Graeme Richardson

Graeme Richardson
Luleå, Swedish Lapland
an australian swedish husband father friend with a love of the outdoors, sailing, photography and travelling and living in Swedish Lapland.

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Northern lights over the Islands of Swedish Lapland

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. ...

2016-11-30

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

Ice Music, a fairytale winter experience

Welcome to Luleå’s coolest winter event. By combining Swedish Lapland’s climate with beautiful music, the town now has a meeting point for townspeople and a major attraction for visitors from all arou...

2016-02-10

Brändön Lodge: small scale and welcoming

Brändön Lodge and Pine Bay Lodge are genuine, small-scale establishments by the sea in the Gulf of Bothnia. Cousins Göran Widén and Johan Björklund have run them for nearly 20 years. Together with the...

2015-12-14

Gammelstad – a world heritage full of life

In Swedish Lapland you will have the opportunity to discover three World Heritage Sites. They include the Laponia Area spanning four National Parks and two nature reserves, the Struve Geodetic Arc in ...

2015-07-07

Treehotel, the perfect holiday hideaway

Treehotel opens the worlds largest treehouse, and serves up locally produced gourmet food. But still it’s just like going back into mom’s house and enjoying a home-cooked meal after playing in a treeh...

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

A night in -5 °C – how does it work?

It takes no little amount of courage to commit to spending a night on ice. Some have already planned a spot on the mantelpiece for the diploma that says you survived a night in minus five before board...

2015-07-07

Dogsledding is a family passion

As the warm and personable owners of Svedjekojan, Caisa and Ulf and their 65 beautiful and enthusiastic sled dogs are your guides to fulfilling this snowy adventure that is on so many bucket lists. Th...

2015-07-07

Walking on water in Luleå

There are many ways in which the people of Luleå make light work of the challenges brought forth in the arctic climate in which they live. Like ice skating. And twenty other ways of transport along th...

2015-07-07