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    Nature

    Out on the island

    The Bothnian Bay archipelago consists of 4,000 islands, or more. On some there are cabins for rent, and there are boat transfers available to many of them. The tour boat Laponia has served the islands outside Luleå for years. Sometimes island life doesn't get much simpler, or much better, than a red cabin on the outskirts of the archipelago.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Places

    The Wood Hotel

    A hotel skyscraper made of plywood that comes with a cultural centre, a spa and three cosy restaurants: one offering sake on the wine menu and another serving the perfect pölsa (a traditional northern Swedish dish often compared to haggis) for dinner. The Wood Hotel by Elite, in the middle of Skellefteå, leaves nothing to chance.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Culture

    A night at the museum

    Two of Sweden's best museums for those interested in Sami history and Arctic cultural life are Ájtte in Jokkmokk and the Silver Museum in Arjeplog. Both these institutions have a similar history. But what stories would they tell us if they were able to?

    Håkan Stenlund
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Nature

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 ...

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    Culture

    Focusing at weddings

    Helicopter rides over mountain peaks, dog sledding across sparkling snow and fluttering tulle under the midnight sun. This is what the wildly varying working days of wedding photographer Rebecca Lundh look like.

    Emma Graméus
  • A journey into all things Sami

    The northernmost part of Sweden is home to northern Europe's indigenous people: the Sami. This means that Sweden's Arctic destination – Swedish Lapland – is part of Sápmi. This magnificent landscape holds an equally magnificent story. We went travelling by car through an exciting, beautiful world rich in culture: Sweden's northernmost part of Sápmi.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Places

    Vuoggatjålme

    The Helamb family in Vuoggatjålme have served mountaineers and travellers for a hundred years. Even though there has been no road to Vuoggatjålme for most of that time, visitors from far and wide have made their way here. Mimmi Helamb was even given awards for that, as a secret agent.

    Håkan Stenlund
Explore Swedish Lapland

THE KING OF ALL TRAILS

The King's Trail runs through Sweden's most beautiful mountain scenery and provides more than 400 kilometres' worth of hiking adventure for the first-time hiker as well as the truly experienced mountain veteran.

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Nature

The midnight light

The Arctic Circle marks the southernmost point at which the centre of the sun is visible during the June solstice. The summer solstice is the time of the year when the sun is always visible – the s...

  • Ski in Swedish Lapland

    Skiing is as much part of the Arctic lifestyle as northern lights, thermal underwear, and coarsely-ground coffee. The oldest ever pair of skis were found in a marsh in Kalvträsk. In Swedish Lapland people have skied since long before pyramids were built in Egypt. This is the story of two planks and a passion.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Places

    Arthotel Tornedalen

    In the village of Vitsaniemi, on the banks of the Torne River, you will find one of Swedish Lapland's most exciting hotel projects. They are also building an art gallery for the world here – a kind of Louisiana in the heart of the Torne Valley.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Taste

    A bit more njálgge

    The Sámi word njálgge means tasty, as in a bit more of a party. In Jokkmokk, in the hands of food artist Eva Gunnare and reindeer herder Helena Länta, Njálgge is also a food adventure encompassing at least 20 dishes and eight seasons.

    Håkan Stenlund