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

A winter celebration

When the polar night is over and the sun returns, the people of Kiruna celebrate the snow and the winter during the Kiruna Snow Festival. Read more

A well-deserved win

The annual Guldbagge Awards is Sweden’s leading film awards. During yesterday’s ceremony the award for Best Documentary was presented to “Historjá – Stygn för Sápmi” – a poetical and poignant depiction of Sámi narrator and artist Britta Marakatt-Labba. Read more

Ruben Östlund about "Free Radicals"

It is well known that Swedish film director and two-time Palme d’Or winner Ruben Östlund’s career so far has been a globally praised success story. However, it might come as a surprise that his career path and successes are deeply rooted in a 25-year-old Swedish ski film. Read more

Icehotel 33 is now open

This previous weekend the doors to the 33rd edition of Icehotel opened. The hotel with its art suites, sculptures and ceremonial hall has been created by 24 artists from around the world, together with the hotel’s construction team and Creative Director, Luca Roncoroni, during six intense weeks. 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, 2022, the sun does not rise above the horizon in Kiruna until January 2, 2023. 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