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.
Once a year the Sami people of Swedish Lapland gather to trade reindeer furs, race reindeer on the lake and share a meal of smoked char or reindeer stew. This photo essay is from the 408th Winter Market held in Jokkmokk, just inside the Arctic Circle. Yum and fun.
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.