2015 Camping in Norway and the musk ox
It was September and I was spending an evening at my friends place. We started talking about hiking trips that we should do this fall. During the summer sailing in the fjords of Norway and Svalbard I had developed a deep interest against Norway and we both agreed that we should to go there. When we started looking for information we learned that it was going to get cold within a few weeks and the autumn colors would soon be gone. We then decided that we should leave the same week. We booked our ferry tickets from Finland to Sweden and asked my dad to borrow his car. Two days later we had our stuff packed into the car and we were ready to go!
I am an animal photographer, so of course I wanted to see something that I could actually take good pictures of. We decided to visit Langedrag’s nature park where you can go inside of the animal enclosures of wolves and lynxes.
We had our tent with us and and camped in very beautiful landscapes!
When camping, a white wine risotto with fresh hand-picked mushrooms from the forest and a crab is a must. Cooked with a Trangia of course.
Tip: Do not set your tent next to a river when the temperatures go below zero. It might look nice, but the humid air will freeze onto your tent and make the night extra cold.
I had also contacted Roger Brenhagen, who was helding a musk ox workshop in one of the fjells of Norway. We arrived on the last day, but at least I got to see the beautiful animals!
On the following day we saw mooses but weren’t quiet enough so didn’t get that close to them.
On our drive back to Stockholm we stopped on a few swedish national parks to do a little hike and see the beautiful landscapes.
The trip was only for one week and we drove almost 2000 kilometres, next time I have to have more time