Feral Words

Blog posts/essays & photos by William A. Young, linking travel, hiking, mythology, and some associated odds-and-ends

Category Archives: Fennoscandia

The Little Town in the Woods – Eastern Lapland #2

The second stage of the Finnmark trip (click here for the first part, the forest trek) consisted of a re-supply stop in Karasjok. I’d intended a quick in-and-out visit before … Continue reading

October 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Northernmost Forest – Eastern Lapland #1

Lapland is a place I love very much. It’s a great, empty land where human activity has left relatively little trace; a rarity in cluttered Europe. It’s also a place … Continue reading

October 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Figure of the Witch-Queen in Northern Mythology

   “At length, when night was setting in, they saw a deep and unknown glen of joyless aspect before them; they descended into it, to avoid the bleak winds of … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · 13 Comments

Ice & Stone – Crossing the Lyngen Alps

The mountain range known as the Lyngen Alps sits upon a peninsula in the shape of a spear-head, stabbing out from the north coast of Lapland into the cold sea beyond. … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Way, and the Waymarks – A Journey in Arctic Scandinavia

“We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours. He who wills adventure will experience it- according to the measure … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

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