Tromsø

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Two reindeer in a snow storm in Tisnes, Troms county, Norway. Photograph: Stephen Starr

This winter, Sami reindeer herder Risten Aleksandersen and her family are facing a major threat to their age-old way of life. The Aleksandersens have (...)

A pod of killer whales swimming in a fjord in Skjervoy, Norway. Photograph: Stephen Starr

At 480km inside the Arctic Circle we are further north than almost anywhere in Alaska. Our journey begins by heading out of Tromso, the so-called capi(...)

A reindeer grazing in the snow as a Norwegian patrol ship passes behind south of Tromso, Norway. Photograph: Stephen Starr

In the port of Tromso, one of the northernmost cities in the world and Atlantic gateway to the Arctic, patrol vessels are on the move. When one ship l(...)

Lofoten Islands, northern Norway

“You’re crazy. You do know it’s as far from Oslo to the north of Norway as it is from Dublin to Oslo? Just fly!” This reaction from more than one frie(...)

REMEMBERING THE BLITZ A series of exhibitions and events in London will mark the 75th anniversary of the Blitz, when the German Luftwaffe bombe(...)

Luciano Pavarotti’s Modena home is now open to the public as a museum. Photograph: Alpha

Tutto Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti’s Modena home is now open to the public as a museum (Stradello Nava 8; www.casamuseolucianopavarotti.it; admi(...)

Guests at the Sarojin in Khao Lak, Thailand are being offered the chance to engage with more authentic local experiences during their stay

Get vaccinated before you travel long haul The Ebola crisis in West Africa is the most devastating in history of the disease, so far resulting in(...)

 Trulli houses in the centre of Alberobello, Puglia, Italy
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My sister and I (both in our 60s) are planning a trip to Puglia in the last week in September. We absolutely do not want to drive, but would like t(...)

World’s end: You can’t just jet off to the Antarctic as a tourist, but you could join an expedition cruise.  Photograph: Guy Wenborne

I would like to plan a trip to the Arctic or Antarctic. Could you recommend books/websites where I could begin research please? When is considered the(...)