When you pass an oversized cheese slicer along the E4 in Västerbotten’s coastal land, you know that you’ve ended up right. There is only one place on earth where the Västerbotten cheese can be made. Right here, in Burträsk.


Its sami-name, Cohkkiras, means meeting place. Funny, given that Jukkasjärvi initially was just the priset and the sexton. But today, this is indeed a place where people do meet from all over the world. At the Ice Hotel.


You will feel its scent before it catches your eye. The Nattviol (night violin) occurs most frequently in early summer, thrives best in moist soil, preferably grows in groups and as fastest at night – hence the beautiful name.