For some time in February we were wondering whether there would be enough snow for our week in the mountains, ‘friluftsveka’. Fortunately the weather gods were on our side. With our base at a camp site near Stryn, all first year students had a real experience of Norwegian winter and ways to enjoy the mountain. There was a day of hiking led by Joakim Janninge and two full days of cross-country skiing in teacher-led groups. It was the first time on skis for many – so there were frustrations and bruises for some, but at the end of each day there were happy faces… and exhausted bodies. It was a week of snow, sunshine and being in nature.