Norrland, Northern Sweden, is the country’s most northern area . This is where you find the adventure playground of Swedish Lapland, Västerbotten, Jämtland and Härjedalen as well as the home of the traditional Dalecarlian horse, Dalarna.
Treat yourself to a trip to Swedish Lapland
Northern Sweden is unique. This is where you find attractions such as the world renowned ICEHOTEL, mighty national parks Sarek and Abisko, the Aurora Sky Station where you can see the Northern Lights and the cities of Luleå and Kiruna. Plus activities you can’t experience anywhere else on earth; such as dogsledding with Sami, reindeer herding and salmon fishing under the midnight sun. Don’t forget to sample Sami specialties such as souvas, a lightly salted and smoked reindeer meat served with bread and lingonberries. And of course this tastes best served in a traditional Sámi Lavvu (tent teepee)!
Exotic experiences in the Swedish mountains
The regions of Jämtland and Härjdedalen are well known for their many farm shops and restaurants with local specialties on the menu, and the mountain resort Åre makes sure your days are filled with canoeing, hiking, downhill mountain biking and fishing. The area around neighbouring Östersund is a designated UNESCO City of Gastronomy, and the outdoor museum Jamtli is the biggest family attraction in the area. In the region of Västerbotten you will find bustling towns such as Umeå and Skellefteå, as well as everything from a science centre and zoo, to playgrounds and a beautiful coastline. And when it comes to food, this region is best known for its Västerbotten cheese – one of the countries tastiest souvenirs. Speaking of souvenirs; have you heard of the Dalecarlian horse? Its home is in the regions of Dalarna where anything can happen! Choose between smithing or fishing courses, try mountain biking, rafting or paddling in Lindvallen, Idre Fjäll and Säfsen Resort. During the winter months this area is a true Swedish skiing paradise, during the summer it’s the active families ultimate dream.