Winter solstice

– I want to go on a trip! She says. – Ok, let’s go, I say. – Promise? – Yes. Promise. And I really do promise. Some promises you just have to keep. Even though December is probably even more jam packed with busy days than in the autumn, when we didn’t manage to goContinue reading “Winter solstice”

Hiking across Norway

This summer, my family and I hiked across Southern Norway from east to west. So what is it like to hike across Norway, you may ask? I can tell you this: Hiking across Norway is relaxing in the late evening sun next to a field the first day of the trip hiking into hidden valleysContinue reading “Hiking across Norway”

On snowshoes, fatbikes and unexpected expenses

It’s impossible not to notice: The premature feeling of spring in the air. With a temperature above freezing, the powdery snow has finally settled. We walk a couple of hundred meters on foot from our house, Siri and I, put on our snowshoes and leave the road behind us. We follow a snowmobile track coveredContinue reading “On snowshoes, fatbikes and unexpected expenses”

Across Norway four times – with the kids

It’s probably not a secret: We love outdoor life. A lot. During our former book project (sorry, it’s in Norwegian), we wanted to try a variety of different forms of outdoor activities. This resulted in many magical trips with the children, where the best are collected in our new book. Now the project is finished,Continue reading “Across Norway four times – with the kids”

Out of hibernation

It’s been quiet here on the site for a while. Very quiet. And there’s a good reason for that: Last winter was spent as a teacher, freelance journalist, author and father (and probably part-time nutcase), all while I was maintaining my primary blog in Norwegian as well as this space. It became very clear at oneContinue reading “Out of hibernation”

Farewell to freeze dried food

We only walked a couple of kilometres from our house and into the woods. The camp was set at dusk just far enough away that we disappeared into our own world as darkness spread through the pine trunks. It was on this trip that Sif grew into her role as the family’s wilderness chef. WhetherContinue reading “Farewell to freeze dried food”