The Basque Country from above

On our trip to the spanish Basque Country, from which we returned just a couple of hours ago, we got the chance to climb some lesser known peaks. The Basque Country has an absolutely stunning geography- there’s steep cliffs by the sea, rolling hills all over the place, with the occasional pointy mountain, randomly thrownContinue reading “The Basque Country from above”

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Packing for a triple trip!

Soon it’s time to travel again!   In February I’ll be lucky enough to go on three trips: The first one to Bilbao in the Basque Country, the second one to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland and the last will be a roadtrip in Rondane and Jotunheimen Nationalparks in Norway, ending with Vasaloppet skiing race inContinue reading “Packing for a triple trip!”

Building an igloo

Yesterday I shoveled up a lot of snow in the garden and let it freeze over night. This afternoon I started carving the pile out, making the walls gradually thinner and I got lucky not breaking through anywhere. I even gave it a little window. It looks so cozy and I would really like toContinue reading “Building an igloo”

Tresticklan Nationalpark by ski (plus a moose sighting)

There’s places where every swede seems to go to, for cross-country skiing or to spend their weekend in a cabin: Åre, Idre, Jämtlandsfjällen. There’s other places, far closer to the big cities like Gothenburg, where very few people go. One of those places is definitely Tresticklan Nationalpark. It’s pristine, wild, rather easy to reach, butContinue reading “Tresticklan Nationalpark by ski (plus a moose sighting)”