Apparently, Norway is promoting tourism by putting cameras on some of its 2 million free-range sheep. (Is that true about the sheep ranging free in Norway? Norwegians, please write in.)
Here’s the press release. Enjoy the video links.
Explore Norway from a sheep’s point of view!
Have you ever wondered what the life of a sheep is like? This summer you will have the chance to get to know four very special Norwegian sheep, and see what Norwegian lifestyle is all about—from a sheep’s point of view.
Sheep live in most parts of the world, but few places do they have access to such a variety of scenery and landscapes as in Norway. Every year 2 million sheep are released into the forests and mountains in Norway without any supervision.
Their mission is to help protect the cultural landscape. They are free to roam pretty much anywhere, including into cities and villages.
In other words, Norwegian sheep live the good life, an experience to be shared.
This summer, four sheep in different parts of Norway are ready to take you on a tour of their everyday lives, whether they are roaming the spectacular fjords, the beautiful beaches, or the green inland or the high mountains.
Follow our sheep this summer and see Norway from a whole new perspective!
Meet our woolly wanderers
Our sheep will have many followers, but these are not sheep who follow the flock! Our four explorers have been carefully selected because they have distinct preferences and personalities and a unique outlook on life. Each one is a true representative of their part of the country.
Erik from Southern Norway
Erik is a laid-back sheep who truly enjoys the southern Norwegian vibe. His favorite pastime is to hang out on beaches and makes friends with other animals at the Kristiansand zoo.
Frida from Fjord Norway
Frida is an active explorer, who wants to reach as many majestic mountain tops as possible. She loves a good selfie and is a sworn metal fan.
Lars from Trøndelag
Lars is a traditional sheep who is most comfortable when things stay as they used to be. You can tell he’s a foodie, that’s why he pastures on the Golden Road.
Kari from Northern Norway
Kari is an active and sporty sheep who just can’t sit still. She loves a good surf and getting friendly with local reindeer.
I can’t tell which sheep I identify with most. I will admit to trying to figure out if Lars and Erik might be ewes. Ewe power!