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The Tractor Safari to Nordkapp

On May 17th 2015 Mr. Günther Ingwersen from Nordfriesland and Mr. Winfried Langner from Lauenförde in Germany doubled up to drive to Nordkapp. They are driving their individual tractor – pulling a caravan each – thousands of kilometers to the

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Tirpitz Museum – The Story of the Beast

You’ll find Kåfjord just a few deciliters of fuel southwest of Alta. Between March 22nd 1943 and October 15th 1944 the battle ship Tirpitz anchored in Kåfjord, Altafjord. Just behind the new bridge on the picture it harbored. The ship

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The Top Ten Arctic Airports

Millions of travelers fly to and from the airports of Arctic Europe every year. In 2014, Tromsø Langnes had most passengers with a little more than two million passengers. Closely followed by the airport in Bodø. Next on the list are

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The Most Important War Memorial in Norway Is Deliberately Made Out of Reach for Tourists

In 1950 a war memorial was blown up to pieces at Bjørnelva, Salten, Norway. Representatives of the authorities explained it this way: It is so unpleasant for tourists to see these Russian war memorials erected everywhere. Operation Asphalt (Operasjon asfalt)

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Posted in ARCTIC FJORD ROAD, Helgeland, LIFE

Three Special Nordic Letters – Ä, Ø and Å – Three Special Arctic Destination Endings

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. There are three additional letters in the mainland Nordic alphabets. They come in two different versions and are all at the end of the alphabet. In Finland and Sweden it is the

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How a Cup of Coffee and a Green Buick Became a Café

Sometimes things just happen for no apparent reason. They just unfold. A visit to Ruter Retro Café was not planned. We didn’t know it existed. We had just visited Rödbergsfortet and the veteran officer “suggested” we made a stop at

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When You Want a Temporary Home in Touristic Levi/Kittilä

We had been almost two weeks on the road. The second last night was spent in Kittilä. This was between the golf course in Levi and Kaukonen. Kaukonen was very high on our list of priorities, because of the artist

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You’ll Find the Särestöniemi Storytellers at the Back of the Store

This was our final day on the Diamonds of the Arctic Tour 2014. This will be the 71st blog post. We have traveled full circle above the Arctic Circle. Angelo and I had driven up Santa’s Road from Rovaniemi, and

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Twelve Points That Made Reidar Särestöniemi One of the Greatest Arctic Artists

What made Mr. Reidar Särestöniemi such a great artist? I got closer to the answer after visiting the Särestöniemi-museo (Särestöniemi Museum) and hear what director Ms. Anne Koskamo had to tell about Reidar. There is a number of things one could

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Of all the Saunas in the Arctic, Särestöniemi Sauna Is the Diamond

The Prince of Spain found his way to the Särestöniemi estate. He must have been an admirer of Mr. Reidar Särestöniemi’s art. The Finnish president was also a fan. He also visited. They both had the opportunity of taking a

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