Viking Hotel Bjerkvik
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... 6 gondolas and we had one to ourselves the others were taking skiers to the top for an exhilarating ski back down the mountain.
The views were quite spectacular and as we glanced out of the window we saw a man on skis taking his dog for a walk, a sight we haven't seen before, a little further as we climbed in the comfort of our gondolas we saw a lone walker walking quite effortlessly to the top.
The skies were a little cloudy but not enough to mar ...
Welcome to Sweden! It's lovely, very deep powdery snow, very cold but beautiful blue sky. Having lunch in a hotel in the mountains in the ski resort Riksgransen after a stunning train journey from Narvik into Sweden. This is the first free wifi, Norway don't seem to have joined the 21st century! Returning train has been delayed, hopefully not by the wrong type of snow!! However ...
... we enjoyed the view, took some pictures and made a small panoramic video.
The whole tour took a bit longer than 2 hours and it was really something I would like to do again one day. Wish there was more snow in the Netherlands, so I could drive one here!
When we got back to the cabin we had plenty of time to rest up before heading to Abisko at night to visit the Aurora Sky Station!
... The guide told us about how they discovered the cave late 20th century and that the Kåppasjåkka cave is the 5th the longest cave system of Sweden with a total length of 2300m. It was possible to go deeper into the cave, but you would need proper equipment for that so it was time to head towards the exit. As we had learned how to get around in there, it did not take too long before we were standing outside the cave again.
On the way back to ...
... It was high, without any mountaintops blocking the view, so it looked like a nice spot to hunt for the Northern Lights when the skies were clear. To make it easier to refer to this spot in our conversations we called it "the Middle of Nowhere", since that was exactly what it felt like.
The last part of the tour was on a groomed trail going downhill towards the hotel reception where we took off our snowshoes, thanked our guide and ...