I Can’t Get No… Sat-Navigation…

By Phil on 2015.07.26 In Norway

Yesterday we spent most of the day driving to get to our next destination of Rjukan at the edge of Hardangervidda National Park.

Rjukan is known to be the southernmost area where you can find the Arctic Fox. Which as many of you know I’m a bit of a fan. ;)

Despite the long journey, we were once again blessed with stunning scenery along the way and also the sight of lots of snow capped mountains. I was heaven! Not so much for Jason though as he isn’t as much of a fan of snow as I am.

During the journey Jason decided to play around with the car dashboard system and discovered it actually had a built in sat nav.

We had been using my own GPS device which I had bought Norwegian maps for when we didn’t need to. We had managed to connect our phones so we could play our music and listen to The Rolling Stones greatest hits as well as use the builtin bluetooth phone system but never thought of seeing if it had sat nav, something which is actually of use. Well thats 2 supposedly IT Consultants for you. Guess we should have RTFM (one for fellow techies ;) )

We stopped off at the Rjukan Information Centre to speak to a very helpful guy who helped us to plan our next few days. More on that in later posts. All being well they will be epic!

He also told us what kind of plants we could eat while out on the mountains should be get that desperate. “Eat these. They may taste bitter, but it’s like having 3 cans of Red Bull” he said. With my sleep history I won’t be having many of those before bedtime.

We arrived at a rather quirky mountain hut called Fjellstue with all mod cons as recommended by the guy at the info centre to spend the night and plan our epic hike for today and the rest of our trip. We now have a actual plan, which will be awesome if we can fit it all in.

Jason was happy with his bed in our quirky mountain hut as you can see below

You know the saying “When in Rome”. Well me and Jason have decided to dress like the locals on the rest of our adventure. Though it’s not made from G-1000 which I’m accustomed to.


Been up bright an early this morning and the sun is shining, ready for our 30km hike and wild camp in Hardangervidda.

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Welcome to my blog about hiking, trekking, Fjällräven Polar 2014, in fact anything where you require boots and the outdoors.

My name is Phil, and following my outdoor epiphany which started in the summer of 2012 I’m now hooked on everything outdoors. So far my biggest treks have included the 250km Cathar Way, the 170km Tour du Mont Blanc and best of all, winning 1st place to take part in the Fjällräven Polar in April 2014.

I plan to use this blog to write about all my adventures, which will include my personal goal of becoming a Munroist (completing all 282 Scottish Munro mountains), summer treks, weekends in the Lakes and many more.

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