The Skibotn Clinic is located in an area known for its unique climatic qualities, popular for centuries due to its location by the fjord, by the mountains and in an area with Lappish culture and traditions. It is also located 350 km north of the Arctic circle, which means that in the summer, visitors can experience the midnight sun, and in the winter, the area is exceptional for Northern Lights, or "Aurora Borealis".
The LHL Skibotn Clinic is situated in Storfjord municipality, close to the border of Sweden and Finland. The beautiful surroundings with large fjords, steep mountains creates a great framework for rehabilitation. There are plenty of opportunities for walks and exercise in door and outdoor, well suited to any kind of medical condition.
Our centre consists mainly of a one-storey building located 100 meters from the fjord, with an exceptional view over the "Lyngen alps" – a mountain range surrounding the fjords.
We have 45 rooms with hotel standard, and 5 larger handicap-rooms which are better equipped. There is also a gymnasium, a heated pool, two saunas, as well as conference and meeting rooms. On the grounds of the clinic, we have both a barbeque hut for evening events, and a glass house (see photo) for enjoying the Northern lights and the stars at night, even in winter.
The rehabilitation centres have 30 years of experience with rehabilitation for people with heart and lung diseases. In recent years, we have also worked with rehabilitation for people with lung cancer, obesity and other chronic diseases.
Rehabilitation of people with crippling diseases is a process aimed at enabling them to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and social functional levels. Rehabilitation provides disabled people with the tools they need to attain independence and self-determination.