….it was harder than anticipated.
I’ve always seen nice pictures of people walking in snowshoes in national parks, looking like they were having fun and enjoying themselves. It sounded so tempting that we decided to give it a go ! In the heart of Swedish Lapland, with this deep and untouched snow, surrounded by the amazing landscape, we had our first experience at snowshoeing ! It was… well… interesting, let’s say ! :-)
We rented a pair of snowshoes and it cost us 20 euros for a whole day, and we thought it was such a great deal !! The guy showed us how to use it when going up or going down, and how to wear them. At the beginning of the trail, it was easy to walk/slide, very enjoyable but then, the snow was getting deeper and deeper and at one point, we had snow up to our knees…
It was so difficult to walk… I thought we wouldn’t sink that much in the snow with the snowshoes on.. I was probably a bit naive to think that ! Making big steps and going up and down the slope was so exhausting. We were thinking about spending several hours outside, but after one hour, we decided to make our way back.
On our way back, we made snow angels.. and started a trend ! After a few days, there were several snow angels next to ours :-) !
After 1h/1h30 of winter fun… we were back in the shop, exhausted, and happy to warm up ourselves !
This post is the last post of my mini-series dedicated to Swedish Lapland :-) I hope you enjoyed it ! More about our exploration of Stockholm soon…