travelling reporter-photographer and language teacher. Stockholm & Kraków
High up in Sweden lies a land that turns into a different planet when winter comes. The aurora borealis, the sunrise quickly flowing into sunset, the snow and temperatures far below zero degrees Celsius make Lapland and the Arctic Circle into an adventure beyond any expectations.
Entering the Arctic Circle in Överkalix. Me photographed by Magdalena Pezdek.
Roadtrip to Kiruna.
Sunrise and moonshine in Kiruna town.
View towards the Gällivare mountains, from Kiruna.
View towards Sarek National Park, 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.
Photo by Magdalena Pezdek
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.