During their different journeys of the MEMORIA Norway project, SpringerParker will update the Logbook on a regular basis.
It documents their route and events in forms of on location photos and descriptions sent directly via the mobile phone to this website.
Clicking at the geographical data to the left of the entries lets you follow their route on the map.

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Where the Gulf Stream ends

Here the fjord is free of ice, this is where the Gulf Stream ends, which has a huge effect on the climate and weather conditions in this region. In the distance there is Parker with the microphones.


We arrived at Trollholmsund. According to an old Sámi saga, the dolomite formations were wandering trolls that turned into stone when the sun came up. The whole region is full of interesting tales and stories, and not all of them are that ancient.

Thawing Fjord

In this direction the ice on Porsanger Fjord is already thawing.

Which came first?

View over the frozen Porsanger Fjord. There are two theories where the name »Porsanger« or »Porsangr« (old Norse language) origins. One is that it was named after the plant »pors« that is found in the region. The second one is, that is comes from Sami »borsi« which means waterfall, and may relate to the waterfall (frozen at the moment, logbook entry March 19) in the mountains. »Angr« already means fjord. So which came first, the plant or the waterfall?

Listening to the Porsanger

Lots of snow covers the frozen end of the Porsanger Fjord.

White-out Conditions

People tell us, that this winter is one of the stangest in many years, with very little snow around here. They think Norway turned upside down, because the south of the country has so much snow this winter. Of course, we cannot complain about the amount of snow coming down on us during the last days. Today is a production day, mainly for recordings. When we drove around the Porsanger Fjord we experienced these white-out conditions when another snow storm arrived.

Polar Aurora

And then there came these green lights again.

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