From -40°C in winter to +30°C in summer, from the endless polar night to the midnight sun. Swedish Lapland is a land of extremes and contrasts, with unique landscapes that fascinate and enchant. Working in Swedish Lapland can be an unforgettable experience.
Working in Swedish Lapland
Kiruna is the capital of Lapland. Located about 150 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, it is always light here 24 hours a day from May 30 to July 15. The polar night, on the other hand, lasts from December 13 to January 5. Today, the city is gradually being abandoned neighborhood by neighborhood, to be rebuilt a few kilometers away. This is because intensive iron mining causes ground subsidence, which results in the collapse of buildings. In the new Kiruna, all the important buildings have been rebuilt after demolition, such as the bell tower of the town hall and especially the magnificent centuries-old wooden church.
Other important towns in Swedish Lapland include Jokkmokk, which lies just above the Arctic Circle and is the beating heart of Sami culture, with its museum and especially its annual market, which has had an unbroken tradition for more than 400 years and offers a wide range of Sami handicraft products. On the coast, you can take a trip back in time in Gammelstad, the best preserved religious town in northern Sweden, with its atmospheric lantern-lit Christmas market.
Swedish Lapland has 5 national parks: Abisko, Sarek, Padjelanta, Muddus and Stora Sjoefjaellet. To explore them, it is best to make trips inland. In winter, the sky there is the scene of the most beautiful spectacle of nature: the Northern Lights.
Job offer in Swedish Lapland
Explore the North is a family business in the heart of Swedish Lapland that specializes in adventure tourism. Its main attractions are dog sledding and the magical Northern Lights. It also organizes snowmobile rides, fishing, cross-country skiing and other activities according to customers’ wishes.
The work takes place throughout the year. The company currently operates five lodges: Pinetree Lodge in Saerkimukka, Aurora Mountain Lodge in Lannavaara, Arctic River Lodge in Taerendoe, Lapland View Lodge in Oevertorneå and Grand Arctic Resort in Oeverkalix.
The hostels are located in northern Sweden, 150 km north of the Arctic Circle. The resorts can accommodate about 80 guests.
Explore the North employs about 150 seasonal workers and 30 permanent employees. Each team member, whether permanent or seasonal, is equally important and aims to provide customers with an unforgettable vacation, true to the motto “You come as a guest and leave as a friend”
If you are a sociable, positive person who loves challenges, you will work well in their team.
There are many vacancies in the different lodges, in different areas:
- Hospitality (waiters, kitchen staff, cleaning staff)
- Handling sled dogs
- Maintenance staff
- Tourist guides
All currently available positions and the corresponding application procedures can be found on the company’s website
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