A Year in the North Cape

Originally posted on Everyday life in the North Cape & North of Norway:
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…

Honoring the Sami People on their National Day

Today, the Sami People celebrate their national day.  To honor their heritage and culture, I thought I’d share a couple of beautiful joiks sung by a Swedish/Sami artist, Sofia Jannok.  For those of you who have never heard this music genre, you are in for a treat! The following song, Aphi (Wide as Oceans), addresses the struggle overContinue reading “Honoring the Sami People on their National Day”

National Television for One Step at a Time!

It all started with a treasure hunt and a bad conscious: Looking for polished sea glass, weather-worn driftwood and other treasures on this secluded, North Cape beach, I also found this: And my conscious said, “You can’t just take the pretty things and ignore all this plastic.”  An internal conversation started.  “What can one personContinue reading “National Television for One Step at a Time!”

Let their be light… sunlight, not lamp light

The sun arrived in the North Cape last Monday, after a two month vacation. Now this lovely lamp post doesn’t need to work around the clock. I wonder if it’s as happy as I am….

Oscar Danielson – A Delightful Concert in the North Cape

If you’re planning a trip to the North Cape it’s worth checking out the local restaurants, pubs and cafes to see if live entertainment is on the agenda.  The Corner Restaurant, Nøden Pub, Z dance club, and Perleporten Kulturhus feature local artists as well other Norwegian and international musicians.  The annual The North Cape Festival in the middle of JuneContinue reading “Oscar Danielson – A Delightful Concert in the North Cape”

From Rome, With Love

Last summer, not long after my husband and I came home from a vacation to Rome, we hiked to Knivskjellodden – the northernmost point of Europe.  With the splendor of Rome fresh on our minds, we couldn’t help but smile when we came upon a friendly greeting from some Italian hikers: I hope they enjoyed the NorthContinue reading “From Rome, With Love”