Category Archives: Norway

Interact

I have some awesome news for this summer! With the help from INTERACT, the European program supporting research in the Arctic, we just made this summers’ research project s in Lapland official. INTERACT has a trans-national access program, which creates opportunities for researchers throughout Europe to work … Continue reading

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Picture this

The Scandinavian summer… Fascinating as ever… You are invited to browse through the gallery from our first field trip of the summer to Abisko, on the right of this blog (or if all goes well via this link). Admire breathtaking … Continue reading

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Picturesque

Every time we pass this adorable little lighthouse in the Skjomen fjord in the high north of Norway, I have to think of the definition of picturesque (visually charming or quaint, as if resembling or suitable for a painting). Every … Continue reading

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From valley to mountain top

“I care about lots of things,” said Slartibartfast, his voice trembling partly with annoyance, but partly also with uncertainty. “Such as?” “Well,” said the old man, “life, the Universe. Everything, really. Fjords.” “Would you die for them?” “Fjords?” blinked Slartibartfast … Continue reading

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The little hut in the forest

When we first went to Norway in the summer of 2012, we had long searches for the perfect camping spot: close to the little village, next to the river, on top of the mountain… We scouted and tried several places, … Continue reading

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Creeping down

The dwarf willow (Salix herbacea), a tiny cute creeping willow, adapted to the harsh conditions of the (sub)arctic. We found this adorable plant in high amounts in the alpine area during our plant surveys in subarctic Norway in 2012. Virtually … Continue reading

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A reward for 2012-me

Let’s go back to summer 2012. I am working on my masters thesis in Norway in what was arguably the wettest fieldwork summer till today. Aim of the project was at first to get an idea of the distribution of the … Continue reading

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