Aurora Borealis HB, Ekorrsele 35, 922 91 Vindeln, Sweden. Tel +46-(0)705 799 338 Maria / +46-730 933 076 Donald

Take a coffee break at one of the fireplaces

Within the reserve area area total of nearly 40 large and small islands with a mosaic of features caused by the waters slow erosion of the rock - potholes, dry channels and rocky outcrops. Numerous smaller streams and rapids connect with the Vindelälven river on it's journey to the coast.


This island ecosystem is continuously affected by the varying water levels of the river, leading to a rich biodiversity of flora. The larger islands, whilst dominated by old conifer forest, are also home to alpine plants such as Northern Wolfsbane, Alpine Yellow-Violet, Mountain Timothy,Wild Celery and Alpine Sow-Thistle.

The seeds of these plants most likely float downstream from high in the mountains.


Read more about our restaurant and nature reserve here



Experience breathtaking scenery,

and dine in our restaurant


Green fields and trees, rushing rivers and midnight sun: that is northern Sweden in summer! Go fishing in the land of thousand rivers and lakes or enjoy a Stand Up Paddling-trip on the Vindelriver.


We also welcome you to our restaurant, Mårdseleforsens Café and Restaurant. Easy to find and located in Mårdseleforsens nature reserve, this is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch, dinner or the famous Swedish coffee break “fika”. Your soundtrack for the day: the second biggest rapids in the area, hundreds of birds and the rustling of leaves in the wind.

Are you looking for a place to stay during your hiking or fishing vacation. Check out our charming Yellow House – your accommodation for your stay in Swedish Lapland.

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Good Food On The Banks Of The Vindelälven


We invite you to come and taste delicious, regionally-inspired food in our atmospheric restaurant situated amidst wild, scenic beauty. Our restaurant seats about 30 people indoors and the same number on the patio overlooking the breathtaking river and rapids..


Allow your taste buds to experience the delights of the Västerbotten and Lappland pantry, washed down with a locally produced beer or fine, organic wine. We source local ingredients and organic products as far as possible.


Our menu varies week to week so that guests will always find something exciting to enjoy.


We have two dishes that are always available - 'Viltskav' with lingonberries and mashed potatoes, and 'Souvas' burger with soft whey butter sauce and cranberry crème fraîche.


Either will give you a real taste of Lapland!



Our summer tours

Stand up paddling - two and a half hour tour. Stand up paddling is

one of the most wholesome and invigorating water sports in the world.

Stand up paddling - half day tour. This tour is a combination of a fun

activity and an incredible outdoor experience

Fishing - a three day trip. On our three-day fishing trip, you have the

opportunity to fish for pike, perch, grayling and trout and even salmon.