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Whale Invasion

On Nov 14, two herring fishermen spotted a pod of whales close by and so they stopped their engines. They got a mighty surprise as the whales chased the school of fish under their boat:

Komsa Mountain in Autumn

Komsa Mountain has always been an special place for the peoples who live in the area, from the Stone Age with rock art, to the Sami with spiritual rocks and sites, and now to modern Alta as a place to look over the growing city and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature.

Autumn Beach in Alta

I didn’t know that underwater plants had an autumn.  Their green turns to yellow and then red, just like leaves on trees.  The bed of small Arctic plants look like a moist field of grain, golden, ready to harvest.  Another sign that the darkness will come soon. Playing with the family on the low-tide fjord […]

Rock Carvings and Alta Museum

Seeing the rock carvings was great for our family as we got to talk about how precious they are with the kids, we learnt about the people who made them, about the stories they made, and we made up a few of our own, however, the icing on the cake for me was the wonderful nature that surrounded the open air museum.

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