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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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Outdoor spring workout

Friends and family chuckle warmly of me, they say I for sure live pretty rural on my little farm, it's just made for boredom.. but no! there is just too much stuff occurring and happening in me and my son's life, almost continuously, I feel like a rugby player always on the field. I would … Continue reading Outdoor spring workout

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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

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Crochet glamorous purse on budget

This easy crochet purse are all made of yarn, fabric, button and handles from second-hand shop. It is absolutely possible to crochet on real budget from time to time, and can, in addition to contribute to textile recycling, also result in a more fun crochet approach. I tried to cover up my messy kitchen with some clumsy photo … Continue reading Crochet glamorous purse on budget

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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Crochet reflection dog vest and sporty messy bun beanie

Of course I crochet something for Her Sweetness too..  and some of my first "creations" was this reflective dog vest that would do good when we have to walk near traffic. She is already the sweetest thing ever, so I think the super cute neon pink colour from Galaxy reflex yarn looks good on her and sure makes … Continue reading Crochet reflection dog vest and sporty messy bun beanie

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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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Fluffy snow trail run

And finally I have to admit to myself that I do miss running a little bit .. skiing is still absolutely awesome, but once a runner, always a runner - it is probable time to slowly implement the running in the training regime again - since I now also think my heel has healed. It had started … Continue reading Fluffy snow trail run

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Crochet chunky granny square stool cover

My dear son came home from school the other day with two very nice and well-made wooden stools he had created. I just adore the smell of wood and like the stools as they are, but could of course not resist to try crochet a stool cover with some of the chunky recycled yarn I bought on … Continue reading Crochet chunky granny square stool cover

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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Crochet rustic infinity scarf of wool

After 3 days of cross-country skiing my best little friend Jenta and I went for a walk around a lake yesterday in the falling snow. I had finished one of my crochet gadgets and took the opportunity to shoot some outdoor photos of the finished wool infinity scarf that I made in a somewhat rustic look with an earth dye. … Continue reading Crochet rustic infinity scarf of wool

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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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Crochet wool mittens

I'm hooked, addicted and already have a long list of what I plan to create with my smoking hot crochet needles. Preferably I want to create things that somehow can be useful and used, and not only for decoration, and when possible use natural materials.. but there will always be exceptions, I know myself. Well, my second … Continue reading Crochet wool mittens

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Natural backstop for archery target

Practising with my compound bow has not been a priority lately, but after recently ordering home a very simple target board with an even simpler tree stand (4 sticks and thick styrofoam), I of course had to get out and try it out yesterday. My main hindrance for now is that when an arrow misses the target … Continue reading Natural backstop for archery target

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Handmade crochet beanie of pure wool

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 … Continue reading Handmade crochet beanie of pure wool

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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