Far away from mainland Norway, the Spitsbergen archipelago provides space for polar bear, polar fox, glaciers, sea ice, walrusses, reindeer, thousands of birds in summer and people. Life in the main village, Longyearbyen is quite normal: there are shops, you can buy bananas, there is a swimming pool, schools, a vet and a university centre. It might just be a bit colder than anywhere else. And it is not allowed to go anywhere outside the village without a rifle.
The contrasts are enormous and it is clear that especially here we have to adapt to nature and not the other way around.
Hornstrandir, a magical peninsula located in the most northwestern part of Iceland, is only reached by boat, lacking roads. It has been deserted since the seventies. Today it is a nature reserve where arctic foxes roam and sea birds nest on the cliffs.
Near Imi-n-Tanoute (Morocco) in a small village at the foot of the Atlas mountains, Berber people welcome everyone to get to know their culture, visit markets to buy vegetables and a rooster, cook tajine, drink tea and hike in the mountains.