Soapstone at Laisholm

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Soapstone can be sawn, cut and polished.

A soapstone quarry at the southeastern point of the Sörtjärnen tarn is reached via 200 metres of good footpath which begins 100 metres after the asphalt road ceases. Soapstone, and its specially fine variant steatite which is found here and is a clear dark green colour, has some very singular properties. It can be sawn, cut and polished. In addition it has extraordinary heat-retaining properties and is therefore used in stoves among other things.

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Nearby accommodations

Cabin & apartment

Backvillan

Distance: 6.6 km
One of the most spectacular accomodations in the Swedish mountains. Sleeps ten persons in five bedrooms, great views over the lake and mountains, sauna, fully quipped kitchen, and a cosy lounge, ski room and direct access to the slopes.
Hostel

Tärnaby/Åkerlundska gården, STF Hostel

Distance: 6.8 km
Welcome to Åkerlundska Gården! The hostel is located on Laxfjället in Tärnaby, with views over Lake Gäutan and the mountains. A Västerbotten estate with loads of ambience and atmosphere!
Apartments

Tärnabyhyllan 1

Distance: 5.2 km
The cottages in this area has a unique location to the west of the cableway in Tarnaby, with breathtaking views of Ryfjället and with the best ski-in-ski out location.