THE LOVE FOR SKIING

Yes, that is what we do here in Swedish Lapland. We ski. From late autumn to mid-summer, under the northern lights and the midnight sun. It's a love affair from the moment we get our first skis at an early age.

Ups and downs
  • The master’s playground

    Kristoffer Turdell from Gällivare is the newly-crowned champion of Freeride World Tour, the World championship of Extreme skiing. His scene may be all the mountains in the world, but it's still a run from last season he remembers most vividly. On Duolbagorni in Swedish Lapland.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • The bestseller

    Photographer Mattias Fredriksson started out as a cleaner at Hotel Riksgränsen. Then he picked up a camera. Today he's the most published skiing photographer in the world, still with a soft spot for the old mountain hotel in his heart.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Vast contrasts

    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

THE MASTERS PLAYGROUND

Kristoffer Turdell won Freeride world tour in 2018. In this video, Kristoffer does his most memorable run of the year – down epic mount Duolbagorni in Swedish Lapland.

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NO MORE WAITING

Up north, around Abisko, Björkliden and Riksgränsen, the snow isn't an issue. We just need to wait for the daylight. And at the end of the aurora season, the powder season is upon us. Read about the big closing party.

Races and expeditions

THE OLDEST PAIR OF SKIS

In 1923 three men, while digging a ditch in a bog, stumbled upon what turned out to be the oldest pair of skis in the world – 5 200 years.

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  • The midnight light

    If it's your first time visiting Swedish Lapland during the summer, you'll notice that it never gets dark. You have entered the world of the midnight sun, and if you're not used to it, it's an extraordinary experience. But beware, it might affect your sleep quality.

    David Björkén
  • World’s best place for 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
  • 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 Sámi people describe eight seasons instead of four.

    Ella Jonsson