To Olderfjord

While setting up camp on the south side of Nordkapstunnelen we noticed that the weather forecast had changed. Initially we had a 10 day good weather window reported, but all of the sudden a storm was bound to blow in during the night. At around 2 A.M. the winds picked up. Our tent, pitched on … Continue reading To Olderfjord

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Nordkapp

When I retreated to my own bed for the final time on the evening of the 8th of October I had an odd feeling about it. I've always thought that the strangest moment of any expedition is the final night you sleep in your own bed, in the knowledge that when you put down your … Continue reading Nordkapp

Out in the Woods – Norge på Langs

“Norge på langs”, or walking the length of Norway, is a classic among the European long distance trails. The route runs from Nordkapp to Lindesnes and is approximately 2500km long. The most common season to thru-hike the country is summer, though several winter traverses have already been made. Crossing the country during those cold and dark … Continue reading Out in the Woods – Norge på Langs

The Sacred Lake: Langtang National Park

Back in the Rolwaling we already decided not to cross Tilman's Pass, the last truly technical stretch on the high route. The Iron Lady in Thame told us that no one goes there and true enough, we found no information whatsoever on this pass. Here and there we caught that the ice on top of … Continue reading The Sacred Lake: Langtang National Park

The Arctic Circle and Beyond

Over three weeks ago we got back above the polar circle, unpacked all the wool we could find and started up at another kennel for a new winter season of dog sled guiding. This year it will only be the two of us taking care of a small pack of 36 dogs, with whom we will … Continue reading The Arctic Circle and Beyond

Summer’s Over – @ Wanaka

If there is one thing that characterizes the last few days it is definitely a mixture of emotions. I've rewritten this post 3 times and rewrite it now once more according to the mood and emotion of the moments passed, being enthusiasm, tiredness, cold and back to enthusiasm. We've spent a lot of time thinking … Continue reading Summer’s Over – @ Wanaka

All the Leaves Are Brown: Stockholm In Autumn

October in Stockholm is wonderful. As autumn turns the many parks in and around the city all yellow and red, it is the perfect time to go out for day hikes and gather in small, cosy cafes for hot chocolate and cake afterwards. Below is a small list of my absolute favourite places for short … Continue reading All the Leaves Are Brown: Stockholm In Autumn

The Joy of Beautiful Autumn Days

Last weekend I followed one of my good friends and her family to their summerhouse nearby Valdemarsvik in Östgötaland. A great majority of the Swedish population lives in bigger or smaller cities and villages, and as a consequence the countryside offers plenty of space and old houses Swedes use as their summer residences. For someone coming … Continue reading The Joy of Beautiful Autumn Days