Scandinavian wilderness hike 17- Snowstorm on the way to Kilpisjärvi

When I start early next morning it is grey and the temperature reaches just 4 C°. I follow the Dividalen for a while and then climb out across dry birch forest. Dividalshytta offers a very nice view across the valley, but unfortunately it has started to rain again. There must be visitors, but at this early hour everything is still quite.


Scandinavian wilderness hike 15- from Hellemocanyon to Kjatterat

I had intended to explore more of the granite country around Hellemofjord but next morning I soon must realise, that that is a slow, difficult undertaking. I would run out of food and more importantly miss an appointment in some days, so I decide to turn back on the Nordkalottleden.


Scandinavian wilderness hike 14- along the huge Akkajaure towards Hellemocanyon

On this stage I have a very interesting encounter with the members of a scientific project on the effects of climate change in the arctic.


Scandinavian wilderness hike 13- Into Padjelanta and Sarek

On this stage I leave my northerly bearing and take a big detour eastwards into Sweden, to explore the big Nationalparks of Laponia, Padjelanta, Sarek and Stora Sjöfallet.


Scandinavian wilderness hike 12- across Junkerdalen to Sulitjelma

On this stage I cross the fantastic Junkerdalen and have an unexpected change from walking, when paddling large Balvatnet.