2015 was a big year for tourism, the number of international tourists rose by 5%, seeing 1.2 billion of us travelling aboard. Even with the threat of terrorist attacks people weren’t deterred, France remained the most visited country even after the tragedies in Paris. Where was the best place you travelled last year? Out of theContinue reading “Tromsø Revisited”
The rock art in Alta, Norway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In actual fact, what look like paintings are carvings into the rocks surface. When the site was discovered in the 1970’s they coloured in the images so that they could be seen more easily, this technique is no longer practiced making some ofContinue reading “Alta Rock Art”
When World War II was approaching its conclusion Finland asked the Germans, who up to this point had been helping them fight against the Russians, to leave but they refused. This then led to the Finns fighting against the Germans and pushing them north into Norway. On the way out the Germans used a ScorchedContinue reading “Scorched Earth”
When I arrived in Alta, Norway it was raining and continued more or less the whole time I was there. While exploring, the area was shrouded in a low fog that gave everything an eerie feel.
Driving through the mountains towards Nordkapp the cloud was descending and the visibility was low. Through the cloud came a small glowing orb, surprisingly it was the sun. All of the sunlight was absorbed by the clouds leaving only a yellow setting ball of sun. Creepy.
Nordkapp was once thought to be the northern most point of the Norwegian island Magerøya and has become the ending point for many peoples journey. But in actual fact Knivskjellodden point is further north and has become a popular walk for people trying to avoid the crowds and high entrance fees of Nordkapp. 7km south from NordkappContinue reading “71° North”
Beneath our feet is millions of years of history written in the soil and rock formations. In different places across the planet there are signs of how the landscape has slowly been shaped into what we see and admire today. True natural wonders. For more unique natural wonders see Uluru or The Twelve Apostles.