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The Nordenskiöld Race – a story
The world's longest cross-country ski race, 220 km, will take place in Jokkmokk in April. But how did it all begin, and why?
On skis through Sarek National Park
Picture yourself on a pair of skis, with nothing but mountains and snow as far as the eye can see. But a direction, a goal somewhere behind all those mountains. Hear the wilderness guide Mirja, describe it with her own words.
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.
When to see the northern lights in Swedish Lapland
Shimmery and magical. The dance of the Northern Lights are a spectacular sight that we frequently enjoy in Swedish Lapland. Viewing the Aurora Borealis is both a jaw-dropping and mystical experience. But what time of year is the best time to see them?
How to dress for winter in Swedish Lapland
I'm travelling to Swedish Lapland this winter, how should I dress for the cold climate? Check out this guide for dressing for winter in Swedish Lapland.
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 into everyday life.
Aurora Borealis: A Meeting of Gods
Galileo Galilei gave the northern lights their Latin name Aurora Borealis. A fitting description, to say the least.
The Mountain Botanical Garden in Jokkmokk
Sweden's northernmost mountain botanical garden is found in Jokkmokk, just over 10 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Come and familiarise yourself with alpine plants normally found on mountain peaks in Sarek, or species-rich moorland in Padjelanta. This is where mountain gardener Ingrid constructs her very own mountain, while food creator Eva from Essense of Lapland tastes her way through wild herbs.
Love fly fishing!
What fly-fishing guide Daniel Nordvall doesn't know about the noble art of fly fishing, clear mountain lakes and flowing waters is hardly worth knowing. His goal now is to teach women to love fly fishing.
The Midnight sun, finally!
The Midnight Sun. The feeling of never having to face tomorrow, just keep having fun and enjoy the never-ending day, is absolutely wonderful. But. Those who depend on their beauty sleep will face certain challenges.
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 the way you experience life.
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.
Vuollerim – a small village with thousands of bright ideas
Picture this: A small, rural village above the Arctic Circle, all covered in snow, the sun hasn’t risen above the horizon for weeks, where every verge, driveway, doorway, parking lot, actually any available spot - is lit up by ice lanterns.
Meet Eva, Swedish Lapland food creator
She made the move from Stockholm to Swedish Lapland in her twenties to work at a mountain station and had her first life changing experience. Several years later she had the next one as she found her calling as an ambassador for the taste of Swedish Lapland. Meet Eva Gunnare – food creator and curious explorer of nature.
Hit the slopes – top five for skiing in Swedish Lapland!
Being outdoors is a natural part of the arctic lifestyle, and during winter – skiing is the way to go. Pro or beginner, Swedish Lapland offers it all. You just need to find your flavour among our resorts. Here is our top five for downhill skiing like a champ!
Stories told with names
Many towns, mountains, rivers in Swedish Lapland bear the names given to them by the Sámi people, usually describing their characteristics. When reading a map of Swedish Lapland, knowing the meaning of some Sámi words adds another, fascinating dimension to the landscape.
Jokkmokk Winter Market – with a taste of history and nature
Since 1605, for over 400 years, Jokkmokk’s wonderful Winter Market has been held annually beginning on the first Thursday in February. Attracting tens of thousands of visitors from around the world, the market remains the foremost meeting place for Sámi peoples across the entire Sápmi region.
Build your own igloo, stay the night and live to tell the tale
Building an igloo and spending the night in it? For sure! All you need is the guiding hand of Cecilia Lundin, owner and guide at NatuLife in Jokkmokk, a couple of teammates and the proper tools. And lots of snow of course. But be aware of life-changing experiences.