Sweden

Three Days of Howls in the Woods

After having been in the kennel and on short tours during November, December and January I had really itchy feet. The trails I was running only made me grasp at the vast wilderness out there, and I could only imagine how nice it must be to go out and get lost into those endless hills… Continue reading Three Days of Howls in the Woods

Sweden

Sledding through Winter: Recap of the Season so far

I have written it before: coming back to normal life was a bit of a shock. Staying in one place for 7 months, a working rhythm, a boss telling us what to do and when to do it… It took some adjusting in the beginning. After being nomads for a year however it has also… Continue reading Sledding through Winter: Recap of the Season so far

Sweden

To the end of the road. And then a little bit further.

When the time had finally come to fly back to Europe I was nervous: nervous about having a culture shock, nervous about seeing the same people again after all that had passed, nervous about disliking Belgium even more than I used to. Surprisingly, I loved being there. It was great spending time in my home… Continue reading To the end of the road. And then a little bit further.

Sweden

Ten Reasons to Visit the High North

For many people, visiting the high north is a very special experience. They come into a world completely different from what they know. Vast and empty, dark and covered in snow, this region has many things to offer that draw many thousands of tourists every year. And they have have many reasons to choose to… Continue reading Ten Reasons to Visit the High North

Sweden, Trails

The Lapland Express: Junosuando and Kiruna

By the end of this week, I will be moving to Lapland to work as a guide throughout the winter. As I'm getting pretty excited about it, I thought back of my first trip to the region. I ended up in a cosy cabin in Junosuando, a small village on the less frequently visited eastern… Continue reading The Lapland Express: Junosuando and Kiruna

Sweden

Hiking Kungsleden – The King’s Trail

Kungsleden must be Sweden’s most famous hiking trail and is listed as one of the most beautiful trails in the world. Every summer, flocks of hikers occupy trains, airplanes and busses up north to walk part of this over 300 kilometer long track. The common route is a 120 km stretch from Abisko (the trail’s… Continue reading Hiking Kungsleden – The King’s Trail

Sweden

Hiking in Sarek National Park: Preparations

Sarek was the longest and most challenging hiking trip I set up so far. Ever since we got the hike inside our heads last summer, Matthias and I thought hard about how we could best prepare for the long and intense trip we signed up for. We needed to improve our gear and our navigation… Continue reading Hiking in Sarek National Park: Preparations