Northern Sweden is a place of stunning beauty dominated by national parks and breathtaking mountain ranges. Mount Kebnekaise is unforgettable in its majesty as it towers over the region, while several preserves give the nature-lover plenty of room to roam.
Whether you're planning to photograph Mount Kebnekaise, or hike around it, or scale it, the highest peak in Sweden delivers grandeur, adventure and danger for those who eschew marked trails. The mountain is the high point, literally speaking, of Lapland, an expansive wilderness with far more animals than people. The national parks in Sarek and Padjelanta have numerous walking trails for those seeking to see wildlife in its natural state, and as you travel south, skiing opportunities are plentiful in Jamtland as well as fishing in the numerous rivers and streams. And for a special treat, travel to Jukkasjarvi to visit the 'ice hotel' sculpted completely from snow and ice every year after the summer thaw.
Of course, travel to the region in winter grants the visitor a chance to see the Northern Lights, an unforgettable phenomenon that takes place year-round at the earth's magnetic poles but is only visible in the black summer skies.
As your travels wind down and you leave the trail or mountain, descend into a comfortable chair or warm bed in any of the luxurious Swedish cottages.
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