Mikkel Aaland

"It's All An Adventure"

WHEN I WAS A BOY I read Thor Heyerdahl's Kon- Tiki, the epic post world war II account of crossing the south Pacific ocean in a tiny balsa wood raft. I was enthralled by the Norwegian explorer's story and inspired to seek adventures of my own.

Now many years later, I have had my share of adventures. I have traveled the world in search of the Perfect Sweat, As a co-founder of Sauna Aid, an initiative of the International Sauna Society, I have have delivered saunas on humanitarian missions to war-torn Ukraine. I have crisscrossed the western part of America as an itinerant portrait photographer on the county fair circuit, I have delivered Japanese Shinto gods from the Cape of Good Hope to the Amazon, from the Philippines to the Baltic, I have circumnavigated Tibet's Mt. Kailash seeking atonement at one of the most holy sites in the world, and led photo adventures to the wilds of Tasmania and Iceland.  I have helped midwife a revolution in photography from the analog world of film to the digital. For the last 28 years, I have embarked on the greatest, and most difficult but rewarding, adventure of all, being a devoted husband and loving father to two incredibly wonderful girls, now grown up women.

Heyerdahl was not alone on his adventure and I am not either. I am blessed knowing and working with a group of like-minded people who share my passion for community, knowledge, beauty, and the search for wholeness.

God willing, I am not done with my adventures yet! Join me and let me know what you think through my Contact page.



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