Arctic Summer

While life beyond the wall can be pretty depleting at times, utilizing what it offers in return makes it all worthwhile. Be it fishing, hiking, watching the sun-rise at 02:30 in the morning or enjoying a cold tundra-cotton potion and all the perks it provides. I spent 3 weeks in my hometown of Kirkenes this summer doing exactly that; if you don't believe me, here's proof:

The freshwater lakes provides a continuous supply of food, shown here is the trout and arctic char with it's distinct red/orange color.
29 km through the wilderness takes it's toll.

From a trip out Bøkfjorden, outside Kirkenes around 20:00 in the evening. As the summer comes to an end the days get darker and darker. Had to head back to shore as the bad weather drew closer.

Sunrise over Kirkenes at 02:30 in the morning. Only the sounds of the wind & wildlife is heard. 

Hiking to a mountain top at Skogerøya, an island outside Kirkenes. These rocks, also known as glacial erratics, have been transported here by the withdrawing ice from the last ice-age.

Fishing in Grense Jakobselv for salmon. The other side of this river belongs to Russia. 

The drive from Tromsø to Kirkenes turned out to be quite the massacre.