Nice article at ArcticToday.com about a new push for tourism to replace coal mining in Barentsburg, the Russian city on Svalbard, at 78 degrees north latitude.
King Haakon VII of Norway, as quoted by Lynne Olson in Last Hope Island,
“was known to his people as ‘Herre Konge’ (‘Mr. King’) rather than ‘Your Majesty.'”
In his work as a landscape and advertising photographer based in Hamburg, Jan Erik Waider tells me he spends up to half of each year on the road, much of it in the Nordic countries. We all benefit from his time investment.
Click through and enjoy Jan Erik’s portfolio. I think it’s beautiful.
The total solar eclipse of 20 March, 2015, as seen from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. Click to enlarge at EarthPhotos.com.