Dag 113: Østre Gausdal – Kittilbua

Originally posted on annepaatur:
En snodig bergenser 28. september Antall km: 25 Antall km totalt: 2059 Marit og Jonn byr på frokost med hjemmelaget brød, hjemmelaget jordbærsyltetøy, egg, kaviar, gudbrandsdalsost og hvitost, honning og roastbiff. For en gjestfrihet! Vi drikker kaffe og Marit forteller om prestegården som ligger like i nærheten: «Dette er landets største…

Lysefjorden

I had to do something. I was out of work and my mind was ready for the long hike, but my legs were not. I had left my job for good to trek Norway from north to south, and the embarking day was due on 8 May. But for the last couple of months my…

Day 1: E69 – Knivskjellodden – E69

She`s Leaving Home Date: 8 June Miles hiked: 11 ( 18 km) (skis and hiking) I slept at my parents` house tonight like I`ve done so many times before the night prior to a holiday. As usual, my flight was a very early morning one, and as usual, my parents would drive me to the…

It should have been 9 days to go

I packed my backpack. Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, stove, saw, GPS, first aid kit, tool kit, long johns, mittens… And I meticulously prepared the resupply boxes. Russenes, Maze, Kautokeino, Abisko, Sulitjelma… The names were exotic and adventurous. Each box had a number on it indicating how many day rations it contained, and I portioned oatmeal…

Trekking in Norway – the essentials

If it`s easier or harder, wilder or milder, better or worse, depends of course on what you are comparing to, your fitness level and experience, where you go and when you do it. Your four-year-old could easily run up the local hill on a nice summer day, whereas the same hike in December would be…

Risk assessment

Threat: Dangerous animals (Brown bear? Elk? Cows? Viper? Ticks!) Probability: Very low (except ticks). The only really dangerous wild animal in Norway is the polar bear, and there are no polar bears in mainland Norway. Consequences: The wild animals in mainland Norway are too afraid of humans to be a real threat. If I should…

Norway lengthwise; the route

I`m hiking Norway lengthwise. There is a name for it – “Norge på langs” – shortened NPL, and there is a website which gives you the statistics, but there is no fixed route, no official way to do it and no marked trail to follow. Thru-hikers must line up their own course and walk their own path. This is my route from North Cape…

Coming up: hiking Norway from north to south summer 2017

This isn`t the ordinary road map of Norway. It doesn`t show you the driving course from Oslo to Bergen, or how to get from Kautokeino to Kristiansand with a caravan. What it shows is the marked hiking routes in my country. It shows the teeming crisscrossing mountain trails in Jotunheimen, the sparse marking in Borgefjell (maybe…