Category Archives: Nordkalotten Trail

Along the Nordkalottruta: Reisadalen to Kautokeino

Nedrefosshytta to Ráisjávrihytta Having finished lunch I sidled around the boulder fields with their sheer drop into the Reisadalen, as I climbed out of the valley the weather gradually improved. I was taken by the stunted birch trees and the … Continue reading

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Along the Nordkalottruta: Kopmajoki to Reisadalen

I awoke to the sound of a swirling wind, however, being happily ensconced in the hut my main focus was on food, coffee and eventually packing. Through the window the weather looked fine and until I stepped outdoors I felt … Continue reading

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Gear used along the Nordkalottruta

The following comments are my reflections on the use of the gear over the 11 day period of which 9 nights were spent camped out. HMG Porter Pack The HMG Porter is an excellent pack, and it carried the 16 … Continue reading

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Nordkalotteleden, Kalottireitti, Nordkalottruta: The final section.

I have now completed the final leg of the Kalottireitti (Nordkalottruta) between Kilpisjärvi and Kautokeino. Over the coming weeks I will write a trip report, gear report, the tale of two jetboil sol ti’s, reflections on gear appropriate for the … Continue reading

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I thought I was going on a summer walk.

Maybe I should pack my snowshoes

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Lapland 2012

Later in the week I will be harding north to meet Mark of Backpacking North fame in Rovaniemi we will then head to Kilpisjärvi and commence our walk north to Halti. At some stage after our visit to Halti, I … Continue reading

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Travelling to and from the Nordkalotten Trail

Travelling to Lapland is very easy and there are many options including bus, train, plane or your own vehicle. The following map provides an overview of the Nordkalotten Trail between Kvikkjokk and Abisko. There are a number of of options … Continue reading

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