Everyone knows the saying; Norwegians are born with skis on their feet. Being a thousands of years old invention, you would think there was no more innovation in this field. But after doubts and errors, one guy made a huge breakthrough in the world of alpine skiing.
With skiing in Norwegian territory being documented all the way back to 5200 BCE, it is no surprise that the wooden planks benteah our feet has become a symbol of Norwegian culture. Every year, millions of Norwegians visit the mountains, strapping the narrow planks to their feet and heading out to the wilderness for some peace and quiet.
Resting on a cliff, 45 metres above sea level Kråkenes Fyr guides Norwegian fishermen and oilers to shore. For over a century, this lighthouse has been our seafarer’s first sign of home after weeks on the sea. Now, this is an astonishing accommodation for extreme weather enthusiasts.
50 kilometres from the nearest village, only accessible by boat or foot, one of Northern Europe's mightiest waterfalls is hidden. Standing 269 metres tall, the Mollisfossen Waterfall is the Arctic's tallest waterfall and a spectacular sight.