The other day, reader Mary Z sent me a press release that she had received because she somehow made it onto the Norway tourism email list. 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.
and see what Norwegian lifestyle is all about – from a sheep’s point of view.
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.
They even have their own cameras and a joint Instagram account, #sheepwithaview, as well as a page on visitnorway.com.
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 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 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 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 is an active and sporty sheep who just can’t sit still. She loves a good surf and getting friendly with local reindeer.