Ted Logart

Photographer, writer and foremost keen fisher waiting for that grand catch but trying to expect less.

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The woods

A steady, refreshing breeze blows through the forest at Arctic Retreat. Sometimes the wind grabs hold of the trees around the log cabin, where I am staying. The trees sway gently in time with Nature. ...

2020-05-22

Gravel roads

Nalovardo, June, at the peak. Without stopping at the turning area by the top cabin I pedal on along the road that leads to the peak cairn: a kind of mountain stage, or Strava segment, that I have man...

2020-04-28

A stay in history

Lenin was here. And then he went home and started a revolution. There is a blue plaque in the waiting room at Haparanda train station that tells us how Lenin, the old comrade, stopped here in Haparand...

2020-04-23

A road trip for the hungry

In the old days, you could be arrested for loitering. Ambling along in the world without plans was seen as very suspicious behaviour. These days it’s different, and spending a day doing nothing is mor...

2020-04-13

The taste of
Swedish Lapland

In Swedish Lapland, we have a preference for honestly cooked food, a natural result of having a clean nature filled with excellent ingredients just around the corner. The Sámi began developing our cui...

2020-04-07

An unbeatable
eco-experience

My first contact with ecotourism was during a visit to Geunja the Sámi Eco Lodge. It is located beyond the end of the road, in the beautiful mountain landscape that surrounds Ammarnäs. Something happe...

2020-04-07

The king of all trails

The King’s Trail extends through a varied mountain landscape in Sweden’s Arctic destination Swedish Lapland. The Swedish name is ‘Kungsleden’ and it was used by the Swedish Tourist Association – STF –...

2020-03-30

The way we eat

Kaffeost In Tornedalen, the coffee cheese is called kahvijuusto, and in Swedish we call it kaffeost. It could be a fresh cheese that in many ways resembles the Italian mozzarella. But in northern Swed...

2020-03-28

The mindset of Geunja

On the other side of the lake, there’s a mountain wall looking like a gorilla seen from the side, overlooking the passage to Lake Lill-Tjulträsket, its eyebrows frowning deeply over the eyes. Had we a...

2020-03-19

A place to preserve

Red log cabins in a kind of organised chaos around one of northern Sweden’s most beautiful churches – this might not be a completely accurate picture of World Heritage Gammelstad, but that’s what it f...

2020-03-13

Catch a Baltic

For a long period, the wild salmon stocks in the Baltic Sea were under a lot of pressure. When things were at the worst the Baltics were on the fringe of extinction in some rivers. For example, in the...

2020-03-12

The Arctic light

Kaamos If you translate it directly, Kaamos means – darkness. But those who live in the polar regions know that’s not the case. It’s how the snow magically reflects blue light; Kaamos is the word used...

2020-03-06

Between two worlds

“Kukkola is a village in Karl Gustav’s parish in Haparanda municipality, next to the Torne River, just over ten kilometres north of Haparanda along Highway 99″, I read about Kukkola on Wikipedia. But ...

2020-02-09

Some of the best cheeses in Sweden

The facade of the farmhouse dairy is a plastered white. The front door is deep red with a stainless steel plate displaying the company name. Pär and Johanna live in the nearby house. They would have i...

2020-02-01

World’s best place for northern lights

On a beautiful Tuesday night, we take the chairlift from the village of Abisko towards the top of mount Njullá. It’s cold and crisp, the full moon is out, and the stars are abundant. We see a faint gr...

2020-02-01

Christmas

It is December and the landscape is covered in a white blanket; trees are heavy with snow and the roads are white. The dense mid-winter darkness creates a blue light during a few hours, and windows ar...

2019-11-22

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, h...

2019-10-26

The not-so-big five

Scouting out the ‘Big Five’ on the African savannah is the big dream of many. They include leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and African buffalo and is a group of large, majestic and fairly dangerous ani...

2019-09-09

Midsummer in Swedish Lapland

When the sun never sets, and the kids are on summer holiday. When holidays are waiting around the corner and meadows explode with wood cranesbill. That’s when long lines of cars queue up to get out of...

2019-06-11

Winter swim with Christof Wandratsch

When extreme swimmer Christof Wandratsch became the first person to cross lake Boden and broke the world record across the English channel, he found himself looking for new challenges. He found winter...

2019-01-21

Winter swimming

February means time for the Scandinavian Winter Bathing Championship in Skellefteå. The championship is also part of the Winter Swimming World Cup as well as an appreciated festival for the entire cit...

2018-10-16

Stiftsgården – the cradle of the city Skellefteå

Stiftsgården in Skellefteå opened its doors to the public almost five years ago. The spa facility is a reminder of vicar Brandell’s third wife, Miss Huss, who procured the city’s first bathtub. Aside ...

2017-10-27

A run through magical mountains

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 doub...

2017-10-27

Time to go hiking

Getting just the right amount of physical activity will do you good. This is common knowledge. It is also said that nature is a healer for both body and soul. Maybe more so than ever in late summer wh...

2017-05-29

Yoga on ice

What better way to take a break from your everyday life than to meditate and perfect your Tree Stand, than on a buckskin, on frozen waters in Swedish Lapland? It’s no secret that being in nature alone...

2017-02-13

First time dog sledding

If it’s the first time you have ever met a pack of enthusiastic huskies, no wonder you would be a bit reserved. However, there’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of. Join the British couple Sabina and ...

2016-12-12

A burning passion for lights

A candle consists only of a wick and some stearin. Its light however, can spread so much warmth, cosiness and comfort. At the candle factory, Lowima in Skellefteå, the foundations for many a cosy wint...

2016-12-03

Entering the dark and cold

Jorge is an adventurer. He has been almost all over the world, but Swedish Lapland his new to him. When he steps through the sliding doors on Skellefteå Airport he doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing ...

2016-11-04

Wild salmon rivers

There are five rivers in Skellefteå, three of which are classified as wild salmon rivers. Such a concentration of salmon waters cannot be found anywhere else in Sweden – and the crown jewel is Byske R...

2016-06-20

Frozen sea

The ice age is always present along the coast of Swedish Lapland. From the constant land elevation to the barren, windswept frozen sea. The coast up north is pretty remarkable, this much is true. It a...

2016-03-06

Salmontrippin’

A tanked-up car, robust rod holders and a few intensely driven salmon fishers as company is an excellent start if you’re going to do some severe salmontrippin’ in Swedish Lapland. This is the story of...

2015-07-07

Beauty and beast

When it comes to sports fishing Skellefteå is known for two things – Salmon and Pike. Or the beauty and the beast, if you will. The fog is dense. It is one of the last mornings of the summer, and I re...

2015-07-07

Kallholmen, brewed with stubbornness and pride

As in other parts of the world – the interest of local beer and microbrewery has intensified in Sweden the recent years. While visiting Swedish Lapland – don’t miss the opportunity to taste what might...

2015-07-07

Scouting for moose

This is kind of an introduction to Swedish Lapland. Starting out softly with kokkaffe, cinnamon buns and a tour of a wilderness exhibition – and ending up in a hole in the ice in the middle of nowhere...

2015-07-07

A family passion

As the warm and personable owners of Svedjekojan, Caisa and Ulf and their 65 beautiful and enthusiastic sled dogs are your guides to fulfilling this snowy adventure that is on so many bucket lists. Th...

2015-07-07