Arrival Sulitjelma!

Battling some days of heavy winds, but also some days with awesome weather, we have finally have arrived at Sulitjelma. This is a small town that was a booming mining town back in the days. This is in fact the third mining town we have visited during our trip so far. Unlike the other mining … Continue reading Arrival Sulitjelma!

Another mining town

The weather has improved enough for us to continue northward and our next destination is Skorovatn. Skorovatn is an old mining town, just like Knaben, that we visited earlier this year (Read the blog post here). The mine was active from 1952 until 1984. In the earlier years the extraction of pyrite was the main … Continue reading Another mining town

Knaben mining town

Today we arrived at Knaben, an old mining town that was active from 1885 until 1973. The mines where important for the Germans during WW2 because of the mineral Molybdenum, which is very important in the production of Bratwurst… Just kidding, but it is important in the production of high strength alloys, like armor plating. … Continue reading Knaben mining town