Life under the arctic sky

Two hundred miles North of the Arctic Circle, near the jagged tips of Norway’s crown, the Sun does not set for weeks on end during the Summer months, and the midnight Sun bounces off fields of midsummer snow.

Sami herders call their work boazovázzi, which translates as “reindeer walker,” and that’s exactly what herders once did, following the fast-paced animals on foot or wooden skis as they sought out the best grazing grounds over hundreds of miles of terrain.

In the Sami’s homeland, spread across northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia, the notion of time is untethered from the cycles of the sun and is yoked instead to something far more important: the movement of the reindeer.

During the long winter nights the Northern Lights lit up the Arctic Sky above. A mesmerizing spectacle described by ancient Myths and only recently explained by modern science.

Release date: 2015

Runtime: 41 minutes

Available formats: 4K Fulldome – 24fps, 4K Fulldome 3D – 24fps, Flatscreen

Available languages: English, Dutch, Chinese

Suitable for: College, General Audiences, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Covered subject areas: Earth Science, Life Science & Nature, Space Science & Astronomy, Anthropology