Why I love the mountains so much?

There’s no place I rather spend time at than in the mountains! There’s something soothing about the fresh mountain air and feeling your heartbeat pounding in your ears when you’ve finally reached the top! To me there is no better feeling in the world than being surrounded by nature and to feel like you’re on the biggest adventure of your life!

In this section you’ll find my latest hiking guides but also all of my best tips when it comes to hiking and the best outdoor and hiking gear for women!

Hiking Must Haves

  • Hiking shoes – You will definitely need a pair of these. Even that some attractions are located right next to a parking lot you’ll pretty much always have to hike over a rocky terrain. I love my Meindl Mountain Trail Boots for longer hikes and my Danner Mountain Light Boots for daily wear and shorter distances.
  • Trekking poles – These will especially come in handy cause a lot of the hikes in these guides can be rather strenuous on the joints. I used the Leki Adventure Light trekking poles for all of my hikes in Norway and they helped me a lot!
  • Back Pack – You’ll want to bring a back pack with you to carry your camera, some snacks and your refillable water bottle. I love the Kanken No. 2 back pack from Fjallraven and pretty much take it with me everywhere I go.
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Trail Leggings – I love hiking in leggings and have lately been loving the Abisko Trail Tights from Fjallraven.
  • Fast Drying Shirt – When hiking you tend to sweat, especially when climbing a mountain. One of the best things to wear is a shirt that quickly dreis so you don’t get cold high up the mountain.
  • Insulating Jacket – Depending on the temperature you’ll either want a thicker or lighter jacket. If it’s pretty cold outside I always go for my Fjallraven Vidda Jacket. Otherwise I go for their High Coast Light Jacket which is super light weight.
  • Woolen cap – The perfect accessory to protect your ears from the cold and to cover your hair after a few days without a shower.
  • Protein Bars – Make sure you have a couple of these stowed a way in your back pack to boost up your energy level during the hike.
  • Sunscreen – Make sure to re apply to your face regularly cause pretty much all of the hikes that we did in Norway were exposed most of the time. I love this one by Neutrogena which feels like a face mist but also provides SPF 50 protection!
  • Merino Wool Socks – My go to brand has always been Falke and I love how fast they drive after a long day of hiking. Plus since they’re made of merino wool they don’t smell and can be worn ofr a couple of days.

💸Travel Insurance

I highly recommend you to get a travel insurance before any trip cause the risks are never worth the costs. If you’re going on a more adventurous trip you can always get yourself injured! So far I have sprained my ankle in Jordan, got food poisoning in India, turned snow blind in the Dolomites and have fallen multiple times during many hikes. It’s always best to be safe than sorry in such cases and with a good travel insurance you don’t have to worry about medical bills piling up.

I personally love World Nomads, their prices are affordable, their coverage is great, and they also offer 24/7 on-call customer service! When I got super sick in India they even covered an extra night for me at the hotel that I was staying it and rearranged my flight home at no extra cost!

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Latest Hiking Guides

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