Many rivers and lakes intersects with the mountainous landscape of the Lapland region. While high mountain peaks and tricky slopes offer a great challenge to be conquered by adventurers, the freezing yet breathtaking beauty of Lapland lakes hold a charm all their own. In the Sweden Lapland, there are at least 20,000 lakes, alongside streams and rivers, including the Vindel River, Europe's longest untamed river. Lapland lakes draw crowds of photographers, writers, poets and artists who found these natural attractions as irresistible subjects of their art.
These lakes include the Lake Kultsjön in the village of Saxnäs; where the water is frozen during winter time and ice forms as thick as one meter. The picture-perfect setting is highlighted by a lush pine forest backdrop.
The village of Tarnasjon in Tärnäfjallen, Northern Sweden is home to many lakes popular among locales as a fishing ground for salmon, trout, char and many kinds of edible fish. A license is issued by the Lapland authorities before one can engage in professional fishing in the area.
Meantime, along the route to Kiruna beginning with the hint of rising mountains beyond is the Tornestrak Lake in Nordkalottvägen. This long lake is a landmark for the popular tourist stop, the Abisko Village, where an excursion path to Swedish wilderness begins.
In the United States, a ski resort in homeage to the great Lapland region is built by Olavi Hirvonen, a former U.S. Olympic cross country skier, in the Adirondack Forest Preserve in New York. Called the Lapland Lake, it vividly captures the ambience of Lapland and the surrounding lakes through innovative designs like modern snowcats and trails that enable authentic Lapland skiing experience. In the summer, the place is alive with activities like canoeing, boating, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities all in a sweeping lake backdrop.