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Louise Aspebo

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The World Heritage Site Laponia. The area gives a wide variety of grand experiences; everything from old-growth forest to mountains and glaciers. Whichever adventure you prefer Laponia will leave a lasting impression.

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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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Dinner on Ice

Dinner on Ice is an experience for all the senses. Sitting on reindeer hides by the table with white tablecloths, candelabras and warm plates. You can...

Snow shoe hike through the wilderness of Sarek and Padjelanta

Experience a winter tour in Sweden, an Arctic winter dream in one of the most remote areas of Swedish Lapland. The landscape in the Far North is of gr...

Ráidu, an encounter with reindeer

Meet, greet and feed the reindeer herd that will regard and approach you with curiosity. Have a short reindeer sled drive around a circuit where you c...

Photography workshop with Fredrik Broman

Fredrik Broman has been a nature photography entrepreneur for 20 years. His home base is in Lassbyn, Råne River Valley, where he has created the Auror...

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...

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 ...

Camp Ripan, a Kiruna oasis

Camp Ripan in Kiruna is your obvious choice when you want something above the ordinary. The fantastic produce, harvested locally, from the region is r...

Sarek retreat and yoga hike

Sarek retreat yoga hike is a yogic trekking experience in the arctic. Hiking itself is a relaxing mindfulness meditation that really strengthen your m...

Essense of Lapland

Meet Eva Gunnare, Essense of Lapland, culture guide, food connoisseur as well as specialist in local wild herbs and berries. On this tour we walk thro...

Landscape photography course

Abisko National Park is one of the most beautiful and accessible Arctic wildernesses in Lapland. And Lights Over Lapland are delighted to offer one to...

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