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Our Stories Storybook

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Since august 2017, the Our Stories project has collected and been inspired by tales told by local people and visitors along The Northern Lights Route. The route connects not only three neighbouring countries, but six distinct languages: Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Meänkieli, Kven and Sami.

This storybook is a limited edition of 30 chosen stories from the project period, 10 from each country. The stories are grouped into three main themes:
NORTHERN – meaning our northern lifestyle and northern identity;
LIGHTS – highlighting the way the light changes during the year, which according to Sami tradition has eight seasons, not four;
ROUTE – leaving home and coming back.

The Storybook is one of the main story-productions made in a project called “Our Stories – the business of using storytelling to draw people in”. The Our Stories project was financed by Interreg Nord, under a priority: “Culture & Environment” and was implemented in between August 2016 – June 2019.

Partners were from all three bordering countries: Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Partners were: Lapland University of Applied Science, Studio E-city Ky, Ihana! AS, JORD & Sverigefinska folkhögskolan.

Editors: Inger Birkelund & Saila Puukko
Illustrations & cover: Anna Koivukangas
Layout: Minttu Merivirta

And you can download e-book from iBook, Google and Amazon:


If you like to order the printed version of the book, please fill inn this form:
(Price 130 NOK, delivery costs included)

Order the printed Storybook from E-bok Norden



Do you have a story to share with us?

We’re looking for more interesting nordic stories; do you have a song, short story, film, music or other material you’d like to publish on our site?

Send us your story

Want to talk to somebody about MyStory project?


Saila Puukko
Lapland UAS

Kauppakatu 58
95400 Tornio

+358 (0)40 7528573


Iina Askonen
Pellon Kehitys Oy

Kunnantie 4
FI-95700 Pello

+358 (0)40 820 8883



Hanna Lakkala
Finland Futures Research Centre

Turku School of Economics
FI-20014 University of Turku

+358 (0)45 800 0797


Inger Birkelund
Halti næringshage AS

Hovedveien 2
N-9151 Storslett

+47 92055728


Anja Thonhaugen
Halti næringshage AS

Hovedveien 2
N-9151 Storslett

+47 99421411

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Design & code: Gnist / Illustrations: Anna Koi