The Long Riders' Guild

Journey from the Arctic

Donald Brown had a deeply personal reason to ride by horseback from Lapland, through Sweden, into Norway during the winter of 1954. He believed that a journey on horseback was the most absorbing and eventful way to travel, a way to discover the world that becomes a mode not just of travel but of life.

His book, Journey from the Arctic, describes how Brown, and his Danish companion, Gorm Skifter, rode their Doler mares across the silent Arctic plateaus, thread their way through the giant Swedish forests, and finally discover a passage around the treacherous Norwegian marshes.

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