Every year around this time, as the days grow longer and icy fields on islands near the Arctic circle begin thaw and sprout anew, Norwegian reindeer herders prepare their animals for a journey north to feed.
"The Reindeer have traveled a long road," Aslak Anders Gaup told the TheLocal after traveling nearly 200 miles with his herd to reach the coast. "So they are tired, and we transport them by boat."
It's no small task ushering thousands of reindeer aboard ferries to take them to the summer grazing land, though it is certainly remarkable to watch. Photographer Jan Olsen recently joined Gaup and his herd to record this process, returning with mesmerizing time-lapse footage of the animals moving around in a corral as they waited to be loaded onto the ship that would carry them to greener pastures.