Also for the “fanorak”: Dale of Norway’s Fjellanorakk, made with weatherproof wool and featuring pewter buttons and a fur-trimmed hood in gray or navy blue. In Norrøna’s Svalbard, made from blending organic cotton with recycled polyester, you’ll score green points for reducing your environmental footprint.
“The last few years Dale has combined vintage style with innovation.”
— Aksel Lund Svindal
The next leg of my adventure was aboard the famed Bergensbanen from Oslo to Bergen, a journey that rolls through the heart of
Viking country — forests, rivers, mountains, glaciers, and fjords; ice and snow as far as the eye can see.
It made me think: Norway’s savage ruggedness and ethereal beauty has to have inspirational bearing on its design of ski wear.
I stopped in the seaside town of Bergen, known to many as the “gateway to the fjords”. Bergen is a city bursting with color. From the technicolor historic wooden buildings to the red and blue cruise ships parked in the harbor, everything in this town is bright.
It’s no wonder the Norwegian National Ski Team’s colors are aqua blue and orange. Look no farther than the orange glow of a Norwegian sunset over the aqua blue waters of the North Sea.