Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Saami Flag Explained At The Saami Parliament

The Saami Parliament offers guided tours in its magnificent building in Karasjok. Mr. Anders Henriksen at the parliament had a beyond the call of duty touch to his presentation. The architectural masterpiece is of course inspired by the Saami culture.

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Posted in Karasjok, LIFE, MIDNIGHT SUN ROAD, SANTA'S ROAD

The Original Commercial Lavvu

It has a classic shape, it is sturdy, it is easy to move, and can be seen all over the arctic area. The lavvu is the traditional tent of the Saami people. A home perfected for the old nomadic lifestyle

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Posted in Kautokeino, LIFE, MIDNIGHT SUN ROAD, OUTDOORS

Serious on Hiking – Try Hetta/Enontekiö

The Finns are ardent hikers. Many hectares of hiking areas are administered by the forest administration – Metsähallitus – a business organization guided by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment. One of some 20 recreational centers throughout Finland is situated

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Posted in Enontekiö, MIDNIGHT SUN ROAD, NATURE, OUTDOORS

The Gas Station That Guides You in English, Bad English And All Kinds of Languages

At the very top of Sweden we meet Mr. Sven Eliasson at Karesuando Bensin. This is the place where Norwegians buy their cheap snus, sigarettes and perhaps a beer or two. The store is famous throughout the area. It is

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Posted in Kiruna, LIFE, MIDNIGHT SUN ROAD, OUTDOORS

Please Let the Moose Smell the Camera

Heading towards the border village of Karesuando/Karesuvanto on top of Sweden and the left arm of Finland we stop in Vittangi. The deer animal comes in different sizes and in Vittangi we meet the biggest of them all, the moose.

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Posted in Kiruna, MIDNIGHT SUN ROAD, NATURE

Saami Church from Jukkasjärvi to Ghana

In the very heart of the land where the conservative Lutheran revival movement Laestadianism originated lies the Saami Church of Jukkasjärvi. Yes, we passed the Ice Hotel and the land of the ice cold Absolut vodka to get here. Leastadianism

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Posted in LIFE, MIDNIGHT SUN ROAD

The Moving House – Hjalmar Lundbohmsgården

Kiruna is a special place with mining and space operations at its core. The town in northern Sweden was planned and created at the turn of the last century. In the winter, temperatures are spacious. In fact, the town was

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Don’t Touch Me – I Am Tired

Not a day passes by without modern man being exposed to another athletic achievement. On top of all the great stories in Porjus, an epic physical achievement by Emil Åkerlund made our mouth drop to the floor of the Vattenfall

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Posted in Jokkmokk, LIFE, MIDNIGHT SUN ROAD

For the First Time in the World – 50 Meters Below Ground

When you drive along the coast of Norway, you see a lot of waterfalls. And you are struck by the obvious thought that this is power: Electrical power. When you are driving from one pine tree to another between Jokkmokk

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The Coal Maker – The Best Barbecue Coal

When you drive to the north a lot of the scenery is trees. When Angelo and I were driving along the Midnight Sun Road the trees were abundant to the point of being boring. We saw a lot of forest between the

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Posted in Älvsbyn, LIFE, MIDNIGHT SUN ROAD
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