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Norrland

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Norrland is one of three major regions in Sweden. Norrland encompasses two-thirds of the country's surface and about one-sixth of its population. Most of the major national parks in Sweden are located in the Northern parts of Norrland. The region is characterized by forests, mountains, rivers, mines, a harsh winter climate, long distances, left-wing attitudes, as well as university towns with young populations.

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  • Esrange, a rocket launching facility near Kiruna.
  • The Icehotel [1] in the village Jukkasjärvi - A hotel built from snow and ice, which melts in spring and re-built every winter.
  • Kebnekaise - Sweden's highest mountain surrounded by vast wilderness areas and a popular trail to Abisko National Park.
  • Kungsleden - a marked well-known hiking trail that runs through Norrland.

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Connex [2] runs daily trans between Stockholm and Narvik, Norway with several stops along Norrland. Sleeper accomodations are available. Reservations are required to use the Eurail Pass.

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The city of Kiruna can be accessed by plane and is located close to the Kungsleden trail.

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