Twilight time in Norway

Summer: Measuring changing climates beneath the midnight sun at an Arctic outpost of Norway.
Twilight time

Twilight time

At the intersection between Norway, Russia, and the open ocean, the midnight light of high summer can so often deceive.

Seeking extremes

Unlike the isolated island town of Vardo, this small city, only 50 miles south across the sea, sits near land borders with Russia, to the east, and Finland, to the west.

Minimal stay

At the edge of Oslo in a jet-lag haze. Globe photographer Essdras Suarez saw it this way...
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About the series

Writer Tom Haines reflects on the origins of a year at the edge.