to the Swedish Mountains
- a story about following your dreams
Fjelltopp was founded in 2018 by us, Emeli and Mathias. But before Fjelltopp was born, we lived in a small apartment in Stockholm, Emeli working at Haglöfs’ and Mathias as chief designer at an agency. Where we, like so many others, lived a different life far from what we actually dreamed of. A life full of stress and unnecessary musts, where everyday life rushed by and we with it. In a world where success and the price per square meter are measures of happiness and success.
”But everything came to an abrupt end the day Mathias' body said stop”
But everything came to an abrupt end the day Mathias’ body said stop, and all that stress unfortunately took its toll. Only then did we understand that a change needed to be made. The desire for something different, for a new life began to emerge. Where nature and well-being would have to take an ever-increasing place. But what we did not know then, was how far this desire for change would take us. More precisely to a cottage in a small village with 66 inhabitants in the Swedish mountains.
"But as soon as you open the car door, and that special air and silence overwhelms you, then everything is worth it."
The mountain world is a place that has always meant a lot to us. This is where we get new energy, find inspiration and just enjoy the peace and quieter life. We drove as often as we could the 600 kilometers, even if it meant we got to spend just one day in the mountains. We’ve made this journey countless times. And the many hours in the car can sometimes feel eternally long on snow-filled roads in pitch black darkness. But as soon as you open the car door, and that special air and silence overwhelms you, then everything is worth it.
"Built by her grandfather, who, after being stationed here during World War II, fell in love with the place and, like us, decided to move here and build a new life."
We started visiting that little log house on the slope of Hamrafjället in Tänndalen, which is Emeli’s old family cottage, more and more often. Built by her grandfather who, after being stationed in the area during World War II, fell in love with the place and, just like us, decided to move here and build a new life.
"Sometimes there comes a day, an occasion, an event that sets something in motion.
It kind of changes the way you think, what you do and what you value in life. "
Sometimes there comes a day, an occasion, an event that sets something in motion. Maybe without you immediately noticing it yourself. But it sort of changes how you think, what you do and what you value in life. Mathias’ sick leave somehow became the starting point for building a whole new life. From career, condominium, stress, holiday longing and city life, to the tranquility near nature and the mountains. We live a much simpler life today, but we feel richer than ever. Fjelltopp is our dream that has grown with us here in the mountains.
"Today we live a much simpler life, but feel richer than ever."
With Fjelltopp, we want to celebrate allt that nature and the mountains have given us, and continue to spread the love for the mountains. It is a magical place and a never-ending source of inspiration to us. In the motifs we draw and the photos we take, we want as much as we can to try to capture the special feeling that the place we live in gives us. Where the light, the colors and the sound are constantly changing as the seasons change.
We hope that Fjelltopp can continue to spread the love for the mountains for a long time to come.