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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    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
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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
  • 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.

  • 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? It’s no secret that being in nature alone...

    Emma Forsberg
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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
  • 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?

  • 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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    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
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    The Mountain Botanical Garden in Jokkmokk

    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.

  • Bear spotting in the land of the midnight sun

    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
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    Ice fishing in Saltoluokta

    Equipped with a reindeer skin and an ice drill, an ice-fishing rod and maggots, our friend Håkan Stenlund welcomes spring on the ice around Saltoluokta. Winter fishing has never been more enjoyable.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Frozen sea

    The ice age is always present along the coast of Swedish Lapland. From the constant land elevation to the barren, windswept frozen sea.

    Ted Logart
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    Muohta

    Snow is something more than frozen water to the Sami people. It's a way of expressing the foundation of their existence – the migration of the reindeer. To a skier snow is also more than snow. It's the way you experience life.

    Håkan Stenlund
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    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.

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    The unique species of the islands of Swedish Lapland

    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
  • Scouting for moose

    This is kind of an introduction to what is usually referred to Europe’s last wilderness. Starting out softly with kokkaffe, cinnamon buns and a tour of a wilderness exhibition – and ending up in a hole in the ice in the middle of nowhere.

    Ted Logart
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    Stories told with names

    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
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    Discover the labyrinths on the islands of Swedish Lapland

    When you visit the islands of Swedish Lapland you might stumble upon stones laid out in a formation. Maybe it’s actually an old labyrinth that you’ve found? The phenomena is tens of thousands years old, and the pattern can be found in different places across Europe.

    Göran Wallin
  • Padjelanta, walking on higher ground

    Padjalanta/Badjelánnda means the higher land in Lulesámi. The Padjelanta National Park is a part of the World Heritage Site Laponia, together with Sarek, Muddus/Muttos and Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke National Parks, as well as Sjaunja Nature Reserve. Padjelanta is Sweden’s largest national park, right next the Norwegian border. Göran took his friends there for hike this summer - and brought us along.

    Göran Wallin
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    A guide to the mountain flora of Swedish Lapland

    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
  • On the trail of a wildlife photographer

    Imagine what it would be like for a few days to leave all the stress and all the noise behind you, breathing in the forest scent and meeting its four-legged or winged residents face to face and assuming the role of a real nature photographer.

    Ted Logart
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    Take your photography to the next level under the midnight sun

    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
  • The king of all mountain trails!

    King's Trail or Kungsleden, is Sweden's longest and most famous trail, and mostly frequented during summer, but it's an equally exiting adventure by skis during winter. Göran Wallin, keen outdoor enthusiasts, gives us the insides to this great trail through the mountains of Swedish Lapland

    Göran Wallin
  • Exploring the frozen sea of the Islands of Swedish Lapland

    It was with some trepidation that I joined my first snowmobile tour into what looked like a frozen alien landscape. A place where no sensible person should tread. Sounds dangerous? Let me explain, I am a sailor. Happiest with a full main and perfectly trimmed genoa and standing on a heaving timber deck. Preferably somewhere tropical.

    Graeme Richardson
  • Vast Contrasts in Riksgränsen

    The resort Riksgränsen is situated on the border of Sweden and Norway — just as the name in Swedish suggests. This is the last outpost and when the blizzards reign, also where the road ends. Nevertheless, the train stop is less than one hundred metres from the hotel and the base station of the ski lifts.

    Therese Sidevärn
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    Particles in Magic Mambo

    It is virtually impossible to correctly describe the sensation of the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis. The magnificence of the oscillating lights in varying shapes and forms dancing across the sky is best experienced first-hand.

    Therese Sidevärn