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Daniel Wikslund

Swedish Folk musician, 44 years old

To listen to the sound of the growing ice in winter – almost as the bang of a gun shot – or the silence when nature is all covered in soft, white snow under the sweeping northern lights. A tour on broad wooden skis just when the first ray of sunlights manage to sneak up between the snowy trees, a skate tour on the crust where you spot the first signs of spring. Dippers in the stream, powerful wings from the swans, Siberian Jays, seeking your attention (and food) by the fire. June, the king of seasons, with the tiny birch leaves, the breaking of the ice where the tundra and culture limit meets. The lush greenery of summer surrounding fly fishing moments on the river. When you simply wish that time could stand still. When there’s nothing to long for. This is Swedish Lapland for me.

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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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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...

Kust Hotel and Spa, with a sea view

KUST Hotell and Spa is a story in 14 chapters – or storeys, if you like. Discover the highest sky bar and spa terrace on the Swedish Lapland coast, 97...

Midnight sun dinner at Aurora Sky Station

The Aurora Sky Station cannot be described with words, you simply must experience it. A mountain world panorama passes around and beneath you, as you ...

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...

Cross country skiing in Sörbyn

Snowmobile transfer in sled to the beautiful forest area at Råne river valley. They equip you with thermal equipment and cross country skis. You make ...

Ice climbing in Abisko

Ice climbing is considered as one of the most exciting forms of climbing. Tied into the rope, guided by the instructor, the ice axes and crampons beco...

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...

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....

Midnight sun tour on Icelandic horse

You and your guide go by car to the horse farm in Puoltsa, a small village outside the city of Kiruna. You saddle the horses and ride out in the brigh...

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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