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The Midnight Sun Road

The Midnight Sun Road was an old abandoned project with the aim of creating more awareness for a road less travelled. You’ll find the Midnight Sun Road monument at the North Cape plateau just outside the main building before you

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Santa’s Road

More than a decade ago, there was a tourist project in Finnish Lapland with a focus on Santa Claus. The project created a Santa’s Road between the tourist destinations in the area. The projected ended many years ago. The Santa’s

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The Midnight Sun Road

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end  (Ursula LeGuin) A few decades ago a number of municipalities between Piteå and Nordkapp ran a project called “Midnattsolvägen” the

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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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Unfolding Local Diamonds of the Arctic

A travel blog is very often written by a traveler. This travel blog is written by a local. My name is Rune Bjerkli. As many people in the north, I have personal ties to the whole arctic area. I live

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