Here's Why You Should Travel Through Norway
For the second year running our crazy group of friends gathered some of the least practical cars for sub zero driving conditions (a carbon fibre Batmobile) and embarked on an adventure specifically to find a vast expanse of snow so we could go drifting! This annual gathering of eclectic petrol-heads has become known as the Team Galag Snow Tour, it has subsequently taken me to some of the most beautiful locations in the Northern Hemisphere and forged awesome memories along the way.
This year we headed to Norway, here's one of the videos from day 3 of the tour followed by photography from some of the best photographers i'm lucky enough to call friends. Check the bottom of the article for their Instagram accounts - they are all well worth a follow!
In the video we find our snow! We head way up to Northern Norway in the Audi R8 V10 Plus toward our ultimate destination at the snow park! But not before filling the Range Rover full of snow, crossing an incredible bridge with all the Supercars and Tommy ordering a hilarious “Superburger”
Volume 2 of our Snow Tour began in Oslo before working our way north through the fragmented coastline of Norway. We had friends descend from Miami, Monaco, Jedah, London, Los Angeles, Stockholm and Munich...
Many people resulted in many cars ranging from a carbon fibre Bat-mobile, Porsche GT3 RS, Audi R8 V10+ and a Rolls Royce Wraith to the most eccentric, over the top camera and support car, in the form of the gigantic Mercedes Maybach G650 Landaulet - a £700,000 4x4 fitted with a first class lounge in the rear and a retractable roof. Needless to say people knew when we were in town!
The trick to discovering the beauty of a country is to head off the beaten path. We took the main roads out of Oslo to make quick ground North before taking our first opportunity to peel away from humanity and head deep into the countryside toward the coast.
The landscape in Norway is incredible, It felt like we'd discovered Narnia! We were told by locals that it doesn't usual snow this heavily until you get really far North, luckily for us then the Snow Tour had well and truly started early!
After months of planning a trip like this the combination of huge anticipation and vast excitement leads to an almost tangible camaraderie amongst all involved. On a trip so special you slip into a bubble upon the convoy of cars manifesting in such a magical environment - when you're rolling you leave all your troubles behind!
The ultimate destination and the entire point of this trip is to find a frozen lake to go ice drifting on. For this we head to the remote village of Storefjell - home to some of the highest points in Norway and a vast frozen lake with a configuration of circuits carved out of the snow!