The La Recherche Expedition - Bear Island

Bear Island

We never tired of looking at mountains there with the most incredible shapes. Some towered in the air as obelisques while others, being gouged out at the bottom, resembled ramshackled buildings. There were some, too, that looked like the large pagan idols of primitive peoples.

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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.