This is Swedish Lapland

Your Arctic Destination

Swedish Lapland is the rolling hills and the roaring rivers. The vast woodlands and rural romance. But foremost, from the mountains to the sea, it is the perfect place for an adventure.

An original Swedish Lapland story

The King of all trails

This is Sápmi, a slowly changing cultural land. The 450-kilometre long trail will take you through the Laponia World Heritage, four national parks and the headwaters of Sweden’s four remaining national rivers. This is the most beautiful hike up north, covering some vast and wild land.

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The king of all trails

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Kungsleden, the King of trails, runs from Hemavan to Abisko in the Swedish mountains. On its way it passes the summer grounds of fifteen “samebyar”, organized through the reindeer husbandry act. This is Sápmi, a slowly changing cultural land, so always show respect and care for the reindeer - especially the little calves. The 450 kilometer long trail will take you through the Vindelfjällen nature reserve, the Laponia World Heritage, four National parks and the head waters of Sweden’s four remaining National rivers. This is the most beautiful hike up north, covering some vast and wild land.

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— Swedish Lapland TV —

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— The Arctic way of life —

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SOAK UP THE SUN

The midnight light

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Take
a bite

— FLY FISHING —

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THE WOODS

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— EXPLORE SWEDISH LAPLAND —

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Not only is Abisko, Swedish Lapland, within the Aurora oval but the surrounding mountains also keep the skies clear and there's barely any light pollution. This is probably the world's best place for the Aurora Borealis.

A TASTE OF
THE ARCTIC

We keep honestly prepared food from local produce close to heart. That comes quite naturally since nature’s pureness, and lots of great ingredients surround us. Taste all the goodness of nature that has over centuries adapted to life in our arctic environment.

UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN

In summer, above the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn't set – a phenomenon known as the midnight sun. Depending on where you are in Swedish Lapland, you can experience it from May to July. The further north you go, the shorter the nights. The best thing about it? You can do whatever you want at any time!

EXPERIENCE
SÁMI CULTURE

Sápmi is what the Sámi call their land, an area that stretches over Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. In Sweden, Sápmi covers the most northern part. It is a nation without borders but not without a history, culture and a language, very much entwined with the reindeer.

ON YOUR
BUCKET LIST

There are some things in life that you just have to do – and make that sooner rather than later. Spending the night at the original ICEHOTEL is just one of them. Living in a tree another.

FLY FISHING
HEAVEN

Four national rivers and countless tributaries and thousands of streams from mountains to coast, more than 30,000 lakes and a coastline of over 1,500 kilometres – Swedish Lapland has room for a few more fishers.

EXPLORE
THE SEA

The Swedish Lapland coastline is over 1,500 kilometres long and includes about 4,000 islands with unique flora and fauna. It's a year-round experience; you can go kayaking all night in the midnight sunlight in summer or go by snowmobile (or even by car!) over the frozen sea to the most remote islands.

LET'S GO
HIKING

You can hike overlooking the sea or Sweden's highest mountaintops. It can be a hike to the cloudberry marshes or along a winding forest trail – when the silence, the lack of cell phone coverage and the breathtaking views hit you.

ARCTIC
CHALLENGES

Trail running, skiing, biking, climbing – there are lots of ways to challenge yourself and release those endorphins in Swedish Lapland. The Arctic part of Sweden offers excellent conditions for any outdoor workout, whether you look for extreme challenges or just a nice jogging trail outside your hotel.

THE LOVE
FOR SKIING

Yes, that is what we do here in Swedish Lapland. We ski. From late autumn to mid-summer, under the northern lights and the midnight sun. It's a love affair from the moment we get our first skis at an early age.

WINTER IN
THE ARCTIC

In Swedish Lapland, we embrace the winter months – and you will too. What’s not to love about dramatic winter landscapes, crystal clear-evenings and stunning northern lights dancing across the sky? And then all the things you can do!

ALONG
THE ROAD

Through midnight sun and endless roads. From the magic mountains in the west, deep into the woodlands and all the way to the islands in the east. This is your adventure along the roads of Swedish Lapland.

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THE LAND OF THE SÁMI

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— THE ARCTIC DESTINATION —

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Meet the locals

The great race of mercy

In Junosuando, a village located on the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland, there's a statue of Leonhard Seppala. He's one of the world's most famous mushers. This is the story about Leonhard himself, his dog Togo, and what became known as "The Great R...

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200 words for snow

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Driving on ice

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— The northern lights —

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A SWEDISH LAPLAND STORY

Architectural dreams

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