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Exploring Sweden

SWEDEN WIKI

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
- European Notebook

People who do not listen with all their senses will not hear

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ITBW AWARD

The winner of the juried 2010 ITBW Award is Nutti Sami Siida, arranges nature and culture tours based on the Sámi culture. Owners Nils Torbjörn Nutti and Carina Pingi are both Sámis from Gabna Sameby, Sweden. To leave things in nature as they are for others to experience is the philosophy of this tour company, who operate in the sensitive Arctic region. The owners make their living showing guests what is considered to be wilderness, which is their back yard, and strive to keep it intact for generations to come.

Nutti Sámi Siida encourages visitors to take their time to enjoy their discoveries - from watching a moose hiding among the birches, to learning about a new plant - rather than simply putting miles behind them. Nature is one of the reasons that travelers choose this area, so tours are offered at a slower pace to explore this great landscape. Experiences include reindeer sled trips, trekking, Sámi culture, a museum with nomadic artifacts and a handicrafts shop.

2010 ITBW Award

As the Sámi people have become more settled in recent years, their nomadic traditions have stopped. The only way to keep the traditional knowledge alive is to practice it, and Nutti Sámi Siida does so very effectively by conducting trips. They place a high value on educating visitors by introducing them to the local culture and traditional skills. Guides carefully chosen for their close connection with reindeer herding and Sámi culture offer authentic and accurate experiences, and teach guests about both the historic and present day way of life.

Working with responsible and sustainable tourism is very natural for these indigenous peoples who have populated an area for thousands of years without leaving obvious traces in nature. Nutti Sámi Siida was one of the first companies with products approved by Nature's Best, a Swedish quality certification for ecotourism.


GEOGRAPHY

Sweden borders with Norway to the west and Finland to the northeast and it is connected to Denmark by a bridge in the south.

Europe Travel Survey (wordled)

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g You don't need to cross the river to get water (gå inte över ån efter vatten)
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g Sweden
g Swedish
g Stockholm
g Swedish Lapland
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b Current time
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