After many days in this wilderness and unforgiven terrain we have entered Rago national park. This is one of the smallest national parks in Norway, and it probably is one of the least accessible parks also. The positive thing for us, is that here you will find the only hut in several miles radius. A … Continue reading Rago national park
Most people who are crossing the length of Norway at this time of year, usually take the route via Sweden, bypassing the entire bit of Norwegian terrain between Sulitjelma and Narvik. The reason is simple, even in the summer, staying on the Norwegian side of the border is a big challenge because of the difficult … Continue reading Manhood challenge from hell
Battling some days of heavy winds, but also some days with awesome weather, we have finally have arrived at Sulitjelma. This is a small town that was a booming mining town back in the days. This is in fact the third mining town we have visited during our trip so far. Unlike the other mining … Continue reading Arrival Sulitjelma!
Today we got to see the sun for the first time in well over a month! What a wonderful feeling! It was almost like as sign, since we at that point went past the strange and sacred mountain “Auronasi”. The mountain is considered sacred by the Sami people and there is an ancient offering and … Continue reading Sunshine!
We have left Umbukta mountain cabin and are heading for the town of Sulitjelma. This will take us around 3 weeks, but we will kind of be living in "luxury". This is because our path will take us past many cabins and huts and we can basically walk from cabin to cabin and not use … Continue reading From hut to hut
We have now reached the serviced mountain cabin “Umbukta fjellstue” and we celebrated new years eve here. The celebration was not that exciting, we relaxed indoors watching the movie “Avatar” on television. But for us this was a nice and relaxing way to celebrate, after many days of battling the bad snow conditions. The mountain … Continue reading Happy new year!
We have been skiing for a couple of weeks now and been battling bad snow conditions. In the forest the snow is powder and over a meter thick, making progress really slow. But we are gradually making our way north. Christmas was celebrated in the tent, without a Christmas tree, since there are no pine trees … Continue reading Celebrating christmas outdoors
Since we started with skis some days back, the temperatures have been stable around -10 to -15 °C. It’s cold, but our bodies gradually adjust to this and as long as you are active, you never get cold. As we passed the mountain named “The Hat”, the temperatures got even colder. In the night the … Continue reading Holly hat it’s cold!
After a few days of preparations and finally getting all of our winter equipment, we have now started the fourth and final part of our journey. For the next five months we will be skiing our way north and hopefully reach both the most northerly and southernly point of Norway. We have met friendly people … Continue reading Starting part 4 of our journey
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