Gjuvvatnet Hiking Trail in Bortelid, Norway

The last hike during our hiking holiday in Bortelid, Norway was the Gjuvvatnet trail. It was the longest trail we did, both in terms of distance and duration but we were aided by the weather, which was less hot and sunny than the other days. There are several lakes called Gjuvvatnet in Norway, but this one is located just one kilometer east…

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Gjuvvatnet Hiking Trail - weather got better before descending down to the lake

Kvitevatn Hiking Trail in Bortelid, Norway

The Kvitevatn trail was the second hike we did on our hiking holiday in Bortelid, Norway. It’s longer, but also less steep than the hike to the Reinstjønn mountain lake. Kvitevatn is the name of yet another mountain lake, twice as big as Reinstjønn, but located more to the north at a similar altitude. Our starting point was at the beginning…

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Kvitevatn Trail - sign post

Reinstjønn Hiking Trail in Bortelid, Norway

The Reinstjønn trail was the first hike we did on our little family’s first hiking holidays, which was centered around Bortelid in Norway. While we had already done one longer hike in Mols Bjerge National Park with our little daughter MK in a child carrier backpack, the Reinstjønn trail offered twice as much ascent due to the much more mountainous terrain…

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Reinstjønn Hiking Trail in Bortelid, Norway - the mountain lake itself

Agri Bavnehøj Trail – Mols Bjerge

Denmark has five national parks, which each represent a certain aspect of special Danish nature. Mols Bjerge National Park represents how the Danish landscape was created in the Ice Age, and is as the name implies (‘Bjerge’ mean ‘mountains’) more hilly than most other places in Denmark. It has been more than…

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Agri Bavnehøj trail - path on the hill itself

Velika Planina Trail – Hiking the Alps

Velika Planina is a big pasture plateau in the Kamnik Alps in Slovenia which is very popular for hiking due to its stunning views, pristine nature and authentic wooden huts. The huts were used by shepherds in the old times but nowadays some of them are rented to tourists, hikers and others who would…

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Velika Planina Trail: View on the Kamnik Alps from the plateau

Tre Cime di Lavaredo Hiking Trail in the Dolomites

In the summer of 2019, we went for a hiking-packed holiday to the beautiful Dolomites in northeastern Italy. Our last hike went to the popular Tre Cime di Lavaredo national park which holds a small but impressive massif of three peaks that almost looks like an enormous fossilized fortification. The conspicuous…

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Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Piz Boe Trail near Arabba in the Dolomites

On the third day of our hiking-intensive holidays in Arabba in the Dolomites, I climbed the highest mountain in the area, the 3152 meters high Piz Boe. Climbing Piz Boe was not a spontaneous decision. I had planned to climb this mountain way before we arrived to Arabba. Why? Well, it’s the highest peak…

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Piz Boe Trail - View from the top

Sass Ciapel Trail near Arabba in the Dolomites

In the summer we spent several days in the Italian Dolomites. When we arrived to the beautiful town of Arabba where we had booked accommodation, I spotted a really interesting mountain which looked somewhat like a mushroom. After a brief research I figured out that the mountain is called Sass Ciapel and is 2557…

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Sass Ciapel Trail - The peak has a shape of mushroom

Passo Pordoi – Sass Pordoi Trail in the Dolomites

In July 2019 we went to the Italian Dolomites for several days where we hiked, climbed mountains and tested hiking gear. We stayed in a small town called Arabba which is known to be a top-tier skiing destination. Nevertheless, Arabba is also a great destination for active summer holidays because it’s surrounded by high…

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Sass Pordoi - View from the top

Otmarjeva Pot Via Ferrata Trail – Gradiska Tura

Gradiska Tura is a very small mountain in Slovenia which has become popular due to a relatively demanding via ferrata trail called Furlanova Pot. During my holidays, I figured out that yet another via ferrata trail has been established there, named Otmarjeva Pot, which is supposedly one of the hardest in the country.…

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Resting along the Furlanova Pot via ferrata