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Forums Pre-Production Forum Lake Locations: Sweden

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  • Jamie Wiffen

    Hi All,

    I’m planning a small shoot in Sweden in a couple of weeks time. Specifically around Umea. I want to film an Ice Skater on the frozen lakes.

    After a bit of research I have the following places in mind;
    – Nydalasjön
    – Stöcksjön
    – Tavelsjön

    I’m hoping someone might be able to let me know if these are some good picks, if theres some other hidden gems in the area and what the conditions of these lakes might be in mid February?

    Will the lakes be frozen and not snowy? Also how accessible are they?

    I’m also looking for some leads on local skating talent. At the moment we’re planning on bringing someone with us from London, but would prefer it if we can find someone who knows the area. Can be male or female.

    If anyone has any info or leads on anything above, it would be much appreciated as I know very little about the area.

    Drop me a message at if you think you can help!

    Thanks in advance

    Matthew Gormly

    May I suggest that you speak with, a production house in the region.

    Cheers, Matt.

    Niclas Peyron

    We work in that area quite often and its a good choice but for the moment global warming is hitting us quite hard. Some of the lakes in the area are frozen, but i would not call them safe as we have days with pluss degrees. I would recommend that you go out north west, in to the mountains, the lakes around Kiruna are great.
    Feel fre to e-mail me on and please take a look at our webpage. No one has done more service jobbs that we have.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by  Niclas Peyron.

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    Hi Jamie,

    We at The Line are Swedens largest production service company. We have good coverage of the north of Sweden. We will drop you an email. Meanwhile you can watch some pictures on our site /Caroline, CEO

    Mats Wolgers

    Hi Jamie
    We have filmed skating on frozen lakes in the past and have experience with similar shootings. I have emailed you some information.
    Best regards, Mats Wolgers,

    Scott Lakey

    We service all of Sweden. I’m a DOP and work for all the biggies. Possibly we can help you.


    Hi Jamie,
    I’m a producer living in Umeå, where our production company, Salmonfox,, also is based. We’ve previously provided production service for a wide range of productions. Mostly productions shooting in the arctic conditions of the north.
    Feel free to send me a mail at if you wan’t us to take a closer look at this.


    Thanks for the links!

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