Dog sledding has a deep history throughout the Arctic. For over 1000 years humans have bred dogs specifically for hunting and traveling resulting in the strong, smart and beautiful Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamutes and the Alaskan Husky a mix between them. Our … Continue reading Dog Sledding on Lakselvdalen
Today Jesse and I met up with a few others from my larger lab family to watch the Norwegian reindeer racing championships in Tromsø. We purchased our tickets for the event (150 NOK per person) a day earlier at the Arktisk … Continue reading Norwegian Reindeer Racing Championships
This weekend there was a prestigious nordic ski race series here at Storelva on Kvaløya, NM Tromsø. These ski races have been planned over the past 2 years, and had many volunteers to coordinate such a large event. These are not FIS races. … Continue reading Heia! Heia! Norge!
This evening Jesse and I saw some beautiful Northern Lights when we went out of the house for a little bit. They were so impressive that … Continue reading Nord Lys on Håkøya
Since we returned returning to Norway after Christmas, we have been in a deep freeze of sorts. The average temperatures in Northern Norway are much higher than we … Continue reading Deep Freeze on Håkøya
New Year’s Eve in Norway was a blast… almost literally! In the early evening, Jesse and I took a bust to Tromsøya to meet some friends. On our ride and while we were waiting for various buses, we were treated … Continue reading Happy 2016 Tromsø!!
After several weeks of rain I caught a break in the weather and rushed home early on a friday afternoon to conquer our last Ti på Topp peak of the year. Jesse was back in the US, so Jack and … Continue reading Solo on Styrmannstinden
Jesse is making plans to return to the US for a short time to help with a work project. Before he leaves, we tried to get as many of the remaining Ti på Topp hikes done as we could so that … Continue reading Mystic Middagsaksla
After our beautiful hike up Middagsaksla earlier today, I went to work for a couple hours and then we headed out again for a short evening hike. The hike was not as short as we were thinking. We hiked to the … Continue reading A Evening Hike to Blåruttinden
Buren is a peak along the North side of Ersfjordbotn. The mountains surrounding this fjord create and impressive and dramatic landscape. These peaks are steep and rugged. There are 2 mountains in this area that we hoped to hike and … Continue reading Another Foggy Hike on Buren