Coworking In The Arctic Circle – Jay Topp

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With more cities and locations developing into nomad hubs, will the magical Arctic Circle be the next hot spot? 

In this episode, Jay Topp the producer of upcoming nomad documentary – Digital North: Coworking in the Arctic Circle talks about his experience up in the Nordic countries. He shares about the challenges in the filming process, why he chose to tell the story of the Arctic circle and what are things to look out for when living in this part of the world for an extended period.

We also talk about Jay’s journey into a nomadic life, how travel has changed his perspectives and why the Arctic represents something deeper to him than just another travel destination.

  • 00:39: Introduction
  • 4:11: Starting out with traveling
  • 5:20: Why the Nordic Region and Arctic Circle?
  • 9:00: The grass is different on the other side
  • 11:05: A geographical environment that represents the edge of limits
  • 15:33: How travel changes perspectives
  • 17:55: Film teaser and introduction

  • 20:57: Digital Nomad life in the Arctic Circle
  • 26:44: Cost of living in the Nordic region
  • 29:48: The challenges of filming a documentary in the Arctic Circle
  • 33:39: A way of life in a tranquil environment with extreme weather
  • 40:14: Experience from first film production
  • 47:37: Tips for nomading in the Arctic Circle
  • 50:00: Updates on film release and future plans




Book Your Flight

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Find Your Accommodation is my usual platform for finding accommodation options as they have one of the largest selections. Hostelworld is great for booking hostels. For more private or long term accommodation, Airbnb is my go-to platform.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is important for to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances. I usually look at a few insurance companies depending on my travel needs.
  • SafetyWings for Travel Health Insurance
  • IMG Global for added Insurance when doing activities outside of usual coverage
Packing for your trip? Check out the packing list for ideas on what to bring

For more travel resources, check out my resources page for best platforms and companies to use when you travel.

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This is Rax. For over a decade, I have traveled to over 60 countries - from a budget backpacker to a business traveler, expat and then a digital nomad. You can find insights and perspectives from myself and other world travelers that will inspire your journey of discovery.


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