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.

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New Zealand’s South Island in two Months

New Zealand has been on my bucket list for a long time. As it’s on the other side of the globe from where I live, a trip requires a decent amount of time to be worth it. Unfortunately, with most normal day jobs it’s difficult to get off a month or more. But luckily, due to a change in my professional career, I had the unique opportunity to devote two months to exploring new Zealand’s South Island.

Dawn in Eglinton Valley
Dawn in Eglinton Valley

My itinerary

Why only the South Island? I decided to focus on the South Island as I wanted to explore the country in-depth, do a lot of hiking and not rush from location to location. In addition, I have one more reason to return one day :-)!

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Images from my Lapland hike / reworking galleries

In the process of creating the gallery of this year’s Lapland hike I decided that I wanted to use a new style with larger pictures and more background information. In addition, the selection of photos will be more rigorous and I will merge some of the old galleries with similar topics. So far, some galleries are available in the new format, more will follow.

Deep Blue
Deep Blue: One of the new images from Lapland

Painting with Light