After staying for some days at Skarvereiret, grounded by the weather, we continued our journey over Hallingskarvet. Our next camp is at a new cool cabin, Lordehytta (Lords hut), built in 1880 by the eccentric lord Garvagh. It was originally built as a hunting cabin and was the finest one amongst the other cabins that … Continue reading From one cool cabin to another
Before we head directly to Songnefjorden, where we have our kayaks are stored, we are going to cross Hallingskarvet, one of Europe’s largest mountain plateaus. We are now staying at a cabin called Skarvereiret (Translated it would mean the Cormorants nest), which is placed on top of a 150 meter high cliff, overlooking Hardangervidda and … Continue reading Staying at Norway’s coolest cabin
We have now crossed Hardangervidda national park and the last couple of days have been really great. The weather has been nice and we experienced a weather phenomenon called halo. Halo is a phenomenon where you get vertical rainbow, but it is not a rainbow, since there is no rain. But the light interacts with … Continue reading Crossing Hardangervidda national park
Today we had the joy of meeting the renound dog sled racer Robert Sørlie. Robert is one of Norway’s most decorated dog sled racer and is the only non-American that has won the Iditarod race in Alaska. He and his friend, Henrik Wessel, arrived while we were sitting outside in the sun at Sandhaug lodge. … Continue reading Meeting Norway’s best dog sled racer
While being on a trip like this, we lose almost all sense of time. We knew that it was the week of Easter (because of all the people going on ski trips), but we did not have a clue that today was Easter evening. So, when we got to Sandhaug (a DNT staffed lodge), we … Continue reading Easter evening
Ice fishing is one great way to get fresh and healthy food during winter expeditions, when you mostly live of dried foods. So when the weather forecast told us there was going to be a day with perfect weather, we decided to take a day of and do some ice fishing. And what better way … Continue reading Ice fishing the comfy way
Cellular connection is not something you find so easy when going on a trip like ours, but it's really nice to be offline for most ofte time.
If anyone wants to see our progress, we have a map that we regularly update with our route and where our camps have been. Click here to go to the map.
Living outdoors for long periods makes one appreciate a good 3 course dinner with first class wine. Having the possibility to visit the sauna and also take a hot outdoor bath is just icing on the cake.
After 3 weeks (just as planed) we arrived at Haukeliseter in beautiful sunshine. The last couple of days has not been as nice as this, far from it. We have been battling 25-30 m/s winds and snow surfaces that goes from soft and wet to stone hard ice. But it is a fun and challenging … Continue reading Arrived at Haukeliseter