The Arctic ABC’s

If you are considering visiting the North Cape, you might be enticed by the Arctic ABC’s:

A.           Auruora borealis, come twirl under a dancing sky.

B            Blueberries, hand picked of course.

C            Cloud berry, try them, you might just like ‘em!

D           Dare to dip your toes in the ice-cold sea.

E            Eggs, seagull that is.  Try them hard-boiled with a Mackøl (beer).  It’s a local treat.

F            Film Festival, Nordkapp’s very own each September (Nordkapp Film Festival)

G            Growing season, with an average of 50 days per year, you won’t find any towering trees on this island.

H            Honningsvåg Church, the only building left standing after WWII

I            Indiginious people of the Arctic, The Sami People

J            Jam session with Moillrock, a talented local rock band:

K            King Crab, Yummy, yum, yum in my tummy, tum, tum!

L            Lutefisk, Watch out!  It’s as addictive as sushi!

M            Midnight Sun for two months of the Year.

N            Northernmost Point of Europe, Knivesjkellodden:

O            Once Upon a Dream Gallery and Gift Shop.  Stop on by and say “Hello!”

P            Polar Bears and Penguins, NO, they don’t live here

Q            Quick summer, average high in July is 13C (55F)

R            Reindeer, YES, they DO live here and my 5 year old can teach you how to say reindeer poop in three languages.

S            Seventy-one degrees North of the Equator

T            Tourists, 300,000 annual visitors.

U            Underwater North Cape Tunnel connects the mainland to Magerøya, 6,9 km long and reaches 212 meter  (696 feet) below sea level

V            Vikings!

W            Wind Chill Factor, download the app!

X            Xtra pair of long underwear recommended!

Y            Yoik, traditional song of the Sami:

Z            Zig-zag trails that lead to spectacular sights:

26 thoughts on “The Arctic ABC’s

    1. Thank you and you’re welcome. I know you have many blog followers, but maybe a few people who read Experience North Cape haven’t discovered your beautiful photography yet. It’s a delight to send them your way 🙂

  1. Now, that was the absolute best response to an ABC award I ever read! The song of the Sami was beautiful. A real treat. I didn’t know any of these things. I remembered the story of the church and loved the seagull eggs when I first saw them. I can imagine how good they are. We eat wild duck eggs here. They are really better than hen eggs. You are a walking tourist ad with that delightful photograph holding the king crab. Thanks for giving us a mini-history lesson. Take Vitamin D! You don’t get enough sunlight. 🙂

    1. Thanks George. Glad the information was interesting. And yes, I should take Vitamin D. I’m horrible at taking my vitamins. But now the sun’s come back and in the last 6 weeks we’ve gone from the no sun to 10 hours of it.

  2. Mmmm, cloudberry liqueur is one of my favourites 🙂 Joiking is cool, I have a CD of it somewhere, from Sweden, one of the joiks is about reindeer and has a most impressive reindeer noise as part of it! Speaking of reindeer, I want to know reindeer poo in 3 languages now! Please…? 🙂

    I did spot the deliberate mistake – penguins are not arctic creatures! 😉

    1. I’ll have to try cloudberry liqueur. I bet it is good. And Joiking (yoiking) is a great to listen to when driving up to the plateau. It sets the mood :-). Reindeer poop, bæsj and skit (sheet). And the deliberate mistake… because more than one person has asked me 🙂
      Thank you for your comments! Have a great Sunday!

    1. Hjortron er multebær på norsk. Det hadde jeg aldri gjettet… og reinbæsj… det er neste det samme. Artig med språk. Tror jeg forstår deg bedre når vi skriver. Jeg synes det er ganske vanskelig å forstå svensk når jeg høre det.

      1. Jag håller med dig. Det är mycket lättare att förstå text än att följa med när någon pratar. Särskilt med alla olika dialekter. Men i text är norska, svenska och danska nästan detsamma. 🙂

  3. Thank you humbly 🙂

    Cloud berries, that is a nice and suitable name for those little gems. Thanks for teaching it to me.Hope all is well with your gallery 🙂

    1. Thanks Cindi. Reinsdyr bæsj and poop, of course. But when she said she knew it in three languages, the last one was in the local dialect so technically not another language.. rein skit (sounds like sheet).

      1. Here’s another one, in Bergen’s dialect (I think … my husband isn’t around to confirm): reinsdyrdritt

        What an interesting “comments conversation.” 🙂

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