It's the snow and light that I love most about travelling through the Arctic in winter. As the days get longer and the sunshine returns to the Arctic, long tenticles of light embrace the wilderness. For photographers the colours are subtle but pure. It's not just about capturing a majestic fjord the plunges into the sea, it's the experience of being wasit deep in snow or standing on a mountain plateau watching the aurora borealis burst into colour above you.
A modest but lovely safari camp in the snow has been created by the locals of Sorbyn. Guests sleep in a modern adaption of the traditional lavvo, with a wood fired stove inside that keeps you warm from the sub-zero temperatures outside. A team of dogs arrive with excitement, on their part and ours. Snow shoes, smoked reindeer and lingon berry juice round out the day.
Every year I head up to the Scandinavian Arctic to share a few of my favourite locations with fellow photographers and enjoy some reindeer dinners. This year we had a cracking group and enjoyed the company of so many wonderful Swedish people along the way. Here's a few pics of the journey.
Two weeks in the frozen north chasing the light and missing out on sleep. This was one of our most remarkable Norway trips, so filled with sunshine day after day that we almost couldn't believe it was winter. And at night the skies were clear, and filled with Nordlys. Be sure to check out the video at the end of the collection.