The Tale of Pietro Querini

The Tale of Pietro Querini

Almost 600 years ago an Venetian vessel sank by the treacherous reefs of North-Norway. After escaping the wreck and coming ashore, the crew discovered a landscape full of drying fish, bone-chilling cold and primitive buildings. This strange encounter would ultimately...
Those who Harvest the Sea

Those who Harvest the Sea

For Millenia the inhabitants of Arctic Norway have lived by and for the sea. In the unforgiving northern landscape where the soil gives only meager means for survival, the men and women of this land lived to harvest the sea. In the Bronze and Iron Age, more than two...
An Introduction to the Lofoten Islands

An Introduction to the Lofoten Islands

What is Lofoten? In short, Lofoten or the Lofoten is an archipelago situated above the Arctic Circle in North Norway within the limits of the county (fylke) of Nordland. Lofoten is a regional union (Interkommunale regionråd) comprising six municipalities (kommune)...
Northern Lights Tales from the Far North

Northern Lights Tales from the Far North

In our science-dominated XXIst century just about everyone with access to the internet or a library can learn everything there is to know about the Northern Lights. Like so many once mysterious natural phenomena like the rainbow or thunder, the Northern Lights are now...