/ Written by Jonas Hållén

It’s heating up!

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One more week to go before Outdoor Academy of Sweden (OAS) Kids. The weather is looking great (so far): sunny and around 18°C. – Warm, but not too hot, just the way we want it, says Erik Josefsson, event organizer at Camp Dalsland. – Perfect testing wether for outdoor products, says Sara Wänseth, general secretary of […]

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Learning to play and survive in the outdoors

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Grown-ups, get out the way! It’s time for the kids turn to explore the Swedish outdoor in Kid’s Outdoor Academy of Sweden 2016. This years Outdoor Academy will be held in Dalsland, two hours drive North of Gothenburg. It’s a landscape characterised by untouched wild and remote areas, beautiful glassy lakes where the water is […]

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A year as a reindeer herder

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When he was younger, his dream was to become the world’s first Sami astronaut or the owner of Vattenfall. Carl-Johan Utsi now divides his time between reindeer herding and photography. Carl-Johan Utsi grew up to the west of Luleälven river, in Porjus and Vaisaluokta. The family lived on reindeer herding and Jossa, Carl-Johan’s father, spent […]

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The black gold of the mountains

Photo: Fredrik Broman

It’s the story of how Lemmings wander all the way from Swedish Lapland to Ethiopia to pick up fresh coffee beans. It’s also the story of how two young Swedish entrepreneurs in Gällivare is bringing field coffee to the burgeoning international coffee market. Today there’s espresso, cortado, cappuccino, drip coffee, all kinds of expensive coffee, […]

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Down under

Photo: Fredrik Broman

It looks a bit scary. Just a hole in the wall, and then total darkness. We squeeze in – and then a magic walk, climb and crawl starts. After making your way through the first, rather easy part, and getting used to the cool air (always around +4°C) and wetness on the floor, you suddenly step […]

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The Shining

Photo: Chad Blakeley

The winter season used to be slow at Abisko Mountain Station. A few cross country skiers mingled in the dining hall with the odd fisherman and snowmobile tourist. That changed with a color explosion in the night sky.   It was a cold and dark night in November 2004. The Swedish Tourist Association’s Mountain Station […]

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From the Dolomites to Mordor

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It’s a bit of the Dolomites, a tad of the Dark Mountains of Mordor and quite a lot of the Sarek wilderness. Doing the three day loop trail from Björkliden to Abisko takes you through some stunning scenery. We start hiking from Björkliden’s Mountain Station and struggle almost 800 height meters up until we reach […]

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Welcome to the Outdoor Academy of Sweden 2015

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We are now only one month away from your trip to Swedish Lapland and to an unforgettable experience from September 5th to 9th. We will be around 40 participants (journalists, retailers and tour operators) who will get together for some amazing adventures over the four days. We will trek about 30-35 km in pretty heavy […]

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Gone fishing in Stockholm

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It’s a strange sensation. You’re standing there idle in the boat, reeling in. Then, suddenly, there’s a jerk. You feel it all the way through the line, rod and arm. If the pike is small you can start reeling in slow and careful. If you got a 5+ (kilos) pike on the bait you need […]

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A ride on the town

Photo: Henrik Trygg.

Stockholm is beautiful city to bike in. With a bike and a and SL Access card you can head wherever you want around the city. Cycling has grown increasingly popular in Stockholm. Around 100 00 people use their bikes every day. A lot of them use their bikes as a mode of transportation, but you […]

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