Friday, 17 June 2011

The Arctic Awakening

I am taking part in the development of the new Spring Concept of Hurtigruten. We have deceided to call it The Arctic Awakening as the core ideas is life; in the oceans, in the air, and in the coastal communities. They are all thriving as energy returns with the sun after a long and darkish winter.

Cod Tounge cutting on deck in Kjøllefjord.

The Church in Nesseby, Varanger, Finnmark, Norway.

Lecture on deck about life in the ocean.

Meeting northbound Hurtigrute off the northernmost tip of the Lyngen Peninsula; Lyngstuva. Here we meet MS Midnatsol.

Serving super-fresh Arctic Lyngen Shrimps, in Lyngen - delivered to the ship by the fishing boat.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

A Sami Experience

Between Kjøllefjord and Mehamn, on the Nordkinn Peninsula, Hurtigruten offers a great visit to the Sami family Utsi. The family matriark; Ellinor talks about life as a reindeer herder and challenges for the Sami indigenous peoples.

I travelled with these two; Mikael and Vebjørn. They are Arctic heroes.