Two hundred kilometres above the Arctic Circle hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers are finding a new life in northern Norway, but recently the doors have been shutting on those desperate to start fresh in the High North.
Exhibition containers in downtown Murmansk, Norwegian youth musical band singing Saami rap together with Russian pop music band NOGU SVELO, Norwegian films in city cinemas. The Norwegian Days in Murmansk 2010 had a lot to offer.
Sari Pöyhönen is a Finnish journalist, media and culture worker living in Murmansk since 2010. She likes to take photos of everyday life and you can follow her photo blog from Murmansk here on BarentsObserver. New images will be added as Sari meets new people and sees seasons change in the world’s largest city north of the Arctic Circle through the camera’s lens.