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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.

    Maria Sirviö
  • The Midnight sun, finally!

    The Midnight Sun. The feeling of never having to face tomorrow, just keep having fun and enjoy the never-ending day, is absolutely wonderful. But. Those who depend on their beauty sleep will face certain challenges.

    Maria Broberg
  • Spotted love for trout

    – Five thousand characters? About trout? How’s that going to work? – Ok… I thought that someone with nothing but fly fishing on his mind would be able to do it. What about four thousand, then? – No, n...

    Johan Jonsson
  • Durable fashion with Kero

    Imagine a pair of shoes that just gets better with age! With feeling and respect for material and craftsmanship, Kero creates durable and trendy products that just look better with use.

    Emma Forsberg
  • 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.

    Maria Sirviö
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    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?

    Maria Sirviö
  • Midnight salmon in Swedish Lapland

    As the renowned crew of fly-fishing filmmakers Hooké from Canada, touched down at Luleå Airport, they didn’t really know what to expect of Swedish Lapland – but soon they got overwhelmed by warm welco...

    Stuart Davies
  • Fly fishing philosophy

    If a fish, or a catch, is to be a story, the fish has to be out of the ordinary, preferably bordering on dangerous. And if the story is to become a classic, the fish should be as big as a whale or the...

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Forest life in Svanstein

    Good skiing usually depends on one thing and one thing only: good snow. But good snow has many enemies. Sunshine, temperature and wind can all mess with the fluffiness of snow. It's best protected by forest, and allegedly the best forest grows in Svanstein.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • The Bestseller

    Photographer Mattias Fredriksson started out as a cleaner at Hotel Riksgränsen. Then he picked up a camera. Today he's the most published skiing photographer in the world, still with a soft spot for the old mountain hotel in his heart.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • How to catch a Baltic salmon

    How to catch a Baltic salmon in Swedish Lapland? That’s the 100-dollar question for many salmon fly fishermen. But there’s some good news. It’s getting easier. A lot easier. During the last years, salmon runs in the wild Swedish Baltic rivers have been heading in the right direction.

    Ted Logart
  • 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 the icy trails.

    Graeme Richardson
  • Grayling fishing in Sandåslandet

    The author and fly fisherman Gunnar Westrin feels most at home in the most barren of landscapes. This is how Sandåslandet north of Kiruna became one of his retreats in life. I often think about the fi...

    Gunnar Westrin
  • Yoga on ice

    What better way to take a break from your everyday life than to meditate and perfect your Tree Stand, than on a buckskin, on frozen waters in Swedish Lapland? It’s no secret that being in nature alone...

    Emma Forsberg
  • 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.

    Ted Logart
  • LEGO, that’s the life!

    Some think LEGO is only for children. But that’s not quite true. Skellefteå is home to Sweden’s biggest collection of LEGO. Of course, children are welcome, but an adult perspective is at least as important.

    Ted Logart
  • Visut – a story of the reindeer

    Our home, Swedish Lapland, has been formed by the Ice Age, the seasons and the reindeer. And we, too, have lived our lives in the shadow of the forces of nature.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Welcome to the Burbot Festival

    It's the coldest time of the year, and here we are. Standing on the frozen river late at night, ice fishing. Welcome to the Burbot Festival.

    Maria Broberg
  • How to photograph the northern lights

    So you've gone to Swedish Lapland, Sweden's northernmost destination, to experience the magical northern lights. Here are seven simple tips on how to get some good pictures of the beautiful light phenomenon to take back home.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • 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.

    Editor
  • Transforming Kiruna – a new town emerges

    The town transformation in Kiruna has received attention in Sweden as well as internationally – never before has such a large community been transformed. The reason is that mining has caused subsidence which affects the town, and parts of Kiruna have to be rebuilt elsewhere, on new ground.

    Johanna Ögren
  • The making of an ice road

    A frozen river turned road, makes an excellent shortcut. Here's how it's done.

    Maria Broberg
  • 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.

    Editor
  • The Vulgata Rally

    One of nature's most beautiful displays takes place during a couple of weeks every summer. A mayfly called Ephemera vulgata hatches and every single fish in the lake go crazy when presented with such a feast. For us fly fishermen this is simply the time when we cease to sleep.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Three Wild Salmon Rivers

    There are five rivers in Skellefteå, three of which are classified as wild salmon rivers. Such a concentration of salmon waters cannot be found anywhere else in Sweden - and the crown jewel is Byske River, without a doubt, however, you need to earn your Byske salmon.

    Ted Logart
  • Archipelago Days

    What happens when a father and son decide to spend a couple of days on the islands of Swedish Lapland? Well, first you have to promise that there will be mobile phone coverage and then keep your fingers crossed that you’re right. Then you can safely assume there’ll be no trace of the kid during the entire trip.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • The Fishing Luck of Mothers-in-Law

    The Arctic climate calls for certain innovations to master the art of ice fishing. To close a door on the cold, be comfortable and catch a fish you sometimes need a whole house. But inside the house things are as they should: the smell of coffee on the stove, newly-baked cinnamon buns and today's latest gossip.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • 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.

    Ted Logart
  • 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.

    Ted Logart
  • Salmontrippin’ in Swedish Lapland

    A tanked-up car, tough rod holders and a few intensely driven salmon fishers as company is a great start if you're going to do some serious salmontrippin' in Swedish Lapland. This is the story of three high-pitched days in four wild salmon rivers in what sometimes is referred to as Europe's last wilderness.

    Ted Logart
  • Showdown on wheels

    How to make the most of the autumn in Swedish Lapland as a biking nerd. Follow Olov and his friends on a epic downhill biking adventure in Björkliden and Abisko, where the scenery leaves them astounded.

  • The eight seasons

    In Swedish Lapland, nature plays an intrinsic role in our life and work, and the people here are highly sensitive to the small details of the changing seasons. Therefore, it seems only natural that the Sami people describe eight seasons instead of four.

  • 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.

    Ted Logart
  • The world’s first ever Sápmi Pride

    There is a wind of change blowing through Sápmi, culminating in the first ever Sápmi Pride festival in Kiruna this weekend. Gathering hundreds of people in a colourful parade along the city streets, manifesting the right to be Sámi and queer. But getting to this day has been a four year long walk.

    Maria Sirviö
  • Snow and ice biking in Swedish Lapland, more than a lifestyle

    Fore some, riding a bike is a lifestyle. But if you live in a subarctic climate, how does one maintain a lifestyle mainly adapted to the summer season? Hitch a ride with Olov, a Fat Bike enthusiast making tracks on the frozen sea.

  • The Northern Lights made Chad choose Abisko

    A little over five years ago, photographer Chad Blakley and his wife moved to Abisko National Park to take on seasonal summer jobs, but quickly fell in love with the breath-taking landscape and warm people of Swedish Lapland.

    Therese Sidevärn
  • Build your own igloo, stay the night and live to tell the tale

    Building an igloo and spending the night in it? For sure! All you need is the guiding hand of Cecilia Lundin, owner and guide at NatuLife in Jokkmokk, a couple of teammates and the proper tools. And lots of snow of course. But be aware of life-changing experiences.

    Maria Sirviö
  • 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.