Ringed by the Arctic Circle and bordered by Norway, Finland and the Baltic Sea, Swedish Lapland extends across the top quarter of Sweden. Frequently referred to as "Europe's Alaska", the region is home to the Sami - the European Union's only indigenous people - who call Lapland Sápmi.
Sami communities have been living here for millennia, navigating the pristine landscapes with their migrating reindeer herds. Ever hospitable, today they offer visitors a warm welcome and an opportunity to learn about a very different way of life.
Fascinating indigenous culture. World class river fishing. Close-up encounters with brown bear, moose and wolverine. Nights out under the Northern Lights. Log cabins, saunas and warming shots of aquavit. If this sounds like the holiday of a lifetime, you might want to consider the north of Sweden for your next vacation.
For lovers of the great outdoors, it's hard to think of a more enticing European destination than Swedish Lapland. One of the continent's last true wildernesses, this unique region is characterized by great swathes of pine, spruce and fir, berry-carpeted tundra, whitewater rivers teeming with salmon, and rustic lakeside villages. In the winter months the entire frozen landscape is washed by the ethereal light of the aurora borealis.
Swedish Lapland is a paradise for those who really want to get back to nature. Renowned for their fantastic sport fishing, the area's three main rivers - the Kalix, Råne and Pite - are well-stocked with species such as Arctic char, grayling, Atlantic salmon and trout.
Defined by its diverse ecology and colourful culture, both animal and human life here is strictly governed by climate. During the short summers, when the midnight sun barely dips below the horizon, the mountain slopes are a riot of colour, as species such as Alpine gentian, Lapland rosebay and purple mountain saxifrage take advantage of the long daylight hours to carpet the land. In addition to bear, wolverine and moose, other iconic species such as the Arctic fox, European beaver, Eurasian otter and golden eagle also take the opportunity to raise young.
Swedish Lapland is a captivating destination regardless of the season. Here on the edge of northern Europe, going wild is always an unforgettable experience.
"Be yourself. The world worships the original."
- Ingrid Bergman
Born and raised in the Netherlands, and with several active holidays in the north they decided to leave our their home country in 2010 to explore further.
“We were longing for adventure and wanted to fulfil our dreams of living close to nature. Our love for huskies and dog sledding brought us to different places in Lapland. We gained a lot of experience about dog care, wilderness guiding, winter, nature and the animals around us.”
After settling down in the Rane River Valley we followed the dream of having our own pack of huskies. These dogs are our colleagues, family and best friends! Every day with them is a happy day out in nature.
Together with our pack we are able to welcome guests and give them an experience of a lifetime.
"We love to share our passion with people from all over the world and we are very dedicated to give our guests a very authentic and personal adventure."
Erik & Sanne