National parks are areas featuring a certain type of landscape, protected to preserve their natural condition. It’s about creating opportunities to experience nature. Swedish Lapland has the most, the oldest and the largest national parks in Sweden.
Most things in life aren’t as obvious as they might seem. On one side of lake Torneträsk we find Vádvečohkka (Vadvetjåkka) national park, one of Sweden’s wettest areas. On the other side of the same lake, Ábbeskovvu (Abisko) national park is one of Sweden’s driest areas. While Abisko lies in the rain shadow, the top of Vadvetjåkka is surrounded by incoming clouds from the Atlantic where rain keeps falling. Different strokes of fate – even for national parks.