In Sweden’s northernmost city, up above the Arctic Circle, the snow cover is so relentless you have to take an ice test when you get your driver’s license. Parking lots offer places to plug in your car so it will restart. And there’s so little winter sunlight that temperatures hover just above zero — although minus 30 is not an anomaly.
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It was 5:30 a.m., and I had arranged to join a group of birdwatchers atop a ski jump. The plan had sounded plausible enough when it was proposed over a few drinks the previous evening, but in the cold light of a Stockholm dawn I was beginning to have my doubts. The taxi driver was also skeptical. He knew of the ski jump, but couldn’t believe anyone would ascend it at daybreak to watch birds.