Archipelago adventures

The Swedish Lapland coastline is over 1,500 kilometres long and includes about 4,000 islands with a unique flora and fauna. It's a year-round experience, you can go kayaking all night in the midnight sunlight in summer, or go by snowmobile (or even by car!) over the frozen sea to the most remote islands.

The island hopping

Head off into the archipelago of Swedish Lapland a hot summer’s day. Find a secluded beach with miles of sand, almost just to yourself, and take a dip in the Baltic Sea. Some days don’t need to be more complicated than that. Then repeat. Watch more videos like this one.

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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
  • Archipelago Days

    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
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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

The totally awesome skating

Pretty much everything is considered totally awesome when outdoor enthusiast Per Innala describes the variety of skating opportunities that Swedish Lapland presents. From the mountains, all the way down to the bay of Bothnia. Watch more videos like this one.

  • 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
  • Walking on water in Luleå

    There are many ways in which the people of Luleå make light work of the challenges brought forth in the arctic climate in which they live. Like ice skating. And twenty other ways of transport along the icy trails.

    Graeme Richardson
  • 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

Top 10 things to do in Skellefteå in the summer

Visit a husky-farm, stay over in the Churchtown or go paddle a canoe.

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Top 10 things to do in Skellefteå in the winter

Winterswim, build your own igloo or learn something new at the Exploriatorium.

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  • Abisko and Aurora Sky Station – world’s best place to experience the Northern Lights

    Abisko National Park, in Swedish Lapland, offers some of the best conditions in the world for northern lights watching. The unique climate of the area keep the skies almost clear, and the light pollution is next to nothing. And here, you also find the Aurora Sky Station.

    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.

    Ella Jonsson
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    The taste of Swedish Lapland

    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
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