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Experience the Arctic Polar Night

29.11.2018. As of late November, the polar night began darkening the skies of Northern Norway. Right now there is no sunrise in Tromsø.

There’s No Place like North Norway

As a cruise specialist for Grand Nord Grand Large, I’ve had the opportunity to cruise the seven seas and dozens of rivers all around the world....

A New Take on North Norway

Having returned from a week in Northern Norway on s/v Noorderlicht, my husband and I felt the need to write a trip log of our experiences. (Spoiler:...

North Norway, Northern Lights, and All the Pretty Whales

At first glance, visiting Northern Norway at any other time except a blazing-hot summer might seem an undertaking unfit for the average traveler....

22 Enchanting Arctic Birds and their Most Fascinating Facts

Arctic wildlife exists in a category unto itself, and for good reason. Polar bears are one of the most awe-inspiring animals on Earth, Arctic...

10 Tried-and-True Bird Photography Tips

It’s easy to understand the human fascination with birds: They’re beautiful, graceful (usually), and physiologically equipped to take flight...

10 Illuminating Facts about the Northern Lights

According to Roman mythology, Aurora was the goddess of the dawn. The word “borealis,” however, is Greek for “wind.” The combined phrase “aurora...

What does the Arctic fox say?

The Arctic fox is a small carnivore, around half the size of a red fox, with a small and compact body, covered with thick fur. The Arctic fox...

The Northern Lights dancing across the skies

The Northern Lights most commonly occur in a belt of radius 2,500 kilometres centred on the magnetic North Pole. This auroral zone extends over...

Amphibian, reptiles and herbivore mammals in the Arctic

Arctic ecosystems are relatively young in terms of geological time, having developed mainly over the past three million years. In general, species...

10 Tips for Photographing the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are a wonder best experienced first-hand. That being said, the phenomenon also presents some amazing opportunities for fantastic...

Humpback Whales Sing for Food, Not Entertainment

The normal call of a humpback whale can be heard from miles away, and they often make noises that sound similar to crying, howling and moaning....

Menopausal Orca Whales become Pod Leaders

Unlike many animal species that demote elderly members over time into serving more of a background or caregiver role, orca whales appear to embrace...

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