Recently I started to create short videos about some of my adventures. Check them out below. Of course, you can also access my YouTube-Channel directly. Subscribe there if you are interested in Updates.
Winter Days in Nikkaluokta (Swedish Lapland)
Early march 2020: Just before the global pandemic fully started my wife and I traveled to the Swedish village Nikkaluokta. We rented a small cabin and spent some days relaxing and exploring the surroundings. This time no big outdoor adventure ;-)!
We knew Nikkaluokta from a summer backpacking trip. In comparison to summer it was not very crowded. There are marked winter trails in the area, in particular one section of the famous Kungsleden starts here.
We enjoyed the Vistas valley the most. Very few people and almost no snow scooters. A quiet and beautiful place.
Rago, Padjelanta and Sarek — One Hike, Three National Parks
This video is about another solo hiking adventure in the autumnal Lapland. Starting in Norway and the Norwegian Rago NP, I crossed over to Sweden where I traversed the Padjelanta and Sarek NPs. My endpoint was Kvikkjokk.
It really was a memorable trip — it is hard to say which part of my hike, which lasted two weeks, I enjoyed the most. Of my worst day unfortunately no footage exists — only memories :-).
Lapland — Beneath the Summer Sun
Summer in northern Scandinavia: It never gets dark. This video is about a summer hike in the mountains of Nowegian and Swedish Lapland. We had lots of sun — but also some gloomy days.
Our backpacking trip started at the train station in Katterat (Norway) and ended in Nikkaluokta (Sweden). We had plenty of time and sometimes spent more than one night in a place. Some of the sequences showing “early morning” sunlight were actually shot between 2 and 3 am.
Autumn in Sarek — September Hike in Swedish Lapland
This short film is about a hike in Swedish Lapland in September. The wooded areas are in their best color and the first snow covers the higher peaks.
I was passing through the national parks Stora Sjöfallet and Sarek, both part of the Laponia world heritage.
Saltfjellet-Svartisen: Backpacking in Northern Norway
Short video about a backpacking trip in and around Norway’s Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park in the end of July. Our hike started in Glomfjord and ended in Lønsdal.
The weather was exceptionally sunny and warm. Fortunately, I was able to capture some rare moments of cloudy and dramatic skies as well.
Nordic Winter — A Ski Trip in Swedish Lapland
This is a short video about my second winter trip in the north of Sweden. Overall, I spent 8 days in the mountains. Again, I was lucky to experience a spectacular display of the northern lights. My route was the following:
Abisko — Alesjaure — Tjäktja — Šielmmávággi — Nallo — Vistas — Alesjaure — Abisko
Western Scotland — Exploring the Highlands
This is a short video about a recent trip to Scotland. We did lots of hiking, enjoying the unique landscape of the Scottish Highlands.
Hikes featured in this video:
Ben A’an (Trossachs)
Glenfinnan — Inverie (section of Cape Wrath Trail)
Several hikes near Loch Maree and in the Assynt region
Lapland — A Winter Adventure (on Snowshoes)
This short video is about my first winter trip to northern Sweden — 10 days on snowshoes in the mountains
Dusky Track — A Fiordland Hike (New Zealand South Island)
This is a short video about my hike on Dusky Track in Fiordland on New Zealand’s South Island in 2016. While large parts of the track cross dense rainforest there are also more mountainous sections with great scenery. The hike was a wet experience as already on the starting day there were about 100 mm of rainfall. There are some rough sections on the trail and I had (due to high water levels) some challenging stream crossings. Nonetheless, it was great, and I preferred it to the touristy and regulated Great Walks. The huts on this track are small and cozy — for once I did not use my tent.