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Sanna Metsävainio

Preschool educationist, 25 years old

The midsummer celebration in Kuivakangas at the local People’s House in the little village is my tip. They have something for everybody. Competitions, classic midsummer dancing around the pole, Swedish Fika and a great atmosphere. You can’t get more local than that!

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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...

Biergo, with a taste of Swedish Lapland

The year of the reindeer – a Sami story and tasting experience. You are invited to listen to a story told by a Sami, where you will learn about the Sa...

ICEHOTEL

ICEHOTEL is an annual art symposium and the world’s first and largest hotel made from ice and snow. It is located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, i...

Northern lights tour with snowshoes

Snow shoes have been used thousands of years in winter conditions and they really make life easier when the snow cover is thick. Instead of sinking to...

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...

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...

Sápmi Nature Camp

Sápmi Nature is a Sámi owned and operated nature-based tented camp close to Laponia World Heritage Area. The camp is located outside of Gällivare duri...

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...

Kraja – a place to long for

Kraja is a Sámi word meaning – A place to long for. Here you will find a tavern with hotel rooms, cabins and camping. A restaurant with a stunning lak...

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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