Day 2: Midnight Sun!

Austerbootnen to Olderfjord

Distance: 55km

And I get lucky! 11:55 I open the zip of my tent and there it is: the midnight sun, spectacularly shining low on the horizon. Instead of going back to sleep, I spontaneously decide to start walking. Not many chances you can do so at 00:30 in the morning. I cross an estuary just for the fun of it and follow a river up a lovely valley. Clouds roll in and so do mosquitoes. Well, it was amazing as long as it lasted.
I follow markers along lakes through boggy terrain. A cold wind chasing away the mosquitoes. 
Eventually, the trail takes me up a wide ridge, where I follow a reindeer fence. Lots of wires laying around and the eventually the invitable happens. I stumple across one down, hitting the rocky terrain hardly. Luckily though I can continue my hike with some minor bruises. At 4 I meet a German hiker, who is shortly finishing her hike from Göteborg, where she started in May.
The rest of the day is pretty unspectacular, follow fences most of the time. Soft, wet, muddy underground. One rock field in between though. Progress is once more faster than expected and I decide to continue all the way to Olderfjord, where I arrive with sore feet, pick up my food pack and pitch my tent between two RVs. The long term campers dart malignant glances at me. I guess they don't like an intruder in their little 'paradise' idyllicly located next to the highway ;)
Anyway, I couldn't care less after a long day and will be on my way early tomorrow. 
Exciting!
Exciting!
Spectacular valley
Spectacular valley
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  • #1

    fänky (Sunday, 02 August 2020 14:14)

    Amazing landscape, great pics and exciting descriptions!

    All the best, take care and enjoy!


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