Lunch in Oslo
OSLO, NORWAY—First stop after getting off the plane from Denver is lunch.
Akershus Festning (Fortress)
OSLO, NORWAY—Wandering the old fortress amongst the cannons.
Oslo Opera House
OSLO, NORWAY—The opera house creates a virtual beach with the sloping surface right to the water.
Oslo Royal Palace
OSLO, NORWAY—Children run across the cobblestone street, Karl Johans Gate, leading up to the Royal Palace in the distance.
ALTA, NORWAY—The gear along side the boat and some folks getting fitted into ski boots for the adventure ahead.
ALTA, NORWAY—These boats will be our home for the next few days as we set sail in the fjords of arctic Norway to find places to ski.
ALTA, NORWAY—Our crew: Two skippers-Mats Grimseth & Emil Engebrigtsen, two cooks-Tipi & Espen and two ski guides.
ALTA, NORWAY—Getting the gear, including skis, onto the boat.
ALTA, NORWAY—Our first meal, about to get underway.
ALTA, NORWAY—All hands on deck as we get underway departing Alta.
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—Heading across Klubbenes Bay towards shore to ski our first lines in Norway.
Boat to Ski
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—Converting our kit from boating to skiing.
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—It takes a few trips back and forth from ship to shore to get everyone and their gear over.
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—It's easiest to transfer skis in the ski bags, so here we're unloading them to get on the snow.
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—Bern and her permagrin. So stoked to ski here.
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—A view of the boats as we set off to ski.
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—Susan and Kate head up the mountain.
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—Mats is pretty stoked to be off the boat and in the skin track.
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—Kaylin and Philip.
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—The boats get smaller and smaller the more we climb.
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—Crossing a small set of lakes below the next climb where the shadow line falls.
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—Bern is still grinning.
JOAHKONJARGA (Alta Fjord), NORWAY—Jon Jay is pretty stoked as well.