Reisadalen and a stormy crossing into Finland

The thermometer showed -16°C when we left the hotel in Kautokeino at 10 in the morning. The temperature we were actually feeling was -23°C. It was a crisp, clear morning, everything sparkled in the sunlight. Every twig, every blade of grass, every needle on every pine tree was frozen and covered with a thick layer … Continue reading Reisadalen and a stormy crossing into Finland

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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

Forests of the southwest: the karri, the marri and the jarrah

 A very sudden and unexpected change occurred walking towards Donnelly River Village. Up until that point, the trail traversed jarrah country. In a forest conservation area we noticed a number of large gum (marri) trees. We'd only seen a handful of big ones so far: all these forests were logged during the 19th and 20th … Continue reading Forests of the southwest: the karri, the marri and the jarrah