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Wild Scandinavia

Immerse yourself in these breathtaking Scandinavian landscapes – beautiful fjords, magical forests, fiery volcanoes, and arctic extremes. Watch as surprising wildlife stories, myth, and modernity are all woven into this icy natural world.

Fire and Ice

54m 33s

Scandinavia’s extremes are kingdoms of ice and fire. Awake under the long polar night, Muskoxen, polar bears, and arctic foxes must navigate the dramatic transformation of their world as it melts into a sleepless rush of life under the midnight sun.

Episodes

  • Fire and Ice: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fire and Ice

    S1 E3 - 54m 33s

    Scandinavia’s extremes are kingdoms of ice and fire. Awake under the long polar night, Muskoxen, polar bears, and arctic foxes must navigate the dramatic transformation of their world as it melts into a sleepless rush of life under the midnight sun.

  • Heartlands: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Heartlands

    S1 E2 - 54m 31s

    Magical forests wrap around a labyrinth of waterways in Scandinavia’s heartlands. Elusive wolves and lynx stalk this secret world, while osprey and reindeer survive the ever-changing seasons through surprising and ancient alliances.

  • Life on the Edge: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Life on the Edge

    S1 E1 - 54m 30s

    Scandinavia’s wild and unpredictable coast is a place of haunting beauty and dangerous extremes. Home to sea eagles, otters, base jumpers and orca. Only the tough and resourceful can carve out a Life on the Edge.

Extras + Features

  • Polar Bear Romance: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Polar Bear Romance

    S1 E3 - 2m 56s

    As spring arrives in the Arctic, a male polar bear's attention turns to finding a mate. With the vast frozen landscape providing little in the way of clues, he must use his highly sensitive sense of smell to track down the faint scent of a female. But winning her over won't be easy.

  • Surging Glacier in Svalbard: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Surging Glacier in Svalbard

    S1 E3 - 3m 36s

    Dr. Heidi Sevestre studies the surging Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Svalbard, which has accelerated in recent years. Using time lapse footage, she and her team monitor the glacier's movements and find it's moving at an incredibly fast pace of four to five meters per day.

  • Icelandic Spider Loves a Thermal Spa: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Icelandic Spider Loves a Thermal Spa

    S1 E3 - 3m 37s

    Laugakönguló, Iceland's pool spider, may only be the size of a thumbnail, but it's adapted to the extreme temperatures of Iceland's hot springs to survive the winter months. Normally dormant during the winter season, the constant heat in these hot springs allows these wolf spiders to thrive year-round. However, their survival is not without peril, as one wrong step can lead to being boiled alive.

  • Episode 3 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview

    S1 E3 - 30s

    Scandinavia’s extremes are kingdoms of ice and fire. Awake under the long polar night, Muskoxen, polar bears, and arctic foxes must navigate the dramatic transformation of their world as it melts into a sleepless rush of life under the midnight sun.

  • Muskox Showdown: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Muskox Showdown

    S1 E3 - 2m 56s

    In the scorching heat of the Norwegian summer, the leader of a muskox herd must move his harem to higher ground to escape the stifling valleys. But with this move comes the challenge of defending his rank in the upcoming muskox rut. As a rival male presents himself, a violent and intense battle ensues, with each using their thick skulls and massive bulk to try and outdo the other.

  • Learning the Bear Necessities of Life: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Learning the Bear Necessities of Life

    S1 E2 - 3m 1s

    In the forests of Finland during early spring, a mother brown bear has emerged from hibernation with her cubs. She starts to teach them some important life lessons, such as how to climb trees away from danger. Climbing up the towering pine trees seems to be easy enough, but it is harder to get back down.

  • Skating On Thin Ice: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Skating On Thin Ice

    S1 E2 - 3m 2s

    In Sweden, a group of skaters search for black ice: The freshly formed ice is only just thick enough to hold a skater’s weight and is perfectly smooth. This is a very dangerous activity that should only be attempted by at least two expert skaters. The sounds generated by skating over black ice are out of this world.

  • Episode 2 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview

    S1 E2 - 30s

    Magical forests wrap around a labyrinth of waterways in Scandinavia’s heartlands. Elusive wolves and lynx stalk this secret world, while osprey and reindeer survive the ever-changing seasons through surprising and ancient alliances.

  • Wolves Close In On a Bear's Lunch: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Wolves Close In On a Bear's Lunch

    S1 E2 - 2m 36s

    This male brown bear in Finland could eat 80 lbs of this reindeer carcass in one sitting, but a pack of 10 hungry wolves have other ideas.

  • The Deep Relationship of the Sami and Reindeer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Deep Relationship of the Sami and Reindeer

    S1 E2 - 3m 14s

    Margret Fjellström and her family are indigenous Sami reindeer herders, relying on their herds for generations. During harsh winters, where temperatures can drop below -40 degrees Fahrenheit, the reindeer depend on energy-rich lichen.

  • Black Grouse At Dawn: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Black Grouse At Dawn

    S1 E2 - 3m 43s

    Male black grouse battle over a coveted central position on a display lek in Norway, with some fights lasting for hours.

  • Puffins Fight Dirty: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Puffins Fight Dirty

    S1 E1 - 2m 19s

    Follow the challenges faced by a latecomer trying to secure a nest hole in a colony of 8,000 puffin pairs on Hornøya. As birds fight to defend their patches, tensions rise and the newcomer faces a dangerous fight for survival.

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