Chris Maluszynski

The essence of Sweden

Midsummer Night, Leksand, Sweden Take all things swedish – put in a large pot. Boil for 364 days under tight lid. Wait for the sun to come out – And serve on Midsummer Night in Leksand, Sweden. -Chris

Entering Dreamland

Night train from Narvik to Gävle. Chris Maluszynski. June 2012. During the four days of my quest for the mythical Scandinavian summer night, I have only seen constant rain and cold. Not exactly living up to the ideal so to speak. Sure, the light has been beautiful, and the kids have been partying in spite of...

End of the line.

Aron Larssen running/dancing along his car on a street in Narvik. The girls are not out when it rains. So he and his friends chill. A passing freight train with ore from mines in Sweden en route to the port in Narvik. Narvik by night. After a long day of travelling that included crossing the...

Parking the Viking ship

Viking ship. Mosjøen, Norway. Chris Maluszynski.  My night in Mosjøen wasn’t hugely productive, as it seems people actually sleep in spite of the midnight sun. But I did run into the Steinrud family parking (ok, docking) their viking ship.  After sailing out to the furthest islands out to sea, Marianne, Per Einar and their daughter Andrea...

Discussing marriage and home-brewing in The Center of Norway

Julius and Marit photographing me while sharing laughs at their cabin. Mosjøen, Norway June 19th 11.30pm. When I got off the train yesterday I found myself in a postcard. Well – a very rainy postcard. And according to this town’s slogan “The Center of Norway”. After catching up on some sleep at Mosjøen Camping, my friendly...

My Pønkrock guides to Steinkjer

Morten and Enok A few more moments from last night. -Chris  

First night in Pønkrock City

Highschool graduation party in Paradisbukta (Paradise Bay) outside Steinkjer, Norway – 1am A bit of a problem to be solved today. Me outisde my cabin checking the weather and light conditions. 2am After biking from the train station through the rain I arrived at Steinkjer Camping and was met by Enok Moe and Morten Haugen,...

Trying to leave the house in Oslo

Piglet, Oslo, Norway, June 2012. Chris Maluszynski I was going to pack light. I did. But still ended up with two backpacks somehow. Can someone please invent ONE charger for all electronic devices? Half my luggage is wires and chargers. Then I had another issue. My son Jasio aka “Piglet” really wanted to come along....