Bergnäs 105, Vindeln, Västerbotten (Sweden)

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Ice skating

Together with our partners in Lycksele (45 mins away from Kronlund) we have the option for ice skating, this activity is very popular among our Dutch guests. When notified when our guests want to go skating, we call ahead to our contact in Lycksele to make sure the track is free from snow. This is a unique experience with allot of laughter and great for the kids.


On your vacation to the north we can arrange an adventurous trip through the forests of the north on snow scooters. We arrange this with a local company so you have all the equipment and a guide that will take you through this magical landscape. On this trip you will have the experience of a lifetime and a nice moment for some Swedish fika! Make sure to book this activity as soon as possible, since this is a big desire for every winter vacation, we want to book it for you as soon as possible!

Snowshoe walk

On our own location we host the activity snow shoe walking. We take a hike through the dreamlike landscape that is around our property. Fantastic pictures can be taken on the way while we go through the forest and over the frozen Vindeln river. Taking a break at the grill hut for a meal that is cooked on open fire, and then to be free to challenge the landscape that we have around. The most common remark we have heard in these walks are “I never thought i would enjoy this so much” and “Its impossible to take a bad picture on this trip”


We can offer our guests to go dog sledding in the beautiful dreamlike snowy landscape that the north has to offer. Make sure you book your vacation 3 months ahead of time so we can make sure we have you booked in to our local partners.

Our History

The 1st of November 1905 was a very important date in the history of Kronlund Kursgård. In that year Hällnäs forest school opened up for the first time. and also it was the first in his kind all the way up in the north of Sweden. 58 men with a background in forest work applied in that year, mostly from Västerbotten and Norrbotten. Out of these 58 people, 14 were chosen for the first year. Which proved the necessity of the school at the time.

Kronlund Kursgård history began several years before that. The deep forest area were the school was built upon was namned ‘Kronlund’. (It was owned by the royal family ‘crown’ hence the name Kron=Crown, lund=grove.) This place was chosen because of the magnificent beauty from the surrounding area.

It was said that the master-hunter who was living and working here at that time created a painted of the area and sent it to the royal municipal board. Where they made the decision to use that area for the school. On the 26th of April 1904 contractor P. Byström began the construction of all the buildings. These are the same buildings we work in today! More than a century later!!

Hällnäs forest school was active until 1965. During 63 years, 1017 students graduated. Most of which continued their careers as rangers, forestry consultants and hunters. There had been 11 different principals, 11 foresters and 14 teachers employed in that time as well as 1 craftsman and 1 housemother her name was ‘Lotten Nilsson’ who became locally known.

In the 1990’s the property was owned by the University of Umeå and they where the first to name it Kronlund Kursgård which means Kronlund course-yard, keeping to the properties history in education. After the University It was bought by Peter Green back in 2006. In this time it was used for conferences and events. In 2015 it was sold again to Bert Karlsson who housed asylum seekers. The company was eventually bankrupted and Kronlund Kursgård stood empty until 2020 when it was finally bought by the Kleinherenbrink family!




We did not like the fact that we could not stay longer…….Thank you so much Anna-Louise ,Nick and all the team for everything.My husband and I have done a lot of travelling around the world over the years and stayed in many different and interesting places but we think yours is the best ever. Congratulations and keep up the wonderful service you provide but also the incredible personalised friendly customer service …….plus great smiles through the 24/7 hard work . We wish you all the best and for sure will recommend your accommodation to all our friends.


Wonderful environment in the course yard. Beautiful and very well maintained and well planned. Pleasant and personal treatment and the proximity to the Vindelälven a big plus. That sunset was special with mirror-like water on the river. AND the breakfast was absolutely delicious!