A snow canon in Skellefteå

A snow canon is a phenomena that occurs when lots of cold air flows out over open sea. The contrast in temperature causes lots of water to evaporate which turn in to clouds and almost instantly produces snow. This happens every once and a while in the region of Skellefteå. This time, in the beginning of November, it fell about 80 centimeters in Skellefteå city and over one meter on some places closer to the coast. It's a good thing, we love snow :)

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A pair of ice blue husky eyes

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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A walk on the frozen sea

The ice age is always present along the coast of Swedish Lapland. From the constant land elevation to the barren, windswept frozen sea.
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Moose safari, pot-boiled coffee and ice cold swims!

The Svansele Wilderness Centre is in many ways a first step into what could be called Europe’s last wilderness. From an easy start with pot-boiled coffee, cinnamon buns and a guided tour of the wilderness exhibition...
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Extreme golden eagle photography

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 [...]

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Kalvtraskski – The oldest ski in the world

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 [...]

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Skellefteå brewery finds its way home

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.

A warm welcome to the dark and cold!

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.

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Winter swim – a declaration of love for the cold and dark

In February Skellefteå will host the Scandinavian Winter Bathing Championship for the seventh consecutive year. This year, the championship is also part of the Winter Swimming World Cup.

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