"There are eight seasons in the Sami calendar. Each coincides with a stage in the life of their reindeer.
In the mountains near the border between Sweden and Norway, at the height of the summer season the Sami call Giessie, the reindeer herders mark the newborn calves that are just beginning to roam this land.
For a few short months, the sun never dips below the horizon.
It is a way of life that the Sami, Europe's only indigenous people, have followed for thousands of years.
It is now one they say faces an uncertain future.
A British company, Beowulf Mining, has been carrying out test drilling for iron ore in the area.
It says analysis of samples from its proposed Kallak iron ore mine are encouraging - the ore extracted from deep beneath the ground appears to be of a high quality."