Sarek Ski Expedition – An Adventure In The Nordic Wilderness

I have always wanted to go to Sarek National Park in Northern Sweden, but by the nature of it’s remoteness, it is very hard to get to without spending a few days either hiking in (summer season) or skiing in (winter season).  It is this inaccessibility which makes it remain so empty of people, pristine, raw, and totally wild.  It takes …

Hiking In Northern Sweden Via Vistas And Nallo

I was desperate to return to the mountains of northern Sweden for another long multi-day hike.  It is so beautiful up there, and my favourite time is early September.  The temperatures have cooled, the mosquitos have disappeared, and the short lived arctic autumn is underway in all its glorious colours.  The last time I hiked up here I was with my hubby, and we …

Anglestue Grottor – A Magical Playground In Nature

Whether you are looking for an easy stroll in the woods, or a sheltered interesting place for a fika, or a great place for children to play, you will not be disappointed with Anglestue Grottor.  Some very intriguing naturally formed caves and rock falls.  The easy walk from the car park does not detract from the feeling you are in …

Utklippan – Simplicity, Seals, & Sunsets

Utklippan is Sweden’s southern most set of islands. I consists of a pair of islands named  Norraskär and Södraskär.  The islands are very low lying and there is a harbour in between them.  The main feature of Utklippan is its lighthouse.  The buildings on Södraskär are where the lighthouse keepers and their families lived from 1840 to 1972. There has …

Kristianopel – 7 Things To Do

Kristianopel is a small town right on the south eastern edge of the southern Swedish county of Blekinge.  Kristianopel is quaint and beautiful.  In the summer it has fragrant rambling roses, wandering tourists exploring, and boats bobbing in the harbour.  There are beautiful wooden Swedish houses to look at, and some are quite ornate as they are old.  Kristianopel was once …

Hiking Kungsleden – The Mountains Of Arctic Sweden

Kungsleden is a stunning hiking trail in the north of Sweden.  It is around 440km long in its entirety, but many people, like we did, choose a section of it to hike.  Kungsleden runs from Abisko at the northern end, to Hemavan at the southern end.  During the winter months it becomes a ski trail, impassable in walking boots.  I was up here in the …

Långasjönäs Naturreservat – Lakes & Woodlands

Långasjönäs Naturreservat is inland from the coast.  This gives it a little more protection from the elements compared to the archipelago areas of Blekinge county in southern Sweden. It consists of around 10 lakes dotted around woodlands, making the scenery and landscape views very beautiful.  The largest lake, Långasjönäs, has sandy beaches and beautiful clear waters making it the perfect …

Hästhallen – Bronze Age Carvings In Blekinge

The first time we visited Hästhallen we were studying the Bronze Age in our home education studies, and we couldn’t believe our luck that we had such a source of history not too far from us.  Not only that, but you could just turn up, it wasn’t overcrowded (we were the only ones in that wood), it was free with no exhorbitant …