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  • A different world at Sápmi Nature Camp

    Sápmi Nature Camp is located just outside Gällivare. In many ways it's a completely different world, a place to go if you want to change a little.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Between two worlds at Kukkolaforsen

    Two villages with the same name on either side of the mighty Torne River. Kukkolaforsen is something very special and in many ways it proves that the Torne Valley is a world of its own, filled with tastes and experiences.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • A year-round hotel of ice

    The world-famous ICEHOTEL outside Kiruna was initially just a crazy idea for the winter. These days it's just as crazy – but all year round.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Staying overnight in the Luleå archipelago

    Walk in old growth forest illuminated by the midnight sun. Listen to the sound of the seabirds, the wind and the waves. Cut wood, feel the warmth from the stove and cook on an open fire. Have a sauna and a bath in brackish, clear water under the light blue evening sky. Stay overnight in a cottage and experience this vast, unique archipelago for real.

    Viktor Johansson
  • It’s ice harvest time!

    It’s mid-March and people are gathering on the frozen Torne River in Jukkasjärvi. Behind us, the world-famed ICEHOTEL. But our eyes are fixated on the tractors hoisting up giant blocks of ice from the river. We’re looking at the next year’s hotel, yet to be carved out from the crystal clear ice. It’s harvest time.

    Maria Sirviö
  • A unique wedding for you, and you, and you, and you

    Weddings. They can be lavish, intimate, fun, boring, and all of the above. No wedding is alike, as no people are alike. Some like barefoot weddings on beaches, some prefer getting married in a church made of ice and snow - 200 km above the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland.

    Maria Sirviö
  • Treehotel launches 7th Room: A magical retreat by Snøhetta

    Treehotel welcomes their first guests to the 7th and latest room among the tree tops. What begun with a viewing of a film about a small tree house, has now become one of the coolest hotels in the world.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Life at Pine Tree Lodge, Särkimukka

    Four kilometres beyond the end of the public road you'll find the village Särkimukka in the Torne Valley. In the middle of the woods, on a frozen lake, this is home to some ten people and hundreds of dogs. Still, the bar is full tonight.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Lantliv Lodge, a place to wind down

    Edoardo Miola’s idea behind the Lantliv Lodge (Country Life Lodge) in Österjörn is that you should stay for a long time. At least long enough to wind down. Appreciate the moment. And, best of all, find inspiration. To create. Or to just be. There and then. That is his philosophy.

    Ted Logart
  • Iglootel in Arjeplog – a night in a House of Ice

    In one of Sweden's most scenic spots, on a promontory of Lake Hornavan, you'll find Arjeplog's own Iglootel. An ice house for those who want even more winter.

    Editor
  • A burning passion for lights

    A candle consists only of a wick and some stearin. Its light however, can spread so much warmth, cosiness and comfort. At the candle factory, Lowima in Skellefteå, the foundations for many a cosy winter evening are crafted.

    Ted Logart
  • 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
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    The Chef’s Table at Icehotel

    Are you a fan of cooking shows on TV? So is Maria, a food enthusiast from Swedish Lapland, who finally got a chance to participate behind the scenes. That's what Chef's Table at Icehotel is all about – inviting the guest into the kitchen.

    Maria Sirviö
  • 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.

    Britta Elfving-Persson
  • 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
  • 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.

    Maria Sirviö
  • Ice fishing in Saltoluokta

    Equipped with a reindeer skin and an ice drill, an ice-fishing rod and maggots, our friend Håkan Stenlund welcomes spring on the ice around Saltoluokta. Winter fishing has never been more enjoyable.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Explore the north

    We are 150 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle with Sara and Johan at Explore the North in Kangos, Pajala. Here, under the Arctic sky and deep in the wilderness, Sara and Johan have made a life for themselves.

    Christi Sindsen
  • Jokkmokk Winter Market. And the story continues

    During winter 2016 Jokkmokk winter market were held for the 411th year running. Apart from world-class Sami art, culture and handicraft, visitors are normally greeted by proper, cold winter weather.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Brändön Lodge: small scale and welcoming

    Brändön Lodge and Pine Bay Lodge are genuine, small-scale establishments by the sea in the Gulf of Bothnia. Cousins Göran Widén and Johan Björklund have run them for nearly 20 years. Together with their co-workers, who all live in villages around Brändön, they welcome clients and let them experience the Arctic lifestyle with ice as the main theme.

  • Låktatjåkko, Sweden’s highest Mountain Station

    One thousand, two hundred and twenty-eight metres above sea level is where you find Sweden’s highest mountain station: Låktatjåkko. It takes you a couple of hours to walk there from Björkliden and half-way is probably where you’ll start craving the waffles.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Hit the slopes – top five for skiing in Swedish Lapland!

    Being outdoors is a natural part of the arctic lifestyle, and during winter – skiing is the way to go. Pro or beginner, Swedish Lapland offers it all. You just need to find your flavour among our resorts. Here is our top five for downhill skiing like a champ!

    Therese Sidevärn
  • Experience Torne River Valley up close – spend your vacation as a villager

    Imagine spending your vacation in the tranquillity of a small village overlooking the free flowing Torne River. At Arthotel Tornedalen you get exactly that together with a large portion of unique culture and scenery that will make you come back for seconds.

    Therese Sidevärn
  • Vuollerim – a small village with thousands of bright ideas

    Picture this: A small, rural village above the Arctic Circle, all covered in snow, the sun hasn’t risen above the horizon for weeks, where every verge, driveway, doorway, parking lot, actually any available spot - is lit up by ice lanterns.

    Maria Sirviö
  • Padjelanta, walking on higher ground

    Padjalanta/Badjelánnda means the higher land in Lulesámi. The Padjelanta National Park is a part of the World Heritage Site Laponia, together with Sarek, Muddus/Muttos and Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke National Parks, as well as Sjaunja Nature Reserve. Padjelanta is Sweden’s largest national park, right next the Norwegian border. Göran took his friends there for hike this summer - and brought us along.

    Göran Wallin
  • Abisko and Aurora Sky Station – world’s best place to experience the Northern Lights

    Abisko National Park in Swedish Lapland offers perhaps some of the best conditions in the world for Northern Lights. The surrounding mountains keep the skies almost clear and the light pollution is next to nothing. No wonder Lonely Planet dubbed Abisko the world’s most illuminating experience of 2015.

    Göran Wallin
  • Behind the scenes: American Vouge @ Treehotel

    It might just be the world's coolest hotel with individual tree houses offering comfortable stays to its guests. All located in the spectacular scenery of the forest of Swedish Lapland near the village of Harads. We take you behind the scenes as this location becomes the set for a high fashion photo-shoot for American Vouge!

  • 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
  • Vast Contrasts in Riksgränsen

    The resort Riksgränsen is situated on the border of Sweden and Norway — just as the name in Swedish suggests. This is the last outpost and when the blizzards reign, also where the road ends. Nevertheless, the train stop is less than one hundred metres from the hotel and the base station of the ski lifts.

    Therese Sidevärn
  • ICEHOTEL, a frozen icon

    ICEHOTEL has been reincarnated in a new rendition every winter for the last 27 seasons and there's more to come. First, let's take a walk down memory lane to find out how this frozen art project came about.

    Editor
  • A night in -5 °C – how does it work?

    It takes no little amount of courage to commit to spending a night on ice. Some have already planned a spot on the mantelpiece for the diploma that says you survived a night in minus five before boarding the plane to Kiruna. Others are more hesitant about the idea to sleep in a hotel made of ice and snow.

    Editor
  • Treehotel, the perfect holiday hideaway

    Treehotel opens up yet another room and starts serving locally produced gourmet food amongst the treetops. But still it's just like going back into mom’s house and enjoying a home-cooked meal after playing in a treehouse all day, this is the childhood fantasy that we all dream of.

  • First Camp Luleå: a natural, urban oasis

    Forest trails and little beaches by the river. First Camp in Luleå is a special campsite. An urban oasis in a scenic setting with long, bright nights.

    Viktor Johansson
  • Childish fun in Boden

    In summer campsites and beaches in Boden fill up with sun-seeking holiday makers, young and old. What is it that attracts so many people from near and far?

    Maria Sirviö
  • Hello and welcome to Frevisören

    Outside Båtskärsnäs, in Kalix municipality, you'll find Frevisören. A campsite with 40 cabins and a couple of hundred caravan pitches.

    Håkan Stenlund