Can you hear the bells?
Nordic Noir & Beyond presents a Slow TV Christmas Special with All Aboard! The Sleigh Ride for the ideal festive gift. The two-hour virtual voyage takes us on a traditional reindeer sleigh that will keep your eyes as fixed to the screen as the camera is for a “magical journey across the frozen wilderness of the Arctic”. Nordic Noir & Beyond are bringing this Nordic experience to DVD on Monday 21st November. Pre-order your copy now and get into the Christmas spirit a little bit earlier!
All Aboard! The Sleigh Ride is filmed in Norway’s Karasjok region, which is located 200-miles north of the Arctic Circle. The journey itself traces an ancient postal route, passing through the time-honoured land inhabited by the indigenous Sami tribe. The breath-taking sights explore the snow-covered landscape of northern Scandinavia, from the woodlands and the hills to the frozen lakes. As well as getting a glimpse of the natural world inhabited by the native Sami people, you can learn more trivia about the climate, culture, and even the reindeer themselves. Slow TV’s unique and immersive televisual experience draws you in with the pace of the sleigh as it glides and crunches across the snow underfoot. The jingling of the bells also adds an enchanting sentiment to the magical setting.
Slow TV made its way to UK screens earlier this year, putting viewers in a voyeuristic seat without the distraction of presenters or audio commentary. In the episodes currently available, you can sit back and take in the scenery from the train ride that spans the forests and mountains between Bergen and Oslo; watch the preparation of a National Firewood Evening, ruminate before a crackling hearth; and if you have a penchant for knitting, you can enjoy the hypnotic weaving of wool to cosy up to.
Much like eager tourists travelling to Finland’s Lapland for a Christmassy trip-of-a-lifetime, this Norwegian trip evokes a seasonal sense of hygge that the whole family will adore.
All Aboard! The Sleigh Ride is available to buy on DVD through Nordic Noir & Beyond Monday 21st November 2016