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Explorer’s Journal #2 for National Geographic: Hockey Love in the Arctic

Explorer’s Journal #2 for National Geographic: Hockey Love in the Arctic

Pond Inlet came out in style to show Meet the North their love for Canada’s national sport. Residents showed off their handmade jerseys as well as other hockey paraphernalia. See how Pond Inlet showcases hockey pride in the latest post for National Geographic. With the Stanley Cup playoffs in full swing, fans all over the…

Explorer’s Journal #1 for National Geographic: Crossing that Bridge

Explorer’s Journal #1 for National Geographic: Crossing that Bridge

In this dispatch for National Geographic’s Explorer’s Journal, Meet the North takes you to the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, a strip of land that has had a lasting impact on the north.   This area represents a much larger story of relationships between different Arctic people and how the north was settled. Though the landscape…

The Road that Tourism Forgot

The Road that Tourism Forgot

Take the road less travelled as Meet the North diverges from Iceland’s ring road to explore the Melrakkaslétta peninsula. This BBC Travel piece introduces you to unique characters and beautiful landmarks in the country’s often overlooked northeast corner. “You don’t want to take that road. It’s flat and featureless. It’s of no interest.” But by leaving…

Arctic Deeply on ‘Transportation, Not Tourism’

Arctic Deeply on ‘Transportation, Not Tourism’

In this instalment, Arctic Deeply gives you a look into an Icelandic town vying for its place in the global market, not with tourism but with transport. Siggeir Stefánsson introduces us to Þórshöfn, his small Icelandic fishing town which he hopes to diversify in order to keep afloat. “If you live in Reykjavik, you can choose from 100 kinds of…

Arctic Iceland through its Mystic Henge

Arctic Iceland through its Mystic Henge

In Meet the North’s most recent Arctic Deeply story, meet the man behind Iceland’s Arctic Henge. The late Erlingur B. Thoroddsen dreamt of sharing the beauty he saw in the small town of Raufarhöfn through his ‘hobby.’ Thoroddsen explained that the entire structure would be made from locally quarried stone and surrounded by representations of 72 dwarves…

Discovering the Craftwork of Sealskin

Discovering the Craftwork of Sealskin

Meet the North’s latest Arctic Deeply story brings you into the workshop of two of Greenland’s traditional sealskin crafters. Soriina Davidsen and Vera Larsen explain the highs and lows of a controversial craft with a longstanding place in the country’s history. Davidsen and her coworker, Vera Larsen, spend long days here cutting, stitching and talking. The pair…

Meet Norway’s Most Isolated Community

Meet Norway’s Most Isolated Community

Arctic Deeply ventures to Jan Mayen island to meet the 18 people who compose Norway’s most isolated community. Learn more about Siw Landro, who works as the island’s nurse, librarian and everything in between. Siw Landro fell in love, again, when she arrived on Jan Mayen, Norway. Siw has a partner and children back home, but Mr. Beerenberg…

When the World Went Online, Inuktitut Followed

When the World Went Online, Inuktitut Followed

Check out our latest Arctic Deeply story: Learn with Meet the North as two of Nunavut’s foremost language experts explain how Inuktitut has evolved for the digital age. The Inuktitut word for internet, “ikiaqqijjut,” is often translated as “the tool to travel through layers.” But Eva stresses that it needs more explanation. “The idea is that…