Inspired by Nordic crime novels, chefs - and more flight options - Australians are flocking to Europe's deep north, writes Ute Junker.
A cosy fisherman's cabin and Scandi-sensible clothing will tame the meanest winter in this fairytale northern landscape.
When the glass exterior of the igloo becomes obscured by the snow, we simply press a button to defrost.
From plunging into icy seas, to husky sledding and floating down canals in a hot tub.
We glide along as if floating on the snow, pushing aside white powder like foam in a giant bubble bath.
There are no screams as we descend into the icy depths: our suits keep us warm, and it's too astonishing to make a sound.
Proud modern-day Vikings, the Lofoten Islanders make millions from cod and their cows give so much milk they have to wear bras.