Tindstinden hike in Lofoten Norway

indstinden hikers panoramic Lofoten Moskenes trail view point vandring steep mountains landscape

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…  […]

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Solar illuminated bird feeder

bird solar light night

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 […]

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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 […]

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Crochet merino beanie with star and waistcoat stitch

merino beanie crochet star stitch waistcoat handmade hekle virka wool superwash

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 […]

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Enchanted forest

Forest hike enchanted tarn dog lapphund misty

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 […]

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Offersøykammen hike in Lofoten

offersøykammen finsk lapphund dognature landscape panoramic 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 […]

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Stockholmsgata canyon hike

Stockholmsgata nature reserve

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 […]

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Licence to sweep

egensotning sotarverktyg viska chimney sweeper lod viska feier skorstein sotnesa

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. I attended a packed course (I was the […]

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Crochet sweater

crochet sweater crop ribbed pink white stitches handmade

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 […]

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Yttersandheia hike in Lofoten

lapphund litleberget yttersandheia

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 […]

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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 […]

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Munkebu hike in Lofoten

Munkebu dnt cabin lake hike moskenes 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 […]

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Solbjornvatnet and Okstinden hike in Lofoten

solbjørnvatnet lake moskenes flakstad Reine Fjøsdalen hiking trail fjelltur

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 […]

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Helvetestinden ridge hike in Lofoten

Helvetestinden Bunes beach lapphund Kirkefjorden Reinefjorden Lofoten Moskenes Reine Vinstad hells peak ridge

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 […]

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Biking, Hiking and Fishing Tour from Norway to Sweden

Dovre fishing Vålåsjøen lake Dovrefjell mountains landscape

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 […]

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Top 5 outdoor activities along Tafjorden, Norway

tafjorden kayak kayaking paddling sea kajakk outdoor activity valldal

The list could be so much longer of course, but I have shortened it down to my 5 favourite adventures from last summer while working at the power- and avalanche center.  There are still stuff I want to do here, but time will tell. Let’s take a look at some relatively easy/moderate activities  – all of them situated […]

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Rondvassbu to Veslesmeden climb (2015 masl)

rondane national park hiking bicycling landscape nature mountains norway

After an early wakeup call from the passing baryton sheep at 5 o’clock in the morning, I enjoyed a sunny outdoor breakfast and prepared a daypack for a hike. The day before I had discovered a bicycle that belonged to the mountain pasture, and decided to borrow it since it had tires that was more […]

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Rondane National Park area

rondane nasjonalpark national park landscape photography selfie fjelltur nysysæter

When Plan A is down, Plan B is on. A very good Plan B I may say indeed. Plan A was to bike from Stryn over the old and famous mountain road Gamle Strynefjellsvegen to my next job in Tafjord – but, as many travellers also wondered about early that summer; when would the old mountain road open for […]

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Norways’ National Day – Gratulerer med dagen

17 mai nasjonaldag national day Norway costume bunad festdrakt segestad

What a beautiful sunny day to celebrate the Norwegian National Day, I really wish I was home to celebrate with friends and family, but not this year. I will of course miss my mothers delicious sour cream porridge, but I will make something tasty traditional food when my son comes home this evening. From last […]

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Hiking Sunndalen mountain valley

sunndola river waterfall stryn sunndalssætra hiking landscape nature moss norway trail

At first I thought this mountain valley hike would become the most dull and grey one, but it turned out absolutely magnificent! It would also be my very last hike in the spectacular Jostedalsbreen National Park and Stryn area before I leaving for next work and new outdoor adventures . I only met 2 hikers on […]

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Mount Skåla summit hike

topptur summit hike skala stryn skålatårnet fjord mountain norway travel landscape view on the edge

A fjord to summit hike doesn’t get better than this – here you will hike (or run) the longest uphill in Norway! From a sunny, hot and blue-green fjord landscape up to ice-cold wind, deep snow, fog and spectacular views over peaks and glaciers. Hiking up to 1 848 meters altitude early in June sure is both varied and a […]

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Via Ferrata Loen

Loen via ferrata norway climb

Shortly before the second bicycle tour from Oppstryn to Loen I found my bicycle punctured by a push-pin, and I had no mending-kit available at that time. But the very kind cabin landlord saved my sorry ass by lending me her own bicycle – as she knew I had booked a climb up the famous Loen Via […]

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Outdoor spring workout

utomhusträning outdoor gym workout squats basics deadlifts spring mindfullness run

Friends and family chuckle warmly of me, they say I for sure live pretty rural on my little farm, it’s just made for boredom.. but no! there is just too much stuff occurring and happening in me and my son’s life, almost continuously, I feel like a rugby player always on the field. I would […]

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Kjenndalsbreen glacier of Norway

Kjenndalsbreen blue ice glacier

One of my favourite alternative suggestions for visitors when I worked at the Jostedalsbreen Visitor Center was to visit Kjenndalsbreen glacier instead of Briksdalsbreen glacier. Briksdalsbreen is the most well-known and easy accessible glacier in the area, but Kjenndalsbreen is far more beautiful and much less crowded than Briksdalsbreen… and the narrow pictorial road along lake Lovatnet […]

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Crochet glamorous purse on budget

crochet luxurious second handf purse

This easy crochet purse are all made of yarn, fabric, button and handles from second-hand shop. It is absolutely possible to crochet on real budget from time to time, and can, in addition to contribute to textile recycling, also result in a more fun crochet approach. I tried to cover up my messy kitchen with some clumsy photo […]

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Erdalsetra – Vetledalseter hike and lodge

Well, who the heck can resist a quick refreshing dip in crystal clear glacial river after a hot hike? Only Strynekåpa was watching.. I think 😀 Oppstryn. This pearl of a hike through glacial valleys and precipitous mountain sides is as long or as short as you want it to be, do a morning speed hike, a day […]

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Crochet reflection dog vest and sporty messy bun beanie

reflex crochet vest beanie

Of course I crochet something for Her Sweetness too..  and some of my first “creations” was this reflective dog vest that would do good when we have to walk near traffic. She is already the sweetest thing ever, so I think the super cute neon pink colour from Galaxy reflex yarn looks good on her and sure makes […]

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Segestad mountain farm of Norway

segestad bunad dress norwegian national day 17

Segestad (Sigdestad) mountain farm (ca 314 masl) was the first place I really wanted to visit in Oppstryn, wich ended up as a favourite place to go thank’s to it’s close availability. On our national day (May 17) I was dressed as most Norwegians would dress, first at work and then up at the mountain farm in […]

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Fluffy snow trail run

Winter running snow run jogg lapphund trail

And finally I have to admit to myself that I do miss running a little bit .. skiing is still absolutely awesome, but once a runner, always a runner – it is probable time to slowly implement the running in the training regime again – since I now also think my heel has healed. It had started […]

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Crochet chunky granny square stool cover

crochet chunky stool cover stoltrekk mormorsrutor bestemorruter

My dear son came home from school the other day with two very nice and well-made wooden stools he had created. I just adore the smell of wood and like the stools as they are, but could of course not resist to try crochet a stool cover with some of the chunky recycled yarn I bought on […]

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Visit Stryn of Norway

So, there I was once again for the 3. summer, lashing my heavy packed bicycle in the car cargo room on Hurtigruten from Bergen. This time I spent only 1 night at MS NordNorge, and early next morning (devastated to miss that delicious breakfast-buffè onboard though) I disembarked at Måløy with my packed bicyckle and continued […]

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Crochet rustic infinity scarf of wool

crochet wool intifiny shawl cowl earth dye ullplagg hekling virkat pattern jordfarger big delight yarn-2

After 3 days of cross-country skiing my best little friend Jenta and I went for a walk around a lake yesterday in the falling snow. I had finished one of my crochet gadgets and took the opportunity to shoot some outdoor photos of the finished wool infinity scarf that I made in a somewhat rustic look with an earth dye. […]

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Travel highlights and hidden gems of Norway

Norway nature lake hiking mountain pastures Nordfjord panorama mountains

Are you already planning and ponder where to go this summer in Norway? Oh yes, there is SO MUCH to choose from – I know! So keep on reading and have a look to be inspired! Talking about hidden gems. If you pay attention (and hopefully don’t just speed hike only to brag “Been there, Done […]

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Crochet wool mittens

crochet mittens hekle votter ull wool homemade handcraft marius kofte

I’m hooked, addicted and already have a long list of what I plan to create with my smoking hot crochet needles. Preferably I want to create things that somehow can be useful and used, and not only for decoration, and when possible use natural materials.. but there will always be exceptions, I know myself. Well, my second […]

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Natural backstop for archery target

archer archery bueskyting compound bue båge bow outdoor sport target winter

Practising with my compound bow has not been a priority lately, but after recently ordering home a very simple target board with an even simpler tree stand (4 sticks and thick styrofoam), I of course had to get out and try it out yesterday. My main hindrance for now is that when an arrow misses the target […]

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Handmade crochet beanie of pure wool

wool beanie handmade ull heklet crochet pompom virkat winter landscape

It’s not perfect, it’s not for all, and it’s not exactly super fashionable, but it’s my own “haute couture”- and my very own first handmade garment, so I’m a lil’ bit proud today. I made this beanie of 100 % natural unprocessed wool yarn and it brought out a very special delight to plan, create […]

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Chill-out in the chill

fäbod skidspår cross country skiing sweden landscape bredbyn örnsköldsvik sport cardio

For days the car did a frozen silent protest, in minus 24 degrees it just refused to start at all, and in addition to this my dear cross country skis suddenly denied to go forward, they simply had hair-raising days not suitable for frozen ski tracks … can’t fight the chill, then chill down.. Sure, I felt a […]

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Snow heaven and hell

winter wonderland sweden ornskoldsvik snowing shovel hardwork cardio outdoor life

We probable all agree to that a snowy frozen landscape are sooo beautiful and also gives us the chance to enjoy sports like cross-country skiing, and ice skating. Personally I think that, just as being smart and eat seasonal food, we should also welcome the chance to vary our workout by the seasons. Yes, I still […]

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Winter Wonderland skiing Christmas

christmas card god jul merry winter landscape nordic snow frost dog skiing

The latest days have offered absolutely super skiing conditions with sparkling sun, 7 -8 minus degrees and lots of snow everywhere. So this is how I will celebrate Christmas, cross-country skiing outdoors while enjoying this magic winter landscape ..together with my lapphund dog of course .. you know, gotta get out and workout after som delicious old-fashioned […]

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Baking Nordlandslefser in wood fired oven

Yesterday I spent an interesting and fun day in a baker’s hut surrounded by beautiful winter wonderland. I hired the hut for a symbolic amount as I wanted to try baking Norwegian traditional “Nordlandslefse” or “Tjukklefse” in a real wood-burning baking oven. I’s a kind of griddle cake my mother used to serve us, and those […]

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Cross-country skiing weekend

cross country skiing skitur sweden örnsköldsvik winter wonderland lapphund lake frozen snow skispår track sunset bredbyn

These days it feels absolutely right to replace my running shoes with a pair of cross-country skis now and then. There are plenty of snow up here now, so in addition to getting a lot of exercise shoveling snow in my court-yard and driveway frequent, me and puppy also gets outdoor for skiing in beautiful snow-covered […]

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Lappmarksvägen winter hike

Best time of the year to hike certain trails are right now, when the ground is a bit frozen, most of the greenery are bowing down and som light beautiful snow have just fallen.. no pestering insects, no soggy grounds and no clinging bush… just a frozen nature going to sleep. (Another good example when […]

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Hunting License study

Feels awesome to finally get started on my way to the exam in licence to hunt. Ever since I completed wildlife biology at Umeå University, where I met a lot of active hunters (and also visited Jägerförbundet), I decided to get the license myself.   The most important advice I got from them was to take […]

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Antarsberget Pokerhyllan trail running or hiking up

Antarsberget Pokerhyllan löpning trail utsikt fritid trening örnsköldsvik

I have been hiking up to Antarsberget and the viewpoint Pokerhyllan since April this year when the trail was still covered with snow.. a natural place for me to go. And as a runner I yesterday finally ran up too. I guess that as a runner you always wonder if you can run up any goddamn trail […]

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Lillsjön fishing

This weekend the sun finally showed up with a chilly wind, but I still wanted to check out fishing in Lillsjön, a small lake/tarn (362 masl) up in the woods in Myckelgensjö area. Must say I am really impressed how well my tiny microcar handled the last 7 km of shitty, muddy and icy gravel road, (someone had actually […]

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Aurora Borealis in my courtyard

Nordlys northern lights aurora borealis

My first photos ever of the northern lights.. at last. I didn’t have to chase it at all either, just shot them (slightly frantic) right from my lil’s farms courtyard 2 nights ago. Maybe not that spectacular shots alright, but there’s room for improvements indeed right? Lots of. Thank’s to my puppy and our final evening […]

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Agnsjön lake surrounded by autumn

agnsjön sweden lake finsk lapphund puppy norrland

This week I and my fluffy puppy have discovered several nice lakes for scenic walks in beautiful autumn colours, and Agnsjön is one of them. On the map I can see that the gravel road we followed a bit goes all the way around the lake, so I’m sure it also will become a good biking and running […]

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Östalbodarna

östalbodarna sweden fäbodvall mountain pasture

I have been visiting Östalbodarna (close by Myckelgensjö lake) several times after getting back to Sweden from my stay in Norway. And I think I know why I searched and found this place (except from my natural curiosity for new interesting places to see). Still summer…   I think this place attract me probably because I […]

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Finnish Lapphund puppy

Finally, after years of evaluating, longing and waiting, I got our new family member home last week after travelling 2000 km during 3 days. I absolutely adore this lil’ girl’s wonderful temper – she is calm and composed when introduced to new and unexpected situations (except with the cats ..ho..ho..action!), alternated with a frisky and playful mood.. and […]

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Via Ferrata Sweden

Today I finally visited Europa’s biggest Via Ferrata centre. It is actually in my “neighbourhood” so to speak, but I have been living in the area for almost a year just “waiting for a suitable day” – well, I guess it is too easy to think that what’s in your backyard can wait. So wait […]

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