Fjällräven Trekker Event

A few weeks ago, I received an invite to a Fjällräven Trekker Event at the Fjällräven Brand Center in Amsterdam. I thought it would be good fun, and a cool way to meet like-minded outdoorsy folks, so I decided to go. The Trekker Event was last night. I was exhausted from very hectic times atContinue reading “Fjällräven Trekker Event”

Let’s be completely honest

Spring is in the air and I’m loving it! As the days grow longer and the weather gets milder, I basically want one thing: to go outside and explore! I’m looking into doing some day hikes on the weekend, preferably Saturdays so I can conk out on Sunday if needed. Too many weekends are spentContinue reading “Let’s be completely honest”

Wouldn’t have wanted to miss it

I’d say it’s highly unlikely that I’ll attempt to hike the Fjällräven Classic again. I tried it twice and failed both times at the same spot: Sälka (see photo). This doesn’t mean I’m discouraged to go outdoors and hike! I still plan to do multiple day hikes, but maybe in less rough terrain (at least forContinue reading “Wouldn’t have wanted to miss it”

In the end

When I reached Sälka, I checked in at the checkpoint and also said I was going to quit the trail. A nurse came and looked at my knee. She said ‘but you’re knee is strong!’. While that may have been the case (and proof that my physio paid off), the muscles running down from myContinue reading “In the end”

Big rocks, small rocks, some as big as your head

This is what the trail during the Fjällräven Classic typically looked like. The trail is part of the Kungsleden, well established and regularly hiked, but also old and worn out thus exposing the rocks underneath. As pretty as it may look, it’s actually quite difficult to hike, because you constantly have to consciously place your feet.Continue reading “Big rocks, small rocks, some as big as your head”


Day three started out really nicely. The view from my tent wasn’t half bad. 🙂 It was chilly but the sun was out, and I was excited to continue hiking. I can’t even remember how early I woke up, but I remember starting to hike around 8.30-9 am. I knew this stretch of the trailContinue reading “Acceptance”

Arriving at Singi

It’s about 15 km between Kebnekaise and Singi and it took me a good 7 hours orso to get to the second checkpoint. Once checked in at Singi checkpoint, I got my snack of souvas and mashed potatoes. Nomm! I found myself a quiet spot to pitch my tent. It was windy when I setContinue reading “Arriving at Singi”

And just like that…

…the sun came back! After literally being chilled down by rain and wind, it sure was so nice to feel the warmth of the sun on my skin again. And also to see beautiful contrasts in colours appear like on this photo. No matter how tired I was at the time, this sure brought aContinue reading “And just like that…”