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Skating in borderland – Sweden/Norway

31 januari 2015

Lake Norra Kornsjön is situated on both sides of the borderline Sweden/Norway. Here you skate on long fjord like bays in a jumble of islands with lots of narrow straits between them.  You find yourself in a landscape which alternates both in nature and culture.

Birgitta i första viken Nerfryst boj

Bäverhydda Björkbäver Utmed bergen Tallen Fin Norgegård B solnedgång

The tour went over super shiny ice both in Sweden and Norway. We have visited the beaver country. It is fascinating to see how big trees they can cut down with their large rodent teeth. This winterday they were safely resting in their intelligently built beaver hut.

In the evening snow covered the lake. Two days later it had melted down which gave us wonderful skating conditions again!

Cold wintermorning and whole landscape wrapped in rime

31 januari 2015

Lake Skottesjön is situated in Dalsland close to the Norwegian border. The lake is very shallow and freezes very early – an ideal lake to start the skating season. We met the sun rising the 26 th December. It was a  magic, cold morning and we really enjoyed the scenery and the micro world that frost had created .

Sunrise lights up the cold wintermorning -16 degrees C

”Sunbather”

Reeds wrapped in rime.

Reed prepared to fly away.

Circling among islands.

Carpe Diem!

Glide, glide, glide…