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Midsummer festivals spotlight – Vuollerim

Posted By Guru4Travel on Jun 20, 2011 at 6:17AM

Easily reached from the low-cost airport gateway of Luleå in Northern Sweden, Vuollerim, on the edge of the Arctic circle, celebrates the traditional 21st June Midsummer with a village-wide party at the community homestead, on the nearest Friday. Decorating the tree, singing, dance followed by coffee and strawberry cake are what you’ll find – in a beautiful setting with friendly people.


In this season of 24 hour daylight, it is also Cloudberry season – and Lapland is renowned for these tasty berries used in jams, preserves and fantastic local dishes. Known as ‘Mountain Cranberries’, or ‘Lapland Gold’, Vuollerim celebrates with a Cloudberry festival from the 23-24 July. You’ll not only find lots of people enjoying these delicious berries in their homemade concoctions, you can also try a gourmet experience at Hotel Vuollerim, where their Cloudberry Indulgence on Saturday July23rd is a taste experience with the berries used in each of the 3 courses.

Hotel Vuollerim itself deserves special mention as it was renovated by the community, and each room adopted by different villagers, providing their own individual decoration.

Sunday July 24th is the final of the Cloudberry recipe competition, where participants pit their secret cloudberry dishes against each other for a chance to win the annual trophy.


You’re also close to uhotw member and celebrated Treehotel in nearby Harads. Kent and Wife Britta host you in these amazing forest structures, from Mirror cube to Blue Cone (even though it’s Red). If you’re unable to stay for the night (and I recommend you try and stay!), then they have public viewings most days at 2pm. Contact the hotel for more details


If your summer needs a little 24hour sunshine, you’re well served at Vuollerim!


Find out more at www.laplandvuollerim.se

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