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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Day without the Sun

Today is the first day, where the sun won't come up over the horizon.

We ain't seen nothing yet

And it just wouldn't stop. It came in waves, every time we thought it was over it just started again and even more breathtaking than before. We've seen "polarlys" before but this was like a storm that grew over more than two hours, again and again coming up with new colorful shapes and artistic movements to impress us with something unique that only nature can create.

A Symphony In The Skies

We are lacking the words to describe what started to happen all around us, and it was only possible to catch on photos a little glimpse of this majestic symphony of light, color and swift movement in the skies.

The Dogs Knew

When we stood in front of the Stabbursdalen Resort, we asked our friend Geir Aarskog if he thinks that there would be any polar lights tonight. He replied that he don't think so and that there haven't been any during the last days, but he added that you can call them. No sooner said than done, he showed us how. Only a few minutes later the Husky dogs living nearby started to go crazy, barking and howling like if they knew what was coming.

Randi Olstad

In the evening we had a nice meeting with Randi Olstad who is an organizer and curator for festivals, concerts and cultural events in Karasjok, i.e. the annual Easter Festival.

Gas gas gas

One of the problems you have to face, when it comes to camping in Norway, is that you won't find any replacement gas bottles for the German system. Because we learned this the hard way last march, we already know that Finland is only a few kilometers away.

Walking on ice

Driving to Karasjok during the night was very exhausting, the roads were quite free from snow and ice but along the river, it seemed that the cold wind turned some upcoming mist into an icy film. When we asked a local that was born in Karasjok about the climate, he told us that he would have expected at least between one and two meters of snowfall during this time of the year, and a temperature around -30 degrees. At the moment it is very mild just below zero. When it snows, then it is only for a short moment. Although the Karasjok River is not completely frozen, people already started walking and driving across.

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