Tinn in Telemark

A lot has happened since last blog post, it sure is time for a quick update. Me and puppy are currently living a nomad-ish life alternating between Norway and Sweden. I also have access to a cosy mountain cabin (about 750 m.a.s.l) in Telemark, Norway based at the very foot of Hardangervidda, so me and … Continue reading Tinn in Telemark

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Storronden hike in Rondane National Park of Norway

Last summer visit in Rondane I biked and hiked up to this awesome National Park and to the very peak of Veslesmeden (2015 masl).. some truly gobsmacked days to remember. Now, this summer me and puppy woke up early in our little mountain cottage with a new challenge, to hike up yet another 2000-peaks in the area - we … Continue reading Storronden hike in Rondane National Park of Norway

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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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Tindstinden hike in Lofoten Norway

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...  … Continue reading Tindstinden hike in Lofoten 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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Crochet merino beanie with star and waistcoat stitch

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 … Continue reading Crochet merino beanie with star and waistcoat stitch

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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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Licence to sweep

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. After measuring the chimney's diameter I could order … Continue reading Licence to sweep

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Yttersandheia hike in Lofoten

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 … Continue reading Yttersandheia hike in Lofoten

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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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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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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Top 5 outdoor activities along Tafjorden, Norway

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 … Continue reading Top 5 outdoor activities along Tafjorden, Norway

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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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Norways’ National Day – Gratulerer med dagen

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 … Continue reading Norways’ National Day – Gratulerer med dagen

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Hiking Sunndalen mountain valley

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 … Continue reading Hiking Sunndalen mountain valley

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Mount Skåla summit hike

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 … Continue reading Mount Skåla summit hike

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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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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

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