Gold, Ice & Fire – Explorations on Ringvassøya

In November, when the landscape can drastically change from day to day, we took a weekend trip to Ringvassøya and the Kårvik valley. A view … Fortsett å lese Gold, Ice & Fire – Explorations on Ringvassøya

Lyngsalps – where the mountains touch the sky

The Lyngsalps truly live up to their name; with around 140 glaciers and snow covered, high mountains up to 1833m it’s a truly scenic area … Fortsett å lese Lyngsalps – where the mountains touch the sky

Norway’s Killer Whales

How you can collect scientific data when watching killer whales this winter

On the bear‘s track – Dividalen

Dividalen is home to a lot of predators: polarfoxes, wolferines, lynxes and even bears. Although a sign at the parking space encouraged us to collect … Fortsett å lese On the bear‘s track – Dividalen

Northern Lights – ‘A kiss blown by the sun’

These days, northern lights start to appear in the sky above us, leaving us mesmerized by their beauty – and wondering how exactly this natural … Fortsett å lese Northern Lights – ‘A kiss blown by the sun’

Hiking trips around Tromsø – Kjølen (790m)

Do you feel like you should do a hiking trip in the area to get a real glimpse of north-norwegian nature? That sounds like a … Fortsett å lese Hiking trips around Tromsø – Kjølen (790m)

I want to play a game – mushroom plucking

Food does not only grow in discounters – how to get a free dinner from the woods.

Doing Cote d’Azur the Right Way

Sorry for this vacation-teaser in the middle of your exams, but I hope it will inspire you to have some fabulous NICE time when it’s … Fortsett å lese Doing Cote d’Azur the Right Way

Time to Ride the Bike!

Spring finally comes to Tromsø, no more icy roads and freezing wind. It is the perfect time to ride your bike and enjoy the midnight … Fortsett å lese Time to Ride the Bike!

A tale of ice and ocean

When it comes to field trips (wait, scratch that, ‘arctic expeditions’), it’s safe to say that UiT’s department of Arctic and Marine Biology cuts few … Fortsett å lese A tale of ice and ocean

Flukes and fjords: how a lone explorer has been learning about northern Norway’s winter visitors

Who, what, where, when, why? Russell Baker is a global explorer with a passion for everything cetacean. A self-confessed nature-junkie, Russell arrived in Norway in … Fortsett å lese Flukes and fjords: how a lone explorer has been learning about northern Norway’s winter visitors

University Street Style: Spring

The idea came to me when I was staring at a magazine in a local store. The magazine had a catching street-style photo cover and … Fortsett å lese University Street Style: Spring

Biophilia: a love of life

Have you ever wondered why your Facebook wall is full of GIFs of cute puppies and kittens? Why both your little sister and your moustached … Fortsett å lese Biophilia: a love of life

Hitchhiking with a taxi and wading through the snow in Senja

Like other international students from UiT, I was looking for a chance to travel around Northern Norway while spending as little money as possible. I … Fortsett å lese Hitchhiking with a taxi and wading through the snow in Senja

Cool Innovations for ‘Cool’ Arctic Outdoor

Golden sun, clear blue sky, pure white snow, fresh air. Suddenly you have an itch to go out. Whether it is hiking, camping, snowshoeing, skiing … Fortsett å lese Cool Innovations for ‘Cool’ Arctic Outdoor

The Birdlife of Svalbard

If you ask foreigners, such as myself, about the first thing that pops into their heads when thinking of the wildlife in the High North, … Fortsett å lese The Birdlife of Svalbard

The Great Outdoors

Tromsø is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. In summer you can bike, hike, climb and kayak. In winter it gets dark and cold up here, but … Fortsett å lese The Great Outdoors

The Baleen Routine – a beginner’s guide to whale watching in Tromsø

As if northern lights, beautiful snowy mountains and fjords weren’t already enough, Tromsø has recently gained another very unique attraction:  gigantic humpback whales, stopping over … Fortsett å lese The Baleen Routine – a beginner’s guide to whale watching in Tromsø

Fjellvett med Espen Nordahl

Sesongen for alpin- og toppturentusiaster har bare begynt i Tromsø, men naturkreftene tar ikke hensyn til sånt. Utropia søkte i den anledning gode råd fra … Fortsett å lese Fjellvett med Espen Nordahl

The Royal Jewel

Put a beanie on and let’s go! The cold is no reason to stay inside moping, and neither is the incipient polar darkness. There are … Fortsett å lese The Royal Jewel

Night time in the forest

It’s a foggy, rainy night in the forest. Small lights are moving in between the trees, piercing the fog – lights from the head-lamps of … Fortsett å lese Night time in the forest

A journey to the sky

To be surprised; that is why you go walking into the wild. We had little idea about our path, but once we were there, all … Fortsett å lese A journey to the sky