Erik Schaffer lives in Finland. Together with Silvia Stock, he produces texts and images on outdoor and travel themes. A selection of their photography appears on their website at www.sambanordica.com.
Valsörarna is a sea of mauve heather, a landscape laced with juniper and full of ripe and juicy blueberries. This tiny Finnish outpost in the Gulf of Bothnia is one of the Kvarken islands. Erik Schaffer and Silvia Stock report on a summer visit to Valsörarna.