It will be with the distinguished visit, when several hundred badeglade vintervikinger in the next week meet for the annual vinterbaderfestival in Skagen.
the Festival, which most choose to skip splitternøgne in the icy waves, get a visit from the countess, who has had a taste of the cold thrill, who is said to be good for both blood circulation, body and soul.
Alexandra can now both write writer, singer and vinterbader on the cv. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
- We are very honoured that the countess Alexandra has chosen to participate in the Skagen Vinterbaderfestival in the year, and that the experience of winter swimming in Skagen are featured in her new book. On our velkomstaften there is a small interview with countess Alexandra, where she will talk about her enthusiasm for winter swimming, " says Mette Hust, who is the chairman of the Vinterbaderklubben Perhaps and Skagen Vinterbaderfestival.
She stresses that although there is talk about a countess, will not be made at the event or taken a specific subject.
- She goes in the water on an equal footing with all others. She gets no special treatment and take it as completely as the rest of us, says Mette Hust to Ekstra Bladet.
The fresh winter bathers come from all over the country and some from Norway. Photo: René Schütze
- Many winter bathers prefer, apparently, to go in the water without swimsuits. What is the situation with Alexandra?
Both she and I have swimsuits on. I tell always, that one must take its reservations. If you do not want to get in magazines and newspapers without any clothes on, so should you were to take your swimsuit on. Many are numbing indifferent, but it must absolutely decide for themselves. It is quite voluntary, says Mette Hust and stresses that the nudity is of a purely practical nature.
Among winter bathers in general, there is no exhibitionism involved in this. It is simply, just because it is nicer not to have icy swimsuits on, when you get up and in her bathrobe.
A fællesdukkert in the Kattegat by Branch Beach is on the program for the brave winter bathers. Photo: René Schütze
the weather Forecast for Friday morning, which Alexandra takes her cold dip sounds at minus four degrees, but it is not something that deters a tanned vinterbader.
- that is, the water is twice as hot as the air, so it can be completely snug to get in the water, but it is shown only a vinterbader, there can find to say it, says Mette Hust.
Skagen Vinterbader Festival 2019 will take place from the 25.-27. January with velkomstaften the 24. January. Read more HERE
Alexandra is not afraid of a cold dip. Photo: Mogens Flindt