Activities in Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland is Sweden’s northernmost destination and home to Kiruna, Abisko, Icehotel, Treehotel, Luleå, Jokkmokk, and much more. In the summer Swedish Lapland is characterized by seemingly endless forests of pine and spruce, thundering rivers that drain the snow-covered fells and peaceful lakeside villages high amongst the hills. Sparsely populated, the region gives guests the chance to experience raw nature at first hand. Back on the main Inlandsbanan train route, Arvidsjaur offers a fascinating insight into indigenous culture at its lappstad, a diverting collection of religious dwellings and storehuts.

Northern Light Experience (3643-620)

Björkliden, Sweden 2 hours approx

We travel by snowshoes to our lavvu, a hut situated 1,5 km from the hotel. It’s up
there, without interfering artificial light, the...

Snowmobile Mountain Tour Long (3635-620)

Björkliden, Sweden 4 hours approx

Join us on a tour into the wilderness, to Låktatjåkko Mountain Station. Here it is
possible to buy coffee and try Låktatjåkko’s famous...

Dogsledding / Hundspannstur Björkliden (3633-620)

Björkliden, Sweden 2 hours approx

Travel trails of soft, glittering snow with the only sound being the song of the
sled runners and the panting of the dogs.

ABISKO – Snowmobile tour 4,5 h

Abisko, Sweden 4 hours approx

This tour will take you deeper into the wonderful winter landscape of Abisko National Park and beyond!

Aurora Ride

Kiruna, Sweden 2 hours approx

On this exciting evening dog sledding trip you will ride as a passenger in a warm and comfy sled while we search for the dancing northern lights...

Nightly Aurora Photo Tour

3 hours approx

Join one of Lights Over Lapland’s professional photographers for an opportunity to see and photograph the aurora borealis in the wilderness of...

Northern light dog sledding / Norrskenshundspann (3633-620)

Björkliden, Sweden 2 hours approx

Glide through the mountain landscape with the headlamp from the Musher to
light the trail. Hopefully we will get a chance to see the famous...

Snowmobile Trip (morning)

Abisko, Sweden 2 hours approx

Feel the excitement of driving through the wilderness on a snowmobile!

The five senses of Sámi life – Winter/Spring

Jukkasjärvi, Sweden 2 hours approx

Welcome to join me in my warm Lávvu in Jukkasjärvi where I will share the story of my Sámi families life and how we always have and still are...

Highlight activities in Swedish Lapland

Jokkmokk, just north of the Arctic Circle, is the centre of Sámi life – not least during its Winter Market when thousands of people visit buy and sell everything from reindeer hides to wellington boots. Moving further north, Kiruna is an Arctic city with a rugged charm which serves as a hub for activities, with the world-famous Icehotel based in nearby Jukkasjärvi that also serves as a tourism draw. Further north still and you hit the wilderness with with rugged national parks that offer a chance to hike in the summer and enjoy snow activities in the winter. Here you’ll find Abisko, the driest place in all of Sweden, and Bjorkliden where the road continues over the mountains to Norway.

As well as the world-famous Ice Hotel, majestic mountains and wilderness for dog sledding and snowmobiling, and a range of quality cultural Sami activities, Sweden is also home to Abisko, one of the best places in the world for Northern Lights due to a local microclimate causing more clear skies than other Arctic regions.