Arjeplog

The Silver Museum with its Sámi silver collection is a great start to a journey through the history spanning from hunter-gatherer traditions via Sámi culture to the high-tech car industry proving grounds of modern Arjeplog. The mountainous archipelago is spacious enough to fit outdoor activities of all kinds, without ever compromising the silence of the wilderness.

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Arctic Circle Race – a run through the magical mountain terrain

The helicopter takes us to the starting point, 17 kilometres out in the roadless land. The mountain terrain is magical, I cannot find a better word to describe it. Then there are sweat, pain, and doubts. Followed by laughter, pleasure, and euphoria. When it’s all over, all I can think about is: Why don’t all races take place in the mountains of Swedish Lapland?

Simple tips for shooting autumn colours

Many think autumn is the most beautiful time of year in Swedish Lapland. It's as if Earth itself grants a generous firework display of colour before the winter sleep settles over the Arctic landscape. And it's easy to capture the show with a camera on standby. These are five simple tips for capturing autumn in a photo.

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.

Top 7 most challenging trail running races

Trail runners, here are the top 7 most challenging trail running races in Swedish Lapland taking place in 2017!

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.

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.

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?

Beach. Photo by Andy Anderson.

Beach Life in the Arctic

Perhaps summer and swimming isn't what first springs to mind when you think of Swedish Lapland. But, in fact, there are plenty of cool beaches and places to go for a swim – thanks to the inland ice.

A snowshoe walk in the Midnight Sun

How about hiking with snowshoes under the Midnight Sun in June? It’s not impossible. In the Arjeplog mountains the snow is still there most of the summer.

Swedish fika – Arctic style

In Sweden we love our coffee, and so-called boiled coffee (coarse ground and brought to the boil in a pan) is in many ways the national drink of Swedish Lapland. Preferably served with all the trimmings: coffee cheese, coffee meat, dried reindeer meat and reindeer tongue.

Girls night out – hiking in Arjeplog

Arjeplog claims to have an archipelago in the middle of the mountains. They also decided that it should never be impossible to reach the highest mountain. Even if it might be difficult to spell the name of the mountain in question sometimes.

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.

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.

Aurora Borealis: A Meeting of Gods

Galileo Galilei gave the northern lights their Latin name Aurora Borealis. A fitting description, to say the least.

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.

Muohta

Snow is something more than frozen water to the Sami people. It's a way of expressing the foundation of their existence – the migration of the reindeer. To a skier snow is also more than snow. It's the way you experience life.

Stories told with names

Many towns, mountains, rivers in Swedish Lapland bear the names given to them by the Sámi people, usually describing their characteristics. When reading a map of Swedish Lapland, knowing the meaning of some Sámi words adds another, fascinating dimension to the landscape.