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Land of the never rising sun

Nothing can prepare you for an Arctic winter

By Cal Flyn  

In the dark Arctic winter, one encounters shades of sunrise and sunset, but never the sun (photo: Risto Kuulasmaa)

6am in the cabin. I get up in the dark, long before the grey light arrives, and step out into the farm to start the morning feed. Here and there, the halo cast by my head torch picks out the shadows of the dogs as they dart from their kennels ahead. Pairs of eyes glint back at me.

This winter I have traded in my London life to work…

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