Sami performers singing during a nightless night on the Kiilopää fell near Inari, Arctic Finland on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_finland-1-27

Nightless Nights in Finnish Lapland

It was slightly eerie, standing on top of Kilopää, in northern Finland as the hands on my watch slowly registered midnight, the sun still high above the horizon and the blue sky marbled with high fluffy clouds. This is what nightless nights in Finnish Lapland feels like, well inside the Arctic Circle, even several weeks after the summer solstice, the …

The Northern Lights at Sapminature camp at Nietsak, near Gallivare in Swedish Lapland, inside the Arctic Circle, Arctic Sweden on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Lapland-1-5

The Northern Lights; Spectacular Auroras inside the Arctic Circle

If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to see the spectacular Aurora borealis, known affectionately the “Northern Lights”, it’s difficult to imagine they’re caused merely by the collisions of charged particles from the sun as they enter the earth’s atmosphere. The explanations of our ancestors seem far more appropriate; a sky bridge built by the gods of the Norsemen, the Romans …

One of the jetties at Colesbukta (Coles Bay) at the southern end of Isfjorden in Nordenskiöld Land on Spitzbergen the largest island of the Svalbard group, a territory of Norway inside the Arctic Circle on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Svalbard-1-28

Colesbukta; Eerie Ghost town in Svalbard

The small convoy of snowmobiles weaved its way through a winding snow valley and rattled along icy trails across a frozen fjord, until the first signs of Colesbukta appeared. A field of rotting wooden supports, like tombstones in a snow-covered cemetery. Also, known as Coles Bay, a series of ramshackle, deserted structures, isolated in the pristine wilderness began to emerge …

Postcards from Iceland; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice is one of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Having read numerous posts and articles about the geothermal island I have yet to find a negative post. All visitors seem fond of it and almost every intrepid traveller has an ambition to spend some time on Iceland. The main island which is …