Swedish Lapland

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Where can it be – 40 C in winter, and +30 C in summertime? Where is Europe’s last remaining wilderness area and home to Europe’s only indigenous people, the Sami? Swedish Lapland is the land of eight seasons, the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun.

The Northern Lights and Midnight sun

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The Aurora Sky Station in the Abisko National Park is purpose-built for viewing the greatest light show on Earth – the Northern Lights. And because of its practically permanent cloud-free skies there’s no better place to see them. In the height of summer, it’s non-stop daylight here. Ski all the way into summer at the exotically remote Riksgränsen. Here are a few cool places to see the Northern Lights

Hotels with a difference

Hotels with a difference
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Swedish Lapland is home to the world famous ICEHOTEL, where you can eat off ice plates, drink from ice glasses and sleep in -5 C in a hotel made of ice and snow. Or stay in the Treehotel which is – yes – a hotel in the trees near the city of Luleå. It is a collection of luxury tree houses including the UFO, a Room with a View and the Mirrorcube.

 

Arctic Circle cities

Koruna Lapland Sweden
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Arctic Circle cities Luleå and Kiruna are the last major outposts of civilisation, modernity and comfort just minutes from the wilderness.

 

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