Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … If you did not read it yet, here is the link to dag I. Enjoy! ;) View Larger Map My alarm clock has been set to 5 AM … and did not ring. But I went to bed so excited about the sunrise's lights that I wanted to exploit for my photographs, that I naturally woke up around eight (ok, it's not 5, but it is pretty unusual for

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … 5 years ago, during summer 2007, I made with my other half and Kioki -- yes, our car has a name! ;-) -- my first road trip through Scandinavia. We were still living in Aix-en-Provence, France, though we drove through France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and then arrived in this country which since has become our new home: Norway. That was my first contact with this country and since

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 … After the last few snowy and rainy weeks (yes, we had rain…), we have finally a weekend with a nice weather. Therefore we won’t stay home or hang out in Tromsø any longer. Today, we’ll visit the surroundings of Tromsø, let’s go to Sommarøy! View Larger Map Sommarøy (“Summer Island”) is a small village on an island, as its name suggests, about sixty kilometers south west of Tromsø. Norwegians generally

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … If you did not read them yet, here are the links to chapter I and chapter II. Enjoy! ;) These days, wind and snow are back in Tromsø. We finally have a real winter weather! I know … I’m a bit masochistic: I love COLD, SNOW, ICE and WIND! :) After the usual walk to Telegrafbukta, I finally arrive to this magical place that I know so well … at

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

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … The biggest solar storm since 2005 occured on January 22nd, 2012. It will arrive on earth two days later. This storm follows the eruption of the 19th which we enjoyed with the beautiful northern lights of last weekend. So we won’t miss it under any circumstances! On January 24th, in the second part of the afternoon, we start to organize the hunt on the company's chat: “Someone’s going to