Reindeer’s seasonal adaptation: fur, fat and eyes

Reindeer’s seasonal adaptation: fur, fat and eyes

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Animals & wildlife, General | No Comments

Arctic seasons are known for their extremes. Variety in temperature and changes in light between summer and winter months are the common environmental circumstances that call for adaptation. With the approach of winter, the reindeer start to put on a lot of body fat and also their coats fill out, in color changing from brown […]

Why a dogsled is pulled by huskies instead of poodles

Why a dogsled is pulled by huskies instead of poodles

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Animals & wildlife | No Comments

Skiing, snowboarding, walking, ice-fishing or a snow scooter ride? The winter’s outdoor activities list is a long one and has to be completed by including a dogsled tour. Dog sledding has its roots in history: travellers and hunters used dog power for transportation of people, food and trade goods, crossing frozen lakes and snow covered […]

Winter’s dark months paradox: less sunlight brings longer days in Dalarna

Winter’s dark months paradox: less sunlight brings longer days in Dalarna

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Nature, Places | No Comments

Wintertime in the Nordic countries brings splendid bright days with ice and snow but also the dark months with limited daylight. During the so called mörketid, the dark period with the Winter Solstice as center point, the sun will be below the horizon for weeks north of the Arctic Circle. More to the south, a […]

Snow and wool in Swedish Jämtland

Snow and wool in Swedish Jämtland

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Nature, Places | No Comments

The first snow has arrived. At first hesitant, as if those vanguard snowflakes would like to apologize for their appearance, gracefully swirling downwards in small numbers. Nevertheless they usher winter and cold conditions. A snow covered white world, our Winter Wonderland in songs and ballads, is something of sheer beauty in wilderness regions. Everything out […]