Three weeks on Nordkalottleden

Abisko – Ritsem – Ny-Sulitjelma – Vaimok – Kvikkjokk Day 1- 15km/ 4 hours After a quick morning flight to Kiruna, we arrive in Abisko around noon. I buy a bottle of gas and off we go for the first stage. Kungsleden trail is in a sad state, with tracks from 4×4 vehicles all overContinue reading “Three weeks on Nordkalottleden”

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Losing weight

While I’m not concerned about losing any body fat, I recently started to be more careful about the weight I carry in my backpack. When you walk a lot with a backpack on and it’s too heavy for your body, you will eventually start getting pain. This can simply be inconvenient or in the worstContinue reading “Losing weight”

Summer is here!

Over the last few days the weather changed from almost winterly conditions to a sudden feeling of summer. Where I live, most trees were still grey and empty by the beginning of May and within only a few days nature bursted with colours. Compared to life in Portugal, where it gets warm (or for myContinue reading “Summer is here!”

The 10 essentials- 10 thing to always bring on a hike

There are a couple of things that one should always carry when leaving for a hike, or other activities in nature. Two things are important to be said right in the beginning: No, this doesn’t mean that you need to walk with a huge, heavy backpack. And: No, owning these things is not expensive, norContinue reading “The 10 essentials- 10 thing to always bring on a hike”