Lap Dånalds

The first part of the track was quite easy. Although there were some rocks here and there, the terrain was mostly flat-ish. There were some foot bridges and in some areas you walked on wooden planks. If I were a pirate, perhaps I’d be more nervous about that notion, lol. Or maybe I am a…

At the start in Nikkaluokta

Friday August 11th starting at 6.30 am busses were running from Camp Ripan in Kiruna to the start of the¬†Fj√§llr√§ven Classic in Nikkaluokta. There was quite a long queue and I had to wait probably a good hour before I could get on a bus. It was fine, there was still plenty of time and…

Registration

And then it was time to register! I received my trekking pass, luggage tag, and picked up a map and trash bag. Then I went for food. They had huge crates with various freeze dried meals. I stocked up on breakfast and spaghetti bolognese, because I remembered from last time the spaghetti was actually quite…

Relaxing in Kiruna

On Wednesday August 9th I made my way to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland. The Fj√§llr√§ven Classic wouldn’t start until Friday the 11th, but I wanted to get to Kiruna in advance to acclimatise and to relax a bit before the big adventure started. On the plane over, there were many hikers and I met several…

Unfinished business

Last month, I attempted to hike the Fj√§llr√§ven Classic in Swedish Lapland again. My first try was in 2013, and leaving the trail then left me devastated and defeated. Too much was riding on the trek then and what was meant as a positive experience, a boost of life, ended up weighing me down. Since…

Lake Geneva

All good things come to an end, so the same goes for this wonderful holiday in France I had last year. My friend drove me to the airport in Geneva, as that was closer than Lyon, and I got to see Lake Geneva!. I had no idea I’d be so excited to see this lake,…