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Linnea Sidenmark

Communicator, 29 years old

Traveling by boat around the islands of Kalix archipelago is nothing but pure freedom. Cook perch over open fire – together with fresh potatoes on a “thin bread”, with a lot of butter!
Forget time and space and go back to land when the sun goes down, or – if you feel like it – overnight in the boat or in a tent on one of the many beaches found in the world’s most beautiful archipelago.

What others love about Swedish Lapland
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    Aurora Sky Station, the world’s best place to see the northern lights

    Abisko National Park in Swedish Lapland offers perhaps some of the best conditions in the world for Northern Lights. The surrounding mountains keep the skies almost clear and the light pollution is next to nothing. No wonder Lonely Planet dubbed Abisko the world’s most illuminating experience of 2015.

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    Jokkmokk Winter Market with a taste of history and culture

    Since 1605, for over 400 years, Jokkmokk’s wonderful Winter Market has been held annually beginning on the first Thursday in February. Attracting tens of thousands of visitors from around the world, the market remains the foremost meeting place for Sámi peoples across the entire Sápmi region.

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    Explore the frozen sea

    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.

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    The king of all hiking trails

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

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    ICEHOTEL, the frozen icon

    ICEHOTEL has been reincarnated in a new rendition every winter for the last 27 seasons and there’s more to come. First, let’s take a walk down memory lane to find out how this frozen art project came about.

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Photography workshop with Fredrik Broman

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Reindeer Lodge at Nutti Sámi Siida

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Camp Ripan, a Kiruna oasis

When you stay at Camp Ripan you live comfortably, eat well and are close to a wide range of activities year round. Enjoy our chalets with hotel standa...

Klubbviken, an island getaway

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Canoeing in the Pearl river nature reserve

Grab a paddle and join us on a canoe tour in one of Swedish Lapland’s unknown wilderness areas. The Pärlälvens (Pearl river) Nature Reserve is one of ...

A hotel next to Europe’s largest untamed waterfalls

Liberate yourself from everyday cares and experience of one of Europe’s largest untamed waterfalls – Storforsen. Majestic when the spring flood roars....

Landscape photography course

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Guovssahas northern lights photo tour

You will be taken by a Sámi guide with minibus into the dark polar night outside Kiruna to witness the heavens with the flickering northern light, or ...

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