Gamajahka - Kvikkjokk
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Gamajahka - Kvikkjokk

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Gamajahka-river near Kvikkjokk in the Sarek-region in northern Sweden

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A: Arctic spruce-forest near Kvikkjokk

by Martin Hertel, 2.3 km away

Arctic spruce- and birch-forest near Kvikkjokk in northern Sweden

Arctic spruce-forest near Kvikkjokk

B: South of Sarek

by Martin Hertel, 3.3 km away

In the middle of nowhere south of Sarek-Nationalpark, one of the very last wilderness areas in europe

South of Sarek

C: In the middle of nowhere

by Martin Hertel, 3.7 km away

Clearing in the forest in Sarek-National Park in northern Sweden

In the middle of nowhere

D: Kvikkjokk

by Martin Hertel, 10.3 km away

Kvikkjokk

E: Sunset on Tjaktjajaure

by Martin Hertel, 38.4 km away

Sunset on the shore of Tjaktjajaure, a reservoir in northern Sweden

Sunset on Tjaktjajaure

F: Randijaure

by Martin Hertel, 74.3 km away

Arctic lake in the morning sun.

Randijaure

G: Utsikt fra "Annaskaveln" i Sulitjelma.

by Willy Rudborg, 76.8 km away

Utsikt fra "Annaskaveln" i Sulitjelma.

H: Polarcircle

by Martin Hertel, 100.3 km away

Pola circle near Jokkmokk/Sweden

Polarcircle

I: Arctic Circle

by Martin Hertel, 100.4 km away

Arctic circle monument near Jokkmokk

Arctic Circle

J: Arctic Circle

by Martin Hertel, 100.4 km away

Arctic circle a little bit south of Jokkmokk

Arctic Circle

This panorama was taken in Sweden, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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