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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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Other destinations

  • 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.

Understand

Talk

As in other parts of Sweden, everyone speaks a very decent english, as well as swedish. Due to the proximity of the border, some people also speak finnish.

Get in

By train

Connex [2] runs daily trans between Göteborg and Narvik, Norway with several stops, including Stockholm, Uppsala and many along Norrland. Sleeper accommodations are available. Reservations are required to use the Eurail Pass. Price for the full trip was around 450SEK on a simple seat as of 2006, and the journey totaled more than 24h. Stockholm - Abisko (for starting Kungsleden) was about 17h.

By plane

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

Get around

See

The Lapland region is famous for its nature and the Kungsleden hiking trail.

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