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.


 



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

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