This summers adventures

May is here and summer is getting closer, day by day. There is still tons of snow outside and it looks and feels a lot more like winter than summer. Even so, the nights are getting longer and brighter and I have been getting some summer vibes. And accordingly, I have started marking the calender and booking all the adventures that needs to be booked. 

Kebnekaise mountain station in evening light.

This summer is going to be a staycation for us, hiking the mountains of Swedish Lapland and camping in Norway. There will be both hiking and running and also some roadtrips. For me, this summer is everything I want it to be. I have my own business that I can take with me, living like a digital nomad. And Erik is still so young that he doesn’t have school thar he needs to attend. I am planning on using this summer to take advantage of all those things and be out and on the road for longer periods of time. 

Living my own adventure. Day by day. That’s the plan. Here’s a few of the things already on our vacation plan!

  • Running from Vakkotavare to Nikkaluokta. A total distance of 72 km in 4 or 5 days. Me and my cousin have booked one night at Kebnekaise mountain station. The other nights we will be staying at Mountain huts. We’re planning on bringing a 15 litre backpack each and nothing more. Freedom! We’re starting on July 11th and planning on being back July 15th.
View over Kebnekaise looking towards Singi. This is where we’ll be running by with only kilometers left to the mountain station.
    • Camping trip to Lofoten Norway at the end of July. I have family in the Tromso region so we will probably be passing there and then heading down to Lofoten for hiking and camping. And then from there to our cabin in Efjord. 
    • Visit Saltoluokta mountain station – once or twice this summer! A beautiful place with great hiking and amazing views.
    Efjord in norway
    Efjord in Norway.
      • Driving south to visit friends that are spread out in different parts of Sweden. Östersund, Åre, Umeå and maybe Sundsvall. Going where the road takes us and exploring local spots as we pass by. I look forward to hiking new places! 

      That’s the outlines of our summer and I hope we will be able to get out on some more adventure in between. Right now I’m planning and preparing all of the equipment I need, especially for the running. That’s gonna require good shoes, a good backpack and amazing skills on how to take care of wounded feet.. if you have good tips on equipment for trail running please share!! 

      Aktse swedish lapland
      View from Aktse, beautiful spot.

      I have also ordered a new lens to my camera that i hope will complete my camera gear. Looking forward to sharing my adventures with you here and on instagram! 

      Let the summer begin! 

      Norwegian mountains
      Looking out on these mountains never gets old.

      Camping by the foot of the mountain.

      5 Replies to “This summers adventures”

      1. Det verkar som en jättebra planering. Du får säkert underbara bilder och Erik får upplevelser som utvecklar honom. Ha en underbar sommar!

      2. Wow! Vilka vyer och vilka äventyr. Ibland glömmer man bort att sådant finns i Sverige, eller ja främst Norge kanske, men ändå! Jag önskar att jag kan få visa min man de svenska och norska fjällen någon gång i framtiden. Jag drömmer om att vandra under midnatts solen hemma i Sverige också! Vi får se vad mina planer denna sommaren blir. Kanske fältarbete i Puerto Rico, och om det inte klaffar så blir det kanske fältarbete i Yellowstone istället. Sedan blir det garanterat Yellowstone och andra delar av Montana i Augusti iallafall 🙂

        Ser fram emot att drömma mig till de svenska och norska fjällen via dina bilder och äventyr!

        1. Amanda Matti says: Reply

          Åh vad spännande det låter! Jag drömmer om att åka till Yellowstone så blir lite avis direkt! Det ser jag fram emot att läsa mer om. Ni borde absolut komma hit vid tillfälle, finns så många fina pärlor att undersöka och utforska. Du får säga till om in vill ha några tips när det bär av mot midnattssolen! 🙂 Kram!

      3. Låter som den fantastisk sommar! Jag planerar också att få in lite svenska fjäll och kanske till och med norska berg också! Saltoloukta är faktiskt också inplanerat för min del. Skulle dit i våras men blev inte av så ser verkligen fram emot det.

        1. Amanda Matti says: Reply

          Åh vad kul! Ja Salto är fint både på vintern och sommaren! När ska ni dit? 🙂

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