Across Norway.

I've spent the last 3 months walking across my Motherland, Norway, and I'm still out and about. I've walked about 3500 K thus far, and I have about 1000 K left till my final destination - and the southernmost place in Norway - Lindesnes. Feel free to tag along.
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@benedickte's photo: "The walk continues towards #Karasjok and the ocean view will be replaced by trees, mountains and rivers. I've walked 6.1K thus far; 20 to go. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "The walk continues towards #Karasjok and the ocean view will be replaced by trees, mountains and rivers. I've walked 6.1K thus far; 20 to go. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "Met this fellow yesterday; happiest moose in Norway. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "Met this fellow yesterday; happiest moose in Norway. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "I'm so amazed by the kindness of strangers; last night I was sitting in the bar of an Inn - charging my iPhone - when a guy came over and asked about my backpack. I told him about my trip, and he offered me his flat for the night. So, he slept at a friends place, while I had his flat to myself; I got to take a shower, make rolls for todays walk and sleep in a bed. #Luxury. Now I'm all rested and ready for my walk towards #Karasjok. www.acrossnorway.com #acrossnorway14"

@benedickte's photo: "I'm so amazed by the kindness of strangers; last night I was sitting in the bar of an Inn - charging my iPhone - when a guy came over and asked about my backpack. I told him about my trip, and he offered me his flat for the night. So, he slept at a friends place, while I had his flat to myself; I got to take a shower, make rolls for todays walk and sleep in a bed. #Luxury. Now I'm all rested and ready for my walk towards #Karasjok. www.acrossnorway.com #acrossnorway14"

@benedickte's photo: "It's raining cats and dogs down here in the valley, so when I was offered to stay one more night I did - of course - say yes. My legs are ridiculously sore from my 14 hour walk yesterday, so even if the weather were on its best behaviour a rest day wouldn't be a bad thing. I keep being amazed by the hospitality that people show me; the kindness of strangers is simply overwhelming and being out and about truly teaches you to appreciate the smallest thing. Yesterday I had…

@benedickte's photo: "It's raining cats and dogs down here in the valley, so when I was offered to stay one more night I did - of course - say yes. My legs are ridiculously sore from my 14 hour walk yesterday, so even if the weather were on its best behaviour a rest day wouldn't be a bad thing. I keep being amazed by the hospitality that people show me; the kindness of strangers is simply overwhelming and being out and about truly teaches you to appreciate the smallest thing. Yesterday I had…

@benedickte's photo: "So, Norway's kinda great."

So, Norway's kinda great.

@benedickte's photo: "00:30 AM - 71° North."

@benedickte's photo: "00:30 AM - 71° North."

@benedickte's photo: "I stumbled upon this amazing place as I walked across Porsangerryggen yesterday; it's the best freaking water I've ever tasted. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "I stumbled upon this amazing place as I walked across Porsangerryggen yesterday; it's the best freaking water I've ever tasted. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "Winter, meet Summer. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "Winter, meet Summer. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "A perfect day to recharge my batteries before I continue my walk towards Lakselv tomorrow. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "A perfect day to recharge my batteries before I continue my walk towards Lakselv tomorrow. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "Breakfast - the somewhat mandatory oatmeal - is about to be consumed, and I'll start my walk towards #Kautekeino in an hour or so. I have 130 K of trees ahead of me, and my body's a bit tired so won't walk too far today; 15-25 K maybe. We'll see. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

Breakfast - the somewhat mandatory oatmeal - is about to be consumed, and I'll start my walk towards in an hour or so. I have 130 K of trees ahead of me, and my body's a bit tired so won't walk too far today;

@benedickte's photo: "So, I'm already longing for the ocean.. The #forest is beautiful and all, but the air feels heavy and there are Mosquitos the size of helicopters. However, I've managed to keep a pace of 5 km/h - which is fairly good - so if I'm lucky I'll manage about 15 K before I call it a night. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

So, I'm already longing for the ocean. The is beautiful and all, but the air feels heavy and there are Mosquitos the size of helicopters. However, I've managed to keep a pace of 5 km/h - which is fairly good - so if I'm lucky I'll manage about 15

@benedickte's photo: "One last picture of the ocean before I'll let you into the green world that surrounds me these days. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "One last picture of the ocean before I'll let you into the green world that surrounds me these days. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "My feet hurt from yesterday's walk, and I think I'll make today a rest day. I've heard rumours there's a cabin about 5 K away from where I am, so I'll walk there and then take the rest of the day off. The fact that I'll finally be able to leave the road once I reach #Reisadalen is the only thing that keeps me going at this point. Asfalt is not a good friend of mine, so I can't wait to step into the actual 'wilderness'. #acrossnorway14  www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "My feet hurt from yesterday's walk, and I think I'll make today a rest day. I've heard rumours there's a cabin about 5 K away from where I am, so I'll walk there and then take the rest of the day off. The fact that I'll finally be able to leave the road once I reach #Reisadalen is the only thing that keeps me going at this point. Asfalt is not a good friend of mine, so I can't wait to step into the actual 'wilderness'. #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: ... #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: ... #acrossnorway14 www.acrossnorway.com"

@benedickte's photo: "So, I've been doing my maths, and even though I've been given a lift at two occasions (as a result of the 150 K detour I had to make because of flood in the mountains), I've walked 382 K in ten days. And I have to say I'm fairly satisfied with the effort. I didn't get to take a rest day yesterday, so I'll spend tomorrow doing absolutely nothing. Besides planning the next few weeks of my journey that is. I've been playing with the idea of taking a few detours on my way…

So, I've been doing my maths, and even though I've been given a lift at two occasions (as a result of the 150 K detour I had to make because of flood in the mountains), I've walked 382 K in ten days. And I have to say I'm fairly satisfied with the effort.

@benedickte's photo: "So, this has been an interesting day. First a journalist showed up and asked if he could interview me; a question to which I surprised myself by saying yes. Once that was done I went to get my long lost mail (!), and checked my inbox on my way there; a certain Norwegian tv channel asked if they could use me and my trip for a story, and I'm about as ambivalent as one can be as to whether I should say yes - or not. I really want to, as I think it's extremely important for…

@benedickte's photo: "So, this has been an interesting day. First a journalist showed up and asked if he could interview me; a question to which I surprised myself by saying yes. Once that was done I went to get my long lost mail (!), and checked my inbox on my way there; a certain Norwegian tv channel asked if they could use me and my trip for a story, and I'm about as ambivalent as one can be as to whether I should say yes - or not. I really want to, as I think it's extremely important for…

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