Snow, sea and surf

A surfer riding the waves at the snowy beach of Unstad on Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, last week.

Surfers from all over the world go to Unstad Arctic Surf in the archipelago of Lofoten in Norway to surf in extreme conditions.

The ocean temperature is 6-7 deg C, while the air temperature hovers around 0 deg C. Its location at latitude 68 deg 9 min north in the Atlantic Ocean gives this surf destination world-class waves. It is also home to the world's most northerly surf school.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2016, with the headline 'Snow, sea and surf'. Subscribe