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Tips from our Travel Specialists

1 HUSKY SLEDDING

Whether you're taking a ride as a passenger or mushing

your own team of dogs, whooshing across the vast,

unspoilt landscape of Swedish Lapland is an experience

not to be missed.

2 DELICIOUS LOCAL CUISINE

Nothing tops off a day out in the snow than a homely meal

savoured by the fire at the Homestead. Just a ten minute

walk from the Icehotel through Jukkasjärvi, this charming

log building offers a rustic and welcoming atmosphere.

3 EXPLORE BY SNOWMOBILE

There are said to be 65,000 snowmobiles in Lapland,

and it's one of the quickest and most convenient ways to

explore this corner of the world. Going in search of the

northern lights by snowmobile is definitely one of the

most exhilarating ways to spend an evening!

4 THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Although you can view the magical aurora borealis from

most locations in Swedish Lapland, Abisko National Park

offers increased chances of witnessing this incredible

occurrence. Go to page 14 to find out why.

5 SAMI REINDEER ENCOUNTER

Lapland's indigenous people are the Sami and around

20,000 live in Swedish Lapland along with 120,000 reindeer

and 65,000 snowmobiles! With 2,000 years of tradition

behind them, their influence and customs are still much in

evidence today.

6 SLEEPING ON ICE

Snuggling down in your sleeping bag at -5C might sound

daunting, but the cool and quiet means it's often described

as the best nights' sleep of your life. Waking up to hot

lingonberry juice and a sauna is a treat in itself.

Did you know?

The Sámi year is traditionally

divided into eight seasons,

each tied to a period of

reindeer herding.

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