Daily Archives: January 7, 2006

Albino reindeer

You know how we have squirrels everywhere in Michigan? Well in Northern Sweden, they have reindeer. Everywhere! One day I was driving along the road I spotted an albino reindeer among this group, so I pulled over a grabbed some pics.

albino reindeer 1albino rhiendeer 2

Sweden is a beautiful place with very friendly people. I spent most of my time in the vicinity of Arvidsjaur, which is about 60 miles from the Arctic circle. Fortunately I also got to see the rest of the country driving from Goteborg across to Upsalla and up to Arvidsjaur. I also drove back south through Stockholm and down to Malmo. It is an absolutely gorgeous country. If you ever get a chance to visit make sure you go, it is worth iit.

You think it’s been dark around here?

I was looking through some old photos and I found some stuff I took in Sweden in 1993. In my job we do cold weather development in various parts of the world including the northern Sweden, On my first trip to Sweden I arrived on Jan. 4 1993. Moskosel at noon in early january crop
This photo was was taken while standing on a frozen lake in Moskosel Sweden at approximately 12 noon on about this date in 1993. Note the proximity of the sun to the horizon. That is as high as it gets this time of the year and it only visible for about 20-25 minutes. The rest of the time it is dark. The plus side is that it is great for star gazing. You get to see a lot of northern lights too.

arvidsjaur map

This map shows where Arvidsjaur is in Northern Sweden west of the Finnish border.