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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.

The first video game conceived and produced by an indigenous organization is drawing eyes in an industry mired in bitter disputes over issues of representation.

With some of the most beautiful of Norwegian, Russian and Latvian orchestra music on the repertoire, Arkhangelsk State Chamber Orchestra and the Norwegian saxophonist Ola Asdahl Rokkones are ready for a tour through Norway and Russia.

Photographer Cristian Barnett traveled around the Arctic Circle, capturing life at 66° 33′ 44″ N. The result is his new book and traveling exhibition, Life on the Line. BarentsObserver spoke with Barnett about his impressions of life on the Circle and the decisions he made to capture it.

Sport plays and will continue to play an important role in the people-to-people cooperation in the Barents Region, top sports officials from all four countries say.

Tromsø International Film Festival tours Northwest Russia with a unique film concert – the classical Soviet silent film The House on Trubnaya set to new original music played live.

Four days of artwork, public discussions, workshops and concerts in Nikel, Kirkenes and Zapolyarny. The arts project Dark Ecology aims to open the discussion about artificial environments - the how and why of modern human landscapes.

Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk of team Belkin Pro Cycling became the second winner of the world’s northernmost international bike race Arctic Race of Norway.

China won the men’s title and Russia the women’s title in the Chess Olympiad which ended in Tromsø on Thursday.

The Russian Chess Federation looses its court case against the organizers of the Tromsø Olympiad. And Norway’s World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen decides to leave the championship.

Northern Norway is preparing for the second edition of the Arctic Race of Norway. This year’s race goes through four stages from Alta to Tromsø.

Tromsø in northern Norway these days is host for the world’s fourth largest sports event – the Chess Olympiad. More than 3000 people from nearly 180 nations have come to Tromsø for the competition.

The most appropriate place to meet indigenous peoples from all over the world is at the festival Riddu Riđđu in Northern Norway.

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.