Sami food: what to eat in Lapland

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 

Swedish Lapland itinerary: a 2 week road trip

Swedish Lapland itinerary: a 2 week 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 

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. 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 

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. But with daily night trains it isn’t that difficult. Yet, most travellers that go to Swedish Lapland tend 

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 

Backpacking Bosnia: everything about travel in Bosnia

Backpacking Bosnia: everything about travel in Bosnia

This post is a travel guide about backpacking Bosnia. It includes all the practical things you need to know about travel in Bosnia. Why Backpacking Bosnia? The first time I visited Bosnia was in 2005 as a volunteer. It was a project from a dutch 

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