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Malmberget ("The Ore Mountain") Full review
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The dying Ores Town: Malmberget is known as one of the largest iron ore mines in Sweden. However, the most eerie thing about the town is a huge pit in the centre of the town -known as Gropen- which has left the town uninhabited. It is said that the pit is constantly growing in size and is eating up the town that was once a hub of technological developments. The pit is so big that it is clearly visible in the satell…
The Malmberget mine is one of the largest iron ore mines in Sweden. The mine is located in Malmber… [..]

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Tornio Chutch Full review
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Historical Treasure!: One of the oldest and most preserved wooden churches in Scandinavia, Tornio Church is a symbol of the Medieval Architectural style of the Pohjanmaa area. The imposing tower surrounded by the hauntingly beautiful cemetery is a captivating sight to behold.

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Aitik copper mine Full review
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One of Europe's Largest Open-Pit Copper Mines. : "All that glitters is copper here". It is Sweden's largest open-pit Copper Mine, and indeed a wonderful site to explore more about the copper-mining process. The sight of gigantic rock-dumpers and excavators working round the clock to mine copper is particularly captivating.
The Aitik copper mine is owned by Boliden AB and situated outside the town of Gällivare in northern… [..]

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Kiruna iron mine Full review
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The iron mining!: The guided tour to the mine provides a great opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the mining process and how mining activities affect the people living in the neighbouring areas. Kiruna is one of the largest underground iron ores in the world.
The Kiruna mine is the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world. The mine is … [..]

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Silvermuseet Full review
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"Arjeplog’s collective memory": "Silvermuseet is Arjeplog’s collective memory," says the Museum's website. Visiting Silvermuseet is like taking a fascinating ride into the thousands of years of rich cultural heritage of Sami culture. The gleaming silver artefacts and the slate knife are like a "silent message transmitted through time."

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Dundret hill (Midnight sun meet) Full review
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The Site of Midnight-Sun, Skiing Resort and a Natural preserve: One of Sweden's toughest ski-resorts, Dundret Hill is a wonderful place for sky-jumping and cross-country skiing. The mid-night visible in the hills during June-July months is a spectacular sight to behold. The entire area is a natural preserve and enthrals the visitors with its captivating beauty.
Dundret is a fell , located just outside the town Gällivare in Sweden. Standing east of the main c… [..]

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Esrange Space Center
Travel picture of Esrange Space Center Esrange Space Center is a rocket range and research centre located outside the…
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Porjus is a locality situated in Jokkmokk Municipality, Norrbotten County, Swed…
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Storforsen nature reserve
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Stora Sjöfallet National…
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Sarek National Park
Travel picture of Sarek National Park Sarek National Park is a national park in Jokkmokk Municipality, Lapland in th…
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Padjelanta National Park
Travel picture of Padjelanta National Park Padjelanta is a national park in Norrbotten County in northern Sweden. Establi…
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Muddus National Park
Travel picture of Muddus National Park Muddus is a national park in northern Sweden. It is situated in the province La…
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Abisko Turiststation
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Kiruna Church
Kiruna Church is a church building in Kiruna, Sweden, and is one of Sweden's l…
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The City Hall
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Arvidsjaurs kyrka
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Arvidsjaurs hembygdsföre…
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Botanical Garden
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Ájtte museum
Travel picture of Ájtte museum Ájtte, the Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum , is a cultural and natural history…
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Arjeplog church
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Gällivare Museum
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Västerbottens museum
Travel picture of Västerbottens museum Västerbottens museum in the Gammlia area of Umeå is a county museum with respon…
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Klabböle Power Plant
Travel picture of Klabböle Power Plant Klabböle Power Plant was a hydroelectric plant located near Umeå in northern S…
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Jukkasjärvi church
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Travel picture of ICEHOTEL The Icehotel is a hotel rebuilt each year with snow and ice in the village of …
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Teknikens Hus (The Techn…
Travel picture of Teknikens Hus (The Technology House) Teknikens Hus or The Technology House is a Swedish science center located on Po…
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Gammelstaden Church Town
Travel picture of Gammelstaden Church Town Gammelstad Church Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in Gammelstade…
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Torneå ortodoxa kyrka
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Alatornion kirkko
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Aineen taidemuseo
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