Norway and 120 km from Vilhelmina. Until the end of the 80s the village was a mining community and the population was well above 500. After the closing of the mining it declined to about 100 (2013).

In the village there are several small companies focusing on tourism. During the wintertime many choose to visit Klimpfjäll for snowmobiling, snowboarding, skiing and ice fishing. There is a slalom slope located in the village with various levels of difficulty on the slopes. There is one for childrens and then 13 different slopes. For the advanced skiers and snowboarders there are plenty of mountains to go offpist skiing from. In Klimpfjäll you will find a hotel, store, slalom slope and cross country skiing tracks. Each easter there is a more activities in the village. The weather is warmer and therefore it is pleasant to be outdoors enjoying the snow. Every year during this time there is a big fishing competition (ice fishing) with prices such as a snowmobile (adult class) and bikes (children class). In the summer time it is common to hike in the mountains, exploring animal life and sleeping in tents. There is a route for walking all the way to Norway called "Norgefararleden" (the Norway walk). It is about 40 km long walk with plenty of places to stop along the way.

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  1. ^ a b "Småorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2000 och 2005" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 

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