The world’s northernmost surf school – in pictures

Unstad, located among the Lofoten Islands off Norway’s west coast, is an increasingly popular spot for Arctic surfing. The magnificent light conditions and turbulent waters in this wilderness outpost lure artists and sports enthusiasts alike. Instead of encountering sharks like in tropical waters, surfers in Lofoten are more likely to see a colony of sealsContinue reading “The world’s northernmost surf school – in pictures”

An ‘Arctic’ safari in the Scottish Highlands

Winter in the Cairngorms national park can turn positively Arctic – perfect for Kari Herbert to give her young daughter a taste of the polar conditions, and creatures, she enjoyed as a child in Greenland

‘I’m walking, skiing and canoeing from the Russian Arctic all the way to Istanbul’

Explorer Charlie Walker is traversing the length of the Ural mountains as part of a triathlon adventure – and a bid to understand the nature of the east-west divide

Arctic oil rush: Nenets’ livelihood and habitat at risk from oil spills

An oil terminal to be built in northern Russia where the river Yenisei meets the Arctic Ocean lacks the technology to deal with oil spills, say environmentalists

The reindeer derby: a race across the Arctic Circle

This week, they’re working in tandem but from November to April, the reindeer of northern Finland also compete for the title of Reindeer King