Julien Legrand

On the way North (Norway)

Tromsø, a city located in the heart of the Arctic, is a gateway to the wonders of the North. The city is surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Kvaløya island, home to glaciers, fjords, mountains and an abundance of wildlife. The island is also a perfect place for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and skiing.

One of the main attractions in Kvaløya is the Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon that can be observed during the winter months, it is a sight that will take your breath away. The island is also home to several sea eagles, reindeer and whales, and the best way to spot them is by taking a boat tour or a sea safari.

Tromsø, known as the “Paris of the North,” offers a mix of urban and natural attractions. The city boasts a rich cultural heritage, with several museums, galleries and churches, as well as a vibrant nightlife. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern architectural masterpiece, and the Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden are also must-see sights.

The Northern Norway is a place of contrasts, during the summer the sun never sets and during the winter the darkness is only interrupted by the Northern Lights. The region is also home to the Sami people, an indigenous population that has lived in the area for centuries and has a unique culture, history and traditions.

Tromsø, Kvaløya and the Northern Norway are a destination that offers a unique experience of natural beauty, culture and history. It is a place where you can reconnect with nature, learn about the history of the Arctic and the Sami people, and create unforgettable memories.

Photography project, photos taken in the North of Norway in November 2022.