This article is part of the series “2017-07: Tromsø”.
It’s no secret, that blood-sucking vampires exist in Scandinavia. It’s another species then the half-human vampires known from countless fantasy novels and therefore there are some differences:
The bad part: They don’t dread the sunlight, they are countless and they can fly!
The good part: You won’t turn into a vampire yourself when they bite you, they are much smaller and they are easier to kill.
But sometimes you come too late to prevent the vampires attack …
This mosquito died in Miekojärvi between Överkalix and Övertorneå, where Annika and I stayed overnight on our tour to Tromsø.