Skellefteå

Skellefteå is the southern entry into Swedish Lapland. Half the population inhabits the country side – next door to wild salmon rivers, hundreds of lakes, dense forests and miles and miles of coastline. The other half dwell in a modern city; a seamless transition from urban to rural defining the good life in the subarctic – stretching from fine dining to cooling winter swims.

Have a chat with the local tourist information for more insights. www.destinationskelleftea.se

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Winter bathing – a declaration of love for the cold and dark

Some people do it once in a lifetime. Some every week - on Sundays at lunch time. Some do it for health reasons; some because they want to show bravery and some just because they want to win. But the only real reason you need is your own, when you step through a hole in the ice, into 0,1°C cold water.

2016-01-14

A Meeting of Gods

Galileo Galilei gave the northern lights their Latin name Aurora Borealis. A fitting description, to say the least.

2016-01-14

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.

2015-07-07

Huskies dry land training

What does a husky do in the months before the snow falls? Well, just the same as a hockey player before the season. Snow-free exercise. And if you're really lucky you can go along to a training session.

2015-07-07

On the trail of a wildlife photographer

Imagine what it would be like for a few days to leave all the stress and all the noise behind you, breathing in the forest scent and meeting its four-legged or winged residents face to face and assuming the role of a real nature photographer.

2015-07-07

Beauty and the Beast

When it comes to sport fishing Skellefteå is known for two things - Salmon and Pike. Or the beauty and the beast, if you will.

2015-07-07

Kallholmen, brewed with stubbornness and pride

As in other parts of the world – the interest of local beer and microbrewery has intensified in Sweden the recent years. While visiting Swedish Lapland – don’t miss the opportunity to taste what might be Sweden’s finest local beer. A recognition earned the hard way…

2015-07-07

A photographer’s good life

Imagine that someone who has travelled all over the world chooses to settle down in Boliden, just outside Skellefteå, in Swedish Lapland. Why, you might wonder? Well, it’s because Boliden is the best place on earth. That is if you ask Neil and Julia Crighton.

2015-07-07

Scouting for moose

This is kind of an introduction to what is usually referred to Europe’s last wilderness. Starting out softly with kokkaffe, cinnamon buns and a tour of a wilderness exhibition – and ending up in a hole in the ice in the middle of nowhere.

2015-07-07

Crayfishing under a moonlit sky

As the bright summer nights slowly turn to dusk, we have by now entered August and fall is almost upon us. And that is a good thing. At least if you are about to go crayfishing in the Skellefteå River under a moonlit sky.

2015-07-07