Första-maj cherry blossoms in Kungsträdgården.
Early-spring hike by Åkeshof Palace in Judarskogen, Stockholm’s oldest nature preserve, named for the sound (ljud) of abundant frogs making friends in the fertile swampland.
Glorious Northern Lights out our Camp Ripan cabin door, Kiruna.
Rounding out our Kiruna adventure on a tour westward toward the Kebnekaise foothills, with nature photographer and Sami guide Ylva Sarri.
Big recommendation to Sarri’s family business, Scandinavian Sami Photoadventures — we couldn’t have asked for a more thoughtful introduction to the subarctic landscape.
Obligatory photo-ops at Kiruna-native Yngve Bergqvist‘s stunning sculpture palace and strange tourist oasis, the world’s oldest IceHotel, Jukkasjärvi.
Snowshoeing from our Kiruna cabin up and down Luossavaara on a mostly-clear March morning.
Ditching the city for an extended vårvinter weekend 90 miles north of the Arctic circle in Kiruna, Sweden.
Accommodations on the Vy night train and at Camp Ripan were cozy and discrete, perfect for a late-pandemic getaway. The city itself, partway through its history-making relocation, was scenic inside and out, particularly Gustaf Wickman’s epic church.
Connery at 6 months, and friends.
Frosty annandag jul at Observatorielunden, Stockholm.