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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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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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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

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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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Rondvassbu to Veslesmeden climb (2015 masl)

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 … Continue reading Rondvassbu to Veslesmeden climb (2015 masl)

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Kjenndalsbreen glacier of Norway

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 … Continue reading Kjenndalsbreen glacier of Norway

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Segestad mountain farm of Norway

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 … Continue reading Segestad mountain farm of Norway

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Handmade crochet beanie of pure wool

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 … Continue reading Handmade crochet beanie of pure wool

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Chill-out in the chill

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 … Continue reading Chill-out in the chill

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Winter Wonderland skiing Christmas

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 … Continue reading Winter Wonderland skiing Christmas

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 … Continue reading Baking Nordlandslefser in wood fired oven

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Cross-country skiing weekend

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 … Continue reading Cross-country skiing weekend

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 … Continue reading Lappmarksvägen winter hike

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 … Continue reading Hunting License study

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Antarsberget Pokerhyllan trail running or hiking up

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 … Continue reading Antarsberget Pokerhyllan trail running or hiking up

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 … Continue reading Lillsjön fishing

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Aurora Borealis in my courtyard

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 … Continue reading Aurora Borealis in my courtyard

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Agnsjön lake surrounded by autumn

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 … Continue reading Agnsjön lake surrounded by autumn

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Östalbodarna

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 … Continue reading Östalbodarna

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Salina volcano hike

What Stromboli offered in terms of godsmacking and brutal live volcanic beauty, the tranquil, laid back and lush Aeolian archipelago island Salina matched elegantly with her silent volcanos looming towards the sky. I spent a night at Isola Salina both the first and last day of my short trip - and the last evening became absolutely magic! … Continue reading Salina volcano hike

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Madeira travel and hike

Yet another solo budget travel is recently done! Spectacular landscapes are affordable for all to joint if you use your head just a lil' bit before booking your travel. I will very soon get back to you with some of my own advice for inspiration when you want to save money when travelling... cuz most of us … Continue reading Madeira travel and hike

Lofoten

Sitting here in Narvik this evening with stars in my eyes looking back at the last weeks adventure along Lofoten. I almost can't believe how wonderful these days have been stuffed with lovely people, hard work, relax, wild camping and biking/hiking in absolutely godsmacking scenarios. Selfie: From yesterday's wild camping spot with a view       … Continue reading Lofoten

Rowing Workout Outdoor

So how to "keep in shape" while there's no access to a gym out here in the end of a fjord arm? I think I'm pretty happy about no gym here ... these days I actually find them pretty boring!) Instead it's hiking, uphill running, climbing and bicycling that are most interesting ..and available  ... and now … Continue reading Rowing Workout Outdoor