Back in Trøndelag

Driving to my favourite part of river Orkla (Svinsjøen) to fish for salmon takes time (it is ca 450km from Oslo = 8-10 hours of driving). But I could not resist, especially when Emilio sent me a picture of a nice salmon, he got there last weekend. And because Max and Alise from Trondheim agreed to join us there as well, we decided to go.
Emilio and his 3,6kg beauty

We rented this simple tømmerkoia right next to Orkla, where we spent 2 nights.

It was really hot (30 degrees) and water level was low. We decided to fish in Saghølen. Just before we were ready to go to meet Max and Alise to grill some chicken, I got salmon. 
It was not big (55 cm, 1.6kg), but ideal for the grill, so we decided to keep it.
Wild atlantic salmon is beautifull fish, that smells after fruits. Huge difference from "artificial" salmon.
It provided us with one of the best dinners in great company.

Next day we found an amazing hike nearby, leading to Glimshøgda peak. It is brilliant idea to combine salmon fishing with some other activity, as it is much more fun (salmon fishing can be very tiring).
The peak offers amazing 360-view and you can see all the way to Trollheimen.
On the way back to Oslo we took E6 road (up north we drove through Tynset) and stopped for a short trip to Snøhetta viewpoint. I am really looking forward to going back soon. 


Long weekend = long round trip to check a few rivers north-east from Oslo. On Saturday, we found this nice kemping spot on the bank of Julussa river. 
It is good river for a canoe. The water level was not very high, but still OK. Lot of trout activity and a few smaller once were taken out and put back. 

80 km further north is Mistra river, that is well-known for its large trout (around 5kg) that migrate up-stream from lake Storsjøen. 
we explored its upper parts that run through Mistadalen 
there are a few nice camping spots along the river
big thanks Kolouch and Mrnda for this nice addition to our camping gear!
it was hot and  river was cold, not easy to fish, but very beautifull setting 
picture from Elvbrua bridge, when crossing Femundselva on the way back to Oslo
A watterfall Røafallene on small river Røa

And the last one visited was Trysilselva...