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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

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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

Visit Stryn of Norway

So, there I was once again for the 3. summer, lashing my heavy packed bicycle in the car cargo room on Hurtigruten from Bergen. This time I spent only 1 night at MS NordNorge, and early next morning (devastated to miss that delicious breakfast-buffè onboard though) I disembarked at Måløy with my packed bicyckle and continued … Continue reading Visit Stryn 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

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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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Snow heaven and hell

We probable all agree to that a snowy frozen landscape are sooo beautiful and also gives us the chance to enjoy sports like cross-country skiing, and ice skating. Personally I think that, just as being smart and eat seasonal food, we should also welcome the chance to vary our workout by the seasons. Yes, I still … Continue reading Snow heaven and hell

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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

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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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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

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

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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

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

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

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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