Arctic spruce-forest near Kvikkjokk
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Arctic spruce-forest near Kvikkjokk

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

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A: South of Sarek

by Martin Hertel, 1.8 km away

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B: In the middle of nowhere

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C: Gamajahka - Kvikkjokk

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D: Kvikkjokk

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F: Randijaure

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H: Saltdal Museum, Rognan, Norway

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I: Cave near Fauske

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J: Rognan Harbour covered in snow, easter 2012

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