Summer vs. Winter in the Swedish Mountains

Summer Scene
Frozen Visttasvággi
The same scene in winter

In March I was on my first winter trip in the mountains of Swedish Lapland. I had done several long hikes in the area in the short nordic summer and wanted to see what it was like in winter. It was a great experience and everything looked so different. I got to some locations I had also visited in summer some years ago. Thus, I want to share some photos taken at roughly the same locations to give you an impression.

In the following a view of Stuor Reaiddávaggi with the rock wall of Nallo to the left.

Nallo and Stuor Reaiddávággi
Nallo and Stuor Reaiddávággi – Summer

The winter image of this scene is from a slightly different position and with a wider field of view.

Nallo and Stuor Reaiddávággi
Nallo and Stuor Reaiddávággi – Winter

Nallo looks like a pointed spike from the lower part of the valley. It is not evident from there that it has a long ridge line.

The spike of Nallo
The spike of Nallo – Summer

The corresponding winter scene is almost monochrome. Note, that this image is not converted to black and white. In winter conditions the easiest route is right in the stream bed.

The spike of Nallo - Winter
The spike of Nallo – Winter

The last two images were taken in the upper part of Visttasvággi looking south.

Upper Visttasvággi
Upper Visttasvággi – Summer
Upper Visttasvággi - Winter
Upper Visttasvággi – Winter

2 thoughts on “Summer vs. Winter in the Swedish Mountains”

  1. Thanks a lot, Michael! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to exactly reproduce the perspective of the original images. It would involve a lot of planning.

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