Sweden’s northernmost destination
Swedish Lapland is Sweden’s northernmost destination, spanning from Skellefteå in the south to Kiruna in the north. It shares borders with both Finland and Norway. The free-flowing rivers have been a connector for all the towns and villages within the destination since the beginning of time, serving as travel routes and as a source of food and income.
Swedish Lapland is a part of the equally called but much bigger Lapland. Which stretches out over the Northern parts of Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. About a quarter of Sweden is in Lapland. Since prehistoric times the Sámi people of Arctic Europe have lived and worked in this area. They have followed their reindeer to different seasonal grazing areas for thousand of years. In Swedish Lapland their tradition and culture are still very much alive. Reindeer herding is central to Sámi culture, but recent years also new ventures emerge in tourism, music, craft and design and the sale of traditional delicacies. You can learn and discover more of the Sámi culture at the Ájtte museum in Jokkmokk or by joining one of our activities where you can visit a Sámi family in their winter camp.