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!
Equipment failure and avalanche danger
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!
Fellowship of the path
The day after the amazing aurora, we originally where planning on going to the next hut (Oallavagge). But just as we were leaving, a guy came skiing towards Cunojávri. We greeted him and started talking about what he and we were doing in the area. To our surprize he (Jurgen) was doing the same thing … Continue reading Fellowship of the path
After Gautelishytta, we stayed one night at Cáihnavággi, but we were not so amazed by this cabin. Unfortunately, this cabin is a bit worn out and lacks any cosines and “soul”. So, we hurried on to the next cabin; Cunojávri, a nice and old cabin with a lot of charm and cosines, situated in a … Continue reading Aurora galore
English tea and Belgian waffles
From Skoaddejávri we took the short trip onwards to the DNT cabin Gautelishytta. This cabin is also charming and nicely placed right next to a big lake. To our amazement there were people here! We have not seen any people for almost a month! (If you don’t count Sørfjorden where we resupplied). What was more … Continue reading English tea and Belgian waffles
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