Yes, that is what we do here in Swedish Lapland. We ski. From late autumn to mid-summer, under the northern lights and the midnight sun. It's a love affair from the moment we get our first skis at an early age.

Ups and downs
  • To the top of Nieras

    The road to Ritsem through World Heritage Laponia is probably one of the most beautiful roads in Sweden. It is also an easy way to get straight to a high-mountain environment with fantastic opportunities for ski touring. The mountain Nieras at Stora Sjöfallet is an amazing and easily accessible ski touring gem.

    David Björkén
  • The master’s

    Kristoffer Turdell from Gällivare is a champion of Freeride World Tour, the World Championship of Extreme skiing. His scene may be all the mountains in the world, but there's still one particular run on his mind. Down Duolbagorni in Swedish Lapland.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Into the winter

    When the rest of Sweden prepares for spring, Riksgränsen open for the winter season. Håkan Stenlund goes north to the playground of the fanatics.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Hit the slopes

    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!

    Therese Sidevärn

The snowboarder

Before breaking his back, all Niklas Ekstedt — Swedish TV host and acclaimed Michelin star chef — wanted was to be a pro snowboarder.

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Kristoffer Turdell won Freeride world tour in 2018. In this video, Kristoffer does his most memorable run of the year – down epic mount Duolbagorni in Swedish Lapland.

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Up north, around Abisko, Björkliden and Riksgränsen, the snow isn't an issue. We just need to wait for the daylight. And at the end of the aurora season, the powder season is upon us.


The northern Sámi word for dream is niehku. And as a design hotel and a hideaway in an Arctic environment, Niehku Mountain Villa is a stunning place. From food to heli-ski, from interior design to a mountain vista – this is really a dream come true.

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Races and expeditions


In 1923 three men, while digging a ditch in a bog, stumbled upon what turned out to be the oldest pair of skis in the world – 5 200 years.

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    The midnight light

    If it's your first time visiting Swedish Lapland during the summer, you'll notice that it never gets dark. You have entered the world of the midnight sun, and if you're not used to it, it's an extraordinary experience. But beware, it might affect your sleep quality.

    David Björkén
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    World’s best place
    for northern lights

    Abisko National Park, in Swedish Lapland, offers some of the best conditions in the world for northern lights watching. The unique climate of the area keep the skies almost clear, and the light pollution is next to nothing. And here, you also find the Aurora Sky Station.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    The eight seasons

    In Swedish Lapland, nature plays an intrinsic role in our life and work, and the people here are highly sensitive to the small details of the changing seasons. Therefore, it seems only natural that the Sámi people describe eight seasons instead of four.

    Ella Jonsson