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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Sparkling ice sculptures decorated the central square of Arkhangelsk, as the best sculptors of Arkhangelsk and St. Petersburg showed their skills in a recent festival competition. See our photo slide show of the sculptures.

Finland is establishing a fund for the support of Russian culture in the country.

Sami and Finnish poets team up with Icelandic and Chinese colleagues for a poetry festival in the Norwegian-Russian borderland.

Russian protest art from the 70’s to today will be displayed in an old former military building in Boden, northern Sweden, this summer.

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.

August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.

Do you seek information about culture in Sør-Varanger or Pechenga?
Underneath is a list of institutions and facilities on both sides of the border.

KIRKENES: Norway’s military border guards to Russia follow the signals of North Korean mass games instructors creating living pictures in a spectacular art-show.

The Norwegian team won this year’s Barents Sports Festival in swimming by two small points. Nearly 50 swimmers from Russia, Finland and Norway gathered in Finnmark this weekend.