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The Northern Light’s Cathedral

Churches have been an important part of The Diamonds of the Arctic Tour. Anywhere you go in the world they are impressive buildings. Some churches, say, the Liverpool Cathedral took 74 years to build. The new church of Alta was

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What Happens When You Count Decade by Decade

Overlooking the Kautokeino river and south of the center of Kautokeino, you’ll find Juhls’ Silver Gallery. Open every day it has mesmerized visitors for two generations. It was the first silversmith in the county of Finnmark, when it was established

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The Smell That Saved the Church

Strategically commanded by the king of Sweden, a wooden church was built by the local people of Sodankylä in 1689. Sodankylä was a natural juncture and a melting pot for potential churchgoers in the area as two rivers joined waters

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What the Gunmen of the Wild West Had in Common with the Reindeer Herders

We had just driven into Karasjok, the administrative capital of the Norwegian Saami people. Karasjok is an important village on the Santa’s Road and the Midnight Sun Road to North Cape. We had made a very short stop two years earlier.

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