Friday, March 6, 2009

Finnmarkslopet 2009: Part 4 - Opening Ceremony/Borealis Festival

The opening ceremony for this year's Finmarkslopet and the annual Borealis culture festival was a very special experience.

The stage, carved from ice welcomed Alta's young artists and children presented the mushers with golden globes which they made themselves, as a symbol of unity and peace. Hundreds of people came to greet the mushers and wish them good luck.

Shops were open till late night and many, including myself apreshiated the warmth of nearby bakery.

Overall an unforgetable atmosphere and event!

Next: The Start Banqet! Stay tuned.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great reports from great race! Love mom