Far in the northern forests of Sweden, deep in the Arctic Circle, Pajala stands very close to the border with Finnish Lapland. It’s a small town standing on the River Torneälven surrounded by typical sparsely-populated Lapland scenery, woods and fells, with huge differences between the seasons. Winter of course is severe and there will be snow and little daylight in mid-winter. Visitors hiring a car in Pajala can explore the scenery whatever the season. Luckily, the road follows the scenic river valley in both directions. Pajala airport is about six miles north east of the town. The main northern city of Kiruna is around two and a half hours drive away, a distance of just over 1 miles.