Göran Wallin

Writer, photographer and outdoor fanatic with equal love for the mountains and the islands of Swedish Lapland.

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Discover the labyrinths on the islands of Swedish Lapland

When you visit the islands of Swedish Lapland you might stumble upon stones laid out in a formation. Maybe it’s actually an old labyrinth that you’ve found? The phenomena is tens of thousands years ol...

2015-07-07

The king of all mountain trails!

King’s Trail or Kungsleden, is Sweden’s longest and most famous trail, and mostly frequented during summer, but it’s an equally exiting adventure by skis during winter. Göran Wallin, keen outdoor enth...

2015-07-07

A guide to the mountain flora of Swedish Lapland

Are you curious of what kind of plants that grow in the harsh mountain climate? Ever wondered what that cute, white flower is called that you passed several times on your hike? Göran Wallin gives you ...

2015-07-07

The unique species of the islands of Swedish Lapland

Around the islands of Swedish Lapland you can experience a vast and highly interesting mix of different type of environments. The shifting nature with a great vary of biotopes and the change in living...

2015-07-07

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 o...

2015-07-07

Padjelanta, walking on higher ground

Padjalanta/Badjelánnda means the higher land in Lulesámi. The Padjelanta National Park is a part of the World Heritage Site Laponia, together with Sarek, Muddus/Muttos and Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkk...

2015-07-07

Exploring the frozen sea of the Islands of Swedish Lapland

It was with some trepidation that I joined my first snowmobile tour into what looked like a frozen alien landscape. A place where no sensible person should tread. Sounds dangerous? Let me explain, I a...

2015-07-07