It was an early, sunny morning in Bergen. My alarm clock went off as planned invading my dreams and waking up my excitement for adventure. In no time I was up moving like a well-rehearsed athlete. Brush your teeth, make breakfast, check your backpacks, relax, breathe, focus. I was ready to conquer the highest mountain... Continue Reading →
Get on up!
I am starting to get the same yearn for outdoors as the Norwegians - or that's what I like to think. Two weeks ago, I found myself in Tursenteret, which is the center of the local hiking club. As I stood there and opened my mouth, I heard myself utter the words "I am interested in... Continue Reading →
A Finnish movie director Renny Harlin directed the movie Cliffhanger in 1993. The same year a Finnish mountaineer Veikka Gustafsson reached Mount Everest. Finns took pride in these success stories: a Finnish film director in Hollywood and a Finn conquering the summit of Mount Everest. In the movie Sylvester Stallone fights bad guys while climbing... Continue Reading →
Bergen is a place of constant uphill walk. Even though you can get the "flat experience" (not the one I talked about in this post) in the old city center, it's true that there are places that challenge your glutes and thighs. Mount Fløyen has amazing views over Bergen and it's reachable by funicular if... Continue Reading →