Tjaktjagiesse. Shoe hay to dry in the sun. It will help keeping the feet warm all winter in the traditional sami shoes. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi

Shoe hay to dry in the sun. It will help keeping the feet warm all winter in the traditional sami shoes.

Tjaktjadálvve. Calm before the storm. The reindeer suit on eating the last bait before oestrous and winter. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi.

Calm before the storm. The reindeer suit on eating the last bait before oestrous and winter.

Giesse. In the glowing summer night, cool, comfortable and mosquito-free, the calves are labeled with a signature cut in the ear. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi.

In the glowing summer night, cool, comfortable and mosquito-free, the calves are labeled with a signature cut in the ear.

Gidá. Buds waiting to burst out in summer greenery. In an extremely short time and with help of the light nights, nature explodes in chlorophyll. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi.

Buds waiting to burst out in summer greenery. In an extremely short time and with help of the light nights, nature explodes in chlorophyll.

Dálvve. Long working hours on guard at the herd require warm clothing. The functional and traditional storm hood helps block out wind. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi.

Long working hours on guard at the herd require warm clothing. The functional and traditional storm hood helps block out wind.

Tjaktjadálvve. It is time for oestrous and a majestic Sarek elk are in search of a mate. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi.

It is time for oestrous and a majestic Sarek elk are in search of a mate.

Gidágiesse.The ice has released the grip and the water is again free, while the greenery is still fighting against the snow. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi.

We live in close proximity to nature in Swedish Lapland, sensitive to the small details of the changing seasons. That's why we have eight seasons, not four.

Gidágiesse. Weather and wind offers dramatic spectacle in the mountains. The rainbow comes with both sun and rain and paints nature in all shades and colours. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi.

Weather and wind offers dramatic spectacle in the mountains. The rainbow comes with both sun and rain and paints nature in all shades and colours.

Gidádálvve. It's finally here, spring-winter. The sun warms the nose and skis runs easily on the white snow. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi.

It's finally here, spring-winter. The sun warms the nose and skis runs easily on the white snow.

Dálvve. The snow and frost embeds nature. For the reindeer herders, it means many months of hard work to find good winter pasture for the reindeers. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi.

The snow and frost embeds nature. For the reindeer herders, it means many months of hard work to find good winter pasture for the reindeers.

Tjaktjadálvve. Just before the ice settles, lakes and streams releases mist, shrouding the landscape with mystery. But at a little higher altitude, we can see freely over the mountain tops. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi.

Just before the ice settles, lakes and streams releases mist, shrouding the landscape with mystery. But at a little higher altitude, we can see freely over the mountain tops.

Tjaktja. Autumn offers high, crisp air and the mountain bursts into a magnificent color cavalcade. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi

Autumn offers high, crisp air and the mountain bursts into a magnificent color cavalcade.

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