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Arctic Surfers Brave Icy Waters Seeking Pristine Waves

Extreme surfers visiting Norway's Lofoten islands catch waves in cold waters located within the Arctic Circle.

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Image: Surf instructor Tommy Olsen monitors a group of beginners during their first course in Unstad

Once home to Vikings, surfers now flock to the chilly waters of Norway's Lofoten islands, located above the Arctic Circle.

Above: Surf instructor Tommy Olsen monitors a group of beginners during their first course in Unstad on March 9, 2016.

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Image: A group of beginner surfers head into the waters in Unstad

A group of beginner surfers head into the waters during their class on March 9. Water temperatures were around 42-45 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Image: A surfer rides a wave in Unstad

A surfer rides a wave in Unstad on March 9.

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Image: A pony walks through the bay in Unstad

A pony walks through the bay in Unstad on March 8.

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Image: Snow covered mountains backdrop a surfer in Unstad

Snow covered mountains backdrop a surfer in Unstad on March 9.

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Image: A group of beginner surfers from Norway attend their sit on Unstad's snowy beach

A group of beginner surfers from Norway sit on Unstad's snowy beach on March 9.

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Image: An arctic weasel stands on the beach in Unstad

An arctic weasel stands on the beach in Unstad on March 8.

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Image: A surfer walks with his board along Unstad's beach

A surfer walks with his board along Unstad's beach on March 9.

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Image: A surfer rides a wave in Unstad

A surfer rides a wave in Unstad on March 9.

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Image: A sheep looks out of his shelter in the snowy bay of Unstad

A sheep looks out of his shelter in the snowy bay of Unstad on March 8.

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Image: A surfer rides a wave at the snowy beach of Unstad

A surfer rides a wave at the snowy beach of Unstad on March 9.

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