Piteå

In the eastern parts of Swedish Lapland, you will find the glistening gem, Piteå. Piteå is a place of contrasts, the archipelago, sea, rivers, forests and an amazing countryside. Sweden’s highest water temperatures are often recorded at Pite Havsbad on the “Swedish Riviera” – hard to believe if you heard the ice crunching against the hull of an icebreaker a few months earlier.

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Take a little piece of Swedish Lapland home with you

Are you en route to Swedish Lapland, wondering what souvenirs to shop for? We've listed some helpful tips for you.

Welcome, the forest is yours!

It is really true that anyone can walk around the forests and beaches of Swedish Lapland? Pick berries and pitch a tent anywhere? Yep, that's exactly what it's like in the democratic forest.

Outdoor fika for all

That Swedes have their fika (coffee and a snack), and that they drink lots of coffee, are well-known facts. But what's the thing about having it outdoors? What's the deal with boiled coffee?

Beach. Photo by Andy Anderson.

Beach Life in the Arctic

Perhaps summer and swimming isn't what first springs to mind when you think of Swedish Lapland. But, in fact, there are plenty of cool beaches and places to go for a swim – thanks to the inland ice.

Skating in the dark with Bob de Jong

Bob de Jong is an Olympic champion. He's also the oldest skater in modern times to win an Olympic medal. Last winter he went for a couple of runs up in Swedish Lapland.

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.

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 Solander trail – hiking along the coast

Hike through dense forests, across vast fields, along old country roads and through the majestic river landscape. Experience local culture and take a break at one of the beautiful rest stops. The Solander trail allows you to experience the multifaceted natural and cultural landscape of the Swedish Lapland coast, up close.

At Västra Kajen guests are always in focus

Just a stone’s throw from central Piteå you will find a cultural camping gem in a marine environment, renowned for its unique hospitality. Västra Kajen is a place that many return to, time and time again.

13 ways of loving the midnight light

The season with the midnight light is around 100 days long. You play golf in the middle of the night, you take a swim when you feel like it and those who have never experienced the midnight light before wonder how they'll ever manage to sleep. But then you make your mind up not to worry about sleep and decide it's time for further adventures. Even more summer.

Pite Havsbad – the Riviera of the North

On the beach along the Gulf of Bothnia, roughly where the Pite River flows into the sea, you'll find Pite Havsbad. Sweden's largest camping and conference facility. A place also known as the Riviera of the North. You kind of want to know why.

A picturesque boat trip through ice

To go on a boat trip and take a swim while you’re at it is a pretty common activity around the world, in the city of Piteå in Swedish Lapland as well. But here, just a hundred kilometres south of the polar circle, the considerably less common twist is that the boat trip happens in minus 20 degrees Celsius with an icebreaker that weighs in at 400 metric tons.

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 species the further out you get, is an intriguing phenomenon. The land rise and brackish water has created unique conditions for both plants and animals that inhabit the waters.

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 old, and the pattern can be found in different places across Europe.

Dogsledding is a family passion

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