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”
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”
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”
…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…”
The weather was a lot colder and more changeable than during my first attempt to hike the Fjällräven Classic. This time there was more snow on the mountains and heaps lower on those mountains as well. Makes for a pretty picture to see the snow dotted about, and just as long as I don’t have toContinue reading “Snow dotted mountains”
After the downpour of rain on the second day of my Fjällräven Classic adventure, the sky stayed grey for a while. Still gorgeous landscape to trek through! With the sun gone, it was quite chilly, so it was best to just keep moving to stay warm!
People look like tiny little specks in this vast landscape. It really puts everything into perspective.