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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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Rondane National Park area

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 … Continue reading Rondane National Park area

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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

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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

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

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

Norway bike hike (Part 4): Sognefjord

Finally my last post from last summer's bicycle tour in Norway. I guess it's about time since my next coming bike hike adventure tour is just round the corner. In the last bike-hike post I left Krossbu and was biking over Sognefjellet, and now the lovely downhill roads was waiting after the ascend upwards all … Continue reading Norway bike hike (Part 4): Sognefjord

Trollstigen cycle climb

Almost can't believe that I yesterday bicycled up Trollstigen with my cheap and heavy trek bike including luggage and a backpack. After a hiking day in Åndalsnes I headed back to work in Tafjord on my bicycle, and when people asked I said I most probably would walk up Trollstigen like I did last year, but … Continue reading Trollstigen cycle climb

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

Norway Bike Hike (Part 3): Sognefjellsvegen and Krossbu

Bicycling along Sognefjellsvegen Route 55 was nothing less but spectacular! If I had stopped for everything I considered "picturesk" - I would still be up there!   So, after a couple of days in wonderful Lom I packed up my tent, saddled my bicycle and continued towards Sognefjellet. In glittering sunshine I started on the … Continue reading Norway Bike Hike (Part 3): Sognefjellsvegen and Krossbu

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 … Continue reading Norway Bike Hike (Part 2): Galdhøpiggen and Jotunheimen

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 … Continue reading Norway Bike Hike (Part 1): Geiranger and Norddal

Naturen i sockervadd

Fanns inte en chans att låta bli morgonens cykeltur på mtb:n - vädret bjöd ju på glittriga ispartiklar i luften och ett frostad landskap efter nattens dimfrost. Ett riktigt favoritläge för mig som gillar naturfotografering - dimfrosten har ändrat landskapet till läckerbitar där naturen ser utt att vara innhyllad i sockervadd! Mums! Dagens bild ovan blev jag riktigt nöjd med - … Continue reading Naturen i sockervadd

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 … Continue reading Romsdalseggen

Climbbike

En något oväntad mötesavtal under dagen ledde till att jag fick omorganisera dagens träningsplaner - inte att det gjorde så mycket, cykla och klättra är alltid välkommna träningspass - så styrka för benen får vänta tills efter helgen, påkarna får ändå arbeta gött och varierat för tiden. Lite mer traversing träning igen i raka väggen - fram och tillbaka … Continue reading Climbbike

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 … Continue reading Snowbiking

Skridskoåkning på spegelblank is

Så har man varit ute och skridit på långfärdsskridskorna igen... kände verkligen för att strunta i gymmet idag, det kunde ju vänta tills imorn nu när man hade chansen att åka på trygg och vacker is utan iskall vind. En av dagens "selfies" på isen   Tror jag haft det bästa skridskoåket EVER idag, strålande … Continue reading Skridskoåkning på spegelblank is

Chilly cardio

...beskriver väl helgens träning inklämd mellan allt arbete man lyckats ta på sig under hela julen - fast det e jag riktigt tacksam för då överskottet ju lär hamna i äventyrskassan 2015 😉 En sväng med mountainbiken samt ett löppass i minusgraderna igen gjorde riktigt gott när det började klia i min rastlösa jordnötstuffade fysik   .. … Continue reading Chilly cardio

Fotocykling

Isiga landskap, MTB-cykeln, frusen vattenflaska, skön musik, lurig halka, fotoapparat, lagom svettig..  och som vanligt frusna tassar. Råkult att få cykla på torr fin snö här och där - bara man hinner upptäcka vart halkan döljer sig i tid 😉 En skakig "selfie" från idag - mörkt och några minusgrader på väg hem igen..  whiiiaaa! … Continue reading Fotocykling