Rain is coming

As pretty as these pictures look, soon after I took them…we gotta whooole lotta rain. And mud up to my knees is really so exciting! 😛 On the plus side, when wearing a few layers it saves weight in your pack! See, there’s always a positive 😉

Meander

I just love the green from the vegetation, the earth tones from the soil and rocks, and the greys from the sky and mountains. It’s such a stunning landscape and I’m mesmerised by all that beauty, which is further amplified by the fast flowing water meandering through it all.

Moody

After my break, I hiked on towards the first checkpoint at Kebnekaise Fjällstation. The terrain started getting rockier and the weather was getting moody. The rest of the kilometers I walked in either rain or drizzle. Nothing too crazy, but it took some getting used to after starting out so sunny and nice. In the…

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 Fjällräven 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…