New Mountain Hikes Added to Website

I’ve added 4 new mountain hiking guides to the website today. They have all previously been available in the eBook: West Lofoten Hikes, but now they are also here on the website.

The new mountain guides are for:

Merraflestind, Moskenesøy – 537m

Kollfjellet, Flakstadøy – 512m

Blekktind, Flakstadøy – 622m

Hestræva, Flakstadøy – 485m

I will hopefully add several more hikes to the website throughout the spring, particularly for Vestvågøy and Austvågøy islands, where I spend a bit more time hiking last summer/autumn, but haven’t found the time or motivation to write the guides so far. Lately I’ve put most of my effort into eBook updates, so haven’t been paying as much attention to the website, other than the weekly Friday Photo blog posts.

But there are now quite a few mountains that I’ve photographed over the last years don’t have a place in any of my current eBooks, so I’ll (probably) add them here first, as any future eBook guides will likely be some years away, mostly due to Covid and lack of sales over the last year. Unfortunately resulting in that I can’t afford the amount of travel required to head east to Austvågøy on a regular basis. Hopefully things change for the better soon!

Merraflestinden Hiking Guide
Kollfjellet Mountain Hiking Guide
Blekktind Mountain Hiking Guide
Hestræva Lofoten Hiking Guide

New Ebook – Padjelantaleden – Hiking from Ritsem to Kvikkjokk

Padjelantaleden - Sweden: 140km from Kvikkjokk to Ritsem

I’m happy to announce the release of my 7th ebook:

Padjelantaleden – Kvikkjokk to Ritsem

The ebook is a hiking guide to Sweden’s Padjelanta trail, which runs 140 kilometers from Kvikkjokk to Ritsem, through the heart of Padjelanta national park – Sweden’s largest.

The ebook contains 5 chapters. The first include detailed planning, travel, and equipment guides. While the final chapter is a hut to hut guide covering 10 days of hiking over the 140 kilmoters of trail.

In total the ebook is 140 pages long and contains 92 images.

Available for download now for $10 (+VAT in EU)

Padjelantaleden Sweden - Hiking From Kvikkjokk to Ritsem

Ebook Update – West Lofoten Hikes – 3rd Edition

I’m happy to announce an update to the 3rd edition of West Lofoten Hikes: 38 hikes on Moskenesøy and Flakstadøy

This new edition has added 11 more hikes, over 100 additional pages and dozens of new images. If you’ve already purchased one of the previous editions, then keep an eye on your email for a free update. Otherwise, if you’re looking to pick up a copy, head over to the ebooks page.

Seasons On Lofoten – Winter 4th Edition

I’m finally happy to announce that the 4th edition of Seasons on Lofoten – Winter is now available!

Seasons on Lofoten – Winter

I originally started on the update shortly after Christmas and was hoping to have finished before my first photo workshop of the year began in mid January. However what I thought was just going to be a minor update with some new information and a couple more articles turned into a massive project taking me several months to complete.

The result is a 287 page ebook guide all about photographing Lofoten in winter. A new 33 location detailed destination guide now include clickable gps coordinates linked to google maps so you can navigate directly to the locations with ease.

The new price for the ebook is $21. For those of you that have purchased any of the previous editions, keep on eye on your email account as you will receive a free update to this 4th edition.

New 2020 Lofoten Photography Workshop Dates

I’ve just published the dates for four new photo workshops in 2020. 3 of the workshops are mountain hiking tours, occurring June, July and September.

For more info, head on over to the PHOTO TOURS PAGE

2020 Lofoten Mountain Photo Tour - Wild West
September 2020 Lofoten Mountain Photography Workshop - Exploring Autumn
Lofoten Photo Tour - Amazing Views Tours Autumn 2020
Lofoten Photo Tour – Amazing Views Tours Autumn 2020

New Image Galleries

I’ve added several new image galleries to the portfolio section of the website.

Winter 2018

Summer 2018

Autumn 2018

Winter 2019

I get a little busy with writing these days and so I sometimes forget that the origins of this website back in 2010was as a photo portfolio for my Lofoten work. But I also don’t process as many images as I used to, and so I need time to go back through the images I shot and edit some stuff which I may have missed, especially from the winters when I get too busy guiding to keep up with things.

I’m still mainly focused on writing at the moment, with some probably overly ambitious plans for two new ebooks within the next few months – though the 2nd one will likely have to wait until after my winter tour season. And hopefully some updates to already existing books. I’ll see what happens – my head only has so many words in it!

Ebook Update – Kungsleden South – Kvikkjokk to Hemavan

Kungsleden South - HIking From Kvikkjokk to Hemavan

I’m happy to announce the second edition of Kungsleden South ebook. Now covering the southern 260km of trail between Kvikkjokk and Hemavan – and the whole of the Kungsleden if combined with Kungsleden North – Abisko to Kvikkjokk.

You can find the ebook here: KUNGSLEDEN SOUTH – Kvikkjokk to Hemavan

From the first edition which only covered the final section of the trail between Ammarnäs to Hemavan, I have added the 180km section between Kvikkjokk and Ammarnäs, now completing the trail.

The ebook itself has now nearly doubled in length, coming it at 159 pages with 139 images and over 16,000 words.

If you have already purchased the first edition, then you will receive an email to download this new edition.

This has been a long overdue hole that I had planned to finish for several year. However, despite my best efforts, I was never able to find a hiking partner, which makes my trips much more productive photographically, as well as fun. But finally this year I decided it was time to head back to Sweden, even if solo. And so in September I finally completed the missing section from Kvikkjokk to Ammarnäs over 9 days.

And it wasn’t just the Kungsleden I visited this year. In July I hiked the nearby Padjelantaleden. The first English language hiking guide to that wonderful trail is already in progress and will hopefully be completed before the new year. And I’m already planning a second hike of the trail for September 2020 – Autumn is always my favourite time in Swedish Lapland! And I have to say, the mosquitos were too ferocious for me in July! I’m never going back to Sweden in summer! So keep an eye out here for updates in the near future…

New Mountain Hikes Added

I’ve added 3 new mountain hiking guides to the website over the weekend. All 3 were previously available in the eBook: West Lofoten Hikes – But now they are here too. Though there is still some content that will remain exclusive to the ebook, at least for now.

There are a few more hikes in the lineup to be published, but with summer just around the corner, my hiking season is about to begin – and since I can’t really afford to travel anywhere myself at the moment, hopefully it’s a productive one! I have a list of hikes needed for various ebook updates, as well as some other stuff. Now just need to see if the weather will be cooperative and to find some hiking partners

New mountain hikes

Lofoten Hiking - Andstabben

Andstabben – Moskenesøy

514 meters, moderate difficulty, 2 hour to summit

Tindstind Hiking Guide - Lofoten Islands Norway

Tindstind – Moskenesøy

490 meters, easy to moderate difficulty, 1 – 1.5 hours to summit

Lofoten Hiking - Fuglhuken

Fuglhuken – Moskenesøy

557 meters, moderate difficulty, 2 hours to summit

New Articles – May 2019

I’ve added 2 new articles to the website in an attempt to get some information online before the beginning of the summer season. Most of the info is also in the updated edition of Seasons on Lofoten: Summer ebook, and will be added to the others when time allows.

The first article is a short write up about Norway’s newest national park – Lofotodden nasjonalpark. Created in 2018, it will oficially open in June 2019.

Lofotodden national park

The second article is covering drone flying regulations in Norway and Lofoten, as drones are becoming an ever growing item in photography and travel – many people are unaware of the flying regulations for drones here. No one will care or listen to me anyhow, but when the police charge you 20,000 for flying too close to the airport or in a wildlife protection zone, don’t say you didn’t know. A recent article on NRK (in Norwegian) as an example after a video posted on YouTube was reported.

Drone Regulations on Lofoten

Seasons On Lofoten – Summer – 2nd Edition

I’m happy to announce that the 2nd edition of the Seasons on Lofoten – Summer ebook is now available.

Follow the link here: Seasons on Lofoten – Summer

It has been a long overdue update, with the first edition released in 2015, before I moved to Lofoten. The 2nd edition is now 30 pages longer, 155 pages from the previous 125. Now with 122 images vs. the previous 98 images. Some re-writing of old sections, but mainly new content to reflect the modern reality of Lofoten, which has changed quite a lot in just 4 years.

Those of you who have purchased the first edition will receive a free update to the 2nd edition, even if you bought at the old price, so keep an eye on your inboxes for the new download link.

As always the ebooks are a continuing work in progress. Hopefully it won’t be another 4 years before the next update. But it is also a time consuming task – It’s been around 80 hours of work for this update.

There are are few new ebooks in the works as well. I’ve been out purposely photographing for a possible, and long overdue spring/autumn ebook. And hopefully another hiking ebook during the summer – though I haven’t been able to find any hiking partners. So if interested, shoot me an email, and maybe something will work out…