The last week of July 2018, we were lucky to get a visit of Lars Monsen. He was mountain hiking in hikers’ paradise – Vesterålen.
His day trips lasted approximately five hours, from 11.00 to 16.00.
Day 1: Nyksund – Stø (8km) (The Queen’s Route in Øksnes)
Day 2: Stø – Nyksund (6km) (The Queen’s Route in Øksnes)
Day 3: Breitind next to Guvåg (9 km) (Bø in Vesterålen)
Day 4 and 5: Lyngshaugtinden and Vetten (15 km) (Bø in Vesterålen)
Click here to see the trails. (Only in Norwegian)
The TV-show Sommeråpent, also joined Lars Monsen on his trips. They broadcasted live from Nyksund, Stø and at the Artscape Nordland outdoor gallery at Vinjesjøen. This resulted in a live evening show from Vesterålen five nights in a row. The purpose of the trips was to enhance Norwegians’ relationship with hiking and nature. If one wanted, it was therefore possible to join Monsen on his trips.
When it comes to what to wear, Monsen’s tip was to avoid bringing too much. What you chose to bring with you should be warm and wind protecting. One should not bring too much equipment, but pack as light as possible. Luckily the weather in Vesterålen was incredible. The sun was shining, and everyone’s clothes stayed dry.
Those who joined the trip were solely responsible for themselves. Therefore, it was important to check information regarding the trails, transport and parking in advance. In addition, you had to acquire all necessary equipment, including your own tent if you wanted to spend the night.
Help preserve nature
Lars Monsen is passionate about nature preservation. He therefore had a clear message: Do not leave anything behind. What you bring with you in the nature needs to be returned, including toilet paper.
Read more about the trips and other information on DNT’s webpages.
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