Late June saw me trekking and camping in Lapland (Northern Sweden), within the Arctic Circle. Although Sarek National Park is notorious for its hungry mozzies, the near-zero temperatures and heavy snow storms kept them at bay during my visit!
Bird-wise, it was a very eventful trip: dive-bombed by nesting Long-tailed Skuas (whose parental care also involved emptying their bowels on any intruders!); kept awake during the 24h daylight by an over-enthusiastic cuckoo; and inadvertently settling up camp within feet of a Bluethroats nest; just to name a few!
PS. While there were lots of reindeer in the valleys and marshlands, there was no sign of Santa.