Friday, 12 April 2013

Easter 2013 - Langvasstua and Låktatjåkka

Impressions from our Easter holiday together with Dutch friends. Lots of snow, occasional sun, good food and nice huts, beautiful scenery, and a double birthday celebration.

Een indruk van onze paasvakantie samen met Nederlandse vrienden. Veel sneeuw, af en toe zon, lekker eten en mooie hutten, prachtige natuur, en een dubbele verjaardag.

Getting water from the river at Langvasstua


Celebrating a double birthday in Langvasstua

On our way to Øverbygd IL Lagshytte where friendly locals serve waffles every weekend during the ski season. A beautiful 10 km round trip.

'snow ball' pine trees

It took us a while to dig out enough space to park 2 cars off the road near Langvasstua.

View over the lake Torneträsk while skiing up to Låktatjåkka; we started out in beautiful weather, but higher up we got strong head winds and poor visibility.

The famous Låkta waffle, a nice treat when arriving in the hut.

Looking down to Låktatjåkka in between some snow showers.

Beautiful weather when skiing down to Bjørkliden, meeting several groups of reindeer along the way.

Much of the route between Bjørkliden and Låktatjåkka is quite flat, but there were a few slopes with nice fresh powder to enjoy some turns.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Snow, snow and more snow

This is how we found our house last Friday evening, when we came back from a week holiday. With 60 cm of fresh snow in the driveway, some snow clearing was needed before we could park the car in the garage. It is now snowing again and the weather forecast predicts more snow for the whole week. The current official snow depth in Tromsø is 141 cm.

Dit is hoe we ons huis aantroffen afgelopen vrijdagavond, toen we terug kwamen van een weekje vakantie. Met 60 cm verse sneeuw in de oprit moest er eerst sneeuw geruimd worden voordat we onze auto in de garage konden parkeren. Het sneeuwt nu weer en de weersverwachting voorspelt meer sneeuw voor de hele komende week. De officiële sneeuwhoogte in Tromsø is vandaag 141 cm.