We are all explorers in life, no matter which route we follow.

Fridtjof Nansen

Arctic Explorer

– a series of delicate clear spirits.

The Midgard collection is a series of delicate clear spirits, skilfully handcrafted in the northernmost distillery in the world. The collection is inspired by old norse mythology: More than a thousand years ago the Vikings named the northern lights «Bivrost». This unpredictable bridge sometimes seen on dark nights, was the magic link between different worlds. Midgard, the home of men and women, and Åsgard believed to be the spiritual realms of the Norse Gods.

The Midgard collection, belong to THIS world and the humans – with fun, party, love, joy and passion.

– a series of casks stored spirits.

The Asgard collection is our series of cask stored spirits, handcrafted in the Arctic and matured among the majestic Lyngen Alps deep in the Arctic. More than a thousand years ago the Vikings named the northern lights «Bivrost». This unpredictable bridge sometimes seen on dark nights, was the magic link between different worlds. Midgard, the home of men and women, and Åsgard believed to be the spiritual realms of the Norse Gods, like Odin and Tor.

The Asgard collection, belong to adventurous people who seeks the spiritual bridge into the realm of the gods; Asgard.

The northern lights are a bridge – Bivrost

In Norse mythology, Bivrost is the bridge between heaven and earth; a trembling arc of the northern lights was a warning of war and the end of the world, or Armageddon for many Europeans during the Middle Ages and it is possible that Bivrost was the name for northern lights during the Viking Era. The character Snorre calls Bivrost the rainbow, but the rainbow is not characterized by the trembling movements which are described here nor by the three colors which Snorre tells of – in both cases these are more descriptive of the northern light.
The god Heimdal stood guard at the end of Bivrost. Heimdal was perhaps the Norse god for the northern lights, though this has never been definitely established.

Source: A. Brekke / D. Bakke (2000). Nordlys. Det norske samlaget 2000

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Arctic Distillation Experience

On the Arctic Distillation experience, one of our qualified team will guide you through the process of manufacturing various types of spirits such as vodka, aquavit, gin and whisky.

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Arctic Distillation Experience

You’ll get a glimpse into the mysterious past of Viking age drinking customs, making moonshine in Northern Norway, and learn about hi-tech alcohol production on top of the world. During this exciting guided tour, you will see, feel and smell Arctic ingredients.

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Arctic Distillation Experience

The full guided tour includes a complementary tasting glass. After the tour, you have the option of buying tastings. It is also possible to extend your stay, enjoying local cuisine and have a look around our visitor centre.

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