Northern Norway is known worldwide for its breathtaking nature, but is also home to a rich rock tradition. Every
summer, the two go hand in hand when Buktafestivalen kicks off outside the city of Tromsø. “The festival takes place at Telegrafbukta, a beach located within walking distance of Tromsø on the south-western tip of the island of Tromsøya. The beach has been the locals’ favourite for a long time, but I think we’re just starting to realise how spectacular it is to take a summer swim while gazing at snow-covered mountains,” explains festival manager Lasse Lauritz Pettersen.