Mikael Collvile-Anderseen describes himself as an “Urban flâneur. Bicycle Urbanist. Single Dad. Copenhagener.” on his Instagram account, but he’s also a photographer. As a true citizen of the Danish capital he’s very keen on cycling and boasting his city’s treasures: perfect cycling infrastructure and the habit of 56% Copenhageners to cycle on a daily basis.
But there’s a specific peculiarity he enjoys watching and documenting the most – 75% of the aforementioned 56% don’t give a single thought to leaving their bikes all warm and cosy in the garage over the winter and using public transport. Instead they continue to commute be there hell or high water. Or, more precisely, a snow- or a hailstorm, as Copenhagen isn’t exactly known for its mild winter climate. He started calling his photo series “Viking Biking” and even started using a namesake hashtag that has taken root quickly. Take a look at some of his favourite shots below.
For more of Mikael’s snapshots visit his Tumblr page.