snowboarding jump

The ice hotel? Well, I must say it was a great nights sleep. The sleeping bag issued is capable of taking much lower temperatures but what is surreal is how much the ice walls absorb sound. A total silence is all you hear. Well after that refreshing night we made our way back across to Oslo.

Norway Oslo Snowboarding

The sun came out on the snow covered streets and hills surrounding Oslo as we went to watch the World Snowboarding Trials. I had never been to watch such a sporting event, skiing and snowboarding being something very much confined to my television. Well, it turned out to be a great experience. From our vantage point half way up the hill we watched the final run of the mens competition. Little did I realise actually how high these guys jump nor how much drop the was on each slope!

Norway Oslo Snowboarding

Norway Oslo Snowboarding

In the end the competition was won by Chas Guldemond from USA. Down in the winners enclosure and podium we had the honour of meeting him and a quick chat.

Norway Oslo Snowboarding Chas Guldemond

Round the corner and into the tipi we went and as we sat we ended up speaking to Norwegian and Mr Snowboarding himself Terje Håkonsen.

Norway Oslo Snowboarding Terje Håkonsen

Later in the day we went back to the city centre for a guided tour to soak up the history and sights of Oslo. There really is a rich and diverse history and saw such great buildings as the Royal Palace and the Opera House.

Norway Oslo Snowboarding

Where are we off next? Well I am sure I will explain more afterwards but will definitely involve putting skis on ourselves.

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  1. Avatar of Stefanie Frank Stefanie Frank says:


  2. Avatar of Lucy Corrander Lucy Corrander says:

    The picture of the things leaning against the ice – haven't seen such a scene before.


  3. Avatar of manonthelam manonthelam says:

    Very cool indeed! Would love to stay in the Ice Hotel one day.

  4. Avatar of Anita Nelson Anita Nelson says:

    This is AWESOME~!!! I just LOVE watching snowboarding~!! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, Paul~!

  5. Avatar of Terri Nakamura Terri Nakamura says:

    Gosh, Paul! This looks like a fantastic experience! Are you scheduled to do stuff each day? Are there other people on the journey? I'm so happy for you and love seeing the photos and reading your descriptions. Stay safe and happy! GREAT DIMPLES, by the way! (((HUGS))) Terri