It was just a year ago this week that we and our friends Forrest Twombly and Tom Hite set off on an bicycle-powered skiing adventure through the coastal mountains of Arctic Norway. And while flowers bloom and our rivers flow with rain and snowmelt here in the northeast, the experience is fresh on our minds. […]
We recently stumbled upon this terrific short film about Arctic Norway – produced from a surfer’s perspective. It features some of the same mountain areas that we explored by bicycle and skis this past spring. Whether you enjoy surfing or not, we think you’ll enjoy this! – Brian and Emily
Vermonters Forrest Twombly, Emily Johnson and Thomas Hite, with their skiing and camping gear in tow, pedal away from their seashore camp near Djupvik, Norway en route to a ferry that will lead them to the mountains across the fjord. NOTE: To view our other posts about Norway, click HERE.
After a month of pedal-powered skiing adventure in a truly fascinating corner of the earth, we are all back home in Vermont again – safe and sound. To the wonderful country of Norway, the weather gods and the many new friends we made along the way: We cannot thank you enough for the abundance of […]
While pedaling north last week alongside Norway’s Arctic Alps, we savored the warm and colorful rays of the evening sun before embarking on another skiing adventure in the mountains. It was approx. 10pm – just twenty minutes after snapping this photo – when we were finally heading out on our skis. The sun did not […]
Since our only real tent-bound day of the trip two Sundays ago on the beautiful and mountainous island of Kogen in northern Norway, we’ve lucked out with nearly 14 straight days and “nights” of mostly clear weather and excellent ski conditions. And as we roll into the last several days of our trip this week, […]
(Historic photo of Skjervoy – Courtesy Wikipedia) With virtually no convenient access to internet up here in the countryside of northern Norway, we´d like to thank readers for being patient with our updates and their sporadic nature. When we left off last time, we had shared with you some tales about a great blizzard we […]
It hasn’t been quite this deep up here in northern Norway recently, but the fresh snow we picked up during the recent blizzard that welcomed us here had us dreaming of the many great days that Old Man Winter treated us to this past season in the northeast.
(Photo: Arctic Alps – Courtesy Wikipedia) We knew the weather and snowpack might be a touch on the wintry side during the first part of our month-long adventure in northern Norway, so when heavy snow and near-hurricane force winds (read blizzard!) greeted us upon arrival to a mountainous peninsula way out on the coast (along […]
After catching up on some much needed sleep last night, we ate a very late breakfast before setting our sights for Tromso’s iconic local mountain – Tromsdaltinden – which is featured in the photo below. Looming large approx. 4000′ above this Arctic island town, Tromsdaltinden was impossible to resist. And at the crack of 2:30pm […]
(Click on image to enlarge) Here’s one of the four bicycles (with some refinements reminaing) that our crew we’ll begin riding this coming Friday, April 23, at the airport in Tromso, Norway. With the support of the Consulate General of Norway, and on assignment for WEND Magazine, Adventure Cyclist, and others, we are embarking on […]
With less than a week to go before we set off to northern Norway, we’ve been busy readying the bikes, our packing system and our BOB ski trailers. The day was comfortably warm and clear here in the Green Mountains of Vermont, so we made the most of it with an afternoon bike-ski adventure close […]