Arctic Surfing Scenics

The Lofoten Islands, not your typical surfing backdrop. (Yassine Ouhilal)
Arctic Surfing

The Lofoten Islands, not your typical surfing backdrop.

Pat Millin and Christian Wach sail on "Lofotr," a replica of a 1,000-year-old Viking ship. The hull of the boat is filled with two tons of cobblestones for increased stability.

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(Yassine Ouhilal)


Batman, Robin, and Christian Wach. Norwegian street artist Pobel's rural street art of aging superheroes can be found in and on several abandoned buildings along the north coast of Norway.

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(Yassine Ouhilal)


Cyrus Sutton with his Alaia. Alaias are very thin wooden surfboards based on ancient Hawaiian designs that have been resurrected in recent years.

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(Yassine Ouhilal)


While looking for potential surf spots with the help of Ski-Doos, the crew hits a roadblock: melting snow. "Should've been here a month ago," said the local Ski-Doo dealer.

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(Yassine Ouhilal)


The Viking ship replica "Lofotr" sails out of Ballstad in Norway's Lofoten Islands.

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(Yassine Ouhilal)


The Island of Husoy, population 235, was until recent times only accessible by boat. It is now reachable via a series of tunnels and a breakwater from the island of Senja.

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(Yassine Ouhilal)


Murmansk, Russia, population 336,137, is the world's largest city north of the Arctic Circle.

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(Yassine Ouhilal)


This remote bay in northern Norway, population 20, was once isolated from the rest of the world during long winter months. A tunnel was built through the surrounding mountains in 1996.

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(Yassine Ouhilal)


Svartisen, Norway's second biggest glacier, visible on the flight from Oslo to Northern Norway.

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(Yassine Ouhilal)

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