The La Recherche Expedition

the northern lights

Some of the expedition members stayed in Finnmark, to conduct various observations, during the winter of 1838-39. These observations were directed towards the northern lights, in particular. The picture shows a beautiful northern lights over Bossekop in Alta.

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The Northern Lights Route is part of The Council of Europe Cultural Routes. The Cultural Routes are an invitation to Europeans to wander the paths and explore the places where the unity and diversity of our European identity were forged.