Norwegian television had some success with what they called “slow-TV”. For hours, or days, we have followed trains, ships, or whatever you can imagine taking its time. On TV. This time it is something that really interests me; reindeer herding. The program started this evening and in the next week we can follow the reindeers walking to their summer pastures, in real time. Day and night.
This is not in my region, the land of the indigenous South Sámi, but far north, in Finnmark, the land of the midnigth sun (summer) and aurora borealis (winter). We are going with one of the herds, thousand of reindeers on the spring migration, 130 km through a frozen, desolate landscape. I am really looking forward to this. Since I can’t go myself this year. The event can bee seen on this link, by the Norwegian Broadcasting Company. And on this link if you prefer to see a ship moving for five days.
The pictures are mine, from one of the times I have been lucky to go with the South Sámi reindeer herders on their sping migration, and there are more pictures on this link.
There are more information about reindeer herding and this project on this link (in Norwegian). My former posts about reindeer spring migration on this link.