The world is big…

And I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. – John Muir The countdown to our polar night season is well underway. In one month, the sun will bid us farewell for 2020.

A Whale of a Time!

What an amazing trip, to yet a new place (for us), on the island we live on. It appears that years ago, a large whale got stuck in this small channel of water and someone has set the bones out to dry. Look how big this rib bone is! I’m in awe. If it weren’tContinue reading “A Whale of a Time!”

Have you heard of Golden Root?

Rosenrot, as it’s called in Norwegian, Is an unique plant with many health benefits. It is compared to ginseng, and the root is used as an antioxidant, energy booster, and some claim it’s an aphrodisiac. I’m most intrigued by the succulent leaves and the gorgeous blossoms.

Rainbows, and patterns, and more, Oh My!

Hiking around the island of Store Tamsøya, Finnmark, north of Norway, I was mesmerized by small details everywhere. And this is just a sliver of the hundreds of photos I took. More to come!

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 Reindeer Kind of Day

I recently had a visit from a friend from the States and got to play tourist for the day. Thankfully, it was before the corona virus shut the world down. If you want to know more about this lovely excursion, let me know. After 17.5 years in Norway, it was high time to play touristContinue reading “A Reindeer Kind of Day”

Believe in Adventure

There are days we replay in our minds countless times, dwelling on the joy and laughter they contained.  The discovery of a new place, a sandy beach on the shores of the Barents Sea.   Hunting for shells, polished sea glass… a message in a bottle.  On a magical day last August, our beach combing lead usContinue reading “Believe in Adventure”