Swedish Hat

A legend has it that "The Swedish Hat" hill is a burial site. The mound is said to have been built over the final resting place of a Swedish military commander and his wife during "The Swedish War" in the 17th century. Swedish soldiers carried soil in their hats to heap over the graves, and a linden and an oak have been planted in remembrance.

  • Swedish Hat in winter
  • Skiers
  • Activities on the Swedish Hat in summer and winter
  • Tobogganing track
  • Swedish Hat in summer

The Swedish hat is located on the left bank of the picturesque River Abava valley between Kandava and Sabile. The recreation centre's summer offer includes a toboggan run, horseback riding, fishing in the Abava, a venue for larger events by the riverside, a stage and camping grounds; in winter, visitors are welcome to downhill skiing and snowboarding, ski lifts, equipment rental, instructors' advice, and cross-country skiing, and all the year round – to a café, and accommodation in small cabins.

57.024982, 22.591002
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
  • Payment methods: 
    • Cash
  • Cuisine
Amenities and Features: 
  • Free parking
  • Information point
  • Smoker-friendly
  • WC
Working Hours: 

Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Last updated: 03.09.2014