Great Reasons to Visit Lapland in October

Great Reasons to Visit Lapland in October

Are you planning to visit Lapland in October, but are you doubting whether this is a good time to visit?  When I planned my own trip to Lapland in October I was discouraged by the information online. Autumn was off season. The weather would be 

Swedish Lapland Itinerary: the best road trip

Swedish Lapland Itinerary: the best road trip

In this post I will share with you my Swedish Lapland itinerary. Lapland is one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Europe. Sweden’s northernmost and largest province is also the most remote and sparsely populated. To put things in perspective, it’s about the size 

How to get to Lapland: the best way to travel

How to get to Lapland: the best way to travel

This post is all about how to get to Lapland. A dream destination for those wishing to visit some of Europe’s most remote and wild spots as well as for those trying to see the northern lights.  How to get to Lapland sounds like an 

Stockholm to Luleå by train: the scenic lapland express

Stockholm to Luleå by train: the scenic lapland express

The Stockholm to Luleå train is one of the best ways to travel to Lapland in Sweden. Lapland is a large area that stretches over Norway, Finland, Sweden and even parts of Russia.  I had always wanted to go to Lapland, but getting there seemed 

Gammelstad Church Town in Sweden: the ultimate travel guide

Gammelstad Church Town in Sweden: the ultimate travel guide

Gammelstad Church Town in Sweden is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the best-preserved examples of a “church town” in Scandinavia. It is located near Luleå, one of the largest cities in Swedish Lapland in the Norbotten region and close to the 

The Best Things to do in Luleå Sweden

The Best Things to do in Luleå Sweden

Luleå might be one of the most underrated cities in Sweden. Far north and close to the arctic circle it requires a certain dedication to get there. But with daily night trains it isn’t that difficult. Yet, most travellers that go to Swedish Lapland tend 

Jokkmokk Sweden: the cultural heart of Lapland

Jokkmokk Sweden: the cultural heart of Lapland

Jokkmokk in Sweden is a small town just north of the polar circle. Despite the increasing popularity of arctic tourism, Jokkmokk, like Lulea, is often overlooked by visitors to Swedish Lapland. A pity, because there are many reasons to include a visit to Jokkmokk in 

Muddus National Park: the ultimate travel guide

Muddus National Park: the ultimate travel guide

Muddus National Park is a land of old forests, boggy marshes, deep ravines and raging rivers in the heart of Swedish Lapland near Jokkmokk. It is part of the Laponia heritage site and is one of the largest areas in the world where the indigenous 

The Best Free Things to do in Kiruna Sweden

The Best Free Things to do in Kiruna Sweden

This post is about things to do in Kiruna. The northernmost city in Sweden that is famous for its long winters, tundra landscapes, Saami culture, Saami food, the largest iron ore mines in the world and space technology.  Kiruna is a popular destination for those 

The Best Sami Food: what to eat in Lapland

The Best Sami Food: what to eat in Lapland

Food, for me, is always an important part of my travel journeys. On my recent Swedish Lapland road trip I was looking forward to getting to know a new cuisine. When I think of Sweden, I think of Ikea and its iconic meatballs. Little did 

The Pieterpad Trail: the most famous hike in the Netherlands

The Pieterpad Trail: the most famous hike in the Netherlands

The Pieterpad trail is the most famous long distance trail in the Netherlands. It starts in Pieterburen up north in Groningen to the Pietersberg in Southern Limburg. You will hike almost 500 kilometers to some of the most beautiful parts of the Netherlands. The Pieterpad 

Hiking in the Netherlands: the most beautiful trails

Hiking in the Netherlands: the most beautiful trails

Hiking in the Netherlands? You might think this is a joke. Isn’t it as flat as a dutch pancake? Isn’t it one of the most densely populated countries in the world?  Yes it is, but hiking in the Netherlands is very well possible. Even enjoyable.