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The 29th Midnight Sun Film Festival held in Sodankylä, Lapland, wrapped up Sunday. 25,000 visitors flocked to see films in the northern cult festival.

KAUTOKEINO: Even though the Kildin Sámi language is at risk of dying out, the culture and traditions can be saved through music.

Renowned Norwegian actress Gørild Mauseth is in the leading role when actors and producers from the Gorky Dramatic Theatre in Vladivostok come to Harstad to present a unique version of Tolsoy’s classic play Anna Karenina.

The 30th edition of the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Lapland broke all prvious audience records. More than 30 000 visitors watched films around the clock in the heart of Lapland.

In Inari, Finland, the Sámi Education Institute is teaching young people to speak the languages of their ancestors. 

A new walking theatre performance in Tromsø is teaching locals and tourists about the history of the seal hunt and the people who braved the Arctic seas. 

When Bjørne Kvernmo docked his ship, “Havsel,” at the port in Tromsø this month, he knew it would be the end of a tradition he’s kept up for 40 years. With his return, northern Norway’s long-standing seal hunt had finally come to a close. 

Oleg Birlinskiy knows he took a risk.  

Four Norwegian artists are opening an art exhibition in Murmansk to show how the icing generation – the one that comes after the desert generation – sees the task of taking care of our planet.

How cold is it really to swim 1,000 m in ic cold water? See the photos from the World Championship that took place in Murmansk.

Europe’s longest and and one of the world’s hardest dog sledge races, Finnmarksløpet, takes place this week. The winner becomes the world champion for 2015.

After a year´s break festival Barents Spektakel is back in Kirkenes. “Arctic Take Away” is the slogan for this year´s popular art and cultural festival.

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s film “Leviathan” won the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. The film is mainly shot in Teriberka on the coast of the Barents Sea.

In Russia’s far northern Navy base of Kotelny, Arctic soldiers gathered in a brand new chapel to celebrate Orthodox Christmas.

MURMANSK: The Northern Character film and TV-festival in Murmansk has become one of the most important arenas for Barents filmmakers.