28 February 2009

out of the frying pan ...

Sami Tent / Paksuniemi, Sweden
A trip to Lapland would not be complete without first racing reindeer - and then cooking the loser. Actually, we didn't cook the loser but after some rigorous racing across the frozen landscape we came back to a meal of cooked reindeer and lingonberry jam. This gamey meal was cooked for us over an open fire by our Sami guide while we sat around the open fire inside a reindeer skin covered tent trying to warm up. We were over 200km north of the Arctic Circle - and it was COLD.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rudolph is a bit tough and gamey. But at least his nose grows bright when he's reached the right temperature.