Grab your down jacket as we take a trip 200km north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden to meet Chad Blakely, founder of Lights Over Lapland, a tour company that specializes in Northern Lights photography. 10 years ago, Chad quit his job in the US and moved to the small Swedish town of Abisko to photograph the Northern Lights. He now guides travelers out to the farthest reaches of Swedish Lapland. The snowy terrain is often accessible only by dogsled or snow mobile, and along the way travelers can enjoy a stay in the world’s first Ice Hotel and interact with the Sami people, the ethnic group of nomadic reindeer herders that call Lapland home. Chad will be our guide offering photography tips and arctic travel advice while exploring just what it is that draws people to the end of the earth to witness the Northern Lights.

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