Another Year in Lapland

In my last post I asked you where you had been in 2015 and what was your highlight. Thinking about last year I decided to post another summary of my year in photographs all taken throughout Lapland. January February One of my favourite photographs from last year and part of my most popular blog post Changing ofContinue reading “Another Year in Lapland”

Tromsø Revisited

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”

Written in Rock

The Jurassic Coast is well known for its unique landscape. I have already mentioned Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, two places I was able to visit recently, but there are many others spread out along the 95 mile stretch, they include Chesil Beach and Old Harry’s Rocks. Most famously the Jurassic Coast is known forContinue reading “Written in Rock”

The Sami of Lapland

Sami is an indigenous culture that live in the northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and a small part of Russia and is known as Sapmi, or more commonly Lapland. They are thought to be the first people to reenter Europe after the last ice age some time around 8000 BC. After the 15th century theContinue reading “The Sami of Lapland”

Three Nations Border Point

The Three Nations Border Point can be reached by ferry or an 11 km one way walk from Kilpisjärvi. There are a few different ways it can be reached of varying difficulty, I chose to take the ferry one way and return on the Malla Trail to Kilpisjärvi Via Pikku Malla making the total distance 16Continue reading “Three Nations Border Point”

5 things to do in Finnish Lapland in Summer

Lapland often refers to the northern parts of Sweden, Finland and Norway that are inside of the Arctic Circle. The area is mainly considered a winter destination with many international visitors coming to visit Santa Claus and experience other winter activities. The area of Lapland also has a lot to offer during the summer, that’s right, evenContinue reading “5 things to do in Finnish Lapland in Summer”

Alta Rock Art

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”

Scorched Earth

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”