Let IGLOOTEL become the peak of your experience in Arvidsjaur, Swedish Lapland. A hotel built completely of snow where you can book a romantic igloo for two or a kick-off for your company.
Many are the colours of Swedish Lapland. Skies of electric blue and sizzling pink, the green disco diva light show with the starry night sky as a stage. Yes, this is the time of colour and the era of the Northern lights.
Even though we are few, we have a long and vivid history. Did you know that there were people living in Arjeplog 10,000 years ago?
Tjadnes-Nimtek, the largest ecopark in Sweden, opened in October 2012. The park is over 22000 hectares and well woth a visit!
Sofia Jannok’s voice is warming, like the embers of the fire in the middle of the Sami tipi. Her latest CD bears just that title, “Áššogáttis” or “By the embers”. Sofia explains: “I see these songs as embers in the wind. They’ve been with me on tour and recordings for several years. You could say that they are all created for the stage. It felt like the right time to gather the embers and release a CD, a warming bed of embers.”
There is a long tradition of oral storytelling that runs through the history of Swedish Lapland. Like our forefathers, we still gather around the fire and share matters of importance and everyday news with each other, tall tales and stories about how things were and what is around the corner. The urge to communicate with our fellow beings is in our genes. One of the best-known and most popular authors in the region, and in Sweden, is Mikael Niemi who grew up in Pajala. Thanks to him people have been able to share a completely new picture of life in the Torne Valley. Visitors from far and near are drawn to Pajala, inspired by his book “Popular music from Vittula”.
When the trawl is winched aboard, the chilly October air is filled with anticipation. The first trawl has been going on for hours. Tension gives way to joy when the net breaks surface and finally reveals its contents – thousands upon thousands of vendace quivering in the nets. To the untrained eye the glittering little silver fish do not appear to be worth the time and effort. But it is what the eye does not see that makes the vendace so desirable. Its belly hides one of the noblest of the world’s delicacies, the unique “Kalix löjrom” or vendace caviar.