The islands and river valleys

The Swedish Lapland coastline is over 1,500 kilometres with almost 4,000 islands. Four national rivers run through the destination, all the way from the sea to the mountain area. The islands of Swedish Lapland are a year around experience with paddling in the light summer nights during summer and snowmobiling over the frozen sea during winter.

Beach life

Perhaps summer and swimming aren’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 in...

  • Between two worlds

    Two villages with the same name on either side of the mighty Torne River. Kukkolaforsen is something very special and in many ways, it proves that the Torne Valley is a world of its own, filled with t...

    Håkan Stenlund
  • A picturesque boat trip through ice

    To go on a boat trip and take a swim while you’re at it is a pretty common activity around the world, in the city of Piteå in Swedish Lapland as well. But here, just a hundred kilometres south of the ...

    Anders Westergren
  • The frozen islands

    It was with some trepidation that I joined my first snowmobile tour into what looked like a frozen alien landscape. A place where no sensible person should tread. Sounds dangerous? Let me explain, I a...

    Graeme Richardson