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...
The Triumphant Midnight Sun

The Triumphant Midnight Sun

The summer in the Arctic Region is dominated by the towering sight of one of the greatest phenomena in the world: The Midnight Sun.   The Midnight Sun is an astronomical phenomenon that can be observed in the Arctic and the Antarctic beyond each of the Polar...
The North-Norwegian who saved the King

The North-Norwegian who saved the King

North-Norwegian heroes are not only found in centuries-old sagas, some accomplished feats of incredible courage in very historical times, just a few generations back. One of them is Colonel Birger Eriksen who saved the king of Norway during the War. Birger Eriksen was...
The Proud Vikings of Lofoten

The Proud Vikings of Lofoten

  During the glorious Viking-Age of Scandinavia, Norse warriors raided, explored, fought and discovered new lands with their courage and wits as their only help. The Northern parts of Norway and especially the Lofoten islands produced quite a lot of those mighty...
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 regionr├ąd) comprising six municipalities (kommune)...