Are you en route to Swedish Lapland, wondering what souvenirs to shop for? We've listed some helpful tips for you.Maria Sirviö
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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-winter has finally arrived to Swedish Lapland! All mountain cabins along the distance Abisko to Nikkaluokta, on the King's Trail is now open.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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.Therese Sidevärn
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
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.
Brändön Lodge and Pine Bay Lodge are genuine, small-scale establishments by the sea in the Gulf of Bothnia. Cousins Göran Widén and Johan Björklund have run them for nearly 20 years. Together with their co-workers, who all live in villages around Brändön, they welcome clients and let them experience the Arctic lifestyle with ice as the main theme.
One thousand, two hundred and twenty-eight metres above sea level is where you find Sweden’s highest mountain station: Låktatjåkko. It takes you a couple of hours to walk there from Björkliden and half-way is probably where you’ll start craving the waffles.Håkan Stenlund
Most of you probably heard about ICEHOTEL – right? And the next question that might pop into your mind is: What happens to it during summer? Since it’s made of ice, it naturally melts away and once again becomes a part of the Torne River. But there’s more to the story.Maria Sirviö
In Swedish Lapland we keep honestly prepared food from local produce close to heart. That comes quite naturally since nature’s pureness and lots of great ingredients surround us. Welcome here and taste all the goodness of nature that has over centuries adapted to life in our subarctic environment.Therese Sidevärn
The sun literally doesn’t set, you simply get more hours of fun into your day. And if you’re into photography the light during hundred days without night will pose both new challenges and help you evolve.Therese Sidevärn
Are you curious of what kind of plants that grow in the harsh mountain climate? Ever wondered what that cute, white flower is called that you passed several times on your hike? Göran Wallin gives you a quick guide to the flora of the Swedish Lapland mountains.Göran Wallin
Around the islands of Swedish Lapland you can experience a vast and highly interesting mix of different type of environments. The shifting nature with a great vary of biotopes and the change in living species the further out you get, is an intriguing phenomenon. The land rise and brackish water has created unique conditions for both plants and animals that inhabit the waters.Göran Wallin
Many towns, mountains, rivers in Swedish Lapland bear the names given to them by the Sámi people, usually describing their characteristics. When reading a map of Swedish Lapland, knowing the meaning of some Sámi words adds another, fascinating dimension to the landscape.Göran Wallin