During their different journeys of the MEMORIA Norway project, SpringerParker will update the Logbook on a regular basis.
It documents their route and events in forms of on location photos and descriptions sent directly via the mobile phone to this website.
Clicking at the geographical data to the left of the entries lets you follow their route on the map.


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The Sami Bridge

On our way through the night towards Karasjok we are crossing the 600 m long Sami Bridge which carries the European route E75 across the Tana River between Finnmark county and Utsjoki in Finland. We were hoping to buy camping gas in Finland but the gas stations were already closed. So we crossed the bridge again.

Musikk I Finnmark

We drove back to Vadsø to meet Harald Devold (to the right), the musical director of "Musikk I Finnmark", the music organisation of the Finnmark county. We introduced our project and the live performance and were later joined by Kai Somby from Karasjok, lead singer of the Sámi rockband "Intrigue".

On the other side

Just before entering the tunnel towards this island, you pass by the Vardø airport on the mainland.

Withered beauty

A withered beauty close to the shore.

No Snow

View towards a lighthouse on one of the small nearby islands. Outside it is about 6 degrees C, there is no snow in Vardø.


Even after so many years, nature was not able to prevail over the remains of the Second World War. Although we just stumbled over these, it makes once again very visible, how fragile the Arctic areas are and how slow its regeneration processes are when it comes to deformation by human intervention.

Fridtjof Nansen

The statue of Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen, who was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat. Nansen was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work as a League of Nations High Commissioner. One of his expeditions started to the Arctic in 1893 with the "Fram". Nansen had the theory there is a route across the Polar Sea and that the Gulf Stream was the agent behind the movement of the ice. During this first crossing of the Arctic Ocean the expedition became the first to discover the existence of a deep polar basin. After a more than three years long trip, Nansen arrived at the Vardø habour in 1896. This was only the very short version of what he did and achieved.

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