An old railway roundhouse ruin resurrected as the coolest heli-ski hotel, 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland. Niehku Mountain Villa perfectly taps on to the transformative experiences that are sought after by today´s global adventure travelers. This is a place that combines the very best of northern Sweden’s spectacular nature, all year-round activities and world class accommodation.
The Iron Ore Line roundhouse
Niehku Mountain Villa is built on the site of Riksgränsen’s old roundhouse, in operation from 1902 to 1923. The facility provided service and maintenance to the steam locomotives which were the first to operate on the legendary Iron Ore Line linking Gällivare, Kiruna and Narvik.
The ancient monument wall of the former railway roundhouse runs straight through the building and the restaurant. One of the old grease pits makes up a spectacular 500-bottle wine cellar. Niehku has created a unique, modern but yet rustic way of presenting the Arctic cuisine. The kitchen makes use of the best ingredients from the region’s forests, mountains and lakes, with a rich variety of the seasons. This is combined with the best from what the Norwegian neighbours have to offer (the border is less than 50 metres from the kitchen door), featuring fantastic ingredients from Atlantic waters.
”An old railway workshop built in 1902 has been reborn as the world’s northernmost heliski lodge – and perhaps the most stylish too.” Tom Robbins, Financial Times
UNESCO Prix Versailles winner 2019
“Winning the UNESCO Prix Versailles for the second time was fantastic. Especially since it was with Niehku, more than 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, as far as you can get from the international hotel scene.” - Erik Nissen Johansen, Stylt founder