Gällivare

Gällivare is home to the world heritage Laponia, which includes national parks; Sarek, Padjelanta, Stora Sjöfallet and Muddus, as well as parts of the nature reserves Sjaunja and Stubba. Visit one of our mines or fly a hot air balloon over a beautiful snow covered Laponia in February. Did you know that in Gällivare there are Santa’s 365 days? Meet Santa under the northern lights or the midnight sun!

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Have a chat with the local tourist information for more insights. gellivarelapland.se

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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.

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.

Swim, bike, run – under the Midnight Sun

For the second year in a row, participants from around the world are competing in the Laponia Triathlon 67°N – a full-distance triathlon above the Arctic Circle.

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!

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?

Our national parks – a natural place to visit

National parks are areas featuring a certain type of landscape, protected to preserve their natural condition. It's about creating opportunities to experience nature. Swedish Lapland has the most, the oldest and the largest national parks in Sweden.

On skis through Sarek National Park

Picture yourself on a pair of skis, with nothing but mountains and snow as far as the eye can see. But a direction, a goal somewhere behind all those mountains. Hear the wilderness guide Mirja, describe it with her own words.

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.

Making of ‘Skating under the northern lights’

The Dutch filmmaker Marco Lubbers had a dream: To go speedskating under the northern lights. And he also wanted to make a film about it. For that, he travelled to Swedish Lapland.

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.

Love fly fishing!

What fly-fishing guide Daniel Nordvall doesn't know about the noble art of fly fishing, clear mountain lakes and flowing waters is hardly worth knowing. His goal now is to teach women to love fly fishing.

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.

The higher land

The Sámi call it Badjelánnda – the Higher Land. It's part of Laponia and a favourite location for those who want to be on their own for a bit. In the beginning of autumn our co-worker Håkan Stenlund sets his sights on Consul Persson's cabin. A lonesome trek back.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Coffee made by lemmings

If you’ve ever come across a lemming in Swedish Lapland, you probably thought of them as quite aggressive beings. Now we’ve gotten the inside scoop – they’ve just been frustrated and misunderstood. Markus Lemke lets us in on their secret message and the mission that him and his colleges have been assigned: to bless the world with dark roasted "kokkaffe".

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.