The Beauty of Samiland

The wild beauty of Sámiland (or Lapland) is way more magical than the Santa-themed tourism flogged to visitors, says the musician Mari Boine.

Ice hotel opens in Swedish Lapland – in pictures

The 25th Ice hotel has just opened for the 2014/15 season in the village of Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lapland. Carved from 1,600 tonnes of snow and ice, the hotel features 16 artist-designed suites, a bar and theatre.