NORDIC NATURE PROJECT

This is a long term project consisting of two parts. Firstly, I want to research and write about different environmental issues. Secondly, I want to visit some of the last remaining true wilderness areas of Scandinavia. I plan to conduct expeditions into five of the most remote protected places and national parks in Norway, Sweden and Finland to document what I encounter there and write about the history behind these unique places.

In the years ahead, I hope to gather enough material to compile into a book and hopefully be able to inspire others in the fight for protection and conservation of nature.

1. Børgefjell National Park (Photo Gallery)

One of the first national parks established in Norway. Protected because of the untouched qualities of this large mountain area.

2. Sarek National Park - Padjelanta National Park - Rago National Park

These three national parks spans across a continuous alpine mountain area just above the arctic circle. 

3. Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area - Upper Anarjohka National Park - Lemmenjoki National Park

These areas in the interior of Finnmark and northern Finland is a vast expanse of unspoiled arctic nature.

4. Upper Pasvik National Park - Vatsari Wilderness Area 

In the border areas between Norway, Finland and Russia lies a true wilderness. The areas are part of a larger protected area entity called Pasvik-Inari Trilateral Park.

5. Lomsdal Visten National Park (Photo Gallery)

This newly established national park is a rugged and somewhat inaccessible coastal mountain area in the middle of Norway. A varied place with green valleys, raging rivers and barren mountaintops.

For many generations, they obeyed the laws and loved the divine to which they were akin.

They reckoned that qualities of character were far more important than their present prosperity. So they bore the burden of their wealth and possessions lightly, and did not let their high standard of living intoxicate them or make them lose their self-control.

But when the divine element in them became weakened, and their human traits became predominant, they ceased to be able to carry their prosperity with moderation.

― Plato

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