Friday, 24 May 2019

Swedish Slow TV - The Surprises of Slow TV

The Great Moose Migration - Courtesy SVT
This is the first of two guest pieces about the Great Moose Migration Slow TV from SVT in Sweden. 

This piece is a personal reflection, which documents very nicely the surprises which Slow TV can bring: unexpected dramas, a cumulative narrative which becomes more compelling the more you stay with it, the fear of missing something special, the engagement with history, heritage and perceived national identity, experiencing the beauty of something otherwise hard to come by.


The second piece is more analytical and comparative, and will be linked to here when published on The Slow TV Blog in the next few days. Both show different perspectives and angles in enjoying and experiencing a well curated Slow TV broadcast.

Leelene Karlsson writes:

"As a fan of Slow TV since I first saw Hurtigruten minutt for minutt, I have longed for a Swedish version of Slow TV. I even once contacted SVT and asked them if they had any ideas for such a thing. They replied and denied. So I kept watching the Norwegian versions and thought of different things I wanted to be Swedish Slow TV. Then this winter / spring I stumbled across an article on social media telling me about "The Great Moose Migration". I jumped for joy. The first Swedish Slow TV, finally.

I think I didn't really watch it the first two or three days (I was at work and was tired I suppose). But when I first finally watched it, I was pleased with what I saw. I live just two and a half hour car drive from Kullberg, living in the same region I know the beauty of the nature here and Kullberg is very similar to lots of places where I live. Having the comfy feeling of Västernorrland nature and waiting anxious for the first moose to arrive was indeed exiting. 

The 17th Moose to swim - Courtesy SVT
A few years ago I had a walk in Finnskogen (Swedish / Norwegian forest land close to Torsby) and encountered up to 12 moose on my path. It was dawn and they are very active at that hour. I couldn't help but become a bit afraid of the gigantic creatures, some of which can grow up to 800 kg. That must be an animal taller than any of the actors who have played James Bond and mightier than anything else you've met in a forest. So a little phobia had almost grown inside of me. And frankly I have never really understood why this giant is the national animal and symbol of Sweden. I was in for a crash course in the why and the how of that story.

It turns out that for up to 9000 years the moose has been migrating at this spot in Kullberg. There are hunting spots visible to the archaeologist's eye all around the area. This means that there have probably been moose migrations for all these years. This leaves huge marks in the culture. Half of historical findings of foodstuff left by humans are bones coming from the moose here in Sweden. The history of Swedes and moose are therefore very old, not just the road signs that some Germans have nicked from roads in modern times. 

Courtesy SVT
Seeing the moose finally swim was a delight, my phobia turned into respect and soon love. The anguish of seeing a mother moose and her calf stepping out on thin ice to almost be trapped was a horrific, thrilling moment. I rooted for the mother and calf. 

I was sad when the ice shelf as big as three football fields cut off the fibre cables and prevented half the cameras from working. I could see the beauty in ice melting, birds coming back filling the air with song, laughing at the photo bombing reindeer with a single horn. Soon I got sore from hours of watching the show, feeling real sadness when I had to work and could not keep up with the moose. I went wild with happiness when other animals were caught on camera as well. 

A craving to go to Kullberg soon took place in my heart. One of my spare time activities is to be a bird watcher and I have sworn a silent oath now to do more of that and more mindfulness in nature. This latest Slow TV has really affected me much more that I ever thought was possible.

The general reactions to the show have also been very positive. Children have been watching it in school, elderly people have been more talkative and more social in their care homes. Many are the people who have understood that it is important to try to slow down in their own lives. Only a few reporters who live their lives far away from nature have been cynical. All in all I guess the reaction has been overwhelmingly good. 

It is hard for me to separate my own experiences, the facts of the nature itself and the reactions of others, when it comes to something like "The Great Moose Migration". It has been very nice to talk to others about a single topic and feel the community grow. Seeing the Facebook group that follows the show growing, adding to the experience and being part of something bigger than myself, something profoundly Swedish. Ahh, it has been so great! 

Courtesy SVT
For the first time I felt that we as a nation are proud of something that doesn't leave a foul taste in my mouth. This time the "nationalism" has been all positive and without the usual racism that always seems to pop up here in Sweden. And that in itself must be the best thing springing from this Slow TV show. If everything else fails, we can always go back to the camp fire, and the camp fire in Sweden is now, symbolically speaking, a moose standing on the river bank eating a twig before heading off for a swim across the Ångerman river. That is true beauty for us here in Sweden."

Many thanks to Leelene for sharing her experience of The Great Moose Migration. I'm pleased to share content from other fans gripped by the universe of Slow TV.

There's a Facebook fan group at "Vi som följer den stora älgvandringen!" - it's in Swedish but Facebook does a fair job at translating content. See also on Facebook: Slow TV Fans, Thinkers and Film Makers.

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Friday, 3 May 2019

Moose Migration - Slow TV in Sweden

The Great Moose Migration - Courtesy SVT
"For several thousand years, the moose have walked the same path to get to the rich pastures of the summer. Follow this year's trek from Kullberg which has now begun."


Sweden has been having its first dedicated Slow TV production the past couple weeks; so successful, that it has been extended to sunset on Sunday May 5th. Watch it HERE - no geoblocking from the broadcaster.

I've not been able to catch as much as I'd like to have caught - lots of other things going on at the moment, techie problems with the PC; a couple Swedish friends have kept me updated a bit and I hope to have some guest posts from them in the days ahead. There's also a Facebook fan group at "Vi som följer den stora älgvandringen!".

Much of the time it is a very high quality broadcaster many angle web-camera-style with excellent audio - but when something particularly interesting happens, the shot lingers, allowing the Slow TV drama to unfold and tell its tale in its own time.

Björn wrote in Slow TV Fans, Thinkers and Film Makers just as the broadcast begun in mid April, 

The Great Moose Migration - Courtesy SVT
"Some sort of Slow TV finally comes to Sweden! "Den stora älgvandringen" ("The great moose migration"). A specific place in the river Ångermanälven seems to be the place where moose always cross on their migration. A setup with 15 remote controlled cameras will follow this process during the period 15th of April to 2nd of May. 

The production has been made with support of the other nordic countries. It will be broadcast live as well as in edited segments. It hasn't been made clear to me, but I assume that the live part will be on the Play channel on the web only, maybe with some live segments during off hours at the ordinary TV channels. Nevertheless it is a nice and interesting experiment."
Courtesy SVT

It has been interesting indeed, and up to the point of posting this, 58 mooses have swum the river on their great migration. Maybe this could be something annual?

More from Slow TV fans and thinkers in Sweden on the Slow TV blog very soon.

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Friday, 22 March 2019

An interview for NRK - 10 years of Slow TV

Being filmed during a Slow TV broadcast - courtesy NRK
I am sure we all know someone who can talk for hours and hours about something which enthuses and interests them. I am one of them, guilty as charged.

I was recently contacted by NRK to give some responses about Slow TV owing to the unique position of having made a documentary about Slow TV and, of course, keeping this blog (as a means to continuing my study of the format and developing my own inspired projects). 

Below are the questions I was sent by email and my rather lengthy written responses, a small part of which is put into this article (in Norwegian) which gives a summary of Slow TV so far.

"Could you first tell me how and when you first heard about NRK’s Slow-TV, and what your first thoughts were?"

I first heard about Slow TV during my Masters course in TV Documentary production in late 2013. My first thoughts were there must be something special or very different in this to make such a long broadcast a massive success; approaching from the mindset of reflective academia as well as a media student practitioner, it agreed with my gut feeling that documentary could be done differently  than the usual TV formula.

"Secondly, why do you think these broadcasts have become such a huge success?" 

I think the broadcasts have become successful for two principal reasons. One is down to the audience and the other to the production values.

A sunny day in Oslo filming for my documentary in 2014
I like to think of TV as a party, and the different types of show are like different types of people at a party. Most of it is based on stimulation. Loud, dramatic types. Types that bombard your senses. As engaging as they can be, you have to work hard to keep up with them. To me, Slow TV is the quiet guy in the corner, probably making a fuss of the dog without the need for obvious drama and soap opera stories. At first you might think "oh he must be so boring, not him!", but give Mr Slow TV some time, and he will not only help you calm down, but show you things you've not appreciated before. You'll come away from the party a different person as a result. Perhaps Norwegians are more comfortable about talking with the quiet guy in the corner.

Given that no other broadcaster has had the success with Slow TV that NRK has, there has to be something about the way it is made. To continue with the analogy of thinking about TV shows like people, how you treat people usually determines how the relationship unfolds and grows. If you predetermine someone is cheap, isn't really worth the effort, time, money to be who they are, then they are sidelined and likely don't achieve the potential in a relationship that they could. If you think that they're worth it, that you'll treat them with the same values and respect as others, then it's likely everyone benefits from it. Within the family of  types of TV shows from NRK, Slow TV has been given the same attention as sports, drama, current affairs etc - and Slow TV has been good for NRK and Norway in return. 

With Slow TV producers, Thomas Hellum and Rune Møklebust
 on Hurtigruten in Bergen
Norway and Norwegian culture have come to occupy a lot of my thoughts. I see a lot of reference to the Laws of Jante. I understand that some feel they keep people feeling down about themselves, possibly even contributing to suicide in some cases; I have asked myself if perhaps the flip side is the laws level the playing field, giving room for more people and the ideas they bring a chance to participate in and benefit aspects of society, perhaps Slow TV has been given more of a chance in Norway as part of this mindset.

Does a participation in a collective identity help drive
Slow TV's success? Courtesy NRK
Seeing the flag waving and love for a perceived identity of being Norwegian, Slow TV also makes me wonder if the Norwegian love and success of Slow TV is informed by Norwegian Romantic Nationalism in the collective psyche. A benevolent patriotism becomes displayed by those who spontaneously turn up in front of the cameras during a Slow TV broadcast, or that love of Norwegian-ness motivates more Norwegians to participate in a televisual celebration of an aspect of Norway. Seeing how enthusiastic Norwegians become for the 17th May, maybe even more so than Americans do for the 4th July, there is a huge love for a collective identity. Maybe the Laws of Jante which discourage a sense of individual achievement drive towards pride in collective achievement and identity. The success of Slow TV in Norway has occupied my thoughts since I first began studying it (in the UK some might call me very 'sad' for such a nerdish preoccupation) and these are some of my reflections.

May I ask you if there’s a slow-tv-production that you’d love to see? 

I’m not short on my own ideas and would really like one or more brought into reality. I have approached production companies in the UK but none are prepared to treat it with the same belief that Norway does. It’ll be a very occasional novelty niche show on a non-principal channel - not a national talking point and televisual celebration. It isn’t understood or conceived properly outside of Norway.

Come on, USA - give us a Slow TV celebratory experience!
Perhaps a major production in the USA would give a massive wake up call that TV can be done differently. My Slow TV Blog gets its single biggest amount of hits from the USA.

So, boats, drones and static perimeter shots along the length of the Colorado River through The Grand Canyon’s 445 kilometres would give a suitably epic Slow TV documentary experience of outstanding natural beauty, and like Norwegians do with Norway’s natural Slow TV productions, this would evoke patriotic sentiment of Americans. 

Slow TV journeys should give as close an experience to the real thing as possible. What proportion of Americans get to experience length of The Grand Canyon? Or people around the world? It would satisfy all the criteria for a truly ground breaking TV event like nothing ever done before.

So, if anyone would like me to be part of a creative team for a broadcaster making Slow TV, give me a job!



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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The Hour - Minute by Minute

Courtesy NRK - The Hour - Minute by Minute
Happening tonight from 23:59 local time for 24 hours. Link in the text.

It's all about the time. "Slow TV" for the uninitiated can be something of a misnomer. Slow TV is about TV being in real time. Not about jump cuts, accelerated narratives. Real time.

Time's about to get as real time as it can for Norwegian Slow TV. 24 hours of a life-size digital clock, continuously re-assembled telling the time each minute.

Imagine the cumulative drama as the clock time increments during 21st March and builds through the evening. Compelling temporal narrative. You know how it will go.

For 24 hours, the Norwegian state broadcaster NRK brings this format back to its birthplace - Bergen station - where a team will be kept busy with the clock. You may recall the 7 hour train ride from Bergen to Oslo 


Bergen Station - The Birthplace of Slow TV
You can watch via NRK's linear TV signal inside Norway, or via the livestream and chat at nrk.no/klokken. This begins at 23:59 local time on 20th March, concluding 24 hours later on 21st March.

If you thought Slow TV was just a TV show, it can become a portal to a reflection on the very nature of time, an absorbing linear journey or experience, an exercise in being present in the moment.

Thinking about this relatively short Slow TV (a humble 24 hours compared to the record-breaking five day Hurtigruten ferry journey, or the Svalbard Slow TV currently in pre-production) it should provide a very real, experiential and active contemplation of the nature of time and Slow TV.


Slow TV - It's all about real time
It's time to watch the clock. Very literally.

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Sunday, 10 March 2019

Svalbard Minute by Minute Slow TV announced

NRK's Svalbard Slow TV Project
(stock photo - Adobe Spark)
NRK's record-breaking five day Slow TV broadcast aboard Hurtigruten looks set to be well and truly smashed this year as the Norwegian state broadcaster announces a major new project.

Svalbard Minutt for Minutt (Minute by Minute) will be filmed in August 2019 but NOT transmitted live, owing to significant issues with the signal. NRK usually finds a way to work around these issues, such as triangulating signals with staff on nearby mountain tops to get the signal out of fjords and topography which blocks signals from the ground. 


As an idea in gestation since 2011, you can be sure it's been thought around and researched - so instead, it will be broadcast continuously over nine days in February 2020 to mark the centenary of Svalbard's treaty incorporating it into Norway.


With the midnight sun still giving 24 hours of working light each day there should be a glorious glow for a sustained 'golden hour' sunset vibe for several hours each night.


At least 25 staff from NRK will be involved in the production, estimated to run at nine days, six hours and five minutes. Multiple cameras will be installed on MS Spitsbergen, one of the tour ships of the ferry operator, Hurtigruten. Hopefully the modified bough-cam with a rotating point-of-view will make a reappearance (last seen in Hurtigruten Minutt for Minutt). Drone footage will give spectacular views; all making for a multi-camera, dynamic experience but still a Slow TV journey around the entirety of Svalbard.


The Slow TV Blog will be keeping an eye out for news and developments for this and other Slow TV projects over the coming year.

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Friday, 22 February 2019

Into 2019 and back up to Speed

Apologies for the break in activity in posts to The Slow TV Blog; my main laptop with most of my material to post here has been unavailable for a while, so I am working on other means to bring The Slow TV Blog up to speed again, pending a new laptop or sorting out the defunct one.

My documentary - "That Damned Cow - Just What is Norwegian Slow TV?" is available to watch in full on Facebook Video now.

In the days and weeks ahead I'll be adding more to the blog. And links to Slow TV of my own. Stay tuned!

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Slow TV is More Than a Webcam - #2

Outside Broadcast Gallery - NRK Monsen Minutt for Minutt
Image Credit NRK
This is a better view of the custom Outside Broadcast Gallery, as featured in this Summer's NRK Slow TV season with Lars Monsen.

You can clearly see the different camera angles with the set up on both back-packs, aerials, minus the sun screens. (See the other view here).  

Innovation, pushing yourself, overcoming challenges. 

I am aware that I may be disregarding times when Slow TV can be a single camera angle or a webcam, so I am reflecting on how I show that here.

But bear in mind Norwegian Slow TV didn't get established and make Slow TV 'a thing' without lots of thought and production quality.

Credit to NRK for the image.


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Saturday, 20 October 2018

Slow TV is More Than a Webcam - #1

Boldly going where TV hasn't gone before - 
it's an Outside Broadcast Gallery, but not as we know it
Image Credit NRK
If I asked you to picture an outside broadcast gallery for allowing the curation of the best images and sound, and allowing them to be transmitted into the required media channel, you would probably picture a big truck with a long desk with faders, buttons, screens and lots of production crew standing or sliding around on rolling chairs.

This here is the outside broadcast gallery with two backpacks for four weeks of Slow TV with Lars Monsen walking out in various Norwegian wildernesses. Especially designed and constructed for the project (and I am confident  will show up for future projects).

The backpack with the canopy contains the multiple video streams from different cameras allowing the producer (who often walks much closer behind) to select the image to transmit. There is also the frame with aerials to transmit signals among the crew and relate the broadcast signal to triangulation transmitters on mountain tops nearby to get the images to the national TV network.

The gallery backpack and producer's backpack also have vents to help keep the electronics cool and drip-pipes to allow for any condensation to exit.

Norwegian Slow TV has required innovation to make it happen. We'll see much more of this backpack and ensemble in future posts.

Credit to NRK for the image.




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Friday, 19 October 2018

Netflix and Chill Slow TV #1

Netflix and Chill - Slow TV Northern Passage
There is quite a bit of Norwegian Slow TV on Netflix. 

Last night's viewing: a 58 minute overview of the 5 1/4 day Hurtigruten boat broadcast where a documentary becomes a national celebration, moments of beauty, joyful tears, thousands of uninvited but welcome participants, a phone call from the prime minister, a wave from the Queen of Norway, and a culmination in the fullest epic sense. This is one of the behemoths of Slow TV, if you get your head and heart around this, you'll get to love Norway and understand Slow TV a bit better.

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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Slow TV is More Than a Webcam - Introduction

What if I told you Slow TV is more than a webcam
When you know "Slow TV" by the qualities which established it, it's a frustrating thing to see it understood by so many as a single camera production, and that only.

Simple productions outside Norway offering less than the Norwegian high quality production and projects, give an unevenly weighted perception that anything with a camera on something for a long time is 'Slow TV'. And if you don't like webcams or long single views, then Slow TV must be really boring, really cheap and not require much effort.

Sometimes something very simple and cheap may gain dynamics of Slow TV. But Slow TV, well made, correctly framed in its story (yes, there is a story), has in its production quality something worthy of a major national or international event with the calibre to attract a massive audience. Really, really.

The Norwegians who create the shows which came to be called "Slow TV" require many people to make their productions, multiple cameras, technological innovation and challenges.

When Slow TV is given the proper treatment, it attracts an audience which cares about the subject, it relates a story, has moments of stunning beauty, has times of being mundane, but it can have such a sense of an epic journey which compels (the ferry journey and reindeer migration spring to mind).

I'll be posting many pictures over some indefinite time ahead with a short paragraph to demonstrate that Slow TV is More Than a Webcam #MoreThanAWebcam.

Prepare to adjust your perception accordingly and come down the rabbit hole to a new universe of understanding and appreciation of Slow TV done properly.

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Thursday, 11 October 2018

NRK Grieg Screenshots

Back in June, NRK broadcast the complete works of Grieg as a national celebration of his music, The Soundtrack to Norway, some may feel. The timing of its transmission didn't fit well for me, so, I only caught a few minutes of it on my phone. As a lover of classical music and Slow TV, this was disappointing - anyway, here are a couple screenshots from those couple minutes.


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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Interview on BBC Radio Wales about Slow TV

A short interview on BBC Radio Wales about Slow TV in general ahead of the Visit Mid Wales #realmidwales livestreams on Facebook.


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Visit Mid Wales will be doing some Slow TV style livestreams during October using Facebook Live at their broadcast platform.

The livestream hub is HERE on Facebook, and will be live 0900 to 1700 BST (British Summertime - GMT+1)

October 16 (Tuesday) - Lake Vyrnwy, Llanfyllin
October 17 (Wednesday)- Machynlleth, Ynys Hir RSPB Reserve
October 18 (Thursday) - Hafren Forest, Blaenhafren Falls
October 19 (Friday) - Mwnt Beach, Cardigan

I don't as of yet know if it will be single camera, static, moving or interactive in any way; I'll post more details as and when I have them.

I am discussing Slow TV on BBC Radio Wales Good Morning Wales on 10th October at 6:50am.


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Saturday, 1 September 2018

I Want Some Proper Slow TV

I really wish Slow TV was properly understood and therefore properly made outside Norway. It can be so much more. This is how I sometimes feel.

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

NRK Sommer - Lars Monsen Minute by Minute


NRK Sommer 2018 - Hardangervidda - Image NRK
And so it has begun. The NRK Summer 2018 Slow TV schedule with Lars Monsen - this year it's live hiking in a number of Norwegian wildernesses. I love this stuff. Slow TV as only NRK do. More about "the how" tomorrow.

Over the next four weeks there will be live TV shows in the daytime. In the evenings, it becomes summertime from places on the road, in the same way as in previous years. It will be Slow TV during the day and show with guests, artists and audiences in the summertime in new places every night. Watch the transmission over the internet HERE.

"I am looking forward to it! Nature experiences are about a good time. Transmitting mountain tours minute by minute is simply brilliant", says Lars Monsen.

Once more NRK stretches Slow TV to something new, pushing broadcasting boundaries. The project manager is again Thomas Hellum, who has been at the centre of slow television, both by train and boat so far. And now by hiking.



NRK Sommer 2018 - Hardangervidda - Image NRK
Earlier in 2018, understating the task Thomas Hellum points out, "To transmit directly, minute by minute, from mountain areas where barely mobile coverage is mildly challenging".

Lars Monsen is keen on the fact that very many may want to go hiking with him and NRK. Could it be we could have a long time of struggling to light a fire with damp kindling? "In a regular TV show, maybe we only show five seconds when I light up a fire. Here we can risk it takes an hour... People will understand more", Monsen says.

Everything must be carried, too. While the previous Slow TV broadcasts have meant long journeys and far distances, everything becomes different when moving on foot and the equipment must be worn.

"On the map, our travels are only a few small lines this summer. Nevertheless, we will showcase unique mountain and hiking areas. We Norwegians love the walking culture in the mountains, and we are looking forward to displaying the Norwegian Mountain World as live broadcast television", says NRK Project Manager Thomas Hellum.

So, if wet kindling and televised walking in the rain doesn't dampen your spirits, brace yourselves for several weeks of Walking with Slow TV this summer.

Week 1: 12-15 July Hardangervidda
Week 2: 18-22 July Jotunheimen
Week 3: 25-29 July Vesterålen
Week 4: 1 - 5 August Indre Troms

Hardangervidda:

  • Thursday 12.7: Monsen goes from Dyranut to Stigstuv. 
  • Friday 13.7: Monsen goes from Stigstuv to Rauhelleren.
  • Saturday 14.7: Monsen goes from Rauhelleren to Heinseter.
  • Sunday 15.7: Monsen goes from Hein to Tuva.
Jotunheimen:
  • Wednesday 18.7: Monsen goes from Bøvertun to Sognefjellshytta.
  • Thursday 19.7: Monsen goes from Sognefjellshytta to Fannaråken.
  • Friday 20.7: Monsen goes from Fannaråken to Skogadalsbøen. 
  • Saturday 21.7: Monsen goes from Skogadalsbøen to the tent camp in the Flesdal valley.
  • Sunday 22.7: Monsen goes from Flesdal to Øvre Årdal. 
Vesterålen:
  • Wednesday 25.7: Monsen goes from Nyksund to Stø over the mountain.
  • Thursday 26.7: Monsen goes from Stø back to Nyksund along the coast.
  • Friday 27.7: Monsen crosses Breitinden to Guvåghytta. 
  • Saturday 28.7: Monsen crosses Lynghaugtinden to the tent camp at Korselva. 
  • Sunday 29.7: Monsen goes from the tent camp at Korselva over to Bø. 
Indre Troms:
  • Wednesday 1.8: Monsen goes from Rostadalen to the tent camp in the Isdalen valley.
  • Thursday 2.8: Monsen goes from Isdalen to Gappohytta.
  • Friday 3.8: Monsen goes from Gappohytta to Goldahytta.
  • Saturday 4.8: Monsen is a day trip from Goldahytta to Treriksrøysa. 
  • Sunday 5.8: Monsen goes from Goldahytta to Gálggojávri. 
NRK Sommer 2018 - Hardangervidda - Image NRK
Above information shortened from the main NRK post (in Norwegian) HERE.

Norwegian Tourist Board information (in Norwegian) HERE.

Many thanks to livnomes on Instagram for bringing this Slow TV project to The Slow TV Blog's attention, and also to Albert Solberg, also on Instagram for reminders.


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