Hot drinks you can try:

Whenever we go hiking there always seems to be some type of hot drink in our thermos weather it be coffee or tea. However there are probably a lot more options then just the two if you think 💭 about it..hmmm.

So here comes a few more tips for you on a Sunday morning. These you can bring with you or make at home on a cosy Sunday. I have not tried them myself, but I am going to in the near future.


 



Hiking food:

Today’s post is the second one I my “hiking food series”. You can read the last one here.
Hiking food can be so boring at times, and you can feel like the only thing to pack is the same sandwich as always! By that I mean some ham, and cheese that becomes sweaty a couple of hours into a hike! Mind you I have always liked having a packed lunch seeing how it makes me stay away from all the unhealthy choices.

But sometimes even I need a change.

There are dishes you can make the day before set to cool in the refrigerator, and have as a snack the day after. Foods that are just as good cold as it is hot.

One of those meals can be :

  • A few eggs
  • Sausage
  • Some red onions
  • Some paprika or whatever else you like.


Stir it all up in a pan and pack it up in a box. Great for those days when bread is not on your list😊

Recipie : Linn

So with the courtesy of @Dennorsketuristforening I have the pleasure of giving you future tips for hiking routes you can do either over the weekend or longer walks like a week.It will be tips from all over Norway, and I will write articles on easy hikes but also bit more difficult like small summits you can do with the best gear, and the right planning.

I have started doing summits a few years ago with my fiancé , and I think as you start you have to really listen to your own body and what it is telling you. So push yourself, but not so much that you end up to scared, and you never dare try again. And so this posting series will be a collection of very easy hikes to pretty hard. I will also show you some of my favourite places near Gjøvik to hike if you are ever in the mood for something a bit different. Why take the trouble of putting on several layers of warm clothing on the winter to go hike you say? Well here is why..snuggling up in warm Base Layers, and then put something even warmer on the outside for those cold days when the conditions are so good on the slopes that all you want is be out in nature forever or at least from early morning until late in the evening. Then as the sun sets curling up on the sofa with something hot to drink, and your best man..or book 🙂 Nothing is better than that 🙂

As I was looking at the website of  Den Norske Turistforening I found out that there are many different hikes you can do! You can walk from cabin to cabin in your own tempo, and speed or take a day trip with some of your closets friends. Only you set the limits, but in the end everything is up to you, and your preferences.

First up in my series will be hikes you can do during the winter months aimed at people wanting to do some small/a bit bigger walks.

Watch out for the first article coming soon!

Tips taken from Den Norske Turistforeningen. Picture: curtesy my fiancé Lars

Every weekend me and my man have an agreement that at least one day we try to get out into the gorgeous nature that surrounds us! Being outside climbing,and making some food is such a calming experience, and something I recommend to anyone in need of some down time or just some time alone! You really recharge those batteries,and go home all rejuvenated and high on life!

Photo: Linn Michelsen

This previous week we went hiking over Besseggen, and these are some of the photos we took.

The backpack my man is carrying comes from Black Diamond, and was originally for people who go rock climbing. It clings to the back really well so climbing with it is no problem.

The weather over Besseggen was (as you can maybe see from the photos) extremely hot, and nice..i have never been so sweaty in my entire life:) But with some water, and a few food stops everything went good!

If you are ever in Norway, and find that you wish to maybe stay at Gjendesheim tourist lodge for a night make sure you book long in advance, and get to the boat really early. We stood in line for the boat at 7:00 in the morning, and even then the first boat at 8:00 was full, and we had to wait for the 09:30 to have a chance of getting on. You take the boat into Memrebu, and walk/climb from there.Be prepared…

My biggest tip for you is this

Walk at your own pace

Whenever you get the chance to fill water.. use it.

The view was incredible..

Photos: Linn Michelsen

Tips for a packed lunch when you go hiking

This section of the magazine will focus on healthy alternatives you can make when you go hiking either for rock climbing, skiing or any sort of activity you choose to participate in!


I often find that finding easy, good, healthy alternatives to bring when I go for a hike can be a challenge. Either my alternatives are boring, the cheese becomes to sweaty/soggy and unattractive to eat! Or you simply end up bringing the same thing you always bring, and this can get pretty boring in the end! Truth be told finding a new combination every time is hard, and coming up with new alternatives is a real challenge! However that is what this new article series will be all about. I am determinant to find inspirational choices for you to make. Choices you don’t have to think too much about!

 

So today I am starting of  this new series with something pretty easy that only takes s few minutes to make. All of you have to do is cut up a few slices of bread, add ham, hard-boiled egg, cheese, and top it all with some fresh tomatoes, fresh basil or anything else you prefer.You then simply have to put it all inside a container of some sort, and bring it with you in a backpack.


Ingredients list:

Two slices of your favourite bread

To small tomatoes

Two slices of ham, cheese or whatever else you prefer

A hard-boiled egg

And maybe some fresh herbs on top

This is so easy that you do not have to be a rocket scientist 🙂

To end this article I would simply say – it does not have to take several hours to make something healthy for a hiking trip! All you really need is healthy ingredients on hand, and the whole preparation will go by in a few minutes! This leaves you to go outside, and enjoy nature to the fullest.

My tips

Doing a hike these days does not mean that you have to bring along the tired, and boring lunch you always pack. Because 1) you are in a hurry to leave or 2)to tired to make anything else. These days you can bring along any kind of food you like all you really need is some sort of Primus to heat water, and something to prepare your food in, and voila you are good to go.

PRIMUS:

Last summer when we did a bit of hiking, and camping a new Primus was bought. I have to tell you it was truly one of the best investments we ever made. The Primus is both small enough to carry around with you in a small backpack, and light weight enough to bring along on even the hardest of hikes.


SANDWICHES:

All the times we go hiking we tend to bring some sort of food with us, and it can be anything from REALTURMAT  or a few sandwiches for easy pease eating. We tend to stick to regular cheese/ham because that’s just what we like, but making something a bit more fancy is not that hard. Just add it to a box like the one under, and you will never have a problem again. The food will stay in its place, and you will have many options as to what you bring..it can be carrots, sweet peas, strawberries to name but a few of my personal favourites.


Leftovers from dinner:

Having a refrigerator filled with food you do not get around to eating is both economically stupid, and not good for the environment. So instead of possibly throwing away parts of yesterdays dinner  (because you for the 100 time made too much) why not take leftovers with u on the slopes or a regular hike.

Here is a great little recipe i found just a few days ago on Matprat.

Recipe for omelette with cheese and tomato salsa:

– 2 eggs

2 table spoons with water.

– 3 table spoons grated white cheese or other cheese that you might prefer

– 1/2 tablespoons of butter for frying

Tomato Salsa:

– 1 piece tomato about.

– 1 cup chopped cucumber

– 1 tablespoon of olive oil

– 1/2 teaspoon wine vinegar or apple vinegar

– 1/2 teaspoon of sugar

– 1/2 tsp salt

– 1/4 teaspoon pepper

– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

– 2 tbsp sprouts


To sum up:

You can bring whatever kind of food with you on a hike, but as you do there are more options the just the regular boring sandwiches we as Norwegians seem to be such huge fans of.

Photos belongs to the company themselves

HIKING IN SKÅBU:

Skåbu is situated in Jotunheimen, and we have visited the area on more than one occasion. It is always still, and with gorgeous nature surrounding you wherever you look. You can choose to go for short walks/hikes or longer once it is all up to you, and your own comfort level. The landscape is filled with both steep hills, and gentle roads to suit your every hiking need.

In Skåbu you will find some rich flora/fauna birds of prey, with the golden eagle in front. However the forest birds are probably the easiest to spot, but also smaller birds especially woodpeckers, are richly represented. In winter you can easily find traces of animals like hares, foxes, deer, weasels and elk. Sometimes you can also get a glimpse of the animal out of the kitchen window as you enjoy your morning coffee.

A LITTLE HISTORY:

Skåbu is most likely named after the Norse goddess for hunting called Skadir. Hunting, trapping and fishing leaves its mark on the village to this day as in earlier times.

LOCAL AREA:

In the center of Skåbu you can find a grocery store with a post office a restaurant/coffee shop, gas station, and a place to stay. They even have places where they sell locally produced food you can try as you drive through.
I have only been here a few times, but loving it more, and more over time mostly due to the still feeling i always get when we visit.

Photographs: Linn Michelsen

Sunday we got up early with one thought in mind, and that was to find new places for future backcountry skiing trips. The drive payed off, and you will therefore see more tips for trips in future posts.

The best hiking food ever 🙂

RealTurmat

Photos: taken by me

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Are you one of those people who likes to go for walks in nature, and maybe even camp/make food outside. As we all know all food tastes so much better in Gods free nature. There are several hikes you can do in this area, but this  particular Sunday we only had time for one relatively short hike (only three four hours).

Here comes some other walks you can do it you feel adventures – Roundtrip of Rondane (a trip for three days), One hour bike ride, or head og to Rondvassbu like we did.

Todays hike:

This Sunday we started from the parking lot around Frydalen carrying out backpacks with some@RealTurmat, and our Primus for heating some water so that we later on could have dinner. It took us about an hour to reach Rondvassbu by foot following the road, and passing many cyclists on the way. As we reached our destination we had some very good vaffels, and coffee for an hour or two.

After leaving Rondvassbu we headed in the direction of Jutulhogget, and from their down towards Krokåtbekkbue ,and Rondheim. All in all it was a good distance for a Sunday hike, and it should therefor be manageable for many types of people.The easiest way of getting there is by car, and since we live near Gjøvik it did not take us much more then a few hours.

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Pictures taken in Norway - Rondane Map link: Curtesy of Den Norske Turistforeningen