Langvatnet

Weekend in Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella national park, hoping to get a big trout. Autumn in progress, mushrooms, cloudberries, lots of wind, mud, wet land and of course very good company...
we stayed in Langvatnet cabin. The rent includes motor boat too.

Åmotan


my mum visited Trondheim for long weekend

We decided to experience a classical Norwegian cabin trip. So we drove to Linndalen (location here) to spend two nights in nice small cabin Uroa next to Linndalsvatna.
Saturday's hike to Svarthaugvatna
no people, great views, amazing weather on the top (1200 m) and during the whole weekend
and nice fishing in the lakes
on the way down we visited old farm Gammelsetra
and fished little bit in Linndøla river
on Sunday we did 8km long round hike in Åmotan. Beautifull meeting point of four rivers and glacier valleys, with three impressive waterfalls
we started from Jenstad farm. People have been farming here from 1600
first waterfall on our way, Svøfallfallet, has 156 m
after steep "climb" we reached another old farm named Lundlia
and continued to another waterfall
Lindalsfallet, 110m. During 3 hours hike, with amazing weather  we met 4 people...


Gutulia

Another national parks into our collection - the smallest one in Norway called Gutulia and very small part of rather large Femundsmarka...
on the way to evening fishing in Gutua, very nice small river with many promising pools
ancient wall painting in our cabin... the whole area is a paradise for cross country skiing
and trout fishing
there is only one very short marked hiking trail in Gutulia, so we were off the grid most of the time
using improvised bridges
to see the ancient pine trees (500 years older than us)
and hike to the highest mountain in the park
top of Gutulia (984m)
fishing in Gløta river was amazing, but without success...
I got all trout in this small stream Vala
reindeers everywhere
and some berries too

Forollhogna national park

Another national park into the collection. Just a few pics from short summer trip to Forrolsjøen.
Budalen - beautifull valley of river Bua
lower parts offer nice forest hike
while the upper parts (over 1000 m) are emptier. The mountain Forollhogna on the right (1332m)
lake Forollsjøen from Forollhogna. There are some big trout in its water, but difficult to catch.

Tour de Nord

5000 km, 20 days, friends, good weather, remote places... we found paradise, where every wish became reality.
somewhere in the middle of Sweden, 1:00 in the morning, my first stop on the way to Kirkenes to pick up KoSte
morning lake has local colours
my second stop - Emilie and her monsters in Vitå. Great to see her so happy there
driving more north to Finnland. Interesting main road to Inari
third stop - Njurkulahti, Lemmenjoki national park
exploring a few sections of Lemmenjoki river with my Palava boat
fishing grayling in crystal clear water
local bears
from Kirkenes we drove to Øvre Pasvik, rented a canoe
and during 3 days explored several lakes
in perfect weather, even without mosquitos, in wild nature
free cabin on Norway-Russia-Finnland borders

getting lot of fish (greyling, pike, perch)
nice spot for grayling and Stepanka
after Øvre Pasvik we drove north, to Varangerhalvøya national park
we found this simple old cabin in Ytre Syltevika. It was used by Norwegian partizans during WWII, to spy German ships
it is located next to this bay and it is more to the east than Istanbul
nice valley nearby, we got amazing char for the dinner in the lake there
and experienced some magical moments there
our next destination was Vesterålen. On the way we crossed some winter areas...
to arrive into the summer
we spent 1 day hiking along the coast (The Queens Route)
swimming in Atlantic
chilling in the harbour
watching whales and puffins
video
and moved to our final destination, magical Senja island. Kanoying, hiking and fishing...

selection of fish we got. We were not lucky all the time: Stepanka got cca 15kg pike, but it was so huge, that we were not able to get it out of hte water, Max got halibut of probably very good size, unfortunatelly it escaped after a while of fight and I lost one nice sea trout from the hook. We also tried salmon in Rossfjorden, however without success.