Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Lapland

Wilderness and unspoiled scenery entice you to Swedish Lapland and provide breathtaking winter adventures, trips along rivers, and exhilarating hikes. Get to know the unique Sami culture and relax in the reindeer sleigh while watching pulsating northern lights dance in the heavens above. The national parks and seductive tastes of reindeer, trout and arctic raspberries add colour to your holiday. Here you can discover the secrets of the mines and traditional marketplaces. In the summer, enjoy a sun that never wants to set.

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Northern Light & Midnight Sun

Light plays a central role in this part of Sweden. The winter nights are lit up thanks to the northern lights that flow over the sky in different colours. If you are really quiet you can hear how they crackle. Join one of the northern lights tours that are arranged. In Swedish Lapland, the nights during the summer months never really get dark when the midnight sun squanders its light.

Sleigh ride with reindeer

In Swedish Lapland you get many opportunities to take a sleigh ride with reindeer, an excellent chance to get to know the region’s wildlife. Allow yourself to be driven through a snowy landscape, an experience certainly beyond the ordinary. One company that arranges sleigh rides with reindeer is Nutti Sámi Siida: Transfer: 08:15 pick-up from Kiruna. 13:30 return to Kiruna.
Adresse: Marknadsvägen 84, Jukkasjärvi
Telefon: +46 980 21329
Åpningstider: Daily: Jan – April

Dog sled

Riding on a sled pulled by a number of lively dogs is a popular winter pastime and is available in several formats. It is a breathtaking journey through forests and over plains. Impressions from this dizzying ride don’t dissolve easily. Companies arranging dog sled: Wilderness Life Auktsjaur 16 SE-933 91 Arvidsjaur +46 761 35 98 91 Northern Nature Experience Kiruna [email protected] +46 703 21 91 08
Adresse: Auktsjaur 16, Arvidsjaur
Telefon: +46 761 35 98 91


The fishing season is short and intense, summer nights are bright and during June and July the sun never drops below the horizon. There are five free flowing rivers, creeks, forest lakes, mountain lakes and the fish never sleeps. Bring the coffee pot, matches, and something to eat, so that you have enough energy to fish all through the night.
Adresse: Tornedalsvägen, 12 Pajala
Telefon: +46 70 883 32 43


Hunting is a big part of the culture and traditions here in the north, and it has been ever since first inhabitants settled the area. This close to nature, the locals have had a unique opportunity to follow deer populations, recognize individuals and get a good understanding of game, thus securing sustainable hunting of a viable wildlife population.
Adresse: Tornedalsvägen, 12 Pajala
Telefon: +46 70 883 32 43

Sauna evening under the stars, Kangos

Shed the stress, loosen tight muscles and untangle your thoughts while sitting in the hot log sauna by the Lainio River. Feel the steam roll through the room after water was poured on the hot stones. Take a dip in the snow or dive into the river to cool off. Let your mind wander, or just have a good time and a cold beer. There is also a hot tub on the terrace by the river, if you rather enjoy fresh air and warm water instead of the sauna. Lapland Incentive:
Adresse: Norra Byavägen 132, Kangos
Telefon: +46 70 34 35 420


The open swampy terrain of Vasikkavuoma provides for a rich bird and plant life. There is a total of about 50 different species on the mire, which together form a "plant community". The area is approximately 250 acres and in its heyday there were about 350 barns - only 70 remain now.
Adresse: Vasikkavuoma, Pajala

Tärendö church

The first stone blocks to the church foundation walls were broken in 1875 in Kenttärova. The same year F. R. Ekberg completed the drawings of the architect. The Royal Majesty, however, decided March 23, 1877 that the church and school house would be built on the same area: Nivankorvanmaa.
Adresse: Kyrkbacken 9, Tärendö

Tärendö River

One of the world´s two natural bifurcations.The river - bifurcation is 52 km long and has a vertical drop of 35 meters. The river has nine rapids.
Adresse: Tärendö River

The Struve Geodetic Arc, Pajala

The Struve Geodetic Arc runs through ten countries; Sweden has seven measurement points and four of them are on the World Heritage List (on the mountains Tynnyrilaki, Jupukka, Pullinki and Perävaara). The mountaintop unveils an expansive view.
Adresse: Jupukka

Palokorva Blast-furnace

Palokorva blast-furnace is he best preserved blast-furnace ruin from this age. Back in the mid-seventeen hundreds, a structure of this sort was what caused the eventual accumulation of people around the area, which led to the lands becoming permanently settled by people.
Adresse: Palokorva

The Great Grey Owl, Pajala

The Great Grey Owl is a staggering 2.5 m tall Great Grey Owl, carved of wood. It was adopted as the symbol of Pajala in 1995. The owl was threatened with extinction in the early 1970's and the only nesting sites were to be found here in the Pajala commune.
Adresse: Malmen

Leastadiuspörtet/Museum, Pajala

Laestadiuspörtet became the residence of the Pajala's first pastor, the temperance campaigner, botanist and scientist Lars Levi Laestadius. Laestadiuspörtet used for many years after his death as a tenant house and was used during World War II as a military barracks.
Adresse: Laestadíusvägen 38, Pajala
Telefon: +46 978 758 80
Åpningstider: Open during the summer with tours and a café.

Pajala Sundial

One of the world's largest sundials is located right in the center of Pajala. With a diameter of 38.33 m., the sundial has a rustic tribal look and there is a park around it. Come here to get a sense for how time was measured by our ancestors in the olden days.
Adresse: Torggatan, Pajala


In the small town Lovikka you will find the world's largest "Lovikkavanten", a common Swedish glove which is 3.5 meters high and can be read about in the Guinness Book of Records 2002. Genuine Lovikka gloves are still produced and available to purchase on-site.
Adresse: Lovikka
Telefon: +46 978 100 15

Kengis foundry

The foundry at Kengis rapids is a monument to the bygone industrial epoch which began in the 1640's with the discovery of iron ore. The find was made, according to legend, by a squirrel hunter, who felt his arrow's iron-shod tip pulled against a stone (it was found to contain magnetic iron ore).
Adresse: Kengis

Sattajärvi Skicenter

The Sattajärvi Skicenter provides a ski slope for a great, active pastime with friends and family. There are two slopes and a sledding hill, so kids of all ages will be occupied just as well as adults. There are three cross-country trails to choose from.
Adresse: Sattajärvi 31, Pajala
Telefon: +46 978 600 25

Hiking from Nivalehto to Jupukka

The hike is about 11 km. The trail passes through old forest lined with open fields where you can enjoy different experiences in nature, as well as witness local animal and plant life. The water is clear and clean so you can drink straight from the stream or from a spring.
Adresse: Kursunpalo 5, Pajala
Telefon: +46 978 510 97

Fishing adventure in Lapland

Lapland is Europe’s last wilderness, a true paradise for fishermen. Lapland offers many opportunities for great fishing adventures, both with the fly and with lure. Do not miss the opportunity to fish during the "white nights" - an experience to only be had here.
Adresse: Muonionalusta 25, Muodoslompolo
Telefon: +46 978 430 40

Pajala Church

One of the largest wooden churches in Sweden, dating back to 18th century. The church was orginally built in Kengis in 1790s, but moved to Pajala in 1879. The church still bears striking resemblance to its original self, and is a landmark hard to miss when in Pajala.
Adresse: Laestadiusvägen 44, Pajala

Tärendö Community Center's museum

Tärendö Community Center's museum shows the rustic culture of Tornedalen in 22 buildings and about 2000 exhibits - one of the largest collections in Norrbotten. Make time for a visit when in Tärendö area.
Adresse: Bifurkationsvägen, Tärendö

Forest Hotel Restaurant, Tärendö

The restaurant offers a cosy environment overlooking Tärendö River, with friendly staff and a family feeling that warms you up. With your feet in Tornedalens food traditions, the chef has created a modern dining experience with inspiration from around the world, with much local produce.
Adresse: Niemenrova 43, Tärendö
Telefon: +46 978 203 80
Åpningstider: Weekdays served from 10am to 2pm daily lunch consisting of one from scratch homemade dishes and a salad buffet. The restaurant is open for pre-booked groups on evenings and weekends.

Hotell Smedjan Restaurant, Pajala

Daily breakfast and lunch buffet are served and you can enjoy a dinner in the evenings. You can also order pizza from the restaurant every day of the week.
Adresse: Fridhemsvägen 1B, Pajala
Telefon: +46 978 108 15

Tavern & hotel Tannavallen, Pajala

Enjoy Today's lunch, Dinner of the evening or choose from the À la carte menu at the restaurant. Take a relaxing drink at the lobby in front of the bigscreen tv, or sit down and relax on the big outdoor terrace with beautiful view over the Torne River.
Adresse: Tannavägen 61, Pajala
Telefon: +46 978 714 00

Thai Dan Sai, Pajala

Enjoy Thai food and dream of warmer climes in a restaurant where you get the feeling of sitting in a restaurant in Thailand. The restaurant is owned by Thai people who truly loves to cook and which is so clearing shown in the wonderfully tasty dishes.
Adresse: Medborgarvägen 3, Pajala
Telefon: +46 72 731 30 77
Åpningstider: Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-2am, Sat 2pm-2am

Icehotel Restaurant, Jukkasjarvi

Featured in the White Guide 2016 and heralded as one of the top three in all of Swedish Lapland, the Icehotel Restaurant serves exquisitely crafted dishes from it's daily varied fixed five-course and á la carte menus. Cold dishes and sauces are served directly in ice trays.
Adresse: Marknadsvägen 63, Jukkasjärvi
Telefon: +46 980 668 00

Restaurang CG, Luleå

Restaurang CG ranks amongst the finest in the Swedish Luleå. It serves local cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients, and focuses heavily on beef and game dishes. Seafood-lovers and plant-based eaters won't find themselves at a loss either. In the evenings, the venue transforms into a cocktail bar.
Adresse: Storgatan 9, Luleå
Telefon: +46 920 200 700
Åpningstider: Mon-Thurs 5pm-midnught, Fri-Sat 4pm-1am

Hemmagastronomi, Luleå

A one-of-a-kind fine dining establishment in Luleå, this restaurant cum bistro cum deli serves elegant local dishes and houses a deli counter, where cheeses, wines and meats are available for purchase (if you're feeling adventurous - try preparing reindeer stake back at your accommodation).
Adresse: Norra Strandgatan 1, Luleå
Telefon: +46 920 22 00 02

Restaurang Chowkeeng, Luleå

Once reindeer meat is ticked off the to-do list, Restaurang Chowkeeng is a great place to change it up and tuck into some Asian favourites in the heart of Luleå. Chinese, Indian and Korean dishes at reasonable prices await patrons daily, for lunch (buffet-style) and dinner.
Adresse: Stationsgatan 27, Luleå
Telefon: +46 920 120 33
Åpningstider: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat noon-10pm, Sun 3pm-9pm

Camp Ripan Kitchen, Kiruna

Even if your choice of accommodation did not fall on Camp Ripan, spending an evening at its elegant restaurant is on the visitors' to Kiruna "to-do" list. Savor the local flavours of reindeer garnished with lingon berries along with a variety of other meals. Fixed lunch and dinner menus on offer.
Adresse: Campingvagen 5, Kiruna
Telefon: +46 98063000

Bistro Norrland, Luleå

Located in a scenic venue by the water, Bistro Norrland is the perfect lunch spot in Luleå. It offers a fixed-price lunch menu special, which includes salad buffet, a choice of one out of three warm local dishes along with bread, and hot coffee or tea. Also on offer is a bistro menu with delightful dishes like duck breast, rack of lamb, steak, fish and seafood.
Adresse: Norra Strandgatan 3-7, Luleå
Telefon: +46 0920523100
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 11am-10pm

SPiS Mat & Dryck, Kiruna

A hip restaurant with lots of artisan menu items, SPiS Mat & Dryck also houses a deli of its own where multiple local delights (meats, wines and cheeses) are available for purchase. Try the meats or fish, and select drinks from the impressively extensive bar menu.
Adresse: Bergmastaregatan 7, Kiruna
Telefon: +46 980 170 00
Åpningstider: Daily 6am-11pm

Café Safari, Kiruna

A cosy pit stop on a tour of Kiruna's old town, Café Safari serves generous portions of filled baguettes, as well as a number of hot and cold meals for those looking to have something slightly more substantial. Most known for its heavenly cake and deserts, and high-quality coffee.
Adresse: Geologgatan 4, Kiruna
Telefon: +46 980 174 60
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm

Thai Dan Sai, Pajala

On Friday and Saturday this Thai restaurant offers pub night with karaoke, and live music on different occasions.
Adresse: Medborgarvägen 3, Pajala
Telefon: +46 978 700 570
Åpningstider: Fri: 11am - 2am, Sat: 4pm - 2am

Hotel Smedjan, Pajala

The hotel has events like pub night, disco, live music and every Friday they have something called "Fredagsmys", a Swedish tradition which is roughly translated to cosy Fridays. Every Friday they have different team, so pop in to see what it is all about. On-site there is also a nightclub (only open a couple of times per month) where you can enjoy live music and disco vibes.
Adresse: Fridhemsvägen 1, Pajala
Telefon: +46 978 108 15

Landströms Kök & Bar, Kiruna

Landströms Kök & Bar is a pleasant, laid-back establishment that combines features of a restaurant and bar and is immensely popular with the locals. Try the Arctic Char, wild boar, or any other of the Swedish/Scandinavian meals served. The wine list is concise, but the selection - tasteful.
Adresse: Foreningsgatan 11, Kiruna
Telefon: +46 980 133 55
Åpningstider: Mon-Tue & Thurs 6pm-11pm, Wed 6pm-0.30am, Fri-Sat 6pm-1am

The Bishop's Arms, Kiruna

Bishop's Arms is a Kiruna night-time favourite, and for good reason - there is hardly another bar in the area with an atmosphere so warm and welcoming (English pub style), and a drink list this extensive (plenty of beers and wines on offer). Food is served, too.
Adresse: Foreningsgatan 6, Kiruna
Telefon: +46 980 155 00
Åpningstider: Mon: 4 pm - 11pm, Tue - Thur: 4pm - 12am, Fri - Sat: 4pm - 1am, Sun: 4pm - 11pm

Icebar, Jukkasjarvi

The bar at Sweden's unique Icehotel is a must-visit when in Lapland, even if only for bragging rights and memorable photographs. The interior is crafted entirely out of ice - the seats, tables, menu and the bar itself included; drinks are served in ice glasses.
Adresse: Marknadsvagen 63, Jukkasjärvi
Telefon: +46 980 668 00

O'Learys, Luleå

The O'Learys installment in Luleå is a very special one - it isn't just a bar but an entire entertainment center with a bowling alley, game hall, pool tables, large flat-screen TVs and even a small cinema. At night, guests are welcome to make use if the designated dance floor area.
Adresse: Vastra Varvsgatan 25, Luleå
Telefon: +46 920228580
Åpningstider: Tue 5pm-midnight, Wed-Thurs 5pm-midnight, Fri 4pm-3am, Sat 2pm-3am, Sun 2pm-10pm

Midnight Cruises

A very special experience to have in Lapland is a midnight cruise in the Bothnian bay, when the blazing sun makes it hard to believe that it is, indeed, night time. Other evening cruises are available, including the popular "shrimp cruise" and the Wednesday night cruise to Brändöskär.
Adresse: Storgatan 9, Luleå
Telefon: +46 920 120 84

Royal Diner, Kiruna

With a traditional USA-style diner atmosphere, Royal is more than just a place to have a meal, it's rather an evening entertainment center. On weekend nights, DJs spin hot tunes, and karaoke is sung by patrons (mostly young locals in their twenties and thirties). 30++ parties are often hosted as well.
Adresse: Foreningsgatan 9, Kiruna
Telefon: +46 72 215 25 82
Åpningstider: Tue-Thurs 6pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-3am

Artemis, Pajala

At this small shop you will find everything for your pet. They focus on accessories for dog, cat and aquarium. They even have self-made collars.
Adresse: Teknikvägen 1A, Pajala
Telefon: +46 978 710 96
Åpningstider: Mon- Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-13:00

Kero Försäljning AB, Sattajärvi

Since 1929, this family business has produced leather shoes in Sattajärvi, Swedish Lapland. The products are made by hand and their experience guarantee high quality leather. Other products you can buy are bags, baby gloves, slippers and more.
Adresse: Sattajärvi 320, Pajala
Telefon: +46 978 600 00

Storheden, Luleå

Only 8 km away from downtown Luleå lies Storheden shopping area, a shopping paradise that is also home to the Leos Lekland children's entertainment center. Browse through dozens of stores and boutiques selling clothing, shoes, cosmetics, - plus restaurants, cafés and supermarkets.
Adresse: Storhedsvägen 1, Luleå
Telefon: +46 920 373 00
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-10pm

Ateljenord, Kiruna

For arts and crafts from Lapland, head straight for Ateljenord, where a vast array of items created by local Kiruna professionals is on sale. Choose from artworks made of materials such as wood, noble silver and gold, reindeer, glass and painted in watercolor.
Adresse: Lars Janssonsgatan 23, Kiruna
Telefon: +46 980 179 08

Shop in Lapland, Luleå

Located in the World Heritage Gammelstad Church Town, the Shop in Lapland is a one-stop shopping spot to stock up on local arts, crafts and delicacies. Check out the exotic Sami bracelets and other jewelry that make for perfect gifts and souvenirs from your journey to the North.
Adresse: Rutviksvägen 40, Luleå
Telefon: +46 70 690 58 09

Sámi Duodji, Jokkmokk

If in Jokkmokk, do not miss the best place to marvel at (and possibly stock up on) traditional Sami handicrafts. Most of the items on sale are made of natural materials, including reindeer skins and horns. Hand-made textiles, clothing, and jewelry are among some of the things you may expect to find.
Adresse: Porjusvägen 4, Jokkmokk
Telefon: +46 971 128 94
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 10am–5pm

Luleå Airport

Luleå Airport is one of the main airports in Swedish Lapland, where both SAS and Norwegian flies from. The Luleå Airport is only seven kilometres from the city centre. From and to the Luleå Airport there is a bus service. You can buy your ticket with credit card on the bus but please note they do not accept cash. There are also prepaid travel tickets and 3-day tourist cards from Luleå Local Traffic (LLT) which you can buy at the Mat & Fika café at Luleå Airport and in the so called Quickomat, a ticket machine which you can find at the bus shelter outside the airport terminal. In the Quickomat you can also buy credit it to your bus card and check the balance. Timetable information: +46 771 99 00 00. There is also a taxi stand outside the terminal or you can Prebook Flygtaxi so that the taxi arrives at the same time as your flight. Contact +46 (0)8 120 920 00. At Luleå Airport, you can rent cars at Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Budget och Mabi. All car rental offices are situated right next to the arrivals hall.
Adresse: Luleå Aiport

Kiruna Airport

Another main airport in Swedish Lapland is Kiruna Airport and both SAS and Norwegian flies here. The airport is located approximately 9 kilometres from Kiruna centre. From Kiruna Airport, buses run every day to Kiruna Central Station, Abisko, Björkliden, Riksgränsen and Narvik/Norway. The airport bus usually departs 30 minutes after arrival and adjust at any delay. You can buy your ticket from the bus driver onboard. Cash and most credit-card are accepted. (Notice: no ATM for cash withdrawal at Kiruna Airport.) Another way to travel to your destination is by taxi. You can book a taxi or just go outside the terminal. Flygtaxi, +46 (0)8 120 920 00, At Kiruna Airport, they offer rental car companies like Avis, Europcar and Hertz.
Adresse: Kiruna Airport

Pajala Airport

The small Pajala Airport is located about fifteen kilometers from Pajala city center and has good connections to Luleå and Tallinn. You can take the taxi to your destination or you could rent a car from the airport.
Adresse: Mommankangas 1, Pajala
Telefon: +46 978 511 10
Åpningstider: 4.30am-11.30pm and 1.30pm-7.30pm

Public Transport

You will find many bus companies throughout Lapland, both private and public which will bring you around in the different parts of the Swedish Lapland. You could even spend hours hopping from bus to bus in order to reach your destination. In Swedish Lapland you can check out the LTN buses in the Norrbotten part of Lapland. In the Västerbotten part you will find the bus company Länstrafiken buses. Pajala has an extensive network of bus lines to many attractions from the bus station Malmen.


You will find postal service point in supermarkets and petrol stations across Sweden where you can buy stamps, send and receive packets.


There is normally a pharmacy in most larger towns. Pharmacy called Apoteket Lappugglan can be found in Malmen, Pajala.
Adresse: Malmen, Pajala
Telefon: +46 771 450 450


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