Free things to do in Kiruna Sweden

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, the largest iron ore mines in the world and space technology.  Kiruna is a popular destination for those who want 

Muddus National Park: a travel guide

Muddus National Park: a travel guide

Muddus National Park is a land of old growth 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 

Jokkmokk Sweden: Laplands cultural capital

Jokkmokk Sweden: Laplands cultural capital

Jokkmokk in Sweden is a small town just north of the polar circle. Like Lulea, it is a town that is often overlooked by visitors to Swedish Lapland that often head straight further north to Kiruna. A pity, because there are many reasons to include 

Gammelstad church town: a travel guide

Gammelstad church town: a travel guide

Gammelstad church town easily competes for the most scenic village in Sweden and it was one of the highlights on my trip to Swedish Lapland in October. The cute red cottages and large medieval church attract its fair share of visitors, but its location far 

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. Those that do go to Swedish Lapland often head straight to Kiruna.  I was a bit hesitant myself, 

Stockholm to Lulea by train: the Lapland express

Stockholm to Lulea by train: the Lapland express

The Stockholm to Lulea 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 

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 

Why you should visit Lapland in October

Why you should 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 

Bosnian food guide: what to eat in Bosnia

Bosnian food guide: what to eat in Bosnia

This post is all about Bosnian food. A cuisine that reflects the multicultural nature of the country and years of cultural influences coming from the Ottoman empire, the meditteranean and eastern europe. The food of Bosnia Herzegovina seems quite similar to that of its neighbours 

Bosnia itinerary: one week in Bosnia Herzegovina

Bosnia itinerary: one week in Bosnia Herzegovina

Bosnia is still among the least visited countries in Europe, but its popularity is on the rise. More and more tourists find their way to the Balkans and most do include Bosnia in their itinerary. It’s a destination where east meets west with multicultural cities, 

Una National Park in Bosnia: a travel guide

Una National Park in Bosnia: a travel guide

Una National Park is one of the newest national parks in Bosnia Herzegovina. It was established in 2008 to protect the pristine and unspoiled nature around the Una, Krka and Unac rivers.  Una National Park is located in the northwestern part of Bosnia, close to 

Mostar to Blagaj: a day trip guide

Mostar to Blagaj: a day trip guide

This post is about how to get from Mostar to Blagaj. Blagaj is a scenic and cute historic village that also happens to be one of the easiest and most interesting day trips from Mostar. Mostar is surrounded by karst mountains and Blagaj is among