Nearby Trondheim

The concept of microadventures. No need to travel far, far away...

Treating your VW as 4-wheel outlander
to watch the birds on the walls of  the cabin's toilet

to find some exciting reading in cabin's magazines
to enjoy the warm inside Usmesjøkoia

and sunset outside...
to discover the microwaterfalls (Styggbeggen)
and hike 2 hours to Nauttjønna, hoping in some røya, getting just wind
enjoying the fresh air
and hopeless trout fishing
...just a perfect weekend

Nine days with Mr. Vlado


We spent first couple of days near lake Langtjønna, in Hestbetåsbua cabin, in ice-aged landscape. The wooden channel on the photo originates from 19th century. It was used for transporting the logs between the lakes.
Next destination - Isteren lake. We explored its eastern shore (around 20 km in total) on the canoe nr. 7 (rented from Gløtberget camp)
Our typical camp during the canoe expedition. This one is located on Søndre Digerneset.
Except paddling, we were fishing, bird-watching, picking berries and mushrooms.
Getting ready for winter.
Old bridge over Glomma river on our way back to Trondheim.
From Trondheim, we headed south to Sunndalen valley, where we stayed 2 nights in nice cabin Stabbur. On the way there, we checked all the waterfalls in Åmotan.
A river above Linndalsfallet.
From Sunndalen valley, we hiked up to  Flatvaddalen. Classical steep start (around 900m vertical on 2 km hike) is followed by almost flat valley.
with some exposure, waterfalls and no people around...
and as a bonus: good trout fishing in Langvatnet and tuns of mushrooms (chantarelles and boletes).
Our last day we hiked up to Flatvaddalen again, however now from its opposite side, from Innerdalen.
Innerdalen...
Famous Innerdalstårnet (there is a tourist path all the way to the top...next time)
View from Flatvaddalen to Innerdalen.
Burgers on the way back = perfect ending of this great trip.

Family trip

Few pics from amazing week with Vlasta, Pavel, Katka, Nely and Natalka.
Crossing the fjord in Kvanne
led us to this scenic mountain road - Aursjøvegen.
The road took us to our first destination - Eikesdal lake
where one of the longest waterfalls in the world  - Mardalsfossen (650m)
falls down from this lake (Mardalstjønna).
A cabin up there...
The area around is just amazing... lake Litlevatnet few km behind our cabin
After 3 days, we continued further to the south... Trollstiegen in the fog...
and Geiranger as well...
Luckily our next cabin (Legerhytta) in Breidalen was high enough to escape from foggy fjords
Another amazing old road - Gamle Strynefjellsvegen
offers great scenery and a nice hike to Mårådalen.
Another view from Gamle Strynefjellsvegen to Hjelle.
Time to go back... long drive with a few stops... this is Snøhetta viewpoint
Piece of great architecture, simple and impressive...and muskox are down there!

Salmon fishing game

Salmon fishing is very challenging activity. It requires patience, right timing and a lot of luck, as there are so many variables involved. This season I have decided to focus on one river only - Orkla, and one particular section only - Svinsøyen (more info here). The strategy was clear - to get to know the section well instead of just driving around Norway and hope to get a salmon in some river. The bonus is that Orkla is beautiful river surrounded by nice nature and it is only 50 km far from our house. This weekend, I have been there for the second time this year, accompanied by Emilio.
Welcome to the playground
There are several of these shelters (called "gapahuk") along the section
The signs of salmon everywhere, you can see them jumping in the river... but to get them seems hopeless. However, this time it was different...
 on Saturday, Emilio hooked one nice salmon (around 5kg), using worms. Unforunatelly, after several minutes his line broke...but finally I saw hooked salmon!

 
On the way back to car, we observed Karlheinz from Germany, landing nice salmon. It was amazing to observe his technique.  

On Sunday, we woke up at 5:00 and drove back to the part of the section, where we saw Karlheinz last evening. This part is called Rorommet. Karlheinz was already there and he explained us some basic salmon rules (where to start fishing etc), which was very heplfull. 
and at 7:30, I landed this beautifull male salmon (89 cm and 7kg). It was fantastic experience and I must thank Karlheinz and Emilio for their assistance. It is amazing, how strong that fish can be. I must also thank Fery for his support and Ray, Albert, Max and Belma as well!
and just 15 minutes before our licence ended, Emilio got one as well... not so big, but nice one as well. 

...taky-ony-daky weekend


hiking up Skirådalen in Dovrefjell-Sundalsfjella national park
to reach this minicabin Storvassbua
This is midnight view of Storvatnet from one of cabin's window...
Nearby Langtjønna is trout-fishing paradise. I got 32 nice trout there, kept only a few for dinner
On the way back, a local old man explained how he makes oil and some other products from pine trees, using his own procedure and laboratory (the contruction in the background).
Just short look at Linndalsfallet and lets go back to the city.