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Stocking Up on Wienerbrod

Stocking Up on Wienerbrod

The sun finally warmed up our cold tent-site, waking up Bree remarkably early as usual. Our sleeping bags have been reunited in order to cope with the cold here in the arctic circle, and even then it is still a touch cold for Bree. We dozed on and off, and didn’t get going until well […]

The Arctic Race of Norway

The Arctic Race of Norway

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I awoke ridiculously early, my legs on fire with itchiness from my mosquito run-in yesterday. The bites were so thick we actually questioned whether a mosquito could have done so much damage. It almost looked like I had a rash, but as the day wore on, it was clear that I’d simply been the victim of […]

To the End of the Earth: Part 4

To the End of the Earth: Part 4

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Muddy, marshy, and freaking straight uphill. Norway doesn’t mess around with switchbacks. We parked and got to marching straight up the steep slope, occasionally pausing to dodge long stretches of awful mud. Ropes saturated with dingy runoff occasionally appeared to assist with ascending rockslides which were essentially waterfalls after yesterday’s rain. Wearing our lightweight running […]

To the End of the Earth: Part 3

To the End of the Earth: Part 3

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As we continued our drive down the craggy coastline toward the end of the world the roads became more narrow and twisty. The pace was fast, as well. I couldn’t help but be a little nervous every time a camper or truck would appear in the distance – forcing both vehicles to pull as far […]

To the End of the Earth: Part 2

To the End of the Earth: Part 2

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We drove on and on, the craggy mountains multiplied until the sheer magnitude of the place began to overwhelm us. It was so beautiful. “Wow…” we kept exclaiming in reverent tones as we drove. It was just so incredible. We darted into every roadside pull-off to take a picture and stare at the wonder ahead of us. […]

To the End of the Earth: Part 1

To the End of the Earth: Part 1

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Our wild camp was a mosquito den, I ended up with dozens and dozens of bites after only a few minutes of wandering around camp as we took down. Later in the day, the lady at the tourist information desk told us that the mosquitoes were all gone for the season due to such cold […]

The Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle

Though we’d hoped to sleep in a bit to make up for two late nights in a row, we were up early and on the road by 7:00. Darkness is still hard to come by in these parts. As the rain from last night broke up, the forest almost glowed in the morning light. The […]

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Our tent turns into a sauna in the mornings, the morning sun warming us starting at four in the morning, until eventually it evicts us into the much cooler air outside. It took us abnormally long to clean up our wild camp, Ben declaring that we can no longer sleep with our sleeping bags zipped […]

One Last Night in Norway

One Last Night in Norway

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Ben: We packed up this morning knowing that the day might be a long one. After experiencing first hand all of the hills that surround Oslo and viewing the maze of streets on the map, we braced for the worst. We left our huge, overcrowded campground with a route that we had meticulously planned the […]

Vikings

Vikings

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We worked until nearly midnight last night, watching the last of the sun streak across the clouds, a brilliant fire spanning the horizon. Unfortunately, morning dawned too soon and I dragged myself out of the tent, trying to rally the energy for another day. Long term travel is so un-glamorous sometimes, and today, I’m feeling […]

Big Smelly Bus

Big Smelly Bus

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Ben: The morning light on the church this morning was too good to ignore.  Enjoy a few more shots of the Lom stave church!        Bree: With only a few weeks left to go on our trip, it is painfully clear that we’ll never end up in Helsinki on time without some help. […]

Civilization at Last

Civilization at Last

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Our wild camp sat at roughly 3,100 feet last night, our first night in Norway at any sort of serious altitude. We decisively decided not to stay at the peak so that we wouldn’t freeze, but I didn’t realize how cold it still might be in our canyon. The middle of the night temperatures dropped […]