School holidays have finally arrived and I have weeks off to travel around and experience new things!
This past academic year, I have studied Sami culture and history at Tromsø University ( an excellent course that I can thoroughly recommend to any Norwegian speakers interested in the Sami – https://uit.no/utdanning/emner/emne/520560/svf-6001). Throughout my course I have read about many Sami places that I have never seen. So this summer, I decided I would head to the far north of Norway to visit these places, meet people, and not least of all, collect sources and good ideas for developing this website.
Coming along for the trip is my mother, seasoned traveller and reindeer enthusiast (she was a huge fan of the migration of the reindeer herd). Here we are on some of our earlier trips:
The trip will take approximately four weeks. You can see our plan below. From Skjervøy, outside Alta, we will be taking the coastal ferry (Hurtigruten) down to Brønnøysund in North Trøndelag.
During the trip, I plan to write a blog of places we´ve been, interesting things we have learnt, and anything else I feel like sharing.
(Guovdageaidnu is Sami for Kautokeino)
Next: Into the woods…