End of July the weather forecast predicted more than 25° C in Lapland. Just in time to pack my backpack and head north. With a friend who lives on Svalbard we had planned to go on a multi-day glacier hike northwest of Pyramiden, at around 79° northern latitude.Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
Usually at this time of the year I am going on my last skiing trip of the season. This year, however, the snow melted so early, that instead of skiing I went for a walk on the old skiing tracks.Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
Most of this summer and autumn I mainly traveled by bike. Yet, with my friend Tim we decided to spent a week of this September hiking in the Käsivarsi Wilderness Area. Due to constant precipitation along the trip, we spent more time in open wilderness huts then camping ..
Like in the past few years, also this year I was planning to go for a hike during autumn time. Since in the past two years I was a bit too late for the most colorful time of the year – ruska – this year I wanted to leave already end of August, to experience the wonderful colors of the autumn vegetation in the Pöyrisjärvi wilderness area.
Most of the time during my visit to Svalbard the sky was dominated by clouds. Yet, the first night the forecast predicted great mountain weather, my friend and me decided to climb up Nordenskiöldfjellet. This peak is just behind Longyearbyen, and from the summit you get a great view! Continue to the photo gallery and the full article