I met these group of people travelling by horse a few weeks back. They where going to Rørosmartnan, an old winter marked that has been arranged every year since the 1850s in the small mining town Røros.
Travelling by horse and a sled with goods to sell was the traditional way, and the tradition was revived in the 1970s, so every year there are about eight groups travelling this way, from different places in the country and even from Sweden. Some of them travel for up to ten days, even if it is usually quite cold in this region in the end of February. The morning I met them it was 26 below zero, but they were all happy. These people had been doing this journey for 20 years and didn’t seem to be tired of the scenery or the challenge, so I bet they will be going again next year. There are more pictures here. I have other blog posts from Rørsmartnan here, here, here and here. The last one about the reindeers at the market.