The northern light in history

The northern light in history

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN HISTORY – From superstition to knowledge Over the millennias humans have created stories, myths and misconceptions about the phenomenon of northern lights. The Northern Lights are therefore tied not only to research and science, but also...
Don’t tease the Bivrost

Don’t tease the Bivrost

Tale of the Northern Lights Saami tale about the boy who teased the sun, moon, stars and northern lights . Two brothers once ran off to separate the reindeers. In the morning when the sun rose, the youngest yoiked (chanted): The sunman shines Yells at all which is...
Umberto Nobile’s flight into the arctic

Umberto Nobile’s flight into the arctic

The Italian explorer and airship designer Umberto Nobile (1885-1978) was a pioneer in Arctic aviation. His dirigible flight over the North Pole encouraged greater use of aircraft in the Arctic. Umberto Nobile was born in Lauro, Italy (near Naples) on January 21, 1885....
The splinter in the eye

The splinter in the eye

Out in the open sea in North Troms is a small village. Today the village is depopulated and only inhabited during the holiday season, remote as it is. However, when this event happened in 1959, it was still a thriving village. Like many other villages in North Troms,...