Another gorgeous day at Møsvatn
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Wednesday: And the weather was stunning again! Today, we had planned a round trip across 3 tops on the peninsula where Varland is. I also saw the opportunity of visiting the high point on Kråmøyi island. In other words – “bonanza day” ahead…
But first, a 4,1km transport leg from Hovdeøyi to the garage at Varland…
Our starting point for the round trip was more than 4km down the road. So, we decided to take the car. As long as roads are involved, it’s OK to be lazy.
We parked near Martinviki and headed south in the direction of Kringlehaug and Skinnarlandnuten.
I *loved* being in the outskirts of the Hardangervidda National Park. The mountains were surely not as alpine as home in Møre og Romsdal, or as massive as in Anne’s county Sogn og Fjordane, but there were dramatic in their own way…
The 1,5km leg up to Skinnarlandnuten didn’t take long and by 11:09, the first top was “in the bag”.
Next up was Dyrenut on Bjønnsbufjellet – a 2,9km ski-trip to the east from Skinnarlandnuten.
By now we had learned that we could ski just about anywhere in these mountains, so we just headed straight into the forest, assuming that we would find a nice route down to Listaul. Which we did. From there, we had a nice and easy ascent towards Dyrenut.
I had only one worry in the whole wide world right now, and that was Karma’s eyes and the sun reflecting on the white snow. Snow blindness was the least thing I wished for her. I made a promise to myself to get some dog goggles before next winter…
The final hill to Dyrenut was a little too steep for Anne’s skis and skins, who chose to ascend on foot…
The last top on our round trip was Vardan – a 5,8km ski-trip northwest from Dyrenut. The temperature had now increased significantly, so my skis weren’t flowing very good. However, Anne blasted past me. I made another promise to myself – to “glide” the skis once back at the cabin.
The ski-trip down- and up to Vardan was uneventful, but nevertheless very nice!
When we reached the top of Vardan, we could see both Skinnarlandnuten and Dyrenut, and it looked like we had covered quite a big distance. But in reality, we had only skied 10km…
From the top, I could zoom in to our “base-camp” on Hovdeøyi…
We skied the remaining 2,7km back to the car and discussed what to do next. The outcome was that Anne would relax by the garage while I skied to Kråmnuten.
Anne dropped me off east of Kråmøyi, and I took a direct course towards the island.
I kept a moderately good pace and reached the top 25 minutes after parting with Anne. The distance to the top was only 2,6km, but the snow was now getting quite soft and it was a struggle in the forest section.
Upon return, I took a direct bearing for the Varland garages. Keeping a steady course wasn’t difficult, as I could see them all the time.
There, I found Anne and Karma relaxing by the car (I bet Anne was happy I have my camping chair in the car…)
The backpack was much heavier on our way back to the island (3,8km). This time I had brought the beer I forgot to bring on Sunday. No complaints, though. This somewhat falls into the category “he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother“…
Back at the cabin, it was time to look like proper Norwegian Easter tourists!
And my “100 New pf100 top 2019” project now counted 9 tops! 91 to go. Still, too early to say if it would be realistic to reach 100…
Trip statistics: 25,8km, 600 vertical meters (both trips, total)
Pictures (Canon 80D) from the trip: