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Hansi Gelter

Biologist and entrepreneur, 58 years old

My best tip for Swedish Lapland is fall, when the landscape is in fire by the autumn leafs in red and yellow. The sea is often calm reflecting the autoumn comours, and the mountain slopes burning in autumn colours. In the forest you can pick mushrooms and berries, and late in the evening you may experience the northern lights without freezing. It is a lovely time for hiking or paddling, and also experiencing the bird migration south, geese, cranes and others.

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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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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...

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 ...

Reindeer Lodge at Nutti Sámi Siida

Scenic and cozy cabin accommodation in Sámi design nestled in the taiga forest and at the shores of Torne River in the great outdoors of Swedish Lapla...

Laponia cruises

Laponia offers cruises with a spectacular view of the sea no matter where you are seated. You can also feel the breeze in your hair on the sun decks....

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 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...

Klubbviken, an island getaway

Sandön is the largest island in the Luleå archipelago, consisting of over 1300 islands, located in the inner part of the archipelago where Luleå River...

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....

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