Perhaps summer and swimming aren’t what first springs to mind when you think of Swedish Lapland. But, in fact, there are plenty of cool beaches and places to go for a swim – thanks to the inland ice.
The inland ice is actually the reason why I have sand between my toes. Walking along kilometre-long sandy beaches in the Bothnian Bay archipelago or hiking in the mountains it’s hard to imagine that once upon a time there was a two-kilometre thick layer of ice covering everything. But it’s true.