Joined April 2016 Message
  • Day48

    Vildmarksvågen

    September 16 in Sweden ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    The 'Vildmarksvägen' is one of Sweden’s highest roads and connects Lapland with Jämtland. We admired the Hällingsåfallet (Swedens 'Grand Canyon'), visited another church town, saw some beautiful waterfalls and drove on the high (never good news for our nights in Otto 🥶) plateau of Stekenjokk. Apart from that, we experienced Sweden's typical landscape; lakes (there are 100.000 of them) and pine forest as far as the eye can see.Read more

    Jenka Mergaert

    😍😍😍

    Elke Everaert

    mooi jasje 🤣

     
  • Day46

    Jokkmokk

    September 14 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Jokkmokk is a meeting place for Sámi people (indigenous people of the North) from all over Sápmi (which encompasses large northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia). In the Ajtte Museum we learned more about Sámi culture.

    In nearby Arvidsjaur we visited the church town of Lappstaden. A bit of history: in the early 17th century the first churches were built in Lapland. The church was to bring Christianity to the Sámi . A 'church attendance law' stipulated a minimum level of attendance, but this was difficult for the nomadic Sámi to fulfil. Since the road to church was long, overnight Sámi huts were built all over Lapland.
    Read more

    Heidi Masschaele

    🤩

    Heidi Masschaele

    geen file?

    Miel Degang

    File, volgens mij hebben ze daar zelfs geen woord voor in het Zweeds

    2 more comments
     
  • Day44

    Kungsleden

    September 12 in Sweden ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    We hiked a (small) part of Kungsleden, Sweden’s most famous hiking trail through Lapland. Our plan was to hike from Abisko to Nikkaluokta, a six-day trip. However, after the first night, we changed our plan as it was freezing cold at night (including ice on the tent 🥶). During our three days on the trail, we saw beautiful landscapes, met a lot of reindeer and made a cosy campfire!Read more

  • Day40

    Trømso

    September 8 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    After yet another ferry ride we could start exploring the neighborhood of the 'Arctic capital'. We hiked to the aptly named Blåisvatnet (Blue Lake), crossed another mountain top of our list and in the city itself we enjoyed some good food. We also tried chasing the Northern Lights a few times - without success 😞. We left our last stop in Norway via the famous Hurtigruten. On to Sweden!Read more

  • Day36

    Senja

    September 4 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    Another 24h-stop, this time in Senja! After a very nauseating ferry ride, we arrived at Norway's second largest island. The landscape here is as impressive as in Lofoten, but there are less people. We hiked to Hesten to admire Segla - the most famous mountain on this island - during a rare moment without rain :).Read more

    Yana Van Meerhaeghe

    😱

    marthe debyser

    Gek

    Michiel Van Ooteghem

    Zalige foto's! en cool vestje!

     
  • Day35

    Vesterålen

    September 3 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Vesterålen is the group of islands above Lofoten. The mountains have a more rounded shape compared to the ones in Lofoten. Because of the weather, we only stayed one day but it was - again - very beautiful! We drove the Andøya Tourist Route, stopped at a viewpoint with an epic toilet, came across a baby moose and made an attempt to spot whales from the coast (and failed...).Read more

    Michiel Van Ooteghem

    Hahaha nice 😁

     
  • Day34

    Lofoten

    September 2 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    In Bødo, we took the ferry to Lofoten. This archipelo is known for its dramatic mountains, white-sand beaches and small fishing villages. As the weather was quite bad (rain, rain, rain), we booked a hostel for two nights and enjoyed a hot shower 🤗 (after two weeks this can become rather necessary 🙈). We hiked to the secluded Kvalvika Beach, admired the beaches from mount Mannen and explored cozy Henningsvaer! We are definitely coming back to explore the islands further when the sun is less angry with us!Read more

    Laura Debyser

    modder modder modder!

    Michiel Van Ooteghem

    Wowww. Mega!

     
  • Day29

    National Turistveg Helgeland

    August 28 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    The 'Nasjonal Turistveg Helgeland' (Road 17/ Coastal Highway) runs from Steinkjer to Bodø, is 630 kilometres long and includes six ferry crossings (= a lot of waiting for the ferry 🙈). The road runs along the coast and offers AMAZING views. We made a few stops along the way: Torghatten (a granite dome known for its tunnel through its center), Sju Søstre (Miel climbed one of the seven peaks), Svartisen glacier (we enjoyed the view of the glacier from our SUP) and Saltstraumen (one of the strongest tidal currents in the world). Oh, and we crossed the Arctic Circle :)!Read more

  • Day25

    Trondheim

    August 24 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    The weather in the third largest city of Norway was quite bad (it rained all day), but we still liked Trondheim! We walked around the main highlights (including the Nidaros Cathedral and the charming Solsiden Neighborhood full of restaurants and bars) and went to a restaurant for the first time (and the second time, njom njom)!Read more

    Lisa Baetsle

    oooh zo gezellig!!

    Yana Van Meerhaeghe

    smökeluk😋

    Michiel Van Ooteghem

    Venetië van het noorden?

     
  • Day24

    Atlantic Road

    August 23 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    The route between Geiranger and Trondheim included two 'National Tourist Routes': Geiranger – Trollstigen and the Atlantic Road. In Belgium, we both hate driving but Norway's roads make it fun to drive :)! We also saw the sea for the first time since we took the ferry 🌊Read more

Join us:

FindPenguins for iOSFindPenguins for Android