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Tales of winter

Kings of cool meet up in Tärnaby

“When I was sixteen, our teacher rolled the TV into the classroom so that we could finally watch Stenmark’s performance in the World Championships. And I can promise you that the same thing was happening in every single school and every single workplace. Because all Swedes, from schoolkids to the […]

LOCALS – Maria Grubbström
Locals

LOCALS – Maria Grubbström

She grew up on a farm near Norrtälje, but was attracted to Norrland at an early stage. Maria Grubbström has now been living in Tärna for 16 years, with art metalwork as her major passion. “I moved to the north as a 20-yearold, when hunting was a major interest. I’ve […]

LOCALS – Tobias Axelsson
Locals

LOCALS – Tobias Axelsson

After a few years on the roads, with jobs including laying asphalt, Tobias Axelsson had an offer that was difficult to resist, and since the beginning of the year he’s been running Tärna Mek, servicing ‘cars, scooters and lawn mowers – pretty much anything with a motor that’s brought in.’ “It […]

LOCALS – Janne Gustafsson
Locals

LOCALS – Janne Gustafsson

It’s the proximity to nature, hunting, fishing and the winter that made Janne Gustafsson stay in the mountains. “If you don’t like snow, you’re living in the wrong place,” he says with a laugh. Janne now lives in Tärnafors, a stone’s throw from Tärnaby, where he grew up. The summer […]

LOCALS – Tobias Wiklund
Locals

LOCALS – Tobias Wiklund

ICA construction, snow ploughing, renovating cars, model aircraft and hobby company – Tobias Wiklund has no trouble filling every waking hour with work and all kinds of leisure activities. “There’s always something to do, but I probably spend most of my time in the garage,” says Tobias. Alongside his work […]

Jan Hurka gör en backflip vid topprestaurangen Björk. Foto: Sam Hedman
Alpine skiing

A walk in The Park

The park skiers are the first to appear when the snow arrives in November. They’re out in all weathers. Spending whole days out there, until the lamps are switched off for evening skiing. Some of them continue to build their own features after the lift has closed for the season. “Hemavan […]