Norway, Bodø, 4.04.2013 | 19:02:37
Bunker station in Bodø harbour.
Norway, State Highway 80 near Løding, 7.04.2013 | 11:00:40
Construction of a new bridge near Løding.
Norway, Bodø, 5.04.2013 | 18:20:12
Embroidered portrait of the well-known fisherman with sou’wester and pipe in Bodø harbour.
Norway, Fleinvær, 6.04.2013 | 14:08:48
’Some people say that we’re mad, but we love living here’, says Gerd. She is one of Fleinvær’s eleven permanent residents.
Sweden, Jokkmokk, 9.04.13 | 22:18:39
Shopping street in Jokkmokk.
Sweden, Jokkmokk, 10.04.13 | 10:47:45
The City Konditori in Jokkmokk. The bakery’s interior has not been changed since it opened in 1960.
Sweden, Jokkmokk, 10.04.13 | 11:36:13
A market trader in the City Konditori.
Sweden, Kiruna, 11.04.2013 | 20:34:49
View over the mining town of Kiruna. Due to the expansion of the mine, Kiruna is in danger of literally being undermined. After years of discussion, it has now been decided to perform a phased relocation of the town centre a few kilometres to the east.
Sweden, Kiruna, 12.04.2013 | 11:56:34
Johan Olof Hjalmar Lundbohm opened the Kiruna iron ore mine in 1890. His contemporary, the British author Joseph Rudyard Kipling nicknamed him “The king of Lapland”. - Framed photo courtesy of Borg Mesch.
Sweden, E45 near Jokkmokk 10.04.13 | 14:11:30
Vájgájávrre, reservoir just outside Jokkmokk.
Finland, Rovaniemi, 16.04.2013 | 18:46:11
A tango lesson in a sports hall outside Rovaniemi. The tango has been hugely popular in Finland since the beginning of the twentieth century. In the meantime, the music has been interweaved with Finnish folk music, and an entire Finnish tango culture has emerged.
Finland, Rovaniemi, 16.04.2013 | 15:30:10
Rovaniemi markets itself as the only real home of Father Christmas. Father Christmas receives some 70,000 tourists every year.
Finland, E75 near Rovaniemi, 15.04.2013 | 14:41:33
The silver birch is Finland’s national tree.
Finland, E75 between Rovaniemi and Ivalo, 17.04.2013 | 15:03:56
The road to Ivalo.
Finland, near Inari, 20.04.2013 | 10:46:17
Petri’s reindeer. Petri is a Finnish Sámi who makes a living selling reindeer meat.
Norway, E75 near Vardø, 21.04.2013 | 17:41:29
An abandoned caravan beside the road to Vardø, the only West European city in the Arctic climate zone.
Norway, Vardø, 22.04.2013 | 12:49:46
Graffiti in Vardø harbour.
Norway, Vardø, 22.04.2013 | 13:47:09
Monument for Willem Barentsz in Vardø. Barentsz visited Vardø several times during his expeditions in search of the North East Passage. In 1596 his ship was trapped in the ice near Nova Zembla and Barentsz and his crew was forced to spend the winter on the island. Barentsz died during the return journey and was buried at sea, the very sea that now bears his name.
Norway, Vardø, 22.04.2013 | 16:07:08
Graffiti in Vardø harbour.
Russia, Murmansk, 25.04.2013 | 12:41:08
A placard in honour of the Arctic atomic ice-breaker Lenin in Murmansk harbour.
Russia, Abram-Mys / Murmansk, 25.04.2013 | 23:52:38
View over Murmansk harbour. Murmansk is the largest city in the world above the Arctic Circle. The warm Gulf Stream keeps the naval base ice-free all year round, and it is therefore of crucial importance to Russia.
Russia, Olenegorsk, 28.04.2013 | 15:56:26
Monument in honour of the cosmonaut.
Russia, Teriberka, 30.04.2013 | 09:09:04
The ‘new’ village, built in Soviet style, consists of ash-coloured tower blocks, which do not actually seem to be in a much better state than the houses in the old part. ’We live in a forgotten village‘, says an elderly lady on a bench.
Russia, Teriberka, 30.04.2013 | 12:12:37
For medicines, Teriberka residents are dependant on a man who comes from Murmansk once a week by car. ’And if you call an ambulance, it arrives the next day‘, explains Valentina.