Finnskog forest.

We wanted to check out one church in the middle of nothing but it turns out the church was worth no effort whatsoever. But the forest around definitely was.

The church was 25 min drive from our place, and because we needed a new place to walk around (during all this free time that I have, the walks are the only time I go out).


We were thinking that a church, so much in the middle of nowhere (literally, even on the map it looks just surrounded by forest), would be somehow an old, worth of sightseeing, piece of architecture. But no, it’s just a regular, typical modern Norwegian church.


The path that we were about to take to explore the area a little bit more than this disappointing church was one of those called “flyktningerutene”, which means “fugitive route”. This trail goes all the way to Sweden, so I assume people were escaping either from Sweden to Norway, or from Norway to Sweden during the period 1940-1945 (which is Second World War).


The path was completely empty now, but I assume that in the summer period it is full of people walking, because it’s quite remarkable.

And that’s the reason why. A full-time waterfall in the middle of nowhere. You walk there, expecting nothing more than silence and maybe a bird screaming now and then, but then you hear something else. It’s scary if you don’t recognize the waterfall sound. I mean with all the mooses and wolves that could be around?


And then there was a lake completely covered with ice, but it started cracking and making those horrifying ice moving sounds. If you have ever heard the sound, you know what I’m talking about. For the others, maybe there’s a recording of that on YouTube.


It was nice to change our surrounding a bit, especially now, in the times that we are advised to just sit at home. This is a nice alternative because you meet no people, and it’s a good health-wise. I recommend everyone to take a walk like that if you can. Or check your local map, maybe there’s some corner of a forest you haven’t seen yet?

Anyway, I hope you all are doing well and see you on Wednesday with another post!

Author: againorway

a dreamer trying to make a living in Norway

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