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World Reindeer Racing Championships in Kautokeino

Every Easter the Sami host the World Reindeer Racing Championships. It is held at Kautokeino, a little Sami town just two hours south of Alta. Easter is a perfect time to have the event as there is plenty of snow and the sun is shining bright. (But you still have to keep moving otherwise your […]

Harstad Kulturhus

The Harstad Kutlurhus is the largest arts complex in Northern Norway. It was opened in 1992 by King Harald V and is the home of the North Norwegian Arts Festival Festspillene i Nord-Norge. The Kulturhus is one of three in the area – Tromsø and Narvik have one too which makes for steep competition in […]

The White Tree of Gjesvær

On the way back I realised I was looking at a bald village, (and I’m not talking about the men) – when you look at the land there was not a tree in sight!… Even though it reminds me of the White Tree of Gondor, it certainly makes no valid comment on Gjestvær – the place may be a tree-less island but it is surrounded by living waters.

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