The Nordic side of Swedish Lapland in Lappish landscapes of Arctic Circle
The midnight sun of Lapland in northern Sweden is all about Aurora Borealis popularly known as Northern Lights. The Gold of Lapland is the quintessential Swedish Lapland. It is a relatively lesser known spot on the map with gold mines. The best way to get there is through the country’s capital Stockholm. The Gold of Lapland has old world charm reminiscent of the indigenous Sami people. Umea is an hour’s flight north of Stockholm and is the nearest spot to the Gold of Lapland. Granö is a hamlet and is sparsely populated with over 300 inhabitants. Granö Beckasin on River Umea has wooden tree houses ala bird nests designed in sync with functionality with kitchenettes and bathrooms.
There are modern glass cubes and cabins in Scandinavian designs with holistic yoga spots. You can lit up fire and have your own hot tub while sampling reindeer meat which is a staple diet in the Nordic region. The glass roofed cabins and glass igloos are for travelers to gaze Aurora Borealis in heated luxury in winter. Rafting, dog-sledding, hiking and moose-spotting are some of the outdoor activities.
You can build your own raft and go rafting down River Umea. The Class 4 rapids of the 500 km long River Vindelälven is great for navigating and some adrenaline pumping action and action packed adventures. It is the best river rafting spots in the world. The area around Granö Beckasin is great spot for hiking.
The sun never sets with the Midnight Sun in this part of the world and gives the perfect feeling of Swedish ‘Hygge’.
June 13, 2018
May 09, 2018