Håkan Stenlund

Håkan Stenlund A father. Writer. Fly fisherman. Bird hunter. PR strategist at Swedish Lapland Visitors Board. Patagonia Ambassador. And low budget environmentalist. alifekeptplainandsimple.tumblr.com

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Northern lights, not necessarily easy to photograph

How to photograph the northern lights

So you’ve gone to Swedish Lapland, Sweden’s northernmost destination, to experience the magical northern lights. Here are seven simple tips on how to get some good pictures of the beautiful light phen...

2016-12-05

Visut – a story of the reindeer

Our home, Swedish Lapland, has been formed by the Ice Age, the seasons and the reindeer. And we, too, have lived our lives in the shadow of the forces of nature. At Nutti Sámi Siida in Jukkasjärvi a r...

2016-11-28

Sápmi Slow Food with Ingrid Pilto

As far away as you can get from industrial foods, you’ll find Sámi food traditions. Nothing goes to waste. Everything has its own unique flavour. Meet Ingrid Pilto, a Sámi food creator. At home in he...

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2016-11-28

5 questions to 5 Sámi designers

Sámi design comes in many shapes. From traditional leather hats to a blue dress at the Nobel Banquet. Some of Sweden’s coolest designers have taken the Sámi expression further – to put some excitement...

2016-11-28

Aurora Borealis: A Meeting of Gods

Galileo Galilei gave the northern lights their Latin name Aurora Borealis. A fitting description, to say the least. I’m travelling through inland Lapland, on my way home from a meeting in Arvidsjaur, ...

2016-09-01

The Vulgata Rally

One of nature’s most beautiful displays takes place during a couple of weeks every summer. A mayfly called Ephemera vulgata hatches and every single fish in the lake go crazy when presented with such ...

2016-06-20

Archipelago Days

What happens when a father and son decide to spend a couple of days in the Gulf of Bothnia archipelago? Well, first you have to promise that there will be mobile phone coverage and then keep your fing...

2016-06-17

The higher land

The Sámi call it Badjelánnda – the Higher Land. It’s part of Laponia and a favourite location for those who want to be on their own for a bit. In the beginning of autumn our co-worker Håkan Stenlund s...

2016-06-09

Kärkevagge, the secret stone valley

In Sámi it’s called Geargevággi, which translates to Stone Valley in English. But in real life, it might as well be a fairytale. — What the —-, have you seen anything cooler than this, Zach? The Ameri...

2016-05-19

The Call of the Wild

Dog sledding through vast expanses of white is in many ways synonymous with a winter adventure in Swedish Lapland. Håkan Stenlund took a tour with the company Erlebnis Wildnis in the Vindelfjällen Nat...

2016-03-14

Ice fishing in Saltoluokta

Equipped with a reindeer skin and an ice drill, an ice-fishing rod and maggots, our friend Håkan Stenlund welcomes spring on the ice around Saltoluokta. Winter fishing has never been more enjoyable. I...

2016-03-06

The Fishing Luck of Mothers-in-Law

The Arctic climate calls for certain innovations to master the art of ice fishing. To close a door on the cold, be comfortable and catch a fish you sometimes need a whole house. But inside the house t...

2016-02-10

Muohta

Snow is something more than frozen water to the Sami people. It’s a way of expressing the foundation of their existence – the migration of the reindeer. To a skier snow is also more than snow. It’s th...

2016-02-02

Into the winter

When the rest of Sweden prepare for spring, Björkliden and Riksgränsen open for the winter season. Håkan Stenlund goes north, to the playground of the fanatics. ”Thank you for this weekend”. ”Thank yo...

2016-01-14

Wintry Food Safari

The train from Kiruna, via Abisko, Björkliden, Låktatjåkko, to Riksgränsen isn’t just a beautiful journey. If it’s done right it can also be a culinary hit. Small portions are for armchair people. At ...

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Food

2016-01-13

Say hello to Strumpan, Sweden’s best sommelier

Patrik Strömsten, perhaps the best sommelier in Sweden, lives highest up and furthest away in Sweden. He loves skiing and life. Maybe that’s why he’s got such a keen nose for wine. — Might I tempt you...

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Food

2016-01-12

Jokkmokk Winter Market. And the story continues

During winter 2016 Jokkmokk winter market were held for the 411th year running. Apart from world-class Sami art, culture and handicraft, visitors are normally greeted by proper, cold winter weather. O...

2015-12-17

Låktatjåkko, Sweden’s highest Mountain Station

One thousand, two hundred and twenty-eight metres above sea level is where you find Sweden’s highest mountain station: Låktatjåkko. It takes you a couple of hours to walk there from Björkliden and hal...

2015-10-30