The existing image gallery about Sarek in Swedish Lapland is going to be extended as well. In addition, I am planning a travel report. However -- as past experience tells me -- this will take quite a while to complete.
Only now I am finally working through the images I took during a 2-week backpacking trip in Sarek (Swedish Lapland) mid September. In particular, I re-visited the summit of Skierffe for the third time. This location offers magnificent views across the Laitaure Delta.
The following images are abstract views of this maze of colorful streams, swamps and forests in their fall colors seen from high above. The Rapa River deposits huge amounts of glacial sediments into the Laitaure lake which results in this unique landscape.
This summer we’ve been hiking for two weeks in Norway’s Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park and its surroundings.
The area is roughly located at the polar circle’s latitude. It consists of a western section which features Svartisen glacier -- Norway’s second largest glacier and an eastern part -- Saltfjellet. Directly adjacent to it is the small Láhko National Park, founded in 2012. It is interesting in particular for its Karst formations.
A detailed description of our trip you can find in the travel report. Or you can watch 6 minutes of video summarizing our trip:
It is summer in the northern hemisphere and possibly you have some hot weather. In those conditions it is nice to cool down a bit -- at least mentally :-). I’m slow at video editing and my day job also requires some of my time. But finally I completed the short video about my ski trip in Lapland last March. So, relax and cool down -- I did the all the effort for you:
Some facts: 9 days out in the mountains, this time only 3 nights in the tent, the rest in huts. The weather was exceptional, but much colder than last year. I carried about 40 kg of overall gear (most of it on the sled). Roughly half of the distance was covered on the King’s Trail (Kungsleden) which is marked also in winter. The rest was less frequented and involved some steep sections (Tjäktja -- Nallo) which were challenging with the sled -- especially for me as a winter rookie.
My photographic equipment sometimes struggled with the cold and I needed to warm up the batteries to get the camera to work. Even the action camera I used needed to be kept warm -- otherwise it would turn off after 2-3 seconds. But to me it was worth the effort.