About two kilometres west of the train station in Luleå, you’ll find Gültzauudden. A place as popular amongst locals as visitors. At Gültzauudden there’s a nice and child-friendly beach, a beach volleyball court and lawns sloping down to the beach – perfect for a picknick. Several events are arranged at Gültzauudden during summer, one of them being the free music festival ‘Musikens makt’ at the beginning of August. visitlulea.se
Ájtte’s Mountain Garden is located by Lake Talvatis in Jokkmokk, exhibiting mountain peaks, southern slopes and vegetation found in the mountains. From the Mountain Garden, there is a two-kilometre hiking path up to the mountain Storknabben with a view of Jokkmokk and the surrounding mountain landscape. Bring a picnic basket filled with local delicacies and wait for the midnight sun before you walk back to central Jokkmokk for a perfect finish to the day.
Within walking distance from Gällivare centre, you will find Sandviken, by lake Vassaraträsk. It offers a beautiful view of the mountain Dundret next to the city and you can take a refreshing bath at the sandy beach. There are prepared barbecue spots for you to use, as well as accessible footpaths. From the train station, you walk along a pretty path near the bank of the Vassara River to get to Sandviken. welcometogallivare.com
The mountain Luossavaara is right next to Kiruna. From Luossavaara’s peak you will get a view of distant mountain tops and the entire city of Kiruna. Take a walk along the Midnight Sun Trail in the evening, bring a flask of coffee and snacks in your backpack. If you stay until midnight in summer you can experience the magical light of the midnight sun. Starting the hike from Camp Ripan is an excellent option and the trail, from here. Camp Ripan is a 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of Kiruna. kirunalapland.se
If you have travelled to the northernmost parts of Swedish Lapland, the Silverfallet waterfall is a place not to be missed. Follow the thundering path of Rakkasjokken down from the mountain into lake Torneträsk and enjoy the sight of the last steep fall into the lake. At the foot of Silverfallet the rocks are softly rounded, ground smooth by sparkling clear mountain water. The Silverfallet waterfall is located about three kilometres from Hotel Fjället in Björkliden. Follow the path straight down from the hotel and down along the stream, then enjoy the view of the Lapponian Gate on the way. The path is quite steep and if it has been raining it can be slippery in places, so be careful! kirunalapland.se