In Sweden’s Arctic, Ice Atop Snow Leaves Reindeer Starving

As temperatures increase, occasional rainfall occurs — and ‘rain-on-snow’ events are having devastating effects.

  • Published 10 December 2019

KIRUNA, Sweden (AP) — Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic. His community herds about 8,000 reindeer year-round, moving them between traditional grazing grounds in the high mountains bordering Norway in the summer and the forests farther east in the winter, just as his forebears in… Read at AP News