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Podcast · 17 Feb 2021

Hiking in Norway and Sweden with Ute Koninx and Mike Laing

Whether trekking the Kungsleden in Sweden or choosing a shorter hike from Cicerone’s new guidebook to Hiking in Norway: South, the beautifully varied landscape of Scandinavia...

Ute Koninx and Mike Laing live

Live · 2 Feb 2021

Ute Koninx and Mike Laing on hiking in Norway and Sweden

In our February Cicerone Live event, join Cicerone and authors Ute Koninx and Mike Laing to discover the delights of hiking in Scandinavia.

Glittertinden

Feature · 30 Jan 2021

How to choose a trek in Norway

You are the happy owner of the brand-new Cicerone guidebook to Hiking in Norway and have been inspired by the great selection of routes. So how to choose? Guidebook author Ute Koninx has this advice.

Camping on unfenced land is allowed anywhere in Norway, provided you are 150m away from any building

Article · 9 Jan 2021

Hiking on a budget in Norway: is it possible?

As the author of Cicerone's upcoming guidebook to 'Hiking in Norway – South', Ute Koninx is an expert in hiking in this stunning Scandinavian country. Here she shares her tips...

Heading up Mefjorden gazing at mountains rising 600m up from the fjord

Feature · 27 Dec 2020

Camping and kayaking in Norway: a packrafting adventure

Combining camping, walking and kayaking, Alex Kendall set out on a packrafting expedition to explore the peninsulas and fjords of Senja island in Norway.

skiing across snow

Feature · 1 Nov 2020

Hut-hopping in Huldreheimen

Frank Husslage took his skis and went for a five-day winter trip in the Norwegian snow. Allergic to crowds of any kind, Frank found a region ideal for people with this specific affliction: Huldreheimen, a little unknown gem between the more popular...

Louise Johnstone live

Live · 28 Jul 2020

The benefits of running on mental health with Louise Johnstone

The Marathon des Sables, triathlons and fastpacking the West Highland Way: community-focused Louise Johnstone is no stranger to challenges. Join Cicerone and Louise to find out...

Akkajaure coming closer TH

Article · 15 Jan 2020

Trekking Padjelantaleden: Swedish Lapland with children

What do you do when your 7-year-old son (Felix) wants to accompany you on a hiking trip in Sweden because he wants to see reindeer? When you're Eberhard Leutz you choose the...

Original prisma cabin at Sälka

Feature · 25 May 2019

Hut life on the Kungsleden

Mountain stations (fjällstationer) and mountain huts (fjällstugor) are encountered on three of the five sections that make up the Kungsleden, Sweden’s premier long-distance trail, and can prove to be an unexpected joy for walkers.

6 Typical suspension bridge found on the trail, this one being close to Kebnekaise.

Article · 14 Apr 2019

An intro to... the Kungsleden

Mike Laing introduces the 460km Kungsleden (or King’s Trail), Sweden’s foremost long-distance trail.

3 Virihavvre lake

Article · 20 Jan 2019

Trekking the Nordkalottleden: more reindeer than trekkers

Scandinavia is the ideal place for immersing yourself in a natural and vast wilderness, a place where you can walk for days without coming across a town or a street. And it's up...

Mid-winter afternoon sun over the Telemark, north of Rjukan on the Hardangervidda plateau.

Article · 2 Dec 2018

Sub-zero on the Telemark: Iceclimbing and other activities in Norway

Rjukan in Norway is the ultimate winter outdoor adventure location, offering plentiful opportunities to explore and participate in the range of activities on its doorstep. Ali...

Not far to go!

Feature · 27 May 2018

What I learned skiing Norge På Langs, Norway from end to end.

Tania Noakes is back from skiing Norge På Langs which is the full length of Norway. Here, she tells us what she learned and how chocolate helped her to complete the epic...

Ice Ultra 18 Yeti Nordisk 2 (Mikkel Beisner)

Article · 11 Apr 2018

Damian Hall on winning the Ice Ultra in Sweden

Damian Hall has won the Ice Ultra in Sweden - here we ask him about his race preparation, the dizzy heights of appearing on local radio and how he avoided penile frostbite. Yes,...

Trekking in Svalbard

Feature · 14 Jan 2018

Spitsbergen: The end of the world - Trekking in your 70s

Clive and Jennifer Darley believe age should be no barrier to having great adventures in the mountains: "Equipped with a cardiac pacemaker and a prosthetic hip and with a combined...

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Feature · 20 Dec 2017

Norge På Langs, “Skiing Norway from end to end”

Tania Noakes, writer, adventurer and IFMGA Mountain guide, is about to set off on the journey of a lifetime - something she has dreamed of for years: to ski Norway from end to...

The View South East From Ryggjehoe

Feature · 4 Dec 2017

Walking in the Ice Age: October in Jotunheimen

Norway's great Jotenheimen National Park is home to the country's highest peak, Galdhøppigen. Experienced trekker and Cicerone author Alex Kendall decided on a trip in October -...

How about a mountain for your birthday

News · 1 Aug 2016

Fancy getting a mountain for your birthday?

Then make friends with Norway... Is this the most unexpected update to a guide, ever?