Tagged: Vardø

The evil north: Vardø’s witch trials

Jill Beatty Daughters of Norway In medieval literature prior to Christianity, supernatural powers were an accepted fact. The practice of magic, changing shapes, flying, and spells to control the elements and conjure up the...

Finnmark – the Land of Untouched Magic

As far north and as far east as you can reach is the largest county in Norway with the smallest population; Finnmark. The Sami, Finnish, Norwegian, and to some extent Russian cultures merge in...

Around the North Pole in one summer

A group of three Norwegians will this summer try to sail around the North Pole in one summer. If they complete the trip, they will be the first ever to do so. As global...