Ice and snow

Ice and snow

When Skellefteå is softly embedded in a thick cover of white snow, our subarctic everyday life is characterised by a seamless transition between night and day. It makes little difference whether we put on our forest skis, turn on our head torches and go for full moon walks in a silver shimmering old growth forest, or walk out on a snow covered pine heath with the warming winter sun on your back.

A burning passion for lights
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Hantverk
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Hantverk

A burning passion for lights

A candle consists only of a wick and some stearin. Its light however, can spread so much warmth, cosiness and comfort...
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Skellefteå
Skellefteå
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Adventure

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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Snow

FIRST SNOW

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Äventyr

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.
Summer
Kågnäsudden
Kågnäsudden
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Nature
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Naturnära

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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Culture
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Kultur

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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Annorlunda boende
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LANTLIV LODGE – THE MOMENTS IN ÖSTERJÖRN

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.

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Natur
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Natur

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 ...
Summer
Svansele
Svansele

Welcome to the dark and cold!

Jorge is something of an adventurer. He is from Spain and he has been almost everywhere. He has seen pyramids, temples and tundra, the Great Barrier Reef, Route 66 and Greenland’s vast ice cap. However, never before
has Jorge set foot in Swedish Lapland!

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Adventure
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Äventyr

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

In February Skellefteå will host the Scandinavian Winter Bathing Championship. The championship is also part of the Winter Swimming World Cup.

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Äventyr
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Äventyr
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Natur
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Nature

Experience northern light

The northern lights are best experienced in the darkest possible environment. As far away as possible from the light pollution of human civilisation.
Summer
Skellefteå
Skellefteå

Swedish Championships Week

SM-veckan är ett jättearrangemang. Förmodligen det största Skellefteå har värdat i idrottssammanhang. 2018 är den dessutom mer omfattande än någonsin med bland annat 27 olika sporter.

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Activities

YOGA ON ICE

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?