Okstindbreen, a fantastic place to be!
We started from Mo i Rana at 9 p.m and drove to Korgen, then headed west to Leirskardalen. The drive is approximately an 1 hour drive.
Then we startet our 4km skiing to the incredible Rabothytta.
The midnight sun lights the way.
After 1 hour and 30 min of slow skinning we could see our destination for the night, Rabothytta.
This "cabin" can hold 30 persons, but in high season, I do advice you to book your stay in advance. The cost is 300 nkr for one night (if you are not a member of DNT, 150 nkr if you are. This gives you water, wifi!!!, FANTASTIC view, toilette, gas for cooking, fireplace and beds made up with pillows, comforters and pull (you will need linens or a sleeping bag).
The northern Norwegian night and light!
After a good sleep, it was up to eat breakfast,
You can´t complain about the breakfast table view...
and then...up up and away:)
Can you see the person on the top of Vesttinden?
Here is the route we walked this day:D
This is Tvillingtindan, a peak 1827 meters above sea level.
Gotta love the snow in summer.
Ah, the lines, the lines!
Signed, sealed and delivered.
Two weeks earlier it had snowed 1 meter. Here you can see a result of the snow
beiing trasported to the east side of Okstinden, and then the tension has been to big.
Hence the avalanche.
So even if skiing in mid-summer, always bring your avalanche gear and safe travel.
We skied the line all the way to the left.
The ascent to Okstinden. You can see the glacier Okstindbreen in the back. Way back you can see Oksfjelltuva.
Happy campers at the top, 1807 above sea level. Approx. 50 minutes after the top of Tvillingtindan.
Nice steep line down the south west side of Okstinden. Can you see the telemarker at the top left?
Full speed ahead. Tvillingtindan in the background:)
This trip was made 22/6 - 2015 and there is still many weeks of skiing left. So this is how it is to live under the arctic circle:)
I would really recommend this trip, the view is awesome, rabothytta is a must-see, and the skiing is great. So get your gear ready, and off you go!