Discover the Northern Lights at Aurora Sky Station Skiing in Swedish Lapland is a very popular activity Abiskov National Park Amazing icehotel in Swedish Lapland
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Discover Swedish Lapland

A less populated destination with the most magnificent nature. An eldorado for adventure lovers.

The northern part of Sweden is named Swedish Lapland, at here everything you do, feel, smell and eat is associated with the local natural scenery. Forget about the busy life, annoying noise and agreements. Here, time stands still. 


Northern Lights & Midnight Sun

Seasonally between September and March, you can explore the fantastic phenomenon called The Northern Light, with flutter coloured lights observed in the sky. Very recommended seeing from the Abisko Mountain Station.

Swedish Lapland also creates special light scenery through the summer. The famous Midnight Sun between May 27-July 18. For notice, above the Arctic Circle, The Midnight Sun is visible 24 hours a day.


The local community

The most Northern town here is Kiruna, also called the Capital of Swedish Lapland. A very recommended destination itself, but also the key destination for visitors, which related to the infrastructure, begins their Swedish Lapland adventures here. Kiruna is surrounded by fantastic nature and the world famous for Jukkasjärvi Icehotel but offers a lot of other adventures throughout the year.

A way to learn about the local community, history, culture and traditions is absolute to enjoy and visit The Sami people. They are the only indigenous people of Nordic countries, recognised and protected under the international conventions of indigenous peoples. It can be a very interesting experience to see, how they live, and the way they keep up their traditions. A good tip, take a reindeer ride in Jokkmokk with the local Sammies or enjoy a prepared s Sami meal by the fire. 


National Parks

Swedish Lapland is surrounded by nature wilderness beauty, which can be experienced through national parks. If you are looking for a perfect hiking adventure, take a guided tour through the Kungsleden Trail in the beautiful National Park of Abisko.
The Sarek National Park is by size Sweden`s biggest park with it`s 2,000 square kilometres of high alpine peaks, valleys and foaming rivers. It is also known to be the place to be far away from everything, united with the natural wilderness.


Amazing train ride Inlandsbanan

If you want a little more leisurely way to experience nature in Swedish Lapland, then hop on the famous local train Inlandsbanan, and get a breathtaking tour through the beautiful, amazing nature wildlife. Get off in one of the historic local villages, get a glimpse of the local civilisation, food and culture, and end your tour at the Arctic Circle for some photos. The Innenlandbanan starts in Kristinehamn and ends in Gällivare.


Adventures

All over in Swedish Lapland, the destinations offers a lot of adventures to discover the unique nature. Of course, the season decides what kind of adventures which relevant. Some of the highlight adventures are skiing, snowmobiling, reindeer trekking, husky tours in the Winter. In the summer adventures like fishing, canoeing, hiking and biking are popular. Even a stay can be an adventure, just to mention The Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi close to Kiruna or The Tree Hotel in Harads. 


Fly to the north

The easiest way to reach Northern Sweden`s beautiful nature are Kiruna in the north, or the university town of Umeå also awarded  “Culture town of Europe 2014”. From here you will find daily flights arrive from Stockholm or Gothenburg.

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Irresistibel Nature Experiences

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

A Northern Light experience is on the top of many travellers wishlist.

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The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun is visible around 24 hours a day above the Arctic Circle in Northern Sweden,

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Kungsleden Trail

Kungsleden Trail

The famous hiking trail is located a hundred miles inside the Arctic Circle.

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Sarek National Park

Sarek National Park

Sarek National Park gives visitors an opportunity to set foot on virgin land and learn more about Sweden.

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Abisko National Park

Abisko National Park

Experience the wilderness of Swedish Lapland in Abisko National Park.

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The High Coast in Sweden

The High Coast in Sweden

The high coast in Sweden is actually rising from the sea. This is the highest land uplift in the world.

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The Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle is the outermost circle of latitude counted from the North Pole at which the sun does not set at the summer solstice. This phenomenon is called the Midnight Sun, the polar day or the polar summer.

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Aurora Sky Station

Aurora Sky Station

Visit one of the best places in the world to experience the Northern Light in the Abisko National Park in Sweden.

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Kebnekaise

Kebnekaise

Sweden's highest mountain Kebnekaise is located nearby Kiruna in northern Sweden.

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Recommended Swedish Lapland Destinations

Kiruna in Lapland

Kiruna in Lapland

Visit Kiruna the most northerly town in Sweden, famous for the Jukkasjarvi Icehotel.

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Skellefteå

Skellefteå

Skellefteå – a cosy small town located high up in the north of Scandinavia, right on the very edge of the magical region known as Swedish Lapland.

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Umeå

Umeå

Umeå offers all kinds of adventures related to the beautiful nature which surrounds the city. The locals love and appreciate the impressive nature including the coastline just nearby.

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Get Inside the Local History

The Sámi People in Sweden

The Sámi People in Sweden

The land of the Sami called Sápmi in their language, spans from the Arctic Sweden to Norway, Finland and Russia.

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The Sami Museum

The Sami Museum

Visit the interesting Sami Museum and get insight the life about one of the world’s indigenous people.

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The Church Town of Gammelstad

The Church Town of Gammelstad

Gammelstad is a unique kind of village with 424 wooden houses at the head of Gulf of Bothnia.

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Good to Know

Transport to Swedish Lapland

Transport to Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland is a remote destination. It’s a vast destination, but you can reach the region within a few hours from the capital Stockholm. 
Kiruna Airport Kiruna airport in Swedish Lapland is the most well-known destination to hit for a Swedish Lapland adventure holiday.
Trains Do you want an alternative and a better way to explore the beautiful landscape, an overnight train experience from Stockholm is recommendable. 
Self-drive adventure to Swedish Lapland If you are in the mood for a self-drive experience, Sweden offers a selection of excellent nature routes, w...

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Best Seasons

Best Seasons

A lot of people believe Sweden has very low temperatures, but because of the warm Gulf Stream, the climate is milder than to expect in Sweden.

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What to Pack

What to Pack

During the summer the weather in Sweden is mild and pleasant.

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Spectacular Hotels

ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi

ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi

In Jukkasjärvi, a tiny little town 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, you will find the iconic ICEHOTEL.

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Treehotel

Treehotel

Forget about the time constraints of everyday life, enjoy the serenity, and rejuvenate in a sophisticated yet familiar environment.

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Abisko Mountain Lodge

Abisko Mountain Lodge

This hotel is in Abisko Ski Resort, just 2 minutes’ walk from Abisko Östra Train Station.

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