On Wednesday, the Swedish, Slovak and Portuguese Arctic islands participants flew from Stockholm, via Saint Petersburg to Moscow. The next day it was time to start the long journey across Russia – from the capital in the southwest to Asia’s northernmost city, the small harbor town of Pevek in the northeast.

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Buying food

Buying food in Pevek. Photo: Rasmus Erlandsson


Photo documentation. Photo: Rasmus Erlandsson


Birdwatching in Pevek. Photo: Rasmus Erlandsson

Sample grid

Grid for systematic inventory of plants. Photo: Rasmus Erlandsson

Northern pika

Northern pika. Photo: Jesper Hansson

Arctic ground squirrel

Arctic ground squirrel. Photo: Jesper Hansson