Summer in Sweden
Image credits: Abisko Mountain Lodge
Swedish Lapland in the summer
Swedish Lapland is very much a region of contrasts, which is most evident in its seasons – long dark winter with minus temperatures and polar nights, versus the bright sunny days of summer and the Midnight Sun.
Whilst locals do fully embrace the winter season with husky-pulled sleds, snowshoes and snowmobiles, summer sees a great love of the outdoors as people fully embrace the lengthy daylight hours enjoying festivals, BBQs, hiking, canoeing and swimming. Sweden's northerly position not only offers almost 24 hour daylight, but you can expect steady temperatures and low humidity to make your stay all the more pleasant.
Locals in Lapland have long been big on their leisure time and have always taken full advantage of the beautiful landscapes which surround them. Most people will own a summer cottage and as soon as the days start to lengthen they will flock to them and embrace the joy of midsummer.About Summer in Sweden
Embracing the summer
As well as Swedish Lapland, at Artisan we also feature a summer trip to the south coast of Sweden and the scenic region of Skåne and Gothenburg. On this self-drive trip you are given the flexibility and freedom to set your own route as you make the most of the sun-filled days and warm temperatures. In the south of Sweden you don't quite get the 24 hours of daylight that you get above the Arctic Circle but the days are still long allowing you to appreciate the coastal scenery, rolling farmland, vineyards and colourful harbour towns.
This is a region full to the brim with history, character and culture and this trip is one that you can really make your own and get to know this location as you travel from farmland to cities.Read more
In Swedish Lapland we feature a handful of carefully crafted and designed trips that have been designed to allow you to make the most of the Midnight Sun as well as the activities of summer.
On our 'Ultimate Midnight Sun Safari' you will be in the capable hands of Fredrik Broman, a renowned Swedish photographer who will assist you in capturing the spirit of the Swedish summer. During your stay you will enjoy a real back-to-nature experience as well as activities such as rafting down the Råne River and seeing reindeers with their calves. Towards the end of your stay you will enjoy the opportunity of hiking in the magnificent Abisko National Park – one of Swedish Lapland's most scenically beautiful settings.
Magical Midnight Sun
Of course one of the main attractions of Swedish Lapland in the summer is that it is the land of the Midnight Sun. It is the tilt of the earth's axis which causes this blurring between night and day in the summer months. In midsummer the sun sets only briefly at midnight, just dipping below the horizon before rising again. From 11pm to 3am, the region is cast in warm and soft light similar to sunrise and sunset. This light gives the scenery a magical and dreamlike quality and showcases the stunning wilderness of this setting.Read more