Discovering new places on the island I love

Skarsvåg is the northern-most fishing village in continental Europe (yes, we live on an island but it’s still considered the top of Europe.) While taking photos yesterday, I had associates with a vacation to Crete. But the arctic temperatures are just a tad cooler at 71 degrees north.

Take an Unforgettable Family Vacation

As a mother, I truly appreciate the experiences my family has had together in the majestic nature that surrounds us in the North of Norway. I believe that the memories we’ve made and continue to make, will be with my children the rest of their lives. And the great thing about having both the mountainsContinue reading “Take an Unforgettable Family Vacation”

Road trip time!

The north of Norway is a spectacular place to visit. The breathtaking landscapes, rich culture and ancient, to recent history, are waiting to be discovered. Today, I thought I’d share a few beautiful days of our, soon to be, eleven years here. In the next posts, I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful outdoor opportunitiesContinue reading “Road trip time!”

A Winter Landscape Revealed

Just two weeks ago, Winter was on its way. Sixteen days later, a blanket of snow has covered the land. And just like that, a peaceful winter landscape revealed itself.

A Family Hike to Duksfjord

During this summer season at the gallery I’ve been asked by many tourists if I like living in the North Cape and why.  Well, here’s just one of the reasons – our treasured family hikes on the island of Magerøya.

Family Hike #2: Dinner by the Sea

When winter lasts around 7 months, and the bare ground is emerging again, our family is ready for action.  Saturday we went on a 6 1/2 hour day hike (Saturday + Bare Ground = Family Hiking Day).  Yesterday we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a late afternoon hike and eat our dinner byContinue reading “Family Hike #2: Dinner by the Sea”

Dreaming of Kirkeporten: An Easy Hike with a Spectacular View

A layer of snow still covers the ground.  In some areas, like our backyard, there’s a 2-meter high snow wall, sculpted by the strong winter winds.  In others, grass blades are uncovered and brown soil is in clear sight.  There is definitely a hint of Spring in the air.  However, I don’t know if IContinue reading “Dreaming of Kirkeporten: An Easy Hike with a Spectacular View”

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 dipContinue reading “The Arctic ABC’s”

A Year in the North Cape

It’s official.  We’ve lived one year in the North Cape of Norway… one year and two weeks to be exact.  We’ve experienced polar nights and the midnight sun.  Northern lights, reindeer munching shrubs in our yard, and gale force winds that scare the you-know-what out of me (Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wind). I’veContinue reading “A Year in the North Cape”

Don’t Run with Scissors or Flaming Torches

This past Saturday our family got to participate in our first “Nissetog” (Santa Parade) in Honningsvåg.  The event was sponsored by the Children’s Trekking Association (part of the Norwegian Trekking Association.  All ages were invited to participate in the walk that lead from the City Hall down to the harbor.  The more santa hats, the merrier.Continue reading “Don’t Run with Scissors or Flaming Torches”