120 km lightweight backpacking in Swedish Lapland

New YouTube video Riksgränsen to Abisko via Vistas I started at Riksgränsen in the north on September 6th 2019 close to the Norwegian border. Then I hiked south until I crossed over to Vistas in the east. Back-tracking to Kungsleden, I then walked north to Abisko finishing on September 12th 2019. The trip took me …

Trip Planning for Tavelsjöleden and European Trail Days 2020

May 29-31, 2020 I'll be attending the first ever European Trail Days which will be held just outside Umeå, Sweden. Before the event I'll be hiking the 42 km Tavelsjöleden Trail which starts in Umeå and stretches up to Lake Tavelsjö in the north-west. Apparently I should keep an eye open for the mythical Tavelsjö …

Skåneleden SL1 Sections 5, 6 & 6A (Breanäsleden) – Sibbhult Round Trip

"Before heading off to bed I placed all my garbage down in the shelter by the lake so no wild boar would find my camp interesting in the middle of the night. However, it turned out that something or better said someone else would invade my camp later at midnight ..." Day 1 - Friday …

Skåneleden Trail SL3 – Sections 4 and 5 Söderåsen National Park

Starting at Röstånga, Sweden I hike past Lake Oden and continue to Skäralid 6.7 km. From here I climb the 200 m high stairs to Kopparhatten viewpoint and then hike downwards on the ancient road Offavägen to the bottom of the gorge where I follow the stream Skärån until it merges into Dejebäcken Creek at …

Day 7 Camp Nissonjokk to Abisko 4.7 km (12.09.2019)

September 12, 2019 When I was up earlier to visit the little house the weather was still fine. However, it was raining when I woke the second time. I could hear voices coming from the other hikers who were already out of bed. They were talking amongst themselves whilst gathered around a fire place where …

Day 6 Camp at Lake Allesjokk to Camp Nissonjokk 20.1 km (11.09.2019)

September 11, 2019 At 5:09 am and from the warmth of my quilt, I gazed out from my Tarptent Notch across the lake to the east. There was no wind, no bugs and no rain. I was hoping to catch a nice sunrise when the sun came up but I nodded off to sleep again. …

Day 5 Vistas Mountain Hut to Camp at Lake Allesjokk 27 km (10.09.2019)

September 10, 2019 I was up very early today. There were only three guests down our end of the hut. I moved my gear out of the cubicle from where I was sleeping and into the kitchen area so as not to wake the others. Although I think Jon was awake; he was also up …

Day 4 Camp at Alesjaure to Vistas Mountain Hut 17.7 km (09.09.2019)

September 9, 2019 I awoke early at 05:30 am. I would of stayed in bed a while longer but I needed to go to the loo ... my usual morning routine 😌 . It is only about 3℃ this morning with a very fresh breeze. I use one of the rocks around my camp as …

Day 3 Camp 1.5 km before Unna Allagas to Camp at Alesjaure 17 km (08.09.2019)

September 8, 2019 I slept really well through the night. There was frost on the tent fly and the top of my quilt was slightly moist where I have breathed onto it. I just packed it away as it was and it dried out quickly later on when I arrived at Alesjaure. I unattached the …

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