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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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

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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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Via Ferrata Loen

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 … Continue reading Via Ferrata Loen

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 … Continue reading Erdalsetra – Vetledalseter hike and lodge

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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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Travel highlights and hidden gems of Norway

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 … Continue reading Travel highlights and hidden gems of Norway

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 … Continue reading Finnish Lapphund puppy

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 … Continue reading Via Ferrata Sweden

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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

Grivel ice axe isyxa

SOLD! Säljer en oanvänd isyxa jag har för isklättring / alpinism - gå in och se min annons på Blocket - Nice price! 😉 I am selling an unused ice axe I have for ice climbing / mountaineering - take a look at my ad on Blocket - or contact me here. Lite info: SHAFT RESISTANCE 400kg, … Continue reading Grivel ice axe isyxa

Norway Highlights – Hiking and Biking Lofoten

I invite you to have a quick glimpse and perhaps find travel inspiration from these awesome moments extracted from hiking and bicycling in Lofoten this summer (including the Norddal area where I worked).  Later I will post more information for everyone that are interested in visiting these godsmacking areas - cuz, who the heck aren't???   As you can see...it's not nature … Continue reading Norway Highlights – Hiking and Biking Lofoten

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Tafjordfjella hikes

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 … Continue reading Tafjordfjella hikes

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 … Continue reading Skageflå hike

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 … Continue reading Hurtigruten MS Polarlys

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 … Continue reading Preikestolen och Lysefjorden

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

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 … Continue reading Sova under bar himmel..

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 … Continue reading Bergskred, vattenkraft och tsunamis

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 … Continue reading Ålesund

Expedition snöleopard i sagolika Kirgizistan – Part 1

Första dagen var bookat av som träningsdag där vår expeditionsledare samt zoologen gav oss en massa information att tugga på samt lärde oss arbetsmetoderna vi skulle använda för att täcka cell efter cell på kartan. Det innebar även kontroll av bilarna, användning av karta & kompass, kamerafällor, GPS, radio, scat-kits och annan diverse utrustning under våra "fältexkursioner" var nödvendigt för att göra ett så bra, säkert och noggrant feltarbete som möjligt.

Klippklättring vid Ramore Head, Irland

Flera gånger gick jag förbi gruppen som höll på att klättra i klipporna vid havet - vågade inte helt att gå bort, kanske lite rädd för att störa ...(och så e jag ju faktiskt lite blyg också), och vad om de pratade den där dialekte som var lite svår att  förstå? En av dagarna jag … Continue reading Klippklättring vid Ramore Head, Irland