|Dates:||28 Aug 2017 - 26 Sep 2017|
Follow my hike through Norway!
It's a burger!!!!!
Dinner tonight. What'll it be luv? Fish & Chips? Shepherds Pie? ...or a Burger?!?! 🤤
A casual stroll through Trondheim...
The certificate. The boarder around the sides are the Flora that you see along the path. So true; I saw them in my dreams at night too.
So, went back to the Pilgrims accommodation to receive the certificate. I feel like I've graduated from something?!?!
You're not allowed to take photos inside the Cathedral. I thought: Im a Pilgrim. I just walked almost 700km to get here. So ...here are some stealth style photos 😎🕵🏻
...but more happy 😁
The last and final Milestone. I'm feeling happy and sad about this.
Trondheim, I have arrived. ...now where is Nidaros Cathedral?!?!
I can see you Trondheim...! Goal in sight 🎯
Last morning. View from the bedroom 😏
...and what better way to celebrate the last hike night, than with some Reindeer stew 🦌🔪🥘😋
Would you believe it? I even had time for some sun bathing 😎 So lucky for my last night of the trip!!!
Totes cool. 😃
SCORE!!! Last night, and fortunately the best night (and location) for some wild camping.
Looks like a nice place to rest...
"Have a nice trip" - thanks Mr. Troll!
14km to go ...getting close 😬
Took a slight detour today... hay fields were ... hmmm ...nice, I guess.
20km to go. Getting there...
Was wondering why a place of accommodation also has a picture of a Rooster?!?! They have alarm clocks?
2nd last day. Slowly coming back in to civilisation.
Wild camping tonight. 🏕 Let's hope it doesn't rain 😒
Corridor of trees in the woods.
Can you believe it?!?! 38km to go 😃😃😃
Skaun church - totes nice.
Thank god for planks 😏
Don't know if you can zoom into this rock, but it's covered with ancient graffiti !
Lovely lake lying lasciviously lethargic.
Tonight's accommodation. A rifle lodge. Outside I can hear people going crazy with guns!! 🔫 ...aaah someone just hit a tin target 🎯
Definitely the most interesting place to stay 😏
Double digits!!! 61km to go...
Some of the houses I walked past today. I wonder if anyone actually lives here?!?!
Unofficial (?) milestone. 90 km to go...
My first wild creature ...spotted! (It's only a random statue 😏)
Today is, one of the few, beautiful sunny days. A nice path into a small town.
Mainly streets today - but here is a small forest path.
Sun coming up, about to poke through. I'm already on my way - later sun! 🏃🏽🌞
View from up the top
Amazing on the inside. The crucifix on the left hand side is from the year 1200 😳
...and of course: the Milestone: 101 km to go 😃
Rennebu Church. One of Norway's last Y- shaped churches.
Old general store of a city I walked through today. Luckily the lady was there to show us inside...
Decided to quickly pop into the gym to work on my guns - before my 25km walk 😜
...perfect to take camping - per esempio 😏
Lots of supplies to buy...
Strange writing on a bench. Can someone translate this? Anyone speak Elvish ...or Hobbit?
A quick peek into The Valley.
The lady who owned the farm I stayed at last night; after milking the cows, she herds them across the road to greener pastures.
The little cat, that won't leave our hut 😏
Cozy bed upstairs 😊
Pilgrims hut to stay in tonight. The owner (of the farm) was really nice. Had coffee & cake waiting for us ...finally!!! 😃
Strange day today. We took a huge detour, across some mountains (and to my despair) wet, boggy marshes. Had wet shoes & socks the entire day 😒
Accommodation in a Pilgrims hut tonight. Forgot to take photos inside, but was really nice & cosy 😊
...more sheep on the path. Baaaah, outta the way!!!
Awoke to see snow on the mountains. That's where we were last night!! Glad we missed the snow.
Accommodation for the night in a hut. WITH a kitchen AND bathroom AND toilet all in the same building. Luxury!
Oppdal church. Of course I had to climb another hill to get there.
...AND THE SUN DID COME OUT! 😃😃😃
The chapel of St. Michael. Always opened, just there on the path...
Walking slowly back down into civilisation.
...but as a wise person once said: "The sun will come out ...tomorrow"
Scenery shots from this morning. Was still verrrry cold 😒
The mountain monster departing from the shepherds hut !
This place was nice & cozy 😊
Finally we arrive at our accommodation 😃
Interesting rocks. This COULD be the entrance to the hall of the mountain king?!?! 😮
The scenery along the way. Everything here is dead!!!
...but I did manage to scream at the Norse god of wind, fog, and cold 😫❄️
Highest point of the entire pilgrimage. It was so cold at the summit (1,314m high) I barely had the strength to smile...
Lots of tough climbs today 😒😣
Lots of waterfalls today. I always wonder where the water comes from, when you're at the top of the mountain?!?!
Foggy morning to y'all 😳
Sleeping in the tent tonight... Night night 🏕☺️
...and next week we're going skiing on dem dere mountains!! ⛷😂
View from up the top near the milestone. Today was higher than yesterday - 1214 meters high!!
208km to go selfie
208km to go..!
Walking across a bridge, I decided to take a picture of the water!
...more boggy pooey, wet, sludge. The only way is forward, and that is just wet. I tried at times to run really quickly - did I think I could walk on water?!?!? 😝
Info for the next pic...
These cool little things were popping up all along today's route. Deer traps, and ice formed valleys. Quite informative 🤓
Boggy marshes 😒 Even though there were at times planks, you'd eventually just step in ankle deep slush!!!
It's a cold start to the day!!! ❄️
Lodging for tonight. There is a heater inside 😃😃😃 Will probs get down to 4 degrees tonight.
...of course I had to make a selfie!!! 😏
Highest point of the track: 1200 meters. Climbed 700 m to get here 😰
Landscape has totally changed here up on the mountain. It's incredible. Kinda like a Tundra / Desert. Warm, but windy!
Dovrefjell national park ...welcome!
250km to go...
Good night 😊
I discovered a little kitchen here with crockery from the film! I was hanging out for Tea, so I caved in and bought some today. Best - Idea - Ever!!!
The housing estate. Ok, no heating or electricity, but there are at least candles in the room!
This is actually my favourite place to stay so far. It IS actually an old movie set from a famous Norwegian film. They keep it now for Pilgrims... and sheep 😏
FINALLY!!!! The sun comes out from hiding ☀️ ...after 2 weeks 😒
284 km to go...
High on a hill lived a lonely goat herd..
Random giraffe 🤔
Into the woods 🎶
Good bye hut. You were warm 😊
View from the hut window...
Today was a shitty day 😕 Rain, wind, mud, steep mountains. ...and there was no one at the Pilgrim centre. Still, 337km until Nidaros cathedral in Trondheim. ☺️
Another mountain climbed...
Roarin' Rapids 😱
...of course I had to buy some honey. The most delicious honey I've ever tasted. Pure, unpasteurised honey 😋
Tonight we stay in a little hostel on a bee farm (yes, i have a fellow Pilgrim walking with me now)
Ringebu church. Looks like a set from a stage play!
The most amazing view point so far 😃
UDDER da way Cow ...I'm on a mission 😏
Mountain reflected in the lake
Tonight's dessert. Gotta watch my waist 😜😋
View from the bedroom window 😊🏕
Tent has been pitched !
Views from today's walk....1
The view from the balcony 😊
392km to go ...hang on, something's not right with this calculation 🤔
Not far now 😜
"The Waterfall of Love" ❤️
Scenes from today's walk !
417km to go!!
Hello Lillehammer church!
I've been waiting for the bus for over 3 hours now. Honestly, it would've been quicker walking 😜
What a view!!!
Yay! Little pilgrims shelter 😊
Inside the Ringsaker Kirke...
Ringsaker Church. Beautiful church built in the 12th Century
455km to go!!
Old tree - over 500 years old. I feel you tree, I feel ya!
Info about the tree...
New church - built in 2000...
Good bye lovely warm hut 😢
When it's forecasted to rain the whole week, and your swollen, blistered feet scream "NOOO" - Physio tape, plasters & Ibuprofen will be your best friend 😊
488km to go!!!
Hamar cathedral. Beautiful Ruins. A girl from the Pilgrim centre just sang the traveler's blessing to me.
Let's start the day with a brisk walk through the forest!!!
Now going to bed all by myself in the hostel. I called, they gave me the code to get in. I stamped my passport & left my money in an envelope. The people that run it are going to meet me tomorrow morning at 9:00am.
The best meal ever 😋
Yippee. The first Pilgrim Centre / hostel I've come across yet.
...I got walking to do!!!
...and stone artefacts to look at
I so wanted to go swimming but...
503km to go!!!
To tired to write about the church. Read for yourself 😏
Stange Church. Seeing a church makes me so happy. It means I can fill up my water bottles 😋
Good morning Cows 🤗
...but I said I wouldn't do another long day 🤔 Before I left, I thought it would be good to average 20km a day - this is just stupid!!!
Inside the hut. I've never slept so well 😴
Yay! Another hut. This one has electricity & phone reception. The little things can make you so happy 😊
Horsey came to say Hei!!!
Just walked up this big hill 😰
Primeval forest. Beautiful - but a bitch to walk through with a backpack!!!
More sights from the walk...
Was so worth it to have a short walk here & spend the afternoon in this little hut. Firewood, sofa, table and chairs - nice & cozy. You just put a little money in an envelope, clean up, and go. They're always opened for Pilgrims.
On my Mega long 50km day, i was trying to make it to this hut. Was another 11km away 😜
This was another amazing forest...
So this was the last pic I took on this mega long day. Ended up walking into the night and did 50km. This is why I now have blisters & cankles 😔 Note to self: DONT DO IT AGAIN!!!
Amazing scenery on this day
560km to go!!!
I think there's a Troll under this bridge!!!
A cow is in my way 😬
There is quite a bit of walking on roads in this hike 😒
Crappy uphill climbs 😰
Good start to today's walk?!?!?
Camping in the forest with the spiders and mosquitos 😜
Just did some quick hay-bailing ...and I'm off on my way again!
If you need a little rest along the way - you can always sit in a Pilgrims shelter!
Skedsmo Church milestone!!!
Ok, really leaving now :-)
First starting point...
Overnight in Oslo at the Anker Hostel.
|Dates:||28 Aug 2017 - 26 Sep 2017|
Follow my hike through Norway!