LIER: An early autumn hike in Kjekstadmarka (Sørumlia-Molybdengruvene-Skapertjern-Sørumåsen)

It’s October and we finally managed to explore the woods in Lier, a municipality in the Buskerud county dubbed as Oslo Area’s “green lung” because of its vast fields and apple orchards. The woods, also known as Kjekstadmarka, borders Oslomarka in the southwest and is partly surrounded by the Oslofjord and the Drammenfjord. The hike … More LIER: An early autumn hike in Kjekstadmarka (Sørumlia-Molybdengruvene-Skapertjern-Sørumåsen)

Hiking across the Saasenveien training course on an icy winter day! Challenge accepted!

The long hike across the Saasenveien, or Sirikjerkeveien, in Vestfossen and Mjøndalen is one of my most unforgettable experiences during my first winter in Norway. The plan was to follow the training path (trimløype) across Øvre and Nedre Eiker in the Buskerud Province, i.e., a man-made road expanding ca. 25 kms and built from 1956-1978. … More Hiking across the Saasenveien training course on an icy winter day! Challenge accepted!