On Wednesday 25 April 2018, The Crown Princess carried out her seventh walk through the provinces of Sweden, this time in Lapland. The walk took place in Tärnaby and Hemavan.
The day began with a visit to Skytteanska School in Tärnaby, where the pupils start their day with an outdoor fitness session. Afterwards, The Crown Princess walked to Tärnaby Sami School, where head teacher Jenny Andersson informed her about the work of the school. At the end of the visit to the Sami School, pupils, teachers, the county governor and The Crown Princess all joined in a game of “What’s the time, Mr Wolf?”.
Following the visit to the Sami School, The Crown Princess walked to Ingemarbacken and met members of the sports association IK Fjällvinden. IF Fjällvinden is celebrating its 90th birthday and organised an international FIS competition in slalom and giant slalom in Ingemarbacken.
From Tärnaby, The Crown Princess travelled to Hemavan, where the cross country skiing tour took place. The Crown Princess skied with pupils from years 4–6 from the gondola lift for roughly 7 kilometres along Hemavan’s cross country skiing trail.
The Crown Princess’s skiing tour ended at Naturrummet Alpine Park in Hemavan. During the skiing tour, The Crown Princess and pupils were given information about Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, its landscape, animals and plants, the cultural landscape and the impact of climate change on the alpine environment.
To end the province walk in Lapland, The Crown Princess met children’s character Plupp along with nursery school children at Naturrummet Alpine Park.
Province animal: mountain fox
Province flower: mountain avens
Population (approx.): 90,000
Lapland borders on Jämtland and Ångermanland to the south, Västerbotten and Norrbotten to the east, Norway to the west and Finland to the north. Lapland is Sweden’s largest province.
In September 2017, The Crown Princess began a series of walks through the provinces of Sweden. The walks through the 25 provinces of Sweden will be carried out over the coming years.
The Crown Princess aims to discover new parts of Sweden during different seasons, and to showcase the wonders of Swedish nature for all those who live and work here.