• Driving on ice

    On lake Uddjaur in Arjeplog, is where you'll find one of the coolest driving schools in the world: Lapland Ice Driving. How it came to be is a cold and actually quite a long story.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • The big closing party

    It's all about turning. No jumps, no flips, no rails. Just the beautiful art of being able to turn on a snowboard. But apart from that Riks Banked Slalom is just a great happening in May.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    The Arctic light

    You might think that in Arctic Sweden, we have darkness or daylight. In the winter, the sun never rises above the horizon, and in the summer, the sun never sets. But in fact, we have light all year round. Just different kinds of light. Some darker, some brighter, and some very colourful.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Food

    The way we eat

    When in Swedish Lapland, exploring the nature of the Arctic, chasing the northern lights or just soaking up the sun 24/7, make sure you don’t miss out on the food. Some of the food we eat might sound a bit strange, but we highly recommend you try and get a taste of Swedish Lapland.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Abisko and Aurora Sky Station – world’s best place to experience the 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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    A hideaway for all seasons

    We were kindly allowed to read the guestbook from Logger's Lodge, filled with ecstatic reviews from world celebrities, ordinary people and people in love who have visited to forget about all the must-dos for a while and get utterly spoilt. We felt we had to go there ourselves to experience it.

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    Design

    Treehotel – a design favourite

    What started with a film featuring a small wooden hut in the forest has become a cool hotel. These days Treehotel in Harads is considered one of the world's major travel destinations.

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    People

    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 swimming and the rest, as they say, is history.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    People

    The aurora whisperer

    Experiencing the Northern Lights is on many people's bucket list. Travellers from around the world head north to experience the celestial phenomenon, hoping to snap a picture of it. Been there, done that. But then there are those who live with the northern lights as a lifestyle. Meet photographer Mia Stålnacke, the one who stops the northern lights.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • #outofreception

    Places still exist where there's no point asking for the password for the wifi. Places where you leave your mobile behind to spend some quality time with others – or perhaps with yourself.  The Sámi eco-lodge Geunja and the camp in Tjuonajokk are two of Swedish Lapland's finest.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • A night among the trees

    Treehotel in Harads is more than just a design favourite among the treetops. Returning after a day packed full of experiences there's a treat in the form of locally produced food from Swedish Lapland waiting. It's the childhood fantasy we've all dreamed of – just in a more luxurious package.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • The Master’s Playground

    Kristoffer Turdell from Gällivare is the newly-crowned champion of Freeride World Tour, the World championship of Extreme skiing. His scene may be all the mountains in the world, but it's still a run from last season he remembers most vividly. On Duolbagorni in Swedish Lapland.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Winter swimming – a declaration of love

    Some people do it once in a lifetime. Some every week – on Sundays at lunchtime. 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
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    Escape everyday life

    The road to Logger’s Lodge is lined with miles and miles of snow-covered forest. You can feel the elevation of the landscape, regardless of whether you travel by car through the forest or arrive from above, by helicopter. As traffic disappears, roads grow smaller and the forest grows larger, you will feel your pulse slowing down.

    Anna Bergström
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    Design

    Living in a dream

    Niekhu means dream in Northern Sámi. In Riksgränsen two friends have just built a hotel called Niehku. Below we list four reasons why you should choose to live the dream for a while.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Culture

    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 Sami people describe eight seasons instead of four.

  • 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.

    Rosemary Rayfuse
  • Speed upon the King’s Trail

    One of the world’s foremost trail runners, Emelie Forsberg, is running along Kungsleden at the moment. She is trying to do set a new speed record. Usually, people make a ”through hike” in three to four weeks – Emelie will be running it in five days.

    Editor
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    Food

    Road trip for the hungry

    A road trip is simply a way of discovering things you've never seen before. If you give yourself the chance, you might also come across flavours you've never experienced before.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Design

    The Travels of a Solar Egg

    The sauna Solar Egg was created by Riksbyggen together with artistic duo Birgert & Bergström and installed in Kiruna. Since then the sauna has become a global success and taken on a European tour.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Heading for a hike in the mountains? Then this is the guide you need

    Hiking can be an amazing experience, but it can also turn into a real challenge. Spending time in the mountains means you have to be able to rely on yourself, your knowledge and your choices. We've put together some good advice below to make sure you have an amazing – and safe – mountain experience.

    Editor
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    Design

    A Feeling for Wood

    In the forests of Harads he's designed both the most natural kind of accommodation you'd expect to find – a bird's nest – and the most unnatural: a UFO. Now he's designed a cold-water public bath as well. Meet architect Bertil Harström.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    Culture

    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
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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
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    Design

    From Swedish Lapland with Love

    Two friends with a shared love for the Arctic lifestyle, both creative souls and designers, decided to share their love and designs with others. They collected their personal favourites from designers around Swedish Lapland in a small shop, which became a web shop, and now it wants to be even more.

    Emma Forsberg
  • 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
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    Food

    Welcome to the Veranda

    Verandan – the Veranda – is the new fine-dining restaurant at Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi. The food here takes you on a 12-course, exciting and flavourful trip, all overseen by the charismatic chef Alexander Meier.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Spring in Kiruna mountain world

    Spring-winter in Swedish Lapland is something else. And when it arrives, the mountain cabins along the King's Trail opens up

    Anna Skogh Marit Kangas
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    Places

    A story about two skiing friends and an amazing hotel

    People who have visited Riksgränsen during these last 20 years or so are familiar with "Strumpan" and "Jossi". One of them used to run the piste machine and is now a mountain guide. The other one used to run moguls and has become Sweden's most famous sommelier. These days they run a hotel together.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • 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
  • 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
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    Culture

    World Heritage Laponia – anything but wilderness

    On a headland called Viedásnjárgga in Stora Sjöfallet National Park lies Naturum Laponia. It's a place that tells a story of mountains on the other side of the lake and how reindeer find their way here year after year. It tells part of the story why this place was awarded the title World Heritage.

    Emma Forsberg
  • 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
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    Places

    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
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    People

    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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    Places

    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
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    Northern lights, not necessarily easy to photograph

    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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    Food

    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
  • 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 rooted – spreading the vibes of fly fishing.

    Ted Logart
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    Places

    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 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 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
  • 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 many exciting breweries.

    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
  • 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

    Laponia Triathlon 67°N is a full-distance triathlon above the Arctic Circle. Participants from around the world gather in Gällivare to swim, bike and run under the midnight sun.

    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 6 most challenging trail running races

    Trail runners, here are the most challenging trail running races taking place in Swedish Lapland this summer!

    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
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    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, no, NO! I meant how do I describe my relationship with trout when so little space is available!

    Johan Jonsson
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    Design

    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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    Food

    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 coffee boiled over an open fire?

    Maria Sirviö
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    Places

    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 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
  • 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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    Culture

    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...

  • 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
  • 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, take place in Jokkmokk. 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
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    Places

    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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    Places

    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.

    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
  • 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?

    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 mountain guide Mirja, describe it with her own words.

    Mirja Andersson
  • 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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    Places

    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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    Culture

    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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    Places

    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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    Culture

    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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    Food
    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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    Food

    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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    Culture

    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
  • 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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    Culture

    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
  • Trail running in the Ammarnäs Mountains

    Trail running is becoming more and more popular, and it turns out that the mountains around Ammarnäs are ideally suited for the purpose.

    Maria Broberg
  • 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