Sunday, 10 March 2013

Ever heard of...?

Ever heard of Finnmark?


Norway is a country with an amazingly beautiful set of landscapes, such as:




The ones here are to be found in Finnmark alone. Finnmark's a county  in the northeast extremes of Norway . Norway is divided in administrative regions called counties, fylker in Bokmål Norwegian - Norwegian official written language has two varieties, Bokmål and  Nynorsk (= new Norwegian).

If you're in Finnmark you ought to go to Finnmarksvidda, where you'll find Norway's largest mountain plateaus and the Sami people, or reindeer people, as they are also coined. These people may have been living in the Arctic region for thousands of years (according to archeological findings). Their lifestyle is actually very different to the traditional Norwegian lifestyle.

More information on Samis may be found here:

http://boreale.konto.itv.se/samieng.htm

If you go to the king crab safari you get to see the colossal red king crab, a very appreciated monster, ooops, animal, whose flesh is very expensive and tasty. An adult will pay
NOK 990, that is, EUR 133.02 (as of March 10, 2013, 10:13).

As you can read in the article below, this cocky crab specimen can range two metres length between its claws and weigh up to 15 kilos. A snap of its claw is enough to remove a man's finger. (http://www.visitnorway.com/en/Where-to-go/North/Finnmark/Activities--Culture-in-Finnmark/King-crab-safari/)