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  • ICEHOTEL, a frozen icon

    In the village of Jukkasjärvi, outside Kiruna, lies the original ICEHOTEL. Every year, since 1989, it has been reincarnated in a new rendition and there’s always more to come. From the beginning this was kind of a crazy idea in the winter, nowadays it’s as crazy all year round.

    Editor
  • 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.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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