Ever wondered what the Arctic sounds like? If you’re fortunate enough to find yourself close by one of Swedish Lapland’s husky farms this might be it, at first. But then, curled up in the sled, it’s more of a silent story.
There is this old saying: At the end of the road, the adventure begins. On the outskirts of the ordinary, different tales will be told. Our lifestyle belongs to the place and people of the Arctic. Our story starts and continues at the end of the road.
Just outside Luleå, you'll find the church village Gammelstad. This used to be where Luleå city centre was located right up to the 17th century, with red log cabins in a kind of organised chaos around one of Sweden's most beautiful churches. It's a unique place and something to preserve for future generations.
In the village of Jukkasjärvi, outside Kiruna, lies the original ICEHOTEL. Every year, since 1989, it has been reincarnated in a new rendition and there’s always more to come. From the beginning this was kind of a crazy idea in the winter, nowadays it’s as crazy all year round.
It is December and the landscape is covered in a white blanket; trees are heavy with snow and the roads are white. The dense mid-winter darkness creates a blue light during a few hours, and windows are lit up by advent stars and candlesticks. Christmas is here.