High-End Tourist Attractions Lure People to Sweden’s North

The Mirror Cube room at the Tree Hotel. Photo: Tom Sullivan / SR International Depopulation is a growing problem across Sweden. The far north is particularly affected as the population ages, fewer babies are born and young people leave. A major mineral find is often seen as the last hope for dwindling communities to hold onto their young people. Yet the region boasts other natural resources – an unspoilt wilderness, the Northern Lights, a unique indigenous culture, and one of the longest skiing seasons in Europe. And unusual, high-end tourist attractions may be one way of attracting more people to the region.

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