North of the Polar Circle:
Refugees in Riksgränsen, Sweden
According to the Swedish Migration Agency, nearly 163,000 asylum seekers have arrived in the Northern European Country, more per capita than any other country in the EU. Due to a lack of housing, the Migration Agency has had to put people in hotels and hostels around the country. The most northern location is Riksgränsen, a hotel 200 km north of the polar circle that usually houses extreme skiers and snowboarders, and now accommodates approximately 600 refugees. The Riksgränsen area is so far north that, for the most part, it's in total darkness. During the month of January, the sun does not rise above the horizon.