Logger’s Lodge is a private eco-luxury wilderness lodge for two, with 5 kilometres of nature separating the cabin from its nearest neighbour. Situated in the middle of the forest with zero light pollution, the lodge’s location is ideal for viewing the northern lights. Visit loggerslodge.com to learn more.
During the day we make an excursion to Storforsen Rapids, the largest unregulated rapids in Europe, one hour away. It’s cold and frosty along the paths, but the rapids are beautiful in their quieter winter version. When darkness falls and after we’ve had coffee and lunch at one of the campsites by the rapids, we return to the lodge.
Five minutes from the house the guide sends a message. We didn’t notice it, but we understand that’s what must have happened because when we get there the fire is burning and there are a couple of glasses with sparkling Prosecco on the table. Then Eric arrives to greet us and asks if we’d prefer a sauna before or after dinner, and we decide that after dinner would be nice. Dinner is a five-course feast with deep-fried cheese croquettes, vendace roe and almond-potato blinis, a perfect elk filet, cheese from Svedjan with blueberry compote and then a lovely northern classic: cloudberries and home-made vanilla ice-cream. Logger’s Lodge has three different menus – including a vegetarian one – that they alternate. Of course, you can choose. But as far as possible everything is produced locally, sourced from the neighbouring forests.
In the evening there are no northern lights, but the sky is completely clear and starry. I turn off the jacuzzi sound and lights and just lie there in my own universe, knowing that life should always be like this. Completely immersed in the absence of sound or light or noise. Tranquillity in the middle of the forest.