• A limitless Love story

    Kayaking on a mirror-like river under the midnight sun, speedy white-water rafting, exciting beaver safaris, grand skiing and sport fishing expeditions are a few examples of activities offered by CreActive Adventure. Behind the company are the couple, Love and Tatiana Rynbäck – it is their life, they run the company with heart and soul.

    Anna Bergström
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    A top visit to the Rödberget Fort

    The Rödberget Fort is part of Boden Fortress, one of the most elaborate fortifications in Swedish history. During the two World Wars and the Cold War, the fortress was known as the “Lock of the North” and was held top secret. Today, it is completely open to everyone and preserved just as it once was.

    Anna Bergström
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    Havremagasinet – an art gallery that will tug your heartstrings

    A rainy day in Boden, or an overly warm one – not too uncommon during our subarctic summers – is perfect for a visit to Havremagasinet, which is one of Sweden’s largest art galleries, spanning 3,600 square metres over six floors

    Anna Bergström
  • How to photograph the northern lights

    So you've gone to Swedish Lapland, Sweden's northernmost destination, to experience the magical northern lights. Here are seven simple tips on how to get some good pictures of the beautiful light phenomenon to take back home.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Some of the best cheeses in Sweden

    On the slope leading down to the lake, 37 cows are grazing. Some are drinking water on the shore. The grass is green and if you are standing out in the yard, the view of Lake Storkågeträsket is second to none. No, the rural romanticism cannot be ignored. Then again, this is where the life of one of Sweden’s most well-renowned cheeses begins.

    Ted Logart
  • Life at Pine Tree Lodge, Särkimukka

    Four kilometres beyond the end of the public road you'll find the village Särkimukka in the Torne Valley. In the middle of the woods, on a frozen lake, this is home to some ten people and hundreds of dogs. Still, the bar is full tonight.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • The story about a ski expedition in Sarek

    Rosemary Rayfuse gave herself a ski expedition in Sarek National Park as a birthday gift for herself – and she would not regret it. This is her story from the Sarek Ski Expedition of 2017.

    Rosemary Rayfuse Mirja Andersson
  • Project Hooké – spreading fly fishing vibes

    The Canadian brand Hooké started out of the urge to tell a story about fly fishing. Today it’s become a growing movement along rivers of the world. And in Swedish Lapland the team seems perfectly root...

    Ted Logart
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    Stiftsgården — the cradle of the city of 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 from that, the story actually begins with the vicar, Johannes of Skellopt in 1374, a contemporary of Saint Bridget of Sweden and Dante’s Divine Comedy.

    Ted Logart
  • Arctic Circle Race – a run through the magical mountain terrain

    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 doubts. Followed by laughter, pleasure, and euphoria. When it’s all over, all I can think about is: Why don’t all races take place in the mountains of Swedish Lapland?

    Petter Norén
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    Simple tips for shooting autumn colours

    Many think autumn is the most beautiful time of year in Swedish Lapland. It's as if Earth itself grants a generous firework display of colour before the winter sleep settles over the Arctic landscape. And it's easy to capture the show with a camera on standby. These are five simple tips for capturing autumn in a photo.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Food

    Artisan food with a Sami touch

    Take French food, add a Sami chef who exchanges most of the raw ingredients for local produce. Voilà – here you have modern Sami artisan food à la Kristoffer Åström.

    Iréne Lundström
  • The Brewing Coast

    One brewer used to build cars for NASCAR, another is a trained social worker and a third is a business developer at the University of Luleå. Beer interest is growing and in Swedish Lapland there are m...

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Take a little piece of Swedish Lapland home with you

    Are you en route to Swedish Lapland, wondering what souvenirs to shop for? We've listed some helpful tips for you.

    Maria Sirviö
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    A different world at Sápmi Nature Camp

    Sápmi Nature Camp is located just outside Gällivare. In many ways it's a completely different world, a place to go if you want to change a little.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • An autumn hike in Abisko

    Autumn… It can be really boring… and dreary… and just… just wonderful! Autumn is so immediate; it makes its first appearance after a chilly night and then moves on at full speed. Its colours and clear air must be experienced in the same immediate way: right now!

    Maria Sirviö
  • Swim, bike, run – under the Midnight Sun

    For the second year in a row, participants from around the world are competing in the Laponia Triathlon 67°N – a full-distance triathlon above the Arctic Circle.

    Kevin Warrington
  • The top of Duolbagorni

    There are a lot of great climbing routes in the Kebnekaise massif. Pick a route based on knowledge and experience, or on what you feel like doing. One of the most well-known routes is the 'Silhouette' on Duolbagorni. A 1,000-metre wall. We'll choose a different route for today.

    Göran Wallin
  • Top 7 most challenging trail running races

    Trail runners, here are the top 7 most challenging trail running races in Swedish Lapland taking place in 2017!

    Emma Forsberg
  • Hiking the Vittjåkk-Akkanålke trail

    The breathtaking low-mountain landscapes in Arvidsjaur are easily accessible. Most of the mountains are found within the Vittjåkk-Akkanålke nature reserve for old-growth mountain forest, but there are others, too.

    Göran Wallin
  • 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 when the colours begin to change, from sharply green to fiery red and orange. The air becomes wonderfully crisp and fresh, filling your lungs and your mind with energy.

    Ted Logart
  • The Midnight sun, finally!

    The Midnight Sun. The feeling of never having to face tomorrow, just keep having fun and enjoy the never-ending day, is absolutely wonderful. But. Those who depend on their beauty sleep will face certain challenges.

    Maria Broberg
  • Spotted love for trout

    – Five thousand characters? About trout? How’s that going to work? – Ok… I thought that someone with nothing but fly fishing on his mind would be able to do it. What about four thousand, then? – No, n...

    Johan Jonsson
  • Durable fashion with Kero

    Imagine a pair of shoes that just gets better with age! With feeling and respect for material and craftsmanship, Kero creates durable and trendy products that just look better with use.

    Emma Forsberg
  • Welcome, the forest is yours!

    It is really true that anyone can walk around the forests and beaches of Swedish Lapland? Pick berries and pitch a tent anywhere? Yep, that's exactly what it's like in the democratic forest.

    Maria Sirviö
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    Outdoor fika for all

    That Swedes have their fika (coffee and a snack), and that they drink lots of coffee, are well-known facts. But what's the thing about having it outdoors? What's the deal with boiled coffee?

    Maria Sirviö
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    Between two worlds at Kukkolaforsen

    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 tastes and experiences.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Our national parks – a natural place to visit

    National parks are areas featuring a certain type of landscape, protected to preserve their natural condition. It's about creating opportunities to experience nature. Swedish Lapland has the most, the oldest and the largest national parks in Sweden.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Beach. Photo by Andy Anderson.

    Beach Life in the Arctic

    Perhaps summer and swimming isn'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 inland ice.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • A year-round hotel of ice

    The world-famous ICEHOTEL outside Kiruna was initially just a crazy idea for the winter. These days it's just as crazy – but all year round.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • A snowshoe walk in the Midnight Sun

    How about hiking with snowshoes under the Midnight Sun in June? It’s not impossible. In the Arjeplog mountains the snow is still there most of the summer.

    Maria Söderberg
  • Midnight salmon

    As the renowned crew of fly-fishing filmmakers Hooké from Canada, touched down at Luleå Airport, they didn’t really know what to expect of Swedish Lapland – but soon they got overwhelmed by warm welco...

    Stuart Davies
  • Fly fishing philosophy

    If a fish, or a catch, is to be a story, the fish has to be out of the ordinary, preferably bordering on dangerous. And if the story is to become a classic, the fish should be as big as a whale or the...

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Swedish fika – Arctic style

    In Sweden we love our coffee, and so-called boiled coffee (coarse ground and brought to the boil in a pan) is in many ways the national drink of Swedish Lapland. Preferably served with all the trimmings: coffee cheese, coffee meat, dried reindeer meat and reindeer tongue.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • VIDEO: Strangers in a strange land

    Petter has been living in Swedish Lapland all his life. But how does a person who moved from the big cities in Holland look upon this place – way up in northern Scandinavia? Petter sits down and has a...

  • Forest life in Svanstein

    Good skiing usually depends on one thing and one thing only: good snow. But good snow has many enemies. Sunshine, temperature and wind can all mess with the fluffiness of snow. It's best protected by forest, and allegedly the best forest grows in Svanstein.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Girls night out – hiking in Arjeplog

    Arjeplog claims to have an archipelago in the middle of the mountains. They also decided that it should never be impossible to reach the highest mountain. Even if it might be difficult to spell the name of the mountain in question sometimes.

    Annika Fredriksson
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    The mindset of Geunja

    Even with people there, the calmness of the place stands out. Geunja Sami Ecolodge stands there, carefully tucked in between the shores of a crystal clear lake and the foot of a high mountain.

    Maria Broberg
  • The Bestseller

    Photographer Mattias Fredriksson started out as a cleaner at Hotel Riksgränsen. Then he picked up a camera. Today he's the most published skiing photographer in the world, still with a soft spot for the old mountain hotel in his heart.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • The Nordenskiöld Race – a story

    The world's longest cross-country ski race, 220 km, will take place in Jokkmokk in April. But how did it all begin, and why?

    Håkan Stenlund
  • How to catch a Baltic salmon

    How to catch a Baltic salmon in Swedish Lapland? That’s the 100-dollar question for many salmon fly fishermen. But there’s some good news. It’s getting easier. A lot easier. During the last years, salmon runs in the wild Swedish Baltic rivers have been heading in the right direction.

    Ted Logart
  • Spring in Kiruna mountain world

    Spring-winter has finally arrived to Swedish Lapland! All mountain cabins along the distance Abisko to Nikkaluokta, on the King's Trail is now open.

    Anna Skogh Marit Kangas
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    Staying overnight in the Luleå archipelago

    Walk in old growth forest illuminated by the midnight sun. Listen to the sound of the seabirds, the wind and the waves. Cut wood, feel the warmth from the stove and cook on an open fire. Have a sauna and a bath in brackish, clear water under the light blue evening sky. Stay overnight in a cottage and experience this vast, unique archipelago for real.

    Viktor Johansson
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    It’s ice harvest time!

    It’s mid-March and people are gathering on the frozen Torne River in Jukkasjärvi. Behind us, the world-famed ICEHOTEL. But our eyes are fixated on the tractors hoisting up giant blocks of ice from the river. We’re looking at the next year’s hotel, yet to be carved out from the crystal clear ice. It’s harvest time.

    Maria Sirviö
  • Walking on water in Luleå

    There are many ways in which the people of Luleå make light work of the challenges brought forth in the arctic climate in which they live. Like ice skating. And twenty other ways of transport along the icy trails.

    Graeme Richardson
  • Grayling fishing in Sandåslandet

    The author and fly fisherman Gunnar Westrin feels most at home in the most barren of landscapes. This is how Sandåslandet north of Kiruna became one of his retreats in life. I often think about the fi...

    Gunnar Westrin
  • Skating in the dark with Bob de Jong

    Bob de Jong is an Olympic champion. He's also the oldest skater in modern times to win an Olympic medal. Last winter he went for a couple of runs up in Swedish Lapland.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • A unique wedding for you, and you, and you, and you

    Weddings. They can be lavish, intimate, fun, boring, and all of the above. No wedding is alike, as no people are alike. Some like barefoot weddings on beaches, some prefer getting married in a church made of ice and snow - 200 km above the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland.

    Maria Sirviö
  • 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...

    Emma Forsberg
  • Skiing under the northern lights

    Last year, in February, three of the world's greatest freeskiers, Reine Barkered, Aurelien Ducroz and Jackie Paaso, went to Björkliden to see the northern lights and do some skiing. I called up Reine to ask how their trip went. And some other stuff too.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • On skis through Sarek National Park

    Picture yourself on a pair of skis, with nothing but mountains and snow as far as the eye can see. But a direction, a goal somewhere behind all those mountains. Hear the wilderness guide Mirja, describe it with her own words.

    Mirja Andersson
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    Treehotel launches 7th Room: A magical retreat by Snøhetta

    Treehotel welcomes their first guests to the 7th and latest room among the tree tops. What begun with a viewing of a film about a small tree house, has now become one of the coolest hotels in the world.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Winter bathing – a declaration of love for the cold and dark

    Some people do it once in a lifetime. Some every week - on Sundays at lunch time. Some do it for health reasons; some because they want to show bravery and some just because they want to win. But the only real reason you need is your own, when you step through a hole in the ice, into 0,1°C cold water.

    Ted Logart
  • LEGO, that’s the life!

    Some think LEGO is only for children. But that’s not quite true. Skellefteå is home to Sweden’s biggest collection of LEGO. Of course, children are welcome, but an adult perspective is at least as important.

    Ted Logart
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    Lantliv Lodge, a place to wind down

    Edoardo Miola’s idea behind the Lantliv Lodge (Country Life Lodge) in Österjörn is that you should stay for a long time. At least long enough to wind down. Appreciate the moment. And, best of all, find inspiration. To create. Or to just be. There and then. That is his philosophy.

    Ted Logart
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    Visut – a story of the reindeer

    Our home, Swedish Lapland, has been formed by the Ice Age, the seasons and the reindeer. And we, too, have lived our lives in the shadow of the forces of nature.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Extreme golden eagle photography

    Many years ago, Conny photographed a young golden eagle from one of his hides. It was ringed and he managed to get a picture of the ring, telling him that the bird was native to Finland. "It was roughed up by local territorial eagles and as it hopped over the marsh, badly battered, I thought to myself that I had probably seen it for the last time..."

    Ted Logart
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    Iglootel in Arjeplog – a night in a House of Ice

    In one of Sweden's most scenic spots, on a promontory of Lake Hornavan, you'll find Arjeplog's own Iglootel. An ice house for those who want even more winter.

    Editor
  • Welcome to the Burbot Festival

    It's the coldest time of the year, and here we are. Standing on the frozen river late at night, ice fishing. Welcome to the Burbot Festival.

    Maria Broberg
  • Making of ‘Skating under the northern lights’

    The Dutch filmmaker Marco Lubbers had a dream: To go speedskating under the northern lights. And he also wanted to make a film about it. For that, he travelled to Swedish Lapland.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Experience 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 Pete for their first encounter with some of Skellefteå’s shaggy residents...

    Ted Logart
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    Kalix löjrom – The Gold of the Bothnian Bay

    Autumn mist veils the sea and the first September frost has settled on the marshlands. Holiday makers and migratory birds have packed up and gone south. In the Bothnian Bay archipelago, just below the Arctic Circle, fishermen go out to sea. Photographer Anna Öhlund joins them in their hunt for Kalix Löjrom – the Gold of the Bothnian Bay.

    Anna Öhlund
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    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 winter evening are crafted.

    Ted Logart
  • When to see the northern lights in Swedish Lapland

    Shimmery and magical. The dance of the Northern Lights are a spectacular sight that we frequently enjoy in Swedish Lapland. Viewing the Aurora Borealis is both a jaw-dropping and mystical experience. But what time of year is the best time to see them?

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    Gastronomic cooking at Sörbyn

    Gastronomic Cooking at Sörbyn Lodge

    A nervously excited group is greeted in the lobby at Sörby Lodge. We're about to cook. Not just any kind of food either, real gastronomic gems. We will be doing it ourselves, coached by the restaurant's chef, Magnus Fägerman.

    Anna Bergström
  • How to dress for winter in Swedish Lapland

    I'm travelling to Swedish Lapland this winter, how should I dress for the cold climate? Check out this guide for dressing for winter in Swedish Lapland.

    Editor
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    Sápmi Slow Food with Ingrid Pilto

    As far away as you can get from industrial foods, you'll find Sámi food traditions. Nothing goes to waste. Everything has its own unique flavour. Meet Ingrid Pilto, a Sámi food creator.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    5 questions to 5 Sámi designers

    Sámi design comes in many shapes. From traditional leather hats to a blue dress at the Nobel Banquet. Some of Sweden's coolest designers have taken the Sámi expression further – to put some excitement into everyday life.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Transforming Kiruna – a new town emerges

    The town transformation in Kiruna has received attention in Sweden as well as internationally – never before has such a large community been transformed. The reason is that mining has caused subsidence which affects the town, and parts of Kiruna have to be rebuilt elsewhere, on new ground.

    Johanna Ögren
  • Entering the dark and cold

    This is the short documentary "The Pangea Ice Challenge – entering the dark and cold", telling the story of the subarctic lifestyle, the dark and cold and an unforgettable Winter Swim way up north. In Skellefteå and Swedish Lapland.

    Ted Logart
  • The making of an ice road

    A frozen river turned road, makes an excellent shortcut. Here's how it's done.

    Maria Broberg
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    The Chef’s Table at Icehotel

    Are you a fan of cooking shows on TV? So is Maria, a food enthusiast from Swedish Lapland, who finally got a chance to participate behind the scenes. That's what Chef's Table at Icehotel is all about – inviting the guest into the kitchen.

    Maria Sirviö
  • Revelling in Arctic Char in Abborrträsk

    Join Martin Falklind and his family on a trip to Abborrträsk outside Arvidsjaur. Here you'll find skilled guides, good food, soft reindeer skins and warm Sami tents. And plenty of willing arctic char, giant-size ones!

    Maria Ålander
  • On horseback towards Kebnekaise

    Johanna hasn't ridden a horse for 13 years; Carl-Johan has never sat on a horse in his life. Follow them on a horseback tour through the Kiruna mountains with the guide Kerstin from Ofelaš Icelandic Horses, a Sami company certified by Nature's Best.

    Johanna Ögren
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    Experience the culture of the Forest Sami

    When going to visit Årstidsfolket, a destination offering Sami experiences, you will travel along winding roads through miles and miles of forest. Here, you will cross the line between past and present, old growth forests meet newly felled ones and old Forest Sami myths and traditions meet with Swedish society.

    Anna Bergström
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    Aurora Borealis: A Meeting of Gods

    Galileo Galilei gave the northern lights their Latin name Aurora Borealis. A fitting description, to say the least.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • The Solander trail – hiking along the coast

    Hike through dense forests, across vast fields, along old country roads and through the majestic river landscape. Experience local culture and take a break at one of the beautiful rest stops. The Solander trail allows you to experience the multifaceted natural and cultural landscape of the Swedish Lapland coast, up close.

    Britta Elfving-Persson
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    At Västra Kajen guests are always in focus

    Just a stone’s throw from central Piteå you will find a cultural camping gem in a marine environment, renowned for its unique hospitality. Västra Kajen is a place that many return to, time and time again.

    Britta Elfving-Persson
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    Food

    The Mountain Botanical Garden in Jokkmokk

    Sweden's northernmost mountain botanical garden is found in Jokkmokk, just over 10 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Come and familiarise yourself with alpine plants normally found on mountain peaks in Sarek, or species-rich moorland in Padjelanta. This is where mountain gardener Ingrid constructs her very own mountain, while food creator Eva from Essense of Lapland tastes her way through wild herbs.

    Iréne Lundström
  • Love fly fishing!

    What fly-fishing guide Daniel Nordvall doesn't know about the noble art of fly fishing, clear mountain lakes and flowing waters is hardly worth knowing. His goal now is to teach women to love fly fishing.

    Victoria Harnesk Iréne Lundström
  • 13 ways of loving the midnight light

    The season with the midnight light is around 100 days long. You play golf in the middle of the night, you take a swim when you feel like it and those who have never experienced the midnight light before wonder how they'll ever manage to sleep. But then you make your mind up not to worry about sleep and decide it's time for further adventures. Even more summer.

    Editor
  • The Vulgata Rally

    One of nature's most beautiful displays takes place during a couple of weeks every summer. A mayfly called Ephemera vulgata hatches and every single fish in the lake go crazy when presented with such a feast. For us fly fishermen this is simply the time when we cease to sleep.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Three 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 River, without a doubt, however, you need to earn your Byske salmon.

    Ted Logart
  • Archipelago Days

    What happens when a father and son decide to spend a couple of days on the islands of Swedish Lapland? Well, first you have to promise that there will be mobile phone coverage and then keep your fingers crossed that you’re right. Then you can safely assume there’ll be no trace of the kid during the entire trip.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Bear spotting in the land of the midnight sun

    The mist swathes its thin veil, soon to be dissolved by sunlight, around the towering pines in the Swedish Lapland summer night. We are waiting for the bears, inside a warm, safe and mosquito-free hide, in the forestland of Swedish Lapland.

    Anna Bergström
  • The higher land

    The Sámi call it Badjelánnda – the Higher Land. It's part of Laponia and a favourite location for those who want to be on their own for a bit. In the beginning of autumn our co-worker Håkan Stenlund sets his sights on Consul Persson's cabin. A lonesome trek back.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Trail Running the King’s Trail

    The most common way to experience King’s Trail (Kungsleden) is walking or skiing in a comfortable pace. But there are other ways – come along on an up-tempo journey through the scenic mountains of Swedish Lapland when Krissy, Luke and Fredrik takes on the challenge of spending a week running along this famous trail.

    Krissy Moehl Therese Sidevärn
  • Kärkevagge, the secret stone valley

    In Sámi it's called Geargevággi, which translates to Stone Valley in English. But in real life, it might as well be a fairytale.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Pite Havsbad – the Riviera of the North

    On the beach along the Gulf of Bothnia, roughly where the Pite River flows into the sea, you'll find Pite Havsbad. Sweden's largest camping and conference facility. A place also known as the Riviera of the North. You kind of want to know why.

    Maria Sirviö
  • How walking the King’s Trail changed my life

    When Agata Mieczko from Italy first heard about the King's Trail, she knew she had to walk it. It turned out be a life-changing experience.

    Agata Mleczko
  • An arctic journey within oneself

    A group of (kind of) ordinary people embarked on a 300 km journey over the Arctic tundra on dog sleds and we set out to meet them by the finish line. Just to find out - How was it?

    Maria Sirviö
  • The Call of the Wild

    Dog sledding through vast expanses of white is in many ways synonymous with a winter adventure in Swedish Lapland. Håkan Stenlund took a tour with the company Erlebnis Wildnis in the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve. Following the footsteps of Jack London, in a way.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Ice fishing in Saltoluokta

    Equipped with a reindeer skin and an ice drill, an ice-fishing rod and maggots, our friend Håkan Stenlund welcomes spring on the ice around Saltoluokta. Winter fishing has never been more enjoyable.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • 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.

    Ted Logart
  • The Fishing Luck of Mothers-in-Law

    The Arctic climate calls for certain innovations to master the art of ice fishing. To close a door on the cold, be comfortable and catch a fish you sometimes need a whole house. But inside the house things are as they should: the smell of coffee on the stove, newly-baked cinnamon buns and today's latest gossip.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Explore the north

    We are 150 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle with Sara and Johan at Explore the North in Kangos, Pajala. Here, under the Arctic sky and deep in the wilderness, Sara and Johan have made a life for themselves.

    Christi Sindsen
  • Ice Music, a fairytale winter experience

    Welcome to Luleå's coolest winter event. By combining Swedish Lapland's climate with beautiful music, the town now has a meeting point for townspeople and a major attraction for visitors from all around.

    Mats Ohlsson
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    Muohta

    Snow is something more than frozen water to the Sami people. It's a way of expressing the foundation of their existence – the migration of the reindeer. To a skier snow is also more than snow. It's the way you experience life.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Into the winter

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

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Food

    Wintry Food Safari

    The train from Kiruna, via Abisko, Björkliden, Låktatjåkko, to Riksgränsen isn't just a beautiful journey. If it's done right it can also be a culinary hit.

    Håkan Stenlund