High up in Sweden lies a land that turns into a different planet when winter comes: step with me into the Arctic Circle.
Entering the Arctic Circle in Överkalix.
Roadtrip to Kiruna.
View towards the Gällivare mountains, from Kiruna.
Sundown over Kiruna, in the beginning of January about 2 hours after sunrise.
The classic Lapponian Gate, seen from the northern edge of Abisko National Park.
The first sign of the aurora borealis over Camp Alta, Kiruna.
The famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi.
The frozen lake at Camp Alta in Kiruna offers not only fabulous backdrops ...
... it also has the most picturesquely located sauna I've ever been to.
Walk a bit from Camp Alta onto the frozen lake at night and if the skies are clear, the show can be magnificent.