A Swedish Winter

Frozen lakes, panting huskies, ice fishing and world-class Scandinavian cuisine. What could more could five explorers want? Setting out into sub-zero temperatures, the team at Brown + Hudson recently braced the cold and sugar-frosted world of Klocka in Sweden. Despite camera batteries dying rapidly in the freezing air, we were able to capture a few images of the amazing journey.
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First, a short stopover in Oslo, once known as Christiania. Those Norwegians know how to pick an impressive setting for an airport.

a short stopover in Oslo, once known as Christiania. Those Norwegians know how to pick an impressive setting for an airport.

For the adrenalin junkies in the group, the best way to experience the beauty of nature is to speed through it. Snowmobiles did the trick.

For the adrenalin junkies in the group, the best way to experience the beauty of nature is to speed through it. Snowmobiles did the trick.

All good things must come to an end, and with the winter sun staining the pale sky, we said goodbye to beautiful Sweden.

All good things must come to an end, and with the winter sun staining the pale sky, we said goodbye to beautiful Sweden.

A 26-course feast at ultra-decadent and ultra-isolated Fäviken restaurant (rated one of the World's Best 50) was an unforgettable meal. Salmon roe and 3 year-old salted herring anyone?

A feast at ultra-decadent and ultra-isolated Fäviken restaurant (rated one of the World's Best was an unforgettable meal. Salmon roe and 3 year-old salted herring anyone?

Mush! The team (as named by the Brown + Hudson crew) Gremlin, Attica, White Socks, Long Tail and Bernard race across the snow.

The team (as named by the Brown + Hudson crew) Gremlin, Attica, White Socks, Long Tail and Bernard race across the snow.

Chris battles the elements manfully on our cross-country skiing expedition.

Chris battles the elements manfully on our cross-country skiing expedition.

The team takes a break from the sub-zero temperatures. Luckily each of our rooms came with its own fireplace.

The team takes a break from the sub-zero temperatures. Luckily each of our rooms came with its own fireplace.

You're never too old for Snow Angels. Sabrina shows us how it's done.

You're never too old for Snow Angels. Sabrina shows us how it's done.

The catch of the day, a mighty Arctic char pulled from the frozen depths of Lake Ånnsjön by Elizabeth. You should have seen the ones that got away.

The catch of the day, a mighty Arctic char pulled from the frozen depths of Lake Ånnsjön by Elizabeth.

At this latitude, in winter, the sun does its best to peak above the horizon.

At this latitude, in winter, the sun does its best to peak above the horizon.

The team get to grips with ice-skating on Lake Ånnsjön...with varying degrees of success.

The team get to grips with ice-skating on Lake Ånnsjön.with varying degrees of success.

Our home for the next two nights was to be the lovely Klocka Fjällgård lodge, on the shores of Lake Ånnsjön in Sweden.

Our home for the next two nights was to be the lovely Klocka Fjällgård lodge, on the shores of Lake Ånnsjön in Sweden.

Elizabeth and Philippe in Oslo. Airport snacks are an essential ingredient in the success of any long-distance trip.

Elizabeth and Philippe in Oslo. Airport snacks are an essential ingredient in the success of any long-distance trip.

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