ULTIMA THULE – Silence, or a last land in the north

A trip through Norway in its entirety requires endurance and patience.
Norwegian distances, whether by car or on foot, require a rethink. Roads – there are no motorways – wind endlessly through the country; they are naturally shared with sheep, elk and, from the Arctic Circle upwards, reindeer. Even on foot you have to get used to a different rhythm: extensive raised moors, small and large watercourses, lakes, impassable slabs and boulder terrain have to be crossed as best as possible. Once your feet stay really dry, you won’t forget it. You can hardly believe your luck.

Anyone traveling there will soon realize that a full hour can pass for a distance of just two kilometers. When you still have 18 kilometers to go, you become aware of your own tinyness. Because path markings are also very rare, you are not told where and how to go. This results in a feeling of freedom that is unfamiliar to us. A lot of sense for the terrain is required. Using maps and GPS is part of almost every tour. You quickly learn to read the surroundings: avoid the wonderful cotton grass fields and look for support among the birch trees.

Climbing is also a special challenge in Norway. It’s not for nothing that they even have their own difficulty levels. Routes must be completely secured by one self – including the belays – so that the route can’t be found so easily. And it’s not uncommon for it to rain for half an hour or even longer. What then? Here it is important to prepare for the country (terrain and weather).


Sun, wind, rain showers, dark clouds, fog, severe cold, suddenly clearing skies, all within a short time and during a single tour. It is important to be well prepared: KAIKKIALLA and a stable psyche help with this.

Our approach is to always go a little outside the box. By that I mean: go where maybe not everyone goes, find your own way. Just as higher – further – faster is not our approach, it is also not the famous Instagram hotspots that attract us.