Mikkel Soya Bølstad is a Norwegian based outdoor magazine writer, author, photographer and public speaker. His formal education as a zoologist fuses with his background as an endurance athlete and his love for writing and photography to produce a unique blend. A regular contributor to Norwegian outdoor magazine UTE as well as the Norwegian mountain bike magazine Terrengsykkel, his published pieces range from urban microadventures to wilderness bikepacking and outdoor life with kids.
He published his first book, Vill glede (Wild Joy, outdoor life with kids), in 2013. His second book hits the shelves in March 2016, a book written in close collaboration with partner in crime Marius Nergård Pettersen. Their joint project about Norwegian microadventures have resonated well with the outdoor community, resulting in several public talks even before the book release. Alongside the microadventure project, Mikkel is working on a book about bikepacking in Norway in collaboration with the Norwegian publisher Fri Flyt and the mountain bike magazine Terrengsykkel.
Mikkel has given public speeches on venues ranging from Pecha Kucha nights to mountain film festivals and seminars, big and small.
You can see more of his work at the Norwegian website villglede.no.