Magma Geoland

Is it because the weather is finally clearing up, because we really seem to have concerted the stomach flu, or because it really is so beautiful here? Yesterday we were impressed by the dunes that alternated between sand and rocks, but today we cannot stop calling out oh and ah. We cycle in two short Magma Geoland


Bergen had long been a dot on the horizon for us. The point where our route turns south. We studied several routes to it, but the city-in route proved unattractive to cycle (along major roads). Finding accommodation also proved no mean feat; campsites are far outside the city centre, airbnb’s are scarce and expensive, and Bergen


sorry friends, a Dutch poem is very hard to translate: Mountains, rivers, waterfalls. Lakes, fjords, streams. Clouds, fog, gusts of rain. Wet suit. Slope 5, 6, 7%. 8, 9 sometimes 10. Warms, heats.Hot sweat. Splash, splash, shoes wet. Waterproof socks. Tunnel, button, lights on. Steer steady, concentration. Shadow carousel.Deafening disorientation. Light, sigh, relief. Snacking, eating, Waterland


We leave Geilo (pronounce Yeillow) with bright sunshine. But we know we are going to clim considerably and this afternoon the weather could turn; so we have all warm and rain gear close at hand. Already in Ustaoset it gets chilly. In the distance we can see patches of snow. We have tea at a Rallarvegen

Elk trails

After Hamar (Vikinskipet roof seen in the distance), we have to go up. First a tough climb above the valley, along the mountain, via a plateau and then down to Dokka. 1123 altitude metres, we hadn’t done that many in 1 day before! It helped that it was raining that afternoon so we preferred to Elk trails


We did not know them yet, but in Sweden and Norway we were introduced to them. They are even smaller than a pinhead and they don’t sting, no they bite! According to sources, they have a jaw that causes a wide wound. Very irritating all round! The first time we seriously had a lot of Knut

Hej, hej

We spent our (pre)last evening in Sweden in a ski lodge. A full day of rain was predicted for which we preferred to take shelter. Just after we arrived, hours before the predicted rain, a huge downpour erupted. What a good choice! Fortunately, it did dry for an hour this morning and we were able Hej, hej