Photo „The Icebreaker Kraft Johanssen“ (by Olaf Schneider,

Speaking of the polar regions, I do have to mention the blog »Way up North« by my old friend Olaf in Sweden.

Olaf loves snow and ice – and for him, pleasant temperatures start at -20°C (in descending order). And happily, he does not only enjoy skiing, kayaking and ice swimming but is an accomplished photographer and storyteller, too!

Photo: The Icebreaker Kraft Johanssen (courtesy of Olaf Schneider,