Ryanair began operating flights between Skellefteå and London in spring 2014. Skellefteå was the only destination in Scandinavia to been given one of the new routes from London-Stansted.
In 1997 physical education teacher Per Strömberg took his ninth-graders on an educational trip to Kittelfjäll. Two years and four months later he started Active Ski Travel, that today has taken over 20,000 skiing enthusiasts to Kittelfjäll.
The first snow has fallen over Västerbotten. Winter is coming and cars must have winter tyres. But did you know that the Sami have 200 different expressions for snow and its quality?
Västerbotten is a large county with safe roads that take you safely and securely through areas with sizeable gold deposits, a fantastic cultural history, soaring mountains and fast-flowing rivers. Discover the pearls along the fine roads of Västerbotten.
This is the entrance to what is commonly called Europe's last wilderness. From a slow start with coffee and cinnamon buns and a visit to a wilderness exhibition to a freezing-cold swim in the middle of nowhere.
It was Galileo Galilei who gave the Northern Lights their Latin name Aurora Borealis. An apt description of the phenomenon that attracts and fascinates us.
Guitars, more guitars and even more guitars. The Åhdén twins from Vännäsby created the world's finest collection of vintage guitars that has now turned into Guitars - The Museum in Umeå.
Imagine that someone who has travelled all over the world chooses to settle down in Boliden, just outside Skellefteå, in Swedish Lapland. Why, someone might wonder? Well, it's because Boliden is the best place on earth. That is if you ask Neil and Julia Crighton.
The trip begins in Ammarnäs. Up onto the Ammarfjället mountain and straight out into silence. You hear only the swishing of the sled and the dogs panting. Come along on a dog team adventure in true Jack London spirit.
A Västerbottensost (Västerbotten cheese) can only be made at Burträsk dairy. This is written in capital letters on a window inside the Visitor Centre. This may sound a bit strange, but if you listen to one of the many storytellers in this place, you quickly come to understand that Burträsk district is sitting on a number of remarkable stories.
This trail is 450 kilometres long and passes through the Swedish mountains. It's one of the best hiking trails in the world.