Follow my travels in Arctic Europe. I explore and photograph nature, places, and activities in northern Sweden, Finland, and Norway.
By Thomas Åberg @norrland247
The northern lights are back and the hunt is on
Scroll for some shots from earlier aurora hunts. For Swedish article. Click here
Ormberget in Luleå. September 29, 2019.
Fireplace on top of the hill. Ormberget, Luleå Sweden.
Winter aurora. 4 April 2019.
Hunting for northern lights by car on the ice roads in Luleå, Sweden. 28 March, 2020.
7 favorite places and activities to explore in Swedish Lapland
See my experience when I visited the places. For Swedish article. Click here
Activate the English subtitles on the film and you will get a description of the place and information.
The film contains
00:00 – Kayaking
00:40 – Island hopping in Luleå archipelago
02.30 – The High Cost of Sweden
03.10 – Trollforsen
04:35 – The Wilderness Road and waterfalls
12:09 – Abisko and Trollsjön mountain hiking
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Sunrise at Trollforsen.
Cloudberry is the gold of the forest
From mid-July, the berry season is at its peak and cloudberries are gold from the north.
The berry is juicy with a lovely sweet aroma. It is used as a luxurious dessert, liqueur or jam.
Four times as much vitamin C as in an orange.
Summer at Melderstein Herrgård
We took a short road trip from Luleå and visited some new beaches and slept over at the final destination at the historical Melderstein. Lovely Swedish countryside and great summer restaurant.
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Early morgin in Melderstein at 25 June at 05:45 am.
Movie from my summer visit in Råne river valley
See my experience when I visited the place and the mansion with my daughters.
The movie has an intro of 15 seconds then a longer area overview with drone clips and short snippets from the rooms, the restaurant, the sauna.
Midnight sun over Lule river
See more shots and read about my experience on Midnings sun panorama boat, floating on the mighty Lule river under the warmth from the true midnight sun.
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The sun is up all night long from 5 June to 8 July. And it will not get dark before the end of August.
See some movie clip from my youtube channel.
Warm light on my face at 02.04. am.
Fishing under the midnight sun.
Summer Perch for the night snack.
Grilling my fish on the floating fireplace.
True midnight sun in Jokkmokk.
Panorama window with amazing nature view and a nice double bed to sleep.
Floating on the Lule river and hearing the tales about Sápmi food.
Cajsa Isaksson, who runs the hostel Åsgård in Jokkmokk, prepares souvas on muurikka over an open fire while we slowly float on the Lule River.
It was a perfect day to experience the Sápmi food and stunning nature from the floating deck.
Suovas snack with black currant lemonade.
Detailed info and links for booking
Midnight sun panorama boat
Article in Swedish and links for booking
Summer and time for a barbecue!
I had a great time with this product shoot. Köttbutiken is a butcher shop in my hometown Luleå. This is the place I go for meat and local delicacies. See more
Entrecote from the grill on a plate. See more from Köttbutiken
Ice and light village
Unique accommodation by the Kalix river in northern Sweden. See more
I did not get so lucky to have northern light in my visit but if the sky was blessed by the magic light it would have looked like this. Creative retouching in collaboration with Style of Norrland (Swedish). See more from Ice and light village
Sweden’s new top attraction for spa lovers. See more
Unique design with Pine tree logs and the entrance to Arctic Bath in Harads, Sweden.
Cool down in the natural ice pool.
Warm up again in the sauna. See more from Arctic bath
Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi
The original Icehotel in Sweden. See more
Ceremonial room 2019.
Art suite: 217 – Dancing Auroras av Emilie Steele och Sebastian Dellúva.
Art suite: 314 – Téckara av Javier Opazo. See more from Icehotel