It was with some trepidation that I joined my first snowmobile tour into what looked like a frozen alien landscape. A place where no sensible person should tread. Sounds dangerous? Let me explain, I am a sailor. Happiest with a full main and perfectly trimmed Genoa and standing on a heaving timber deck. Preferably somewhere tropical.
On this day, however, Göran Widén, arctic adventurer, is explaining to us how we are going to take our snowmobiles, neatly lined in front of us at Brändön Lodge, out across the sea to visit some very interesting islands and the pack ice of the Baltic. Yup…..we would be lucky to survive.