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.

A remote Norwegian island is nearly ready to start producing the first-ever batch of Arctic whiskey, an expression, they are sure will be a hit on the market.

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.  

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Many people grow up with a dream home in mind, a home to raise a family in, a home fit for the perfect life. Zhenya Goman’s dream home takes shape as a dilapidated hovel in the suburbs of Murmansk.

An open air dance party on the main square Stortorget wrapped up this year’s international week in Tromsø. The project ”Dance for love” was an event held against prejudice, racism and discrimination, though for love: for love between people, nations and countries.

The festival’s programmers have compiled a program of three short films to tour cinemas in Northwest Russia in April.

The National Archives Service of Finland and the Sámi Archives have proposed including the Skolt Sámi archives in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Only 301 items have been listed in the register so far.

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.

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


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Tromsø International Film Festival presents Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS - with live soundtrack - at the Polar Lights International Arctic Film Festival in Murmansk on Thursday.

Eleven participants from the bike-club ‘Cruise’ from Kotlas and Arkhangelsk – the capital of the Pomor land, set off to a bike trip along the roads of Finland and Sweden. The trip is devoted to the beginning of the summer Olympic Games.