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 Fjällräven 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 Fjällräven 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…

Someone’s backyard

Could you imagine having this as your ‘backyard’? You hop in your boat and you can go just about…anywhere! Surrounded by lots of trees and water (and I’m sure mosquitoes too!), what a beautiful place to live! It’s surely something else than my balcony made of concrete, even though I enjoy sitting there too 😉

Camp with a view

In 2008, I travelled to Sweden for the first time. It was an outdoorsy holiday with things like bushcrafts, canoeing and hiking. We stayed in the beautiful province of Dalarna in a tiny place called Venjan. My absolute highlight of the week was a two-day, 36 km hike along the Vasaloppsleden trail. It was beautiful!…

You live, you learn

The Fjällräven Classic, it’s been well over a year ago that I participated in this daunting trek. No, I didn’t finish the trekking, but I’ve finally made my peace with it. Had I known then what I know now, I would have done a lot of things differently. I suppose that is what life is all about:…

Shine

So I really love sunsets. I love the way the sun shines on the clouds with that warm evening light. I love how the sun shines on features in the landscape. I took this shot during the Fjällräven Classic in Swedish Lapland last August. We camped near the second checkpoint at Singi. What an end…