A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go on a shoot to Norway for a new BBC 2 programme presented by the incredible Chris Packham. We'd been planning the shoot for weeks, and in need of a snowy location we decided that we would have to head out of the UK for guaranteed snowfall. Arriving in Oslo we were greeted by bitterly cold temperatures of -13 degrees and knee-deep snow, but our drive up through mountains, frost covered forests and frozen lakes quickly revealed the beauty of the country.
Our filming location was a small hut on a remote mountain a 2-hour drive north of Oslo, with the nearest town over an hour away. The locals were truly accommodating and consisted of keen skiers and a fox that regularly visited our hut at night.
Ironically however, the first day we arrived in the country, our team back home in Bristol inundated us with photos of a snow covered Cotswolds and Gloucestershire. It transpired that the exact day we left to find a snowy location abroad the UK had been covered in the stuff! Oh the irony…
Below: Dawn rises over a stunning landscape on the first day of filming
Behind the scenes: How many crew members can you fit in a tiny, cramped hut? Turns out, 7!
Chris toughs it out in the freezing conditions.
Our location, a beautiful log cabin originally built in the late 1800's.
All filming wrapped up. Heading home and taking off from a very snowy runway!