Norway on the cover of National Geographic

Ålesund, Sunnmmøre. Photo:

Norway is on the cover of National Geographic Adventure Magazine, November issue

Bike until you’re breathless. Hike until your legs melt. Base jump (or don’t). Look out, Chamonix. Norway is Europe’s new home for all things action, writes Steve Casimiro in the November addition of National Geographic Adventure Magazine.

He continues writing:

Clad in a full-face helmet and plastic armor, Arild Eidset raced his freeride mountain bike along the high spine of Norway’s Godøya Island as if being chased. An ocean storm was welling up off the coast, edging out the early summer sunshine. Dark shadows spilled across the surface of the North Atlantic like ink over a tablecloth.

Godøya is three tunnels and a bridge from Ålesund, a town of 45,000 in southern Norway (“southern” being relative for a city farther north than Moscow, Helsinki, and Anchorage). And its high point is a short helicopter ride from the multicolor villages and lighthouses along its shore. That’s how Eidset and I got there at least, heading up in a chopper that would shuttle us from one screaming descent to the next.

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