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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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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Rondvassbu to Veslesmeden climb (2015 masl)

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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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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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Segestad mountain farm of Norway

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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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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

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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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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

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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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Salina volcano hike

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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! […]

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Madeira travel and hike

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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 […]

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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       […]

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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 […]

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Tafjordfjella hikes

Tafjordfjella tafjord norddal reindalseter

The latest weeks I have enjoyed several hikes in parts of Tafjordfjella. The following three hikes are all easily reachable during a day hike, but can be continued to wherever you choose to go into “fjellheimen” for days. I have also linked to some maps and detailed information from other hikers at Ut.No, Stikkut and Peakbook in case […]

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Skageflå hike

Busy little bee at work Our Norwegian Queen adores this place – and now I understand why. The hike started when I jumped off the shuttle boat at Skagehola and more than 130 tourists gathered in the front to wave me goodbye. I was the only one to disembark, and they probably wondered where the heck […]

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Hurtigruten MS Polarlys

Yeah! Finally back in Norway again! After just 2 days at home I again packed my bags and headed for Norway. When asked to work at the power and avalanche center in Tafjord again I did not hesitate – of course I would! First I had to fly over for a short visit/stopover at my  family’s place on […]

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Stromboli volcano

So, where else can you enjoy a starry sky, reflecting moonlight, beautiful sunset and powerful lava eruptions – all at the same time??? Stromboli rules!

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Ice climbing in ice caves – Larsbreen glacier

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Where the wind cannot reach you. Just look at this beauty folks – it’s simply magnificent glittering art made by nature . I believe this must be a part of a frozen UFO..ha..ha.. 😉   So, the main goal for my quick trip to Svalbard was to do a frozen ice climb in the dark ice caves […]

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Svalbard

So, what can you do when the heat is “unbearable”(I can’t stand it) and the pollen allergy is becoming a real pain ..well, you could escape to a better place –  Svalbard! I decided to jumped on a short budget stay in Longyearbyen – and here I am now this late evening, sitting alone in the chilly wind […]

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Norway Bike Hike (Part 2): Galdhøpiggen and Jotunheimen

So the bike tour continued to roll. I fully enjoyed this feeling of freedom with no obligations, no time to keep and no strict plan. I made a lot of stops, mostly because I was not able to shut down my always observing “photoeye” – everything is interesting! Just like during my warmup bikehike-tour to […]

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Sweden: Wildlife tracking excursion in Umeå

We borrowed old-fashioned wooden skis from the swedish military – yes, like the one’s I remember using in my childhood Norway – but skis that are still going strong, especially in undulating terrain, and the only needed ski wax is a simple and more environment-friendly candle, not the toxic ski wax some are using today. […]

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Norway Bike Hike (Part 1): Geiranger and Norddal

The goal was neither to go highest, deepest, fastest, furthest or toughest – I would bike, hike and rest whenever and wherever I wanted – no stress – just be!  Finally the time had come for my very own “10-day-moment” and my trek bike was packed and ready to roll on a roadtrip. The Norwegian highway […]

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Viltbiologi i Umeå

Nu är slitna huvudet fylld med vilda tankar.. altså, efter en snörik och “djurisk” weekend vid Umeå universitet har man fått så mycket nytt och intressant att tugga på – fram tills nesta studiemöte här uppe i norr…  riktigt lärorikt och trevligt att få träffa så många kunskapsrika människor från hela Sveriges land med så […]

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Preikestolen och Lysefjorden

Så sjukt mycket att göra för tiden så bloggen får lida, men jag har ju fortfarande en del reseberättelser från Norge att dela med er. Mitt företag och studierna tar ju mycket tid och kraft, så har man ju familj, djur och träning som också skall ha sitt. Längtar nu efter en “lugn” julperiod för […]

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Löpmål från fjord till fjäll – 600 m upp… och ner igen

Någon vecka innan löpmålet genomfördes sprang jag (för en gång skull) tillsammans med någon, nämligen min supertrevliga “housemate” i Tafjord – det bar zigzag uppåt Muldalens stigar nestan 400 m upp, en attans fin vy och ett attans slit!..ho..hoo Sträckan jag tänkte ta på egen hand hade jag redan “cykelvandrat” ett antal gånger under sommaren. […]

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Sova under bar himmel..

…har jag gjort både frivilligt och ofrivilligt.. det första är ju att föredra, som också gav mersmak under fjolårets snöleopardexpedition i Kirgizistan, och nu tänkte jag återigen sova ute i frisk luft. Under ett par jobbfria dagar i Norge bar det som vanligt upp i Tafjordfjella. Det tog ca en halvtimme att traska uppåt på […]

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Romsdalseggen

Provcyklings-tour! I den rätt så isolerade fjordbygden jag arbetade i blev man nestan tvungen att skaffa sig något att rulla på – valet föll på en skitbillig trek-cykel som levererades på dörren. Med lite hjälp från den goa hjälpsamma lokalbefolkningen fick vi mekat ihop cykeln som jag kliade efter att få prova på “långtur”. Innan dess […]

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Bergskred, vattenkraft och tsunamis

I närmare 3 månader arbetade jag i Norge – och vilket intressant jobb! För sånna som mig som älskar naturen och naturkrafterna så fanns man nu mitt i smarrigaste smörögat mellan Geiranger och Åndalsnes. Varje morgon vaknade jag i den pyttelilla bygden Tafjord med underbar vy mot branta frodiga berg, snötäckta fjälltoppar och fjordarmen de stupar ner […]

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Inför klimattoppmötet i Paris…

Meteorologen  Martin Hedberg inleder seminariet med info om klimatförändringar förr och nu Inför senaste helgen var jag på Europahuset i Stockholm på seminarie om klimatförändringarna. Det var fullpackad sal när klimat- och miljöminister Åsa Romson, Europaparlamentarikerna Linnéa Engström, Fredrick Federley och Christofer Fjellner m.fl. berättade om vad Sverige och EU kan bidra med i de […]

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Ålesund

Jag skall inte ens forsöka förklara hur årets första del har varit – nestan lite obeskrivligt. Kan bara konstatera att mina närmsta och jag varit genom mer än man trodde man skulle klara av… men just detta är inget jag tänker skriva om här. Iallafall, nu äntligen börjar vår förtvivlan, chocken och rädslan så smått ersättas med […]

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Foxy rävar

Inför senaste helgen packade jag expeditionssäcken (jo jag lyckades faktiskt fylla upp hela på 90 l) och drog iväg norrut med Järvsö som slutdestination. Sist jag var här för några år sedan hyrde jag en mysig fäbod och cyklade downhill i Bergcykelparken  – men nu hade jag lite annat i tankarna. Ca 1 km in […]

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Snowbiking

Igår var det dags att ta ut kära mountainbiken igen och ha det lite skøy några timmar på snöiga vägar och stigar. Man fick njuta av ett vinterlandskap täckt med härlig orörd pudersnö som badade i solen längs Mälaren.   Ibland blev det nestan lite för spännande när lömska snöpartier forsökte ha omkull en, men icke! ..hi..hi. Och […]

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Askövikens naturreservat

Usch vad grått, platt och dött det var här nu då, tänkte man där man med otåliga mussteg trippade på istäckta stigen. Målet var ena utkiksplatsen i Askövikens naturreservat… som en slags rekorunda för senare utomhusaktiviteter. Jag stannade så till lite på stigen, tyckte jag gradvis kunde ana lite värm orangerosa färg spegla sig nere […]

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Northern Ireland The Giant Causeway

Efter snabbvisiten i The Mourne Mountains gick resan vidare norrut. Efter tågbyte i Belfast bar färden genom Nordirlands grönskande böljande landskap fram till stan Coleraine. Efter en kort bussresa var jag framme vid mitt mycket trevliga B&B för de nesta 5 dagarna, och det som skulle bli en snabb “rekorunda” första kvällen blev till en […]

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Iceland: Laugavegur-trek

Så har man fått både tid och lust till at klabba ihop några mobiltelefonsnuttar från fjolårets Laugavegur-trek på Island. Jag var nog mest intresserad av att fotografera allt det underbara under denna trekkingen, men knep ändå några korta filmsnuttar här och där – bl a av färgrika vulkankrater, sjudande “eco egg boilers“, Landmannalaugars värmekällor samt […]

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Bergensbanen: Hardangervidda, Rallarvegen and salmon fishing

Ja när solen äntligen kikade fram för allvar var det dags att ta sig över fjällen till andra sidan av landet. Tåg är oftast riktigt mysigt, så det var ett enkelt val (och så slapp jag ju flyga) – dock är resan en något fröjdsam tortyr eftersom Bergensbanen (från Bergen till Oslo) alltid bjuder på […]

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Isklättring på Sólheimajökull glaciär + restips

Sista dagen på Island spenderade jag på Sólheimajökull glaciärarm der vi också isklättrade. Vid hjälp av isyxor och stegjärn knallade vi runt på glaciären bland kravasser, hål och istorn tills det blev dax för det jag var kommit för, själva isklättringen. ll Det går i svart/vitt /blått på denna glaciär inbäddad i vackra gröntäckta bergsformationer – […]

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Island: Snorkling mellan 2 kontinenter i Silfra’s glaciärvatten

iskall snorkling

I augusti drog jag och mitt lilla tält iväg igen på en härligt fascinerande och kontrastrik landskapsresa till underbaraste Island där jag bl a hake på både trekking uppi bergen, snorkling i iskalla Silfra samt isklättring & brevandring på Solheimajökull glaciär. I filmsnutten nedan filmade jag med mitt sportkamera medan vi med hjälp av torrdräkter […]

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