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Fishing off of house boat

Shoot in Tornedalen: The Arctic in Summer

The far north of Sweden blossoms and thrives throughout the summer, so Tareq and the crew arrived just in time to see how nature works in the warmer months. Tornedalen is right on the border of Sweden and Finland, and the river has┬áprovided the people of both countries with centuries of food, trade and recreation. Tareq learned the old fashioned way to roast fish over an open fire, indulged in a sauna (absolutely a necessity for the locals of all ages), and sees that the very fertile land grows crops you didn’t think you would find around the Arctic Circle. Click on the “Episodes” link above to find out more.