Race report – Tromsø Mountain HalvUltra 25 km

This race was just yesterday, so I’m still quite excited about it and my legs are just starting to hurt. With 25 km and over 1000 meters of elevation gain this was by far the longest and most demanding race I have participated in so far. The second longest was the 15 km trail runContinue reading “Race report – Tromsø Mountain HalvUltra 25 km”

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Finnmark- Norway 500k north of the arctic circle.

After having spent the whole month of August in the northernmost county of Norway, Finnmark, I really feel like I got to know this scarcely populated, arctic region quite well. Finnmark is clearly not the most visited or most attractive region in this country full of fjords, snowy peaks and breathtaking views. But still, it is definitely worthContinue reading “Finnmark- Norway 500k north of the arctic circle.”

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”

Why you should consider joining the Scandinavian Tourist Associations

I didn´t grow up in Scandinavia, so at first, the thought of being member of a national trekking or tourist association seemed not exciting to me. But I was wrong. Even many Swedes or Norwegians that like to be outdoors, hike, ski, climb or bike might not be all too familiar with the advantages of theseContinue reading “Why you should consider joining the Scandinavian Tourist Associations”