With rolling hills and roaring rivers, Sweden is the very essence of untouched wilderness. If there’s one thing to tick off your bucket list, it’s a visit to Swedish Lapland. From the elusive Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) to the stunning scenery and fascinating Sámi culture, Swedish Lapland is the ultimate playground for young and old.
Spanning from Skellefteå in the south to Kiruna in the north; the landscape is diverse, with rivers, lakes, forests and mountains. What’s more, the region has eight seasons, with skiing taking place from late autumn to mid-summer. However, it’s not all about skiing and touring; Swedish Lapland offers a plethora of activities from reindeer herding and scenic snowshoe hikes to dog sledding, chasing the Northern Lights and spending the night in the original ICEHOTEL.
One of the most popular regions to visit in Swedish Lapland is Kiruna. Home to the Abisko National Park, Sweden’s highest mountain Kebnekaise and the ski resorts of Björkliden and Riksgränsen, Kiruna is the perfect destination for an active holiday. The largest city in Swedish Lapland is Luleå; a laid-back university town and technology centre, with fantastic restaurants and alluring islands off its coast.
There are some outstanding places to stay in Swedish Lapland, from the famous ICEHOTEL and TreeHotel to several incredible luxury lodges. Both Loggers Lodge and Fjellborg Arctic Lodge offer an opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy numerous Arctic activities whilst being in the lap of luxury.