Vans presents: Arctic Roses, a short film on a unique trip above the Arctic circle. The journey includes splitboard missions, surf attempt and quarterpipe sessions in the land of the midnight sun.
There’s not too many places on this planet that could provide good snowboard terrain and good surf but the Norwegian coastline is one of them. The Arctic truly sounded like the last frontier, so the team made two epics trips for an expedition on and off land, merging the worlds of snowboarding and surfing.
The landscapes that the mighty Norwegian coastline provided were of epic proportions. It’s a place where the mountains literally drop into the sea so it was the perfect location to showcase how intertwined snowboarding and surfing are and the versatility of our team riders. The team started off their adventure in the Lofoten islands, moved on to the Lyngen Alpes and ended the trip in Riksgrensen during their annual bank slalom – getting to ride the quarterpipe under the midnight sun to wrap up the full Arctic experience was the icing on the cake.
Starring: Arthur Longo, Brian Iguchi, Enni Rukajarvi, Severin Van Der Meer, Alek Oestreng, Wolle Nyvelt, Rene Rinnekangas and more
Directed by: Alex Tank
Filmed by: Willem Jones
Photography: Matt Georges