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Living in Alta: First Impressions

Here are some of the first impressions I had about Alta, Norway, after moving there as a student. They say that the first impression is the most important thing when meeting someone new, or in my...
Finnmark

Finnmark: The Last Gasp of Winter

I recently spent an extended Easter weekend visiting my girlfriend’s family in Finnmark, a county in the extreme north-eastern part of Norway. Before going, I only really knew two things about the place – it was...
Summer in Hammerfest

Hammerfest: A Richer Tale

Despite being situated 70° north, a visitor to Hammerfest will soon discover a surprisingly rich history and culture alongside its famous stunning scenery. Northern lights aside, amongst other attractions, the town boasts a polar bear club...
Arctic sunset

Vincent Hunt – Author of Fire and Ice

It was impossible to ignore the reminders of World War II on my recent visit to Kirkenes. Just before my trip, I had the pleasure of speaking to Vincent Hunt, British journalist and author of Fire and...
Kirkenes in winter

A Weekend in Kirkenes

A very different part of Norway. When the opportunity arose to visit an Arctic iron ore mine for one of my freelance writing clients, I jumped at the chance. Whenever I travel in Norway, I love to...