Dog sledding in the winter wonderland of Lappeasuando, dog sledding in Swedish Lapland, the far north of Sweden, within the Arctic Circle on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Lapland-1-35

A Dog Sledding Adventure in Swedish Lapland

The remainder of the dog sledding group were huddled around the table, receiving the safety briefing from our guide, Brenda. Already ensconced in their thick, puffy over suits and woolly hats, like a meeting of Michelin people, conspiring to replace sled runners with tyres perhaps. Brenda explained what to expect from our experience, possible issues with the dogs and how …

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 …

An aurora at the Sweden Icehotel on the Torne River in Jukkasjarvi, near the town of Kiruna in Swedish Lapland, inside the Arctic Circle, Scandinavian Europe on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Lapland-2

Becoming “The Flash” at the Sweden Icehotel

For those not familiar with comic book heroes, “The Flash” is Barry Allen, a “DC Comics” character, that is the fastest man on earth. Making a whistle-stop visit to the Sweden Icehotel, in Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lapland, fitting in three days worth of visit in one evening had me feeling slightly like the fictional speedster. My arrival had been straight forward …