JUST LIKE A SUNDAY HIKING TRIP IN NORWAY

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This Sunday we had a trip to the mountains, sometimes I forget how close it actually is. For a moment I almost felt like I was back in Norway on a Sunday hike.. I wanted to share some images with you to show that it is actually quite easy to get the Scandinavian feeling here in Italy, you just have to look for it.

Growing up Sunday’s were usually the day for family and a lot of times this meant being outside. We would go for hiking trips, walks in nature or exploring different areas around us. It was always a great way to end the week, to get a chance to switch of your brain for a bit and just enjoy the surroundings. Living in Italy can be quite different from back home in Norway, but in the north it’s actually not as different as you would think. The great thing is that it’s so easy to just jump on a train or in your car and get away for a day or a weekend, perfect for anyone with some serious wanderlust. We live quite close to one of the biggest parks in Europe, Monza Park, but sometimes I crave that mountains feeling. Because of that we decided to take a little trip yesterday to an authentic little mountain town about one hour from us; Piani Dei Resinelli. We arrived just in time for lunch, and found this super cute cabin serving Italian winter-food. How good does fried cheese-filled doughballs and blueberry (!) pasta sound?

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“The mountains are calling and I must go..” – John Muir

After the lunch we went to explore the area, and even ran into a group of goats. I had with me my trusted Kanken Fjällraven backpack, because us Norwegian’s will never go hiking without a backpack. Usually this backpack would be filled with hiking snacks like oranges, biscuits (a favourite being the classic Kvikk Lunch – Norwegian for “Quick Lunch”) & a thermos with hot chocolate. It’s important to keep the energy level up as well as being prepared incase of emergency, especially if its a “hangry” emergency!

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Little trips like this really is an energy boost, I now feel refreshed and ready to tackle a new week! In Norwegian we have a saying “ut på tur, aldri sur” (which translates to “out for a walk / hike, never in a bad mood”) and it’s so true.

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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Hi there! My name is Ingrid Opstad, I am originally from a little town in Norway but currently living near Milan, Italy with my boyfriend & dog. I have a Master Degree in graphic designer, but I am also working as a freelance journalist for Scan Magazine and a social media manager. That Scandinavian Feeling is a place for me to share my knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle and hygge.
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  1. oooh such a beautiful place and photos!! I am glad you’re exploring and enjoying my native area :-) You should also go to ‘San Pietro al Monte’ (not far from there ), there’s a beautiful ancient Romanesque Abbey :-) p.s. how was the blueberry pasta ?!?!

    • Thank you Silvy, I will be sure to check that place out too! So many great places to explore around here – I love it! Oooh and the blueberry pasta was delicious, you should try it next time you are in Italy :-)

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