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Sport in the Arctic Circle

In the furthest reaches of Europe, the sun is now slowly returning over the horizon, following a midwinter of unrelenting darkness and sub zero temperatures.

You'd think that life at such extremes would mean a time for hibernation and inactivity, but in Finnish Lapland, above the Arctic Circle, there's no such sign.

So how has been looking at how cold weather affects not only sport, but the unique culture of this polar region. Simon Parker has been mushing on his dog sled to find out more

Photo: Simon Parker tries his habd at dog sledding Credit: Simon Parker

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6 minutes