Standup Paddling in Frozen Archipelago Sea

The scientific community has well-documented the fact that polar regions have been thawing out since the Industrial Revolution. Thankfully, the ice isn’t all gone as we can see in this video from the Archipelago Sea–located in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and the Gulf of Finland.

In this part of the world, transportation is a challenge with boats being too large to get through the thick layer of ice covering the sea. Instead, locals will use kicksledding in the winter and standup paddling in the summer to maneuver across their icy waterway.

It’s an interesting look into life in the frigid Baltic Sea. The video is part of an initiative called the Baltic Sea Project, which aims to help clean-up pollution in the Baltic Sea.


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