We are finally here! Nordkapp! The northernmost point of Noraway and also the whole of mainland Europe. To get here, we first had to walk the 7 kilometre long underwater tunnel to Magerøya island. This was kind of a new milestone achievement, since this was the lowest we have ever been on the trip, 212 … Continue reading Nordkapp!
In these parts of Norway there are vast distances of terrain and nature without any people at all. But in between you will find small places where people live all by themselves. One of these places is Mollisjok. No electricity or connection to the main roads, they live a nice and quite life. They offer … Continue reading Fresher than fresh
We are well on our way towards Nordkapp and everywhere we go we can see signs of the Sami people moving their herds of reindeer from their winter pastures towards the coast and the summer pastures. Some herds are not that big, but some herds can contain many thousands of reindeer. Check the video link … Continue reading Reindeer herding
Yes! Finally here! Kautokeino! The last days have been super speedy for us. The terrain has become super flat and there are a lot of snowmobile tracks that we can follow, so we have been doing between 30-40 km each day! We will now take two or three days here, resupplying and fixing some things, … Continue reading Arrival Kautokeino!
Another week and another milestone achievement we can be proud of. We are now so far north tjat we are at the border junction between both Finland, Sweden and Norway. Yesterday we checked in at the cabin Goldahytta, which is situated 3 km from where the borders meet. A perfect place to take a day … Continue reading Three-Country Cairn
Easter is over and we are continuing our journey towards Kautokeino. There are DNT cabins along the way and some emergency shelters, so we are basically just walking from cabin to cabin. When we have these opportunities, we try to make full use of it for our own luxury. One of the things we often … Continue reading Cinnamon rolls
Arriving at Altevatn after 4 long days, where two of them where in terrible snow conditions, we decided to celebrate Easter at Altevasshytta and take a day off. Around the lake of Altevatn there are around 300 private cabins, so there were a lot of people around. People even helped us to get some fresh … Continue reading Happy Easter!
The last days have been going ok, despite that we have to plow our way through the fresh snow that has fallen the last days. The biggest problem that has happened is that one of the ski bindings of Jan’s skis suffered a catastrophic failure, it ripped right of the ski itself! The probable cause … Continue reading Equipment failure and avalanche danger
The days in Narvik have been perfect, fantastic food and friendly people everywhere. We got a 6 course dinner at the best restaurant in town (Linken Restaurant), made by a chef with sami heritage. This was fitting celebration to our achievement of going from Sulitjelma to Bjørnfjell on the Norwegian side of the border. We … Continue reading Kautokeino next
Finaly after a month of hard work and sweat we have arrived at Bjørnfjell in Narvik. The worst part of our journey is done and now we will now take the train in to Narvik and celebrate this achievement! To our luck there is a big festival going on in Narvik (Vinterfestuka) and we will … Continue reading Arrival Bjørnfjell!