It’s not long until Christmas and we have a whole house and a professional kitchen to our disposal. Since we have to wait for our winter equipment, we are utilizing this opportunity to the max. Today Jan made a big batch of roasted almonds with different flavours, yummy!
We have now come so far north that the winter has now settled for sure and we have therefore decided to ditch our summer and autumn equipment and get our winter equipment. The local farm that we are staying at is a perfect place to do this switch, since we have a whole house for … Continue reading Getting ready for part 4
After many days with clear weather and freezing temperatures, the weather changed abruptly and the first blizzard (named Ylva) for the season has arrived. Have we had our winter equipment, this would just have been a fun challenge for us. Since we don’t have the right gear for this kind of event, we decided to … Continue reading Blizzard
Just after we passed in to the north of Norway, the weather cleared up, bringing with it really cold temperatures. Each evening and night the temperature plummets to -20°C. When it gets this cold everything starts acting weird, all the equipment and clothing starts getting brittle and you have to take care to not break … Continue reading Winter Wonderland
We have been walking in snow for many days now and for each day as we go further north, the snow gets deeper and deeper. We counteract this by finding forest roads that still is kept free from snow. It is still hard work, since most of these roads are not connected with each other … Continue reading Land of the Aurora
During a long trip like this you will wear out or break equipment. This is natural and expected because of the long usage time. What is not expected, is equipment breaking after a short period of time, for now good reason. Today the aluminium frame of Jan’s backpack broke during a casual walk. No abnormal … Continue reading Broken equipment
The winter is slowly creeping lower and lower down the mountains. We have therefore decided to change our route and go lower and closer to the coast. This way we can continue by foot for much longer. In the lowlands there are more forest roads, which is handy if there should come a lot of … Continue reading Bonfire and aurora
The weather has improved enough for us to continue northward and our next destination is Skorovatn. Skorovatn is an old mining town, just like Knaben, that we visited earlier this year (Read the blog post here). The mine was active from 1952 until 1984. In the earlier years the extraction of pyrite was the main … Continue reading Another mining town