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The Northern Gannet Trilogy. Part III – What Does Thomas Cook And Northern Gannets Have In Common?

When you live above the Arctic Circle and meet a traveler, possibly the most asked question is this: What do you do in the winter time? Kids very often will not only answer spot on, they will ask simple, obvious,

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The Northern Gannet Trilogy. Part II – You Will Not Be Surprised By What Seabirds Eat

The Northern gannet eat fish. In the latter part of the first decade of this century, French scientists Ms. Emeline Pettex and Mr. Jean-Baptiste Pons, spent a few weeks at Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve one summer after another. The information they

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The Northern Gannet Trilogy. Part I – The Secrets of the Regal White Bird

One of the greatest attractions along the coast of Arctic Norway is the numerous breeding hotspots for seabirds. The Northern gannet is one of the species: A rather big, beautiful, and again, bountiful seabird. Close to North Cape, it has

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The Northernmost Fishing Village in the World

The Barents Sea is one of the four most important fishing grounds in the world. For hundreds of years the Magerøya Island has been important for the fishermen. However, these days of globalization and industrialization fishing canneries are for the

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The Day I Met Mrs. Santa Claus

Everybody has a vivid memory of Santa Claus, some might even have met him, as I have in Rovaniemi.  What about Mrs. Santa Claus? Well, I have met her too. Almost exactly 700 km north of Rovaniemi and the Santa

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How the King Crab Came to the Barents Sea

The lone fisherman came into port in Skarsvåg, North Cape with his pirate flag hoisted. On deck, the two meter King Crabs were still trying to crawl out of their slippery case. As the catch is hoisted to the pier

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11 Places to Get Fish on Your Dish in Nordkapp

When visiting the Nordkapp area, you should take advantage of the culinary fish opportunities. The Nordkapp area is famous for its fish. Although some fish dishes require an acquired taste, it is very nutritious. The food culture is unique.  And, the best

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Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve in Nordkapp – An Egg Heaven before 1983

How do new environmental laws affect people’s daily life? In 1983 many of the seabird breeding spots along the coast of Finnmark in Northern Norway became nature reserves. Before 1983, people would pick seabird eggs as an important source of

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