Carl-Johan Utsi

A saami photographer working the fields of Sápmi and Swedish Lapland. Mostly running with reindeer though.

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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. The temperatures in Swedish Lapland can vary qu...

2016-11-28

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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Food

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

The Chef’s Table at Icehotel

Are you a fan of cooking shows on TV? So is Maria, a food enthusiast from Swedish Lapland, who finally got a chance to participate behind the scenes. That’s what Chef’s Table at Icehotel is all about ...

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Food

2016-10-31

On horseback towards Kebnekaise

Johanna hasn’t ridden a horse for 13 years; Carl-Johan has never sat on a horse in his life. Follow them on a horseback tour through the Kiruna mountains with the guide Kerstin from Ofelaš Icelandic H...

2016-09-23

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 pe...

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Food

2016-07-06

13 ways of loving the midnight light

When summer comes the ice melts. Out of the two powers that rule our destination – light and dark – the season of light is of course the liveliest one. Everything grows, new life is born, the birds si...

2016-06-23

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 cert...

2016-05-27

An arctic journey within oneself

A group (kind) of ordinary people embarked on a 300 km journey over the Arctic tundra on dog sleds and we set out to meet them by the finish line. Just to find out – How was it? We are standing by the...

2016-04-12

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

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

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. A vibrant festival offering cultural activities alongside fantast...

2015-07-07

The eight seasons of Swedish Lapland

In Swedish Lapland, nature plays an intrinsic role in our life and work, and the people here are highly sensitive to the small details of the changing seasons. Therefore, it seems only natural that th...

2015-07-07

Experience Torne River Valley up close – spend your vacation as a villager

Imagine spending your vacation in the tranquillity of a small village overlooking the free flowing Torne River. At Guest House Tornedalen you get exactly that together with a large portion of unique c...

2015-07-07

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 ...

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Food

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

The taste of Swedish Lapland

In Swedish Lapland we keep honestly prepared food from local produce close to heart. That comes quite naturally since nature’s pureness and lots of great ingredients surround us. Welcome here and tast...

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Food

2015-07-07

The red gold of Swedish Lapland

With the Nobel festivities yet again in focus, we’ll be taking a look at one of the returning key components on the Nobel menu; Kalixlöjrom. Vendace roe from the Islands of Swedish Lapland, an origin-...

2015-07-07

Safe hiking in the mountains

Hiking is multidimensional. It offers something for your mind, and your body. If you hike along the King’s Trail in northernmost Swedish Lapland, you’ll see some of the most beautiful things Sweden ha...

2015-07-07