Monday, August 18, 2014

Settling in to life in Vadsø

When I told Jeanette I would follow her to the ends of the earth, I really did not think she would take it so literally. After our first week here we are finally all settled in to our new apartment and starting to feel a bit more at home. That being said Vadsø is of-course extremely different from what we are used to. The landscape is quite rugged (in a beautiful kind of way) but what I guess I find the most strange is the almost complete lack of trees; but I guess that's just how it goes up here in the arctic. The town itself has quite a few services for a place its size (just over 5000).There are a few grocery stores, a cafe and even a cinema (which we have not yet been to). The apartment is quite comfortable and little Emma seems quite happy, which is of course the most important thing. Fortunately the internet connection is really quite fast (though expensive, as is everything in Norway anyway). We are all feeling optimistic and looking forward to doing a little more exploring. There are a few nearby national parks I would really like to check out as well as a handful of communities here in Norway, Finland and Russia. I have not yet been able to venture out to much but I have sapping some shots here and there throughout the week.


Lee said...

Such a beautiful palette of colors. Enjoy it before it all fades to white!

Joanne said...

Are you able to visit Russian communities in the area without a visa?

Anonymous said...

To be honest I am not sure. I know Norwegians who live in the area can apply for a special idcard to travel freely to the Murmansk Oblast... but as I am not Norwegian (but am a resident) I am not sure. Will have to ask =)