A guide to the latest news, upcoming events and everything you shouldn't miss when visiting Swedish Lapland.

How to dress for winter in Swedish Lapland

Dressing in layers in really cold temperatures is key to staying warm and comfortable. Read more

Winter solstice

The winter solstice is an astronomical phenomenon that occurs every year during winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the time when the Earth’s north pole is maximally tilted away from the sun, resulting in the shortest day and longest night of the year. Read more

The beauty of Lucia

If you are in Swedish Lapland on December 13, make sure you visit a traditional Lucia celebration. Alongside Midsummer, the Lucia celebrations represent one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden, with their clear reference to life in the peasant communities of old: darkness and light, cold and warmth. Read more

The polar night

Starting today, December 11, 2023, the sun does not rise above the horizon in Kiruna until January, 2024. This doesn’t in any way mean that Kiruna, during this period of polar night, is covered in complete darkness until the beginning of next year. You always have Kaamos. Read more