Catching wind in Lierne

Despite crazy weather forecast (very windy), it was right time to discover another Norwegian national park. And because I was accompanied by Vlado, who loves arctic expeditions and tundra environment, I chose Lierne, remote and "small" park, characterised by its ice aged mountainous landscape. I also hoped in some good ice-fishing in local lakes.
After the night in Brattvoll Gård cabin in Holand, Lars Erik drove us with his snow-scooter 12km into the park.
From the forest, we moved up into the open mountains
direction Fiskløyshytta - our home for the next 4 days.
Strong wind started soon after our arrival...reaching its max speed on Saturday (26 m/s)

It is difficult to take a picture of wind, so here is short video from Saturday morning, when the wind was still relatively ok.
Short trip around the cabin before the wind hit us
Sunday was the expedition day - destination Akkavatnet
Cool whole-day trip (ca 15km in total) in sporadically difficult skiing conditions (especially on sport cross-country skies). We "visited" several lakes during the day (Litlflyen, Storflyen - navigation mistake, Holmvatnet, Akkavatnet, Vargtjønnin), however fishing was too challenging because of the strong wind.
"Real men doing real work" - Vlado made this great snow hole on Akkavatnet.
Sunday - half-day trip to Fiskløysvatna (12km in total). Perfect skiing in powder snow along the river-valley.
Wind on Fiskløysvatna was also strong...
Some quality time on Fiskløysvatna
And some unsuccessfull fishing as well...

And a few white pics from Vlado:

White wild

Arctic char (røya in Norwegian, siven in Czech) is beautiful fish, not so easy to catch. Last few days I dedicated to that...and here are a few pics from that long weekend.
Snow conditions are amazing i in Bymarka, while down in the city spring is almost near (sometimes).

The plan was to visit Esandsjøen in my favourite Sylan area, but before that I stopped at Lynvatnet, a small, but deep lake, with some big røya swimming 25 meters below the ice (there should be also huge trout there, around 5-6kg!). It was almost minus 20 in the morning, but the sun was shining and there was no wind, so amazing conditions...
I have spent several unsuccessful days on Lynvatnet before, with some big fish escaping at the very last moment from the holes. But today was the røya day. I got six fish, two of them were almost 1kg...great experience.
But it was time to move to Sylan. To reach the cabin, snow-scooter is the best option. Thanks to Lars from Fjellguiden Tydal AS for the ride!
Probably my most favourite cabin in Norway. It is located just next to the lake, at Nøstervika.

Weather varied a lot...
Fishing is different here from Lynvatnet. Not so deep (I fished in 1-2 meters), ice is about 80cm (30cm at Lynvatnet), fish are smaller and one active rod is enough (while I use 4-6 rods on Lynvatnet).
3 days passed away and Lars was back...
The view of Esandsjøen during the ride back to Tydal.
Some great skiing on the way back near Tydal...
with compulsory stop at Lynvatnet to get nice dinner...
Last look back at Esandsjø year back!