Under the concepts of complexity, imbrication, vulnerability, fieldwork, flexibility and reorientation ideas are developed, all based in the contemporary and historic layers of the dramatic and contested landscapes of the Lofoten
Islands in Northern Norway--where pressure from political decisions and structural changes, increasing tourism, a potential new oil industry and uncontrollable global forces' impact on nature and societies and cause continuous transformation and alteration of landscapes and topography, surrounding the traditional and modern fishing communities.
has a magical appeal which pulls in both tourists and Norwegians from big cities, who fall in love with its picturesque beauty.
Hurtigruten setting sail around the Lofoten
archipelago itself is one of Norway's most famous natural attractions.
The fate of Lofoten
and the neighbouring areas of Vesteralen and Senja has been described as a battle for the 'soul of the country'.
There's no doubt these dead fish are, and always have been, a lifeline for residents on the Lofoten
It will trace the length of Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord and will explore the inner passage between mainland Norway and Lofoten
and the Vesteralen archipelago.
The cruise operates a similar itinerary to the Boudicca cruise, visiting Runavik (Faroe Islands), Leknes (Lofoten
islands), Tromso, Alta, Trondheim and ?lesund (all Norway) and returning to Southampton.
NORTHERN LIGHTS: Taber Holidays (01274 875 199) offers four-night full-board 'Exploring the Lofoten
Islands' itinerary from pounds 1,527, with departures ex-Gatwick to Evenes Dec 28, Feb 17 and 28, to experience awe-inspiring scenery and possibly Northern Lights dancing overhead.
Ravensburger Augmented Reality Jigsaws (pounds 12.99, amazon.co.uk) Bringing the jigsaw market into the 21st century, Ravensburger has produced a series of 1000-piece sets: Underwater Realm, Above The Roofs Of Paris, Animals Of Africa and Lofoten
Available in autumn 2012, the new AR puzzles include: Above the Roofs of Paris; Colorful Underwater World, African Animals and Lofoten
Across the Vestfjorden from Bodo, the largest town of the Nordland, the craggy physique of the Lofoten
islands prods the sky offshore.