Skellefteå is the southern entry into Swedish Lapland. Half the population inhabits the country side – next door to wild salmon rivers, hundreds of lakes, dense forests and miles and miles of coastline. The other half dwell in a modern city; a seamless transition from urban to rural defining the good life in the subarctic.
What better way to take a break from your everyday life than to meditate and perfect your Tree Stand, than on a buckskin, on frozen waters in Swedish Lapland?
To say that cross-country skiing was invented in the area around Skellefteå might not be entirely true. However, no one can dispute the fact that the oldest ski in the world was found in a marsh just outside the sm [...]
Isn't it true that everything tastes better outside? Not least during summer. It can be a large cappuccino at a nice café, surrounded by people and friends, or a warm night at one of the inviting open-air stablishments in the city...
Imagine leaving all the stress and all the noise behind you for a couple of days, breathe the fresh winter air of the forest and meet its four-legged or winged residents eye to eye as you take on the role of nature [...]
Emma Dennehy wanted to experience what is sometimes referred to as the last wilderness in Europe — whilst also becoming a better photographer. She travelled to Kalvträsk and to see Conny Lundström.
Jorge is an adventurer. He has been almost all over the world, but Swedish Lapland his new to him. When he steps through the sliding doors on Skellefteå Airport he doesn’t have a clue what he's doing here. Only that he will need his warmest down jacket and a pair of swim trunks.
In Skellefteå, nature is just around the corner, just as the city is in the middle of nature. If you see blue, your picture of Skellefteå is probably focused on one of the 1,500 lakes or the 300 kilometre coastline. The one lined with warm, bare cliffs and kilometres of sandy beaches...
If it’s the first time you have ever met a pack of enthusiastic huskies, no wonder you would be a bit reserved. However, there’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of. Join the British couple Sabina and Pete for th [...]
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För några år sedan följde jag med Conny upp på självaste Vitberget. Då vandrande vi. Och klättrade. 17 meter upp i utsiktstornet på toppen. Då var det natt, högsommar och utsikten vidunderlig.
You should stay for a week at Lantliv Lodge. At least. Not to give you time to do everything there is to do. No, quite the contrary.
Can you say that a brewery has found its way home? If you can, then that’s exactly what the malt brewery in Skellefteå has done.