From North Norway to Russia lays a vast and wild territory in which winters are among the coldest of Europe and summers, although being short, are renown for their lot of bloodthirsty insects. A territory whose inhabitants have been living with and from a sacred animal called reindeer and are proud of their history. Although you might know it under the name of Lapland, Lappland or Laponia --which are pejorative terms-- this territory is called

After a short stop in Tromsø, we have to make a detour to Kiruna, the closest Swedish city : the lock of the starter of the car is broken and makes it difficult to start the vehicle. This is a good occasion to buy provisions of food and alcohol for a decent price. Once Kioki is fixed, we hit the road again to the Great North! We drive through the infinite roads of Finnmark, the northernmost

After Trollstigen's surprise we have the need to leave for a more genuine place. Røros seems to be an interesting opportunity : Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, Røros is pretty famous for its mining past and the remaining traditional wooden houses standing here. It is almost night when we arrive and the magic happens almost instantaneously. I am not afraid to say that this village is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful towns in

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … Sámi people, which you might know as “Lapps” (pejorative term!), are an indigenous people of northern Fenno-Scandinavia also called Lapland. This nation is made up of many tribes who officiate mainly in fishing, trapping and reindeer herding. In collaboration with our blogging friends from Gluk, we have created for you an illustrated article on the Sámi history to make you discover this really interesting culture from the north… Who are the

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … A reindeer race has been organized in Tromsø today. Indeed, we are the Sunday before the National Day of Samis (February 6th). To make it short, Sámi people, which you might know as “Lapps” (pejorative term!), are an indigenous people of northern Fenno-Scandinavia also called Lapland (Sápmi would be more appropriate). This nation is made up of many tribes who officiate mainly in fishing, trapping and reindeer herding. But