hiking in Norway: Mount Trysil

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By this time last week, we were deep into our 4km walk, up the beautiful Mount Trysil, to celebrate my friend Anders’ birthday in Trysil. Trysil is such an amazing place that I would gladly visit over and over again, especially with the skiing season coming up. There were many families out to ride bikes on the trails and practicing for the ski season. We had the perfect weather out, as the temperatures are slowly changing so it was not too hot or cold. Hiking up with the scenic views the higher we got was crazy-gorgeous, with the colors of the leaves and grass! Also in the crazy-gorgeous department was the cabin we stayed at, with the best view of Mount Trysil. It’s almost hard to believe I hiked up to the top seeing it from the cabin πŸ™‚

As we approached the top, it was kind of scary going up with so many rocks at the same time and the weather getting colder and colder for me despite having the right clothing. I forgot to carry the two most important things (after snacks and drinks of course) which were a handkerchief and chap stick which I usually have EVERYWHERE, but not when needed them the most. Smh. I had to get creative…ha!

My two cents for anyone going on a hike for the first time;

  • Pack a small backpack with sunglasses, hand sanitizer, handkerchief and lip balm.
  • Know your surrounding or go with someone who knows the trail- very important
  • Dress appropriately-in light layers which you can either add on or take off as you go.

This hike taught me that I didn’t have to be an expert hiker to follow the trail all the way up, which was a good work out too! Here’s what I love about hiking so far:

  • It’s free! All you do is pick a destination and just get out there
  • Great form of exercise: I was surprised at how hard I was breathing as we walked up, so learnt to adjust my pace to my level, as we walked up uneven terrains. Not sure how many calories I burned, but my body was thanking me at the end.
  • Hiking is also a calming activity I came to learn thanks to Anders. The more relaxed you are as you walk the easier it gets. Being well-enclosed in nature, surrounded by rocky platforms and tall trees, you are forced to tune out everything else, to focus on the climb. By the end as we walked back down I felt more relaxed and invigorated after the hike.

Making it all the way to the top was rewarding: the view and feeling of accomplishment was worth it! I feel so blessed to see the beauty of the world and hope that you too can get out more and explore more…

β€œMay your trails be crooked, winding, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” Edward Abbey

Do you hike or have you been hiking or travelling lately? What are some of your hiking tips?

Much love and positive vibes,

Karen

  • These pictures are amazing and relaxing to see, I wonder how beautiful it is in reality. Wish I can find myself there so therapeutic. Thanks for sharing.

    xx
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    • You really would have to see for yourself Benita, it’s stunningly pretty and got more stunning the higher we climbed…

  • I love hiking and you gave really good tips! Packing some snacks, water, hand sanitizer and also a small first aid kit is wise because sometimes a hike can go wrong and you fall and get hurt. And wow, look at the view, that place is breath taxingly beautiful.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Those are some excellent tips Shireen! A small first aid kit is always an excellent idea, hand sanitizer is one to add to my list next time. The view in Trysil was so amazing, I hope I get to see more of ot during the ski season…

      Have a wonderful week,xx

  • It looks so beautiful and peaceful Karen! I love hiking (or bushwalking as we say Down Under). I totally agree with you about it being a great form of exercise and a very calming activity. The weather’s starting to warm up here in Sydney so I’m hoping to get more hiking in πŸ™‚

    • Bush walking sounds cool Sandy! ha ha! I hope you share more of your fun walks on the blog soon. I look forward to your adventure posts πŸ™‚

      • Thanks Karen πŸ™‚ Looking forward to more of your adventure posts also.

  • Fantastic images
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  • Carina Vardie

    It seems like you had an amazing experience and the view was breathtaking.

    xo
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  • Sophia Morena Biffi

    simply wonderful the place and your pics…I’m sure you enjoyed so much there!!!!Kisses
    Sophia
    http://www.sophiasfashiondiary.com

  • Wow, what amazing scenery
    xo
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  • Tryst looks like a heaven on earth! Look at the sun and these panoramic views! Hope you had an amazing time and happy birthday to your friend! πŸ™‚
    Hugs,
    Stella
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  • Your photos are stunning! What a beautiful spot for a hike!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • If there’s one thing I should really be doing right now it’s to be active physically. If I had this view I would start right away! The place looks amazing.

    Mica β₯ There’s More To Mica