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 aContinue reading “Lap Dånalds”

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 andContinue reading “At the start in Nikkaluokta”


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 quiteContinue reading “Registration”

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 severalContinue reading “Relaxing in Kiruna”

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. SinceContinue reading “Unfinished business”

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:Continue reading “You live, you learn”


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 endContinue reading “Shine”