27 Photos - Mar 14, 2011
Photo: No way to stop from here! A junior ski jumper is leaving the start gate in the famous Holmenkollen hill in Oslo, before the hill was demolished for complete rebuilding in 2009.Photo: Riding in the snow on an Icelandic horse, a very strong and robust horse racePhoto: Horse-skiing - The icelandic horse Vakur can be used for many purposes!Photo: On twin tip skis in Drammen Skisenter aka AronsløypaPhoto: On twin tip skis in Drammen Skisenter aka AronsløypaPhoto: A beautiful day for an off trail ski trip in the hills of Røyken in South Eastern Norway.  (With telemark-/montain skis - thin racing skis made for prepared trails are useless here...)Photo: Via ferrata Marino Bianchi, Mt Cristallo, CortinaPhoto: Skiing in Dovre Mountains.Photo: Via ferrata Trincé, which goes over the Padon edge, Northern Italy.Photo: Via ferrata Trincé, which goes over the Padon edge, Northern Italy.Photo: Over the edge to Stetind.Photo: The peak of the landmark mountain Stetind in Nordland, Norway, is a popular destination for hikers and climbers. The normal route is a hiking trip until one reaches the lower Halls Fortopp, but the traverse from here up to the main peak, from which the photo is taken, requires belaying, and a short climb via the fingertip traverse to pass a rock called "Mysosten" (grade 4). A more difficult but very popular route is via the South Pillar, consisting of 14 rope lengths.Photo: Back over the edge between the main peak of Stetind and the lower Halls Fortopp.Photo: Hiking to Fallfossen, a waterfall in Grimsdalen, Dovre, Norway.Photo: Sandbukta, Hurum.Photo: Didn't have the courage to set out on the kayaking trip I had planned when I arrived the beach and saw the windy conditions and the waves (am a beginner...), so I just played around close to the beach, with the camera on a tripod, taking time lapse stills. Good training and great fun though!Photo: Hiking to the summit of Storstygge Svånåtind, Dovre montains.Photo: Paddling in the low December sun a calm and beautiful day on the Drammens fjord, Norway. It's winter, but the snow has only paid a short visit so far. Had to act as an icebreaker through a thin layer the first few hundred meters out from the beach where I launched though...Photo: Skiing towards Auversvatn, in the Hovden area, Setesdal.Photo: Paddling in the rain on the Drammens fjord.Photo: Bjørnhollia is one of the many cabins operated by The Norwegian Trekking Association, and is located in the Rondane mountain range.Photo: Bridge at the start of hiking trails into the Rondane mountains.Photo: Sign at the border of Dovre National Park, on the trail from Grimsdalen to Hjerkinn.Photo: Fallfossen, a waterfall in Grimsdalen, Dovre.Photo: Hiking / climbing to the summit of Store Venjetind, Romsdalen.Photo: Hiking / climbing to the summit of Store Venjetind, Romsdalen.Photo: On the way down from Store Venjetind, Romsdalen.