Volandstinden hike in Lofoten

From a far distance I could see that the peak was covered with fog, and the risk was to see absolutely nothing when reaching the top. But still me and puppy decided to chance it. And we where rewarded plentiful. The last ascend up to the peak of Volandstind is waiting, and is the most … Continue reading Volandstinden hike in Lofoten

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Svartvatnet Lake hike in Lofoten

I wanted to avoid windy and fog covered peaks this day, so a hike up to Svartvatnet lake turned out to be a very good choice when the wind comes from southwest... but don't forget that no wind means more damn mosquito's 😮 We took the same way as we did last year hiking up … Continue reading Svartvatnet Lake hike in Lofoten

Dog hiking backpack

Remember our hike along Yttersandheia last year? This year we started our summer in Lofoten with a hike parallel to it along the seashore, an easy and family friendly hike to Mulstøa in Fredvang. Nice, easy and well visible trail. Puppy has finally got her very first dog backpack. I choose a light version for her … Continue reading Dog hiking backpack

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Lofoten – third edition

Yes, you probable guessed correctly. Me and puppy are finally back in Lofoten again, for the 3 time, it is just something magic about Lofoten, and most people that have been her would most probable agree to that. We already had a very busy day where everything seems to happen at once. A couple of … Continue reading Lofoten – third edition

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Roadtrip to Northern Norway

We started in Tinn, Telemark. I had some extra days before work startup, and decided to finally visit my family on the west coast of Norway, so me an puppy drove E134 across Haukelifjell, through beautiful steep landscapes of mountains, fjords and waterfalls. We drove through a really beautiful area in the municipality of Vinje … Continue reading Roadtrip to Northern Norway

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Tinnsjøen lake

Many of us see beautiful landscape pictures along the road while driving, but we rarely stop to shoot it due to traffic etc. Well, I finally decided to make that stop just to catch that perfect moment, a simple boathouse with a green roof mirroring in the stock-still lake Tinnsjøen (Tinnsjå). Puppy found something more … Continue reading Tinnsjøen lake

Tinn in Telemark

A lot has happened since last blog post, it sure is time for a quick update. Me and puppy are currently living a nomad-ish life alternating between Norway and Sweden. I also have access to a cosy mountain cabin (about 750 m.a.s.l) in Telemark, Norway based at the very foot of Hardangervidda, so me and … Continue reading Tinn in Telemark

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Storronden hike in Rondane National Park of Norway

Last summer visit in Rondane I biked and hiked up to this awesome National Park and to the very peak of Veslesmeden (2015 masl).. some truly gobsmacked days to remember. Now, this summer me and puppy woke up early in our little mountain cottage with a new challenge, to hike up yet another 2000-peaks in the area - we … Continue reading Storronden hike in Rondane National Park of Norway

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Nordlandsbanen railway journey in North Norway

I love travel by train in Norway, especially long distance railway where you are guaranteed an overdose of scenic landscapes both under, over, in between and straight through the Norwegian mountain world. I have often travelled by the beautiful Bergensbanen and Raumabanen, and last summer I finally got the chance to travel both ways with the … Continue reading Nordlandsbanen railway journey in North Norway

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New paths of life

A new year is here, and new challenges are waiting. Planning and preparing has occupied my mind and doings during the last couple of months, as new and unknown directions are waiting for both me and my son soon. It will not be easy for any of us, but necessary. Hopefully we will be able … Continue reading New paths of life

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Tindstinden hike in Lofoten Norway

Don't wanna risk your or other hikers lives just to get a selfie on the glorified Reinebringen? Then Tindstinden for sure is a brilliant alternative. From this mountain top you can, in fair weather that is, gaze towards the mainland or the open ocean with Værøy and Røst islands, towards the wild landscape behind the very end of Lofoten road...  … Continue reading Tindstinden hike in Lofoten Norway

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Solar illuminated bird feeder

Feeding wild birds or backyard birds is a great way to learn more about them. They are such fascinating and adorable little creatures. To be successful at the birds dinner table I have eventually learned what to give them to keep them coming. Here you can see the tiny "solar panel" I mounted on the roof - the … Continue reading Solar illuminated bird feeder

White frost river

Winter wonderland is here! Every day is full of beautiful frozen creations of nature - where dull and grey trees, branches and bushes are getting a revamp draped in new crystallized icing suites, looking their very best ever... I know I should have used a tripod for better focus, but hey...have you ever tried to shoot … Continue reading White frost river

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Crochet merino beanie with star and waistcoat stitch

Today's hike took me and puppy up to and all the way around the half-frozen lake Rödvattensjön (377 masl). It is a really beautiful and peaceful area with lots of trails to discover for us. One of the trails* from here will also take you on a longer hike to Stockholmsgata.   Look at this beautiful … Continue reading Crochet merino beanie with star and waistcoat stitch

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Enchanted forest

Everything has its charm. Even the moist, slushy and gray days. We just had a period with this weather, and, even if it can crash your mood, it can also result in some cool nature experiences when the sun is trying to break through it all.. As usual me and puppy are out discovering new … Continue reading Enchanted forest

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Offersøykammen hike in Lofoten

I still have a few more hikes and excursions to post from an awesome summer season in Lofoten, saving the very best ones for last. But first, for hikers that are looking for another quick, easy and thrilling hike up to a 360° panoramic view - today I give you the magnificent Offersøykammen. Quick and nice trail up … Continue reading Offersøykammen hike in Lofoten

Stockholmsgata nature reserve

Stockholmsgata canyon hike

The name may bewilder you to think about city streets in Stockholm packed with cars, shops and people. But no - Stockholmsgata nature reserve are so far away from anything like that I can promise you. About a week ago I did a impulsive trip to have my first look at this area. It took more than an … Continue reading Stockholmsgata canyon hike

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Licence to sweep

Last year I got my licence to chimney sweep/soot and clean my own wood-fired heating boiler.  Feels really nice to be able to do this job myself, as I learn more how my house's heating system works - and surely I also save some bucks by doing it myself. After measuring the chimney's diameter I could order … Continue reading Licence to sweep

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Crochet sweater

Finally I have made my very first crochet sweater.! It is an easy and cropped one with long arms.. and sooo soft! But of course not at all perfect - I can see several things to do better next time. But it is a learning process where I'm getting ready to create my dream crochet sweater … Continue reading Crochet sweater

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Yttersandheia hike in Lofoten

As much as I love reaching mountain tops for a magnificent 360 degrees views - hiking along mountain edges or ridges simply makes the magnificent views and experience last soooo much longer! And this hike is one of them - I'll give you beautiful  Yttersandheia and Litlberget- Ryten's lil'bro! Along the road to trail start you will … Continue reading Yttersandheia hike in Lofoten

Ryten hike in Lofoten

This hike includes spectacular views to the beautiful Kvalvika beach, with a possibility to make a roundtrip to walk along that tempting beach on a very hot day. But don't expect to be alone up her in high season. On our way up to Ryten we did a "lil detour" to visit Fredvangshytta cabin, it's tiny shed … Continue reading Ryten hike in Lofoten

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Munkebu hike in Lofoten

Glorious Munkebu. 2 years after hiking to the scenic and popular Munkebu, I was finally back again.  The views are as lovely as ever, and this time I shared this beautiful hike together with my dear puppy. This summer we live pretty close to the trail's starting point, so it was a natural thing to trek it … Continue reading Munkebu hike in Lofoten

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Solbjornvatnet and Okstinden hike in Lofoten

Have you ever wondered how it looks at the other side of Reine's famous spectacular mountain views? Well, wonder no more my dear readers .. curious or not, in just a short and easy hike you can see for yourself these wonderful views hiding behind Rein's looming front peaks. Ever wondered what's it looks like behind … Continue reading Solbjornvatnet and Okstinden hike in Lofoten

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Helvetestinden ridge hike in Lofoten

So, here I am back home in Norway again to work through the summer, but this time I choose to work in Lofoten to enjoy the magic landscape together with my puppy Jenta. 10 days biking and hiking in Lofoten two years ago only worked as a teaser for me, as there is soooo much more to … Continue reading Helvetestinden ridge hike in Lofoten

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Biking, Hiking and Fishing Tour from Norway to Sweden

For the third time I was ready to start my lil' solo bicycle tour after finishing my seasonal summer work in Tafjord, Norway. This year I planned to bicycle from Tafjord to Östersund in Sweden. I had a final date to keep to be home, but to avoid stressing  (after all this was my little vacation … Continue reading Biking, Hiking and Fishing Tour from Norway to Sweden