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Just Noise
93–94. During the summer 2011 Karlsøy Festival,
the bands quit playing at 2 a.m. Officially, that is.
They kept right on playing afterwards on the other
side of the island. The Bernhard Briis Band played
well into the next day. The sun neither went up nor
went down.
95. The Zumtobel Arctic Circle Expedition, May 2014.
South of Sørreisa. Time: 23.33.
Between Kautokeino and Karasjok
97. The central symbol of Lapland’s coat of arms is a
‘wildman’. The wildman is a mythological figure
dating from the early Middle Ages and symbolising
the opposite of ‘civilisation’. The odd thing isn’t that
Lapland has had a wildman as its symbol for the past
several centuries. The odd thing is that they still do.
98. A major American contribution to the land of the
midnight sun (besides the Bodø airbase) is cars from
the ColdWar era. This photo is from 1984, but there
are still some Cadillacs left in and around Båtsfjord.
What conclusions would an ethnologist draw from
this picture? Apparently there are Norwegian women
whowould rather put their seven freshly picked flowers
under a headrest than a pillow.
99. Where: Luleå. When: July. Time: 23.30.
100. A Sami family in Norway. The picture was prob-
ably taken in 1896 around the Kanstadfjord near
Lødingen, Nordland. The adults on the left are Ingrid
(born Sarri) and her husband Nils Andersen Inga. In
front of the parents are Berit and Ole Nilsen. The
woman at right is Ellen, sister of Ingrid. In front of
Ellen are the children Inger Anna and Tomas. The
children of Inger Anna are reindeer herders to this
101. Where: interior of Lapland. Month: June. Time:
102. See plate 76.
103. Where: Kiruna. When: June. Time: 01.15.
104. See plate 87.
105. Even though the sun shines round the clock for
a certain part of the year in Nord-Trøndelag, it still
rains sometimes.
106. “Mother! Mother! I’m home! Is dad home, too?”
107. Not too long ago, you could take a train all the
way from Kristinehamn, Sweden, to Gällivare, at the
68th parallel, a distance of 1,280 km. Parts of the
line are no longer in service, allowing the midnight
sun to shine off the rails without interruption.
108. Cf. plate 76.
109. Through thewindow: Norway’s easternmost fjord.
110. Through the wall: Norway’s most
ramshackle house.
Midnight Sun over Senja
Midnight Sun over Svalbard
(1912). Fridtjof
Nansen, besides being an explorer, scientist and
champion of human rights, was also a dab hand
with a sketchpad.
113. Why are these northerners so happy? Maybe
because they know they’ll make it home before sunset.
114. Midsummer in the north in 1924 (and to this
day): Desperation is only a short step away for the
unmarried woman who has only managed to find
five kinds of flowers to put under the pillow.
115. Pite Havsbad. 00.15.
116. Peder Balke I.
117. From one of many life-affirming north-of-the-Arctic-
Circle blogs: “By the time the hour was nearing mid-
night and our fantastic evening was sadly drawing
to a close, we had drained three bottles of cava,
discussed love letters, Christmas decorations, bum
hair and most of life’s other major questions. We had
cooked up a plan B for Joanna’s first weekend of
July, carried Joanna’s new table up from the car and,
last but not least, promised each other that we’d by
God do this more often! It wasn’t half as much fun
getting up early to go to work this morning, but it was
definitely worth it!”
118. Peder Balke II.
Living the Nordic Light
Plates: Light