There are so many fjords snaking through the land that the distinction
between mainland and island becomes merely academic. The shortest route
A and B is usually across a channel of seawater, whether or not your
destination is an island.
hike I've ever taken: Endless mountains, three fjords, two glaciers, a
reindeer herd, autumn colors, a road at a 40-degree incline, and a
glacially fed lake of otherworldly color.
Who knew the arctic had such crystalline water?
Who knew the arctic was so lush?
Who knew the arctic had autumn colors?
In the late spring and early summer, they're everywhere.
Not real Sami.
Real Sami - selling Sami souvenirs.
A Sami lavvu in use.
Midnight in Kautokeino - where many reindeer herders live in the winter.
Possibly an outhouse. Definitely a part of a reindeer herder summer
The city above the arctic circle that I lived in for two
months. Also the name of the cheap, rickety IKEA loft
bed that I slept in as an undergraduate. Tromsų (the city, I mean) is
so proud of its latitude
that even the Burger King announces that it is the most northerly in
Polaria - a museum of the arctic.
The Arctic Cathedral.
Blitz: an anarchist cafe/commune.
Unless they're giant flaming words.
Stave church. Wooden, 800 years old, transported across the country,
and still in great shape.
know you're in Scandinavia when...
...there are diagonally oriented fences surrounding a house covered in
...caviar is the only thing that's not expensive, and it comes in
Sign reads: "remember your seatbelt."