All posts by Stefan Rieger

Visiting the Isle of Amrum

Amrum is a small island (about 10 km from north to south tip) just situated in the North Sea, off the coast of Germany. It is part of the Frisian Islands archipelago and is known for its vast sandy beaches and sand dunes. It is a popular destinatipm, however, it never gets too crowded as there is only limited accommodation available.

My photographic interest was in particular in the dunes, some of which are overgrown with grasses and heather. In the following you can find some of the images I captured during my one-week stay on the island.

Rare snowy conditions around Hamburg

Unfortunately, it is are that we get proper snowfall in Hamburg and its surroundings. If the snow doesn’t melt right away, it usually lasts only for a short while. For me, the last two days were special as the snow really stuck to the trees transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland. As expected, after two days it is already mostly gone.

I went out to capture some of those fleeting moments.

Winter is coming soon…

It won’t take long until winter is there once again. Past winter a friend and I went on a multi-day ski trip in Swedish Lapland, more specifically in and around Sarek national park. Finally I completed a short film about this trip:

Winter in Sarek - A Winter Adventure in Lapland

In a while I’ll also update the image galleries with new images of wintery landscapes.

Update: a dedicated image gallery about wintery Sarek is now available as well.

Sometimes things don’t work out as planned

Our summer backpacking trip in Swedish Lapland last year was such a case.  Originally we had planned a circular route starting from Kvikkjokk via Padjelanta and Sarek National Parks. However, we never made it as we encountered an impassable stream which forced us to backtrack. It was still early in the season and water levels were high.

The disappointment was great but in the end the trek back was quite relaxed and we had lots of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery. We fondly remember our adventure, although we had different plans originally.

The following video is a summary of our adventure:

South of Padjelanta - A backpacking trip in Lapland that didn't go as planned