Join Martin Falklind and his family on a trip to Abborrträsk outside Arvidsjaur. Here you’ll find skilled guides, good food, soft reindeer skins and warm Sami tents. And plenty of willing arctic char, giant-size ones!
FOREST, FOREST, FOREST. Travelling through the interior of Swedish Lapland (the north of Sweden) is a monotonous story. That’s why we – like so many other southerners travelling to the mountains – have never stopped here. Because what’s there to do? Instead we’ve hurried west, where the landscape finally opens up.
It would take a kidnapping of editor-in-Chief Martin Falklind to change this. After that kidnapping we found out that hidden inside that dark green wall of forest isn’t just the real Norrland, but also thousands of fishing locations. Many of them almost undisturbed.
Because while we’ve basically forgotten about the northern interior as a tourism and fishing destination, many of the older generation fishermen have disappeared. With them, netting has all but disappeared too. The lakes have remained untouched and the fish populations have grown.