Lifestyle / Society

“You can’t hide from your feelings in the water”: Meet Norwegian freediver Siri Østvold

By Laura Hall

Photo: Maskinen AS & Sebastian Bjerkvik for

Diving into the freezing cold murky depths wouldn’t be for everyone. But for Siri Østvold, an environmental activist and freediver, who once sailed from Hawaii to Canada just for a cold dip, it’s her lifeline. She talks letting go, the joys of winter bathing and that time she went swimming with a whale