Winter camping in Nallo – the wilderness of Northern Sweden

Life in modern society can be a little bit too warm, comfortable and connected. We decided to do something about it and went on a camping trip to Nallo, in the very north of Sweden, in February. Computers and cell phones were left behind. Instead we packed up splitboard/rando gear and our warmest clothes and sleeping bags.

We set up our camp far far away from roads, buildings, electricity, cellphone coverage and people. But in the middle of beautiful and silent nature.

After a week in winter wilderness you learn appreciate things you take for granted normally. The first night not sharing a sleeping bag with a pair of wet and smelly liners was pretty great. Getting water out of the tap instead of having to boil water when you are thirsty is convenient. And not having to warm your friends cold and sweaty feet in your arm pit is ok. But it was the same things I loved about the trip. Contrasts enriches life.

– Daniel Furberg

All photos by Fredrik Schenholm.

Nallo – a Freeride Mission from Crux Film on Vimeo.

I had to get the crampons on to hike this windblown ridge.

I had to get the crampons on to hike this windblown ridge.

Peaceful day on the splitboard.

Peaceful day on the splitboard.

I´m actually not that fat. I´ve got my liners inside the jacket.

I´m actually not that fat. I´ve got my liners inside the jacket.

It was warm during the days while splitboarding in the sun.

It was warm during the days while splitboarding in the sun.

Norwegians think that they got all mountains. We can just let them think so.

Norwegians think that they got all mountains. We can just let them think so.

This is just before we got lost in the valley fog, trying to find our way back to the camp.

This is just before we got lost in the valley fog, trying to find our way back to the camp.

Enjoying coffee, whiskey and cookies after the dinner.

Enjoying coffee, whiskey and cookies after the dinner.

Enjoying coffee, whiskey and cookies after the dinner. Per Jonsson getting ready for a good night´s sleep.

Enjoying coffee, whiskey and cookies after the dinner. Per Jonsson getting ready for a good night´s sleep.

Never give mega fast Per Jonsson and Tomas Bergemalm a head start, you don´t have a chance to catch up.

Never give mega fast Per Jonsson and Tomas Bergemalm a head start, you don´t have a chance to catch up.

Slept a week in this camp.

Slept a week in this camp.

Oh yes, a pretty cheesy shot. Haha.

Oh yes, a pretty cheesy shot. Haha.

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