The Swedish Lapland is the least populated region of Sweden and is considered one of the last truly wilderness areas of Europe. It consists of 9 provinces. This region covers half of the area of Sweden with part of its north in the Arctic Circle.
Norrland is home to the indigenous Sami people, and it is known for its nature: large forests, high mountains and plateaus, swamplands, crystal-blue lakes, glaciers, large rivers and untouched wilderness. It has a highly variable climate and it depends on altitude, latitude and distance to the water: you can find anything from continental climate to tundra or subarctic climate.
Among others, Norrland hosts the Sonfjället National Park. The mountain and its surrounding are known as one of the most important bear refuges in Scandinavia.