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No. 2

Friday January 10, 2014

The Arjeplog Times Your weekly paper with news, views & interviews. Since 90/91. Season 23.

Wall of Ice, a Bother for Track-makers

A rare, natural phenomenon has occurred this year on the lakes surrounding Arjeplog, a bother for most of the ice-track makers, creating a lot of extra work. In Swedish it is called Isfall (fallen ice) relating to a similar occurrence in glaciers. In English, we call it a ‘wall of ice’.

What happened was that the 30-50 centimetre-thick ice on Lake Kakel and Lake Uddjaur cracked and was pushed up in a way similar to when the earth’s crust forms a mountain range. A ‘wall of ice’ can stretch from one side of a lake to the other. Cartest, Colmis, Icemakers and ATM are all having problems resulting from this year’s isfall, which stretches for many kilometres across the two lakes. There are now walls of ice, up to two metres in height that close off access to some of the ice tracks. Harald Fjellstöm at Colmis says that this kind of ‘wall of ice’ occurrence is rare and happens only once every ten years or so. He says that they try using chain saws to take away the ice, but it entails a lot of work since the ice keeps moving all the time. At Cartest they have tried building a bridge using old telephone poles but again there are problems regarding the movement of the ice. Alf Sundström says that they are not really worried. They accept that this

Anna Sundström from Cartest stands next to a two-metre-high piece of ice, which is part of a several-kilometre-long wall of ice. This wall is a result of the shrinking surface of the lakes. It is a bother for the track-makers and can be dangerous for snowmobilers.

is how it is and they know that they can always find a solution. It does, however, create a lot of extra work.

Why does this phenomenon occur some years? Nobody knows for sure, but one possible explanation is that the water levels are lower than usual this season in both Lake Uddjaur and Lake Kakel, which are hydro-electric reservoirs. When the water level drops the surface area shrinks and the ice is forced upwards.

Sten-Åke Nilsson at ATM (Arjeplog Test Management) is sure that this ice wall phenomenon is caused by the ice having no place to go when the surface shrinks. For people snow-mobiling on the lakes this year, the risk of crashing into a unexpected wall of ice is very high, especially if the weather is bad and visibility poor. There have been some very serious accidents in the past as a result of snow-mobilers being surprised by these treacherous walls of ice.

Inside: Changes this se ason; Useful information; Our partners; This & that; What’s on?

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Changes since last season

Partners of The Arjeplog Times

Every season new things appear, some things disappear and some change. Here are some of these changes, which we will write about in detail in the coming issues of The Arjeplog Times.



Arjeplog’s Kommun Argentis Arjeplogs Eltjänst Arjeplog Test Management Arjeplog Vilt AB/ Viltbutiken Cartest Cold Spot Facilities Colmis Proving Ground Coop supermarket Experience Arjeplog Fixar’n Flinkfeldts Buss Galtis Ski Resort Harry’s & Frasses Health Care Centre Hornavan Hotell Hotell Lyktan Hotell Silverhatten ICA supermarket Icemakers Järnia-Granns hardware & sports Jutis Moose Village Kalles Kiosk Kraja Lena’s Fish Shop Leon’s Steakhouse & Sports bar Nina’s Boutique Pizzeria Verona Restaurang Vuogga Silver Museum & Tourist Info Swedish Church in Arjeplog Tjintokk

Anna-Lisas Souvenirbutik Arctic Food Arvidsjaur Airport Fiskimport i Arvidsjaur Health Care Centre Hotell Laponia

• There has been a lot of refurbishing and construction work in the various restaurants, hotels and shops. Look around and see the improvements for example at Pizzeria Verona. • ICA supemarket has had a total face-lift and there are now many more organic products, especially fruit and vegetables. They have installed new fridges to keep and display the food, keeping it fresh and making it pleasing to the eye. • There was a sewerage leak in central Arjeplog last summer resulting in water damage in the basements of some of the buildings. The basement of Hotell Lyktan was totally water-logged but they took the opportunity and refurbished the basement into a new and attractive recreation area. • Mathörnan restaurant on Drottninggatan has been completely re-done. The original blue building was painted black with red decor and is now Leon’s Steakhouse and Sportsbar. Together with Harrys Pub and Restaurant (situated nextdoor Leon’s) Thair runs this food and entertainment centre. • Nelly’s Café in the market square went bankcrupt at the end of last year’s season and has stood empty and deserted since then. The good news is that Helena and Jonny from Viltbutiken have bought the place and plan to move their shop and open a café there at the beginning of March. • FlyCar have decided not to build their Iglootel this year. • Jerry Johansson, former mayor in Arvidsjaur, resigned from his post in autumn and Lotta Åman is acting mayor. • There is a new information light sign at the entrance to the town. Arjeplog’s Kommun has an updated and improved logo and municipal arms, a new komunchef (highest municipal official), Ann Engberg as well as a competent person responsible for information and marketing, Fredrik Westerlund.

Health Care Centre Ambulance: tel 112 Arjeplog: Emergency: Tel 0961-148 02 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Always phone this number first and explain your problem, the medical staff on duty will help you. Doctor on duty: Mon-Fri 7.30-21, Sat & Sun 12-18. Other times, there is always a doctor on duty in Arvids­jaur. Arvidsjaur health centre tel 0960-57501.

We thank our partners for their support

Car test companies BorgWarner BMW Group BOSCH BWI Group Daimler AG Fiat Group GKN Driveline Hitachi Automotive Systems Hyundai Mobis Jaguar Land Rover Knorr-Bremse MAN Truck and Bus Mando Opel Porsche

Others FlyCar German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce Friday January 10 Sunrise: 9.57 Sunset: 13.55 Length of day: 3 hours 58 minutes

If you or your company would like to be a partner of The Arjeplog Times, please contact Illona or Johan, tel 0961-616 88 or We thank our partners for their solidarity, their belief in the need of the paper and their financial contribution.

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Arjeplog ◗ Arjeplogs Eltjänst All electrical work as well as networks for telephones & computers. Tel 0961-10240. ◗ Arjeplog Vilt/ VILTBUTIKEN Meat and Fish. Handicraft. Souvenirs. Gifts. Open from Jan 14: Mon 9-17, Tues, Wed, Thurs 10-17, Fri 8-17, Sat 10-14, Sun 12-15. Drottninggatan 6 . Tel 0961-100 01. Find us on facebook. ◗ Camp Gauto-Snow-mobile tours - Snow-mobile tours and ice fishing in the mountains, from 2 hours to full day tours. Tel. 0961-280 30. ◗ church of Sweden Parish of Arjeplog. Church services on Sundays at 11.00. Visit the church every day 8-16. ◗ Cold Spot FAcilities Testing facilities for rent, short and longterm. Workshops, offices, tracks. Magnus Holmgren tel 070-641 9998, Rickard Larsson tel 070-635 8110. ◗ Colmis Proving Ground One of the leading facilities for winter testing, providing total service: tracks, workshops and offices within a fenced area. We also arrange accommodation. Tel 0961-720 100. ◗ Coop Konsum supermarket Open: Mon-Sat 9-21, Sun 10-21. Fresh bread, grilled chicken, fruit and vegetables, organic produce, rental of DVD-films and lots more. ◗ Experience Arjeplog To book events and activities: Joakim, tel 0961- 101 02 or 070-5511779. ◗ Fixar’n Tyres and repairs, wheel alignments. Everything for your cars. Tow-truck 24-hour service: Tel 070-510 5525. We can fix anything! Industrivägen 6. Tel 0961-615 09. ◗ Flinkfeldts Buss Transfer to/from Arvidsjaur Airport, to book, tel 0771-100110. Direct tel to Airport bus: 0706-40 44 25. Bus tours. Email: Page 3

Useful Information ◗ Galtis Ski resort Open Saturdays and Sundays. Rental of equipment, restaurant. 11 km from Arjeplog. Tel lift: 0961-440 26, office 0961-109 08. ◗ Hotell Lyktan Hotel and conference in centre of town. Newly renovated basement. Tel 0961-612 10, Fax 101 50. ◗ ICA supermarket Newly renovated shop with fresh fruit and vegetable section. Salad bar (10-18) fresh bread every day, grilled meat, mineral water and lots more. Post office services. On facebook: Ica Nära Arjeplog. Mon-Fri 9-20, Sat & Sun 9-18. ◗ Icemakers Test tracks on lake ice and land. Cold chambers for cars & heavy vehicles. Info: 0961-329 00, Gunilla or Katarina. ◗ Kalles Kiosk & SPEL Sweets, soft drinks, office material, postcards, stamps, newspapers and books. Swedish Sim cards. Lotto. Mon-Fri 9-20, Sat 9-18, Sun 12-18. Drottninggatan, tel 0961-103 44. ◗ Moose safari i Jutis Moose safari on snow-mobiles. Start Jutis, 25 minutes by car from Arjeplog along the Silver Road. 875 kr/person including coffee, tea, sandwich. Money-back guarantee. To book, phone Tony, tel 076-778 0240. ◗ Järnia, granns Hardware shop, kitchenware, tools, shavers. Sports department with large selection of equipment and clothes, Storgatan 9. Tel 0961-101 70. ◗ Lena’s Fish Shop Fish & meat. Mon 9-11, 16-18. Tues & Wed 16-18, Thurs 16-19. Fri 8-11, 16-18. Other times, phone Lena tel 070-216 9065, Dan tel 070-588 4290. ◗ Nina’s Boutique Woollen caps, warm underwear, gloves, mittens, padded (ski)pants. Tradition­al Swedish woollen cardigans. Fashion clothes. Torggatan. Tel 0961-103 04.

◗ Silver Museum & tourist office. Mon-Fri: 10-17, Sat 10-14. Exhibitions, multi-media show, souvenir shop, tourist info. Entrance to museum: 60 kronor. Jan 26 - March 30 also Sunday 16-18. Tel 0961-145 00. NEW! Small café with organic products, eg handmade chocolates.

Ar vidsjaur ◗ Anna-Lisas souvenirbutik Handicraft, reindeer hides, dried meat, souvenirs and lots more. Stationsgatan 3. NOW also on Storgatan 17. And at Arvids­jaur Airport on charter flight days. Tel 0960-10633, 070-591 8939. ◗ Arctic Food at Arvidsjaur Airport - Fish and meat from Lapland. Inside the gate in the cafeteria, where they also sell food and drinks. Mondays and Fridays. Eva Wallin tel 070-644 4941. ◗ Arvidsjaur Airport Flights to & from Arlanda, Stockholm. Charter flights to/from Munich, Hahn, Hannover, Stuttgart. Cafeteria/lunch restaurant. Info: tel 0960-17380. ◗ Fiskimport i Arvidsjaur Smoked & marinated salmon. Specialities from the sea. Stationsgatan nr 12. Mon-Thurs 9-17, Fri 9-15. Also at Arvidsjaur Airport on charter days. Tel 0960-12828. Fax 0960-12822. Peter 070-322 5801.

General Info ◗ Deutsch-Schwedische Handelskammer, Ihr Partner im Schwedengeschäft, tel 08-6651800. ◗ Flycar Direct flights to and from Arvidsjaur and Stuttgart, Frankfurt-Hahn, Munich, Hannover,

Winter Brochure

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What’s on ? Friday, January 10 • Pub evening at Harrys. Troubadour Henrik Baer entertains from 23.00. Open until 02.00. • Planked beef steak or salmon at Kraja. 18-22. Book tel 0961-315 00. 149 kr incl beer or glass of wine, 125 kr incl. alcohol-free beverage.

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• Pub evening at Hotell Silverhatten, open until 02.00. • Pub evening with entertainment at Harrys. 22-02.

Sunday, January 12 • Sunday Brunch at Silverhatten, 11-14. 80 kr. • Sunday Café at Kraja. 14-18. Buffet of cakes, cookies pastries, coffee 75 kr. • Sunday Snow-mobile tour 12-14. 1550 (min 6 people). ‘Experience basic’. Tel 0961-10102, 070-5511779.

Wednesday, January 15 • Pub evening at Harrys. 22-02.

Thursday, January 16 • Planked steak evening at Hornavan Hotell. Fillet of moose or salmon. 19-22. 225 kr. Book 24 hours in advance and get free dessert & coffee. Tel 0961-777 100.

Where to Eat & Drink Arjeplog Frasses Fast food every day 11-20. Pizza also take away. Drottninggatan 2. Tel 0961-101 01. Harrys Varied menu, pizza, à la carte. Open from 17.00. Sat & Sun fr 13. Cosy pub, live entertainment Wed, Fri and Sat. Drottninggatan. 2. Tel 0961-101 06. Hornavan Hotell Lunch: Mon-Fri 11-14. 90 kr. Coupons: 5 lunches 430 kr, 10 for 855 kr. À la carte: Daily 19-22, except Thursday Planka. Catering and wilderness dinner in Saami hut. Tel 0961-777 100. Hotell Silverhatten Lunch: Mon-Sat 11-14. 80 kr. Daily Classic menu 11-22. Pub menu 17-22. À la carte 19-22. Evening dish 129 kr (incl beer) 95 kr incl. cold drink. fr. Mon 13/1. Sunday brunch 11-14. 80 kr. Tel 0961-107 70. Kraja Restaurant Lunch: Mon-Sat 11-14. 80 kr . Classic menu Mon-Fri 11-22. À la carte & pub menu daily 19-22. Planka: Fridays 18-22. Sunday Café 14-18. Buffet: cakes, cookies pastries, coffee 75 kr. Tel 0961-31500. Leon’s Steakhouse & Sport bar Lunch: Mon-Fri 11-14. 85 kr. (10 lunches =1 free) main dishes, salad, pizza buffet. All day: À la carte, pizza. Open daily until 23.00. Tel 0961-614 44. Pizzeria Verona Lunch: 11-14. 89 kr. Turkish Mezes buffet and main dish. Also: Pizza, pasta, à la carte. Take away. Fully licensed! Sports channels on big screen TVs. Football matches & other sporting events. Drottninggatan 6. Tel 0961-108 00.

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Where to Eat & Drink Arvidsjaur

Tel 0961-616 88. Storgatan 12, Arjeplog, Sweden.

Hotell Laponia Lunch: Mon-Fri 11-14. 85 kr (11 lunches 850 kr). Sat & Sun: special offers. Fjälls Pub & Bistro daily 18-22. Tel 0960-555 00.

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