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  • Architectural dreams

    There is this one hotel room that looks like a bird's nest, and another resembles a UFO. Then there is the hotel where a ruin from an old train workshop runs straight through the kitchen, and the wine cellar is an old grease pit. There is also the hotel in the middle of town that cleans the air to the same extent an entire forest would. We travel between excellent accommodation options in Swedish Lapland.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • 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.

    Emma Forsberg
  • The travels of a Solar Egg

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

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Living in a dream

    Niehku means dream in Northern Sámi. In Riksgränsen two friends have built a hotel. 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. Living the dream.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • 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
  • 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
  • Durable fashion

    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