A small town in Northern Norway of about 9 200 inhabitants. Became world famous around 1998, when a local artist, Bjørn Elvenes, suggested to paint the town blue to celebrate the new millennium. It didn't happen -- although an organization named "The Blue City" has been established, and some private people and shop owners have started to paint their property in various shades of blue, the town as a whole is still far from completely blue (as of late 2000).