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Discover Vagabond Pond: A Hidden Gem in Norway's Majestic Lysefjorden Landscape - - Premium Private Guided Hikes

Updated: May 17

And so I have been on the fifteenth overnight stay on my challenge for the year: 52 Weeks of Wilderness: A Year of Adventure Camping and Hiking in the Stavanger Area, Norway


Minimum one overnight sleep in nature every week in 2024. 


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This hike had been on my mind for quite some time, as it had been a good while since my last visit to this enchanting part of the country. The destination of my journey was a place known locally as "Fantapytten," aptly translated to English as "Vagabond Pond." It's a spot that carries a certain mystique, a hidden gem nestled in the rugged beauty of Norway's landscapes.



The trail to Fantapytten skirts along the majestic Lysefjorden, home to the world-famous Pulpit Rock, situated a few kilometers further in. As I trekked along the fjord's edge, there was an undeniable thrill, a flutter in the stomach that comes with each step taken on the precipice of such natural splendor.



Ascending to the peak known as "The Hat," I was rewarded with a view that can only be described as breathtaking. Fortunate with the weather, I basked in the journey, the snow long gone, leaving behind a landscape still damp and awakening from winter's embrace. The countryside hadn't yet donned its most vibrant spring attire, but the bird songs, crisp air, and expansive vistas were in full attendance, painting a scene of raw, untamed beauty.

My overnight stay was spent suspended in the comfort of my hammock, cradled by the stillness of the mountains. Nature graced me with a sunset that seemed to set the sky ablaze with colors so vivid they felt unreal, followed by a sunrise that was equally mesmerizing. These moments of tranquil solitude, with the sky's hues reflecting on the serene waters of Fantapytten, were nothing short of magical.



In reflection, the trip was a profound reminder of the allure that nature holds. It's an experience I am eager to share, one that I wholeheartedly plan to include in our offerings (Guided Hike). For those seeking a taste of adventure and the tranquility of the outdoors, the journey to Vagabond Pond is a call to the wild that must be answered.



See you on the trail!!

Espen


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