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Saleta Beiro

Graphic designer, 35 years old

Did you know the sun barely sets during summer in Swedish Lapland? The Midnight sun is a strange phenomenon everybody should experience at least once in life. The bright summer nights up North give us plenty of time to do basically everything we want to do – 24/7.

To me, 24 hours of sunlight is the ultimate way to get in contact with nature. Hiking in a Nature Reserve until late, paddling in a huge lake while losing the sense of time, setting up the tent at midnight without a flashlight, sitting by the coast trying to spot the coolest birds or falling asleep on a hammock while I enjoy the bright summer night and the sound of the silence.

Getting to know the arctic lifestyle I also got to know myself better. Sometimes we forget that we need to breathe and be pleased with the amazing things we have around and Swedish Lapland makes that easy for me. I think the hue of light is what makes Swedish Lapland so special.

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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Dinner on Ice

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ICEHOTEL

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Photography workshop with Fredrik Broman

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Midnight sun dinner at Aurora Sky Station

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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....

Treehotel

The Treehotel offers you a unique hotel experience: six rooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. Here you can forget about th...

Camp Ripan, a Kiruna oasis

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Midnight sun tour on Icelandic horse

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Klubbviken, an island getaway

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Canoeing in the Pearl river nature reserve

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