Entries Tagged ‘Reindeer’

Reindeer in Norway

reindeer-headshotToday herding reindeer is synonymous with the Sami culture. It is recently thought that the Vikings were the first people to herd reindeer.

North Cape: The Edge of the World

Nordkapp (North Cape) is a small plateau with a 300m high cliff that plunges into the Arctic ocean. Regarded as a rite of passage for any explorer, Nordkapp has claimed the title ‘the northernmost point of mainland Europe’. However, the locals are quick to point out that their famous tourist attraction is actually on Magerøya […]

Norwegian Baby Food

I prefer giving Lilu home-made baby food but sometimes when we are out and about it’s easier to have a few jars of store-bought baby food on hand. The selection of baby food is quite small here in Norway but it’s always interesting. The Norwegian brand Tine makes some good old fashioned food in a […]

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 […]

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