Listen to magical stories about Reisa

Take a deep dive into the history and culture of the beautiful Reisa valley.

Did you know that Reisadalen has the world’s best drinking water? This is connected to the origin of the valley and the special geology that characterizes our landscape. Inger Birkelund from ihana lives in the middle of the beautiful Reisa valley. She can tell fascinating and intimate stories about local culture and history, about the special meeting between the three ethnic groups in the area, about local faith and superstition, and about life in the Reisa valley from the past and present day.

What you will experience:

The origin story of Reisadalen, life lived before and now, how the meeting between Sami, Kven and Norwegians has shaped the culture, about survival in the Arctic nature, the importance of nature for us today, important traditional knowledge for the future

Duration: 30-40 minutes

Beliefs and superstitions in the Arctic North

Myths and legends characterize our historical cultural heritage, perhaps because people before us marveled at the powerful forces of nature – in the north wind, the midnight sun and the northern lights. Inge’s stories help shed light on these eternal conundrums.

What you will experience:

The story of the Northern Lights, faith and superstition, how the meeting between Sami, Kven and Norwegians has shaped the culture, about survival in the Arctic nature, the importance of nature for us today.

Duration: 30-40 minutes