Entries Tagged ‘Arctic’

Experimenting with Seals

Science students at the Tromsø University have a very unique proximity to the things they are studying. The Institute of Arctic Biology is like a miniature zoo on campus. The students and researchers can study , reindeer, snow grouse, fish, and even seals. The seals have their own indoor pool with fresh Arctic sea water […]

Flat Mountains in Alta

Have you ever wondered why some mountains are spiky and others are flat?  I haven’t, not until I came to Norway.  I used to think flat mountains were dull and boring.  They slowly rose in the distance making a boring outline and most often I would think they were a hill, not a mountain.  However, […]

Air to Alta

It takes about six hours to drive to Alta from Tromsø, more if you stop and eat, miss the car-barge or take pics.  On a straight highway it would only take about two hours to drive, but because Norway is built by fjords and mountains, the road winds in and out, up and down, adding […]

Southern Sunset

We were meeting friends in the city but were unusually early.  So to pass some time we thought to drive to the south tip of the island to watch the 2:30pm sunset.  It was beautiful.  Throughout Autumn the sunsets move from the West to the South, to the East and eventually disappear.  The more the […]

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