• From summit to sea: a snowboarding adventure in the Arctic Circle

    4 days ago - By The Guardian

    There are no lifts in Norway's picturesque Lyngen Alps, so if you want to ride down a mountain to the shore you have to hike up it first I'm on top of the world, in all senses of the term: we're 500 miles inside the Arctic Circle in Norway's Lyngen Alps and I'm buzzing at having reached the summit of Riššavárri, after a 3 1/2- hour hike. Jagged white peaks rise starkly from snaking, deep blue fjords, the sun is shining, the light's amazing - and there's no one here but me and my guide, Mikal Nerberg. With more than 60 summits over 1,000 metres, the Lyngen Alps have a quasi-mythical status...
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