Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … Almost 200 years ago, on may 17th 1814, the Norwegian constitution has been signed granting Norway its independence towards the Swedish crown. Since then, every year Norwegians celebrate this day as the Norway's national day. Something very interesting about it is its very non-military nature. Most of the parade is made by children, students and associations. And the result is a really happy and positive day. As you can expect

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … If you did not read them yet, here are the links to dag I, dag II and dag III. Enjoy! ;) View Larger Map Call to arms! We are under attack! The vikings are here to loot, burn and rape! Ho, wait a minute … I am dreaming. Well, not really. After a first part of the night hearing the confessions of a drunk man through the slim walls of

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … If you did not read them yet, here are the links to dag I and dag II. Enjoy! ;) View Larger Map This morning, my alarm clock did not ring … as usual. I guess I really have a problem with them! However, I wake up around 6:30. A quick look through the window and here am I, running to the car. I remember that place I saw yesterday from which I could

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