On March 8th, when women are celebrated worldwide, the Donnavventura expedition set off from the North Sea, challenging the fascinating, but rigid polar winter. Soon the team reached the Swedish town of Kiruna and spent their first night in a ice hotel. All the members of the team went to sleep inside real igloos at -5 C°.
Exchanging their off-road veichles with snowbikes the team then headed out to the Baltic Sea.
Real Lappish tents and settlements were made available for our explorers to often set camp on the way to their final destinations, while on occasions snowbikes had to be traded for true Sami sleighs pulled by reindeers or dogs.
Eventually the Donnavventura sleighs zipped across the Arctic Circle and arrived in Lulea, on the Baltic Sea shore.
The team then spent few days exploring the many islands of the frozen archipelago, spending the night along with the local fishermen in humble, but cosy huts. Everytime an ice-breaking vessel passed by, our intrepid explorers could actually feel the frozen sea shake under their feet!
The magic landscape of frozen Lapland also provided the best location for a brief fashion show, with the Donnavventura reporters introducing the latest creations by Prima Classe on an icy catwalk.
The TV show covering this brief, but intense and highly spectacular expedition was featured at the Milano Film Festival and awarded some special prizes and recognition.