In Nordland county and Sørfold municipality you can find Rago National park consisting of a magnificent mountain terrain, multiple fishing waters and of course the iconic Litlverivass waterfall. The park was opened in 1971 and covers an area of 171 km².
Rago national park shares it borders with the Swedish nationalparks Padjelanta, Sarek and Stora Sjöfallet, thogeter creating an area of 5 400 km².
Route of my trip in 2012:
I started out in Lakshola, its located in the inner part of Nordfjord.
The path starts out in a small climb before it flattens out and heads down to the riverside again
The river lies still with relativly blank green shaded water.
The path turns left and heads over the suspensionbridge before another climb starts up Nordskardet
Looking back on the river from the top of Nordskardet
Wodden planks have been laid out across the swamps to keep hikers from getting wet in the upper parts of Nordskardet.
Litlverivass waterfall to the right in the picture
The swamp is covered by blooming flowers at Brenna
Nice view of the Nordfjord river where it runs into Helligholet
Storskogvatnet seen from its estuary
Cooking some spaghetti in the nice weather at Storskogvatnet
My Helsport Ringstind 2 at Storskogvatnet
I only got one small trout when fishing this evening
I grilled bananas filled with chocolate for dessert
Day 2: I continued my trip towards Ragohytta, here seen by the sign were the pathway towards Sølvskardvatnnan and Litlverivatnet seperates from the one going to Ragohytta.
A lonely grouse
The view towards Trolldalen thats located in the vicinity
The bird keeps a close eye on me
Easy terrain to hike the last part towards Ragohytta
Ragohytta, this is an open shelter with two beds and a gas stove for cooking
Behind Ragohytta lies the mountain wall seperating Norway and Sweden
After having a quick look inside Ragohytta I continued hiking towards Snøtoppvatnan
In the afternoon I cooked up some beef, garlick and mashed potatoes
Day 3: Thick fog above my camp, I decide to stay here and rest my feet until the next day
The campsite at Snøtoppvatnan and a small fire consisting of some dry wood I gathered
A lonely frog at Snøtoppvannet
Day three I had sausage and mashed potatoes again.. Starting to see a pattern here
Coffee and cognac by the fire in the evening
Day 4: During the night a small trout found my bait.
After a while I packed my tent and headed towards Sølvskardvatnan
A handful of cloudberrys, the mountain gold
Right before I arrived at Sølvskardvatnan silence was broken by the rescue helicopter. A few seconds later they turned around and disappeared
Right after the rescue helicopter left the fog got thicker again
Sølvskardvatnan in the vicinity
Drops of water made this lonely spiderweb into natures own art
My camp at Sølvskardvatnan
Drying my wet socks by the fire
This arctic char found my tackle irresistable this evening
Day 5: The rescue helicopter returns and flies towards the cabin located at Litlverivatnet. After my trip I learned that a girl wounded her hip and therefore needed to be picked up. They had to wait a day because of the thick fog during their last attempt.
The river connecting Sølvskardvatnan by my camp
The suspension bridge above Litlverifossen
The waterfall seen from the suspension bridge, a fall of 250 meters
The iconic picture of Litlverivassforsen that runs along the mounainside, a magnificent view that sums up this trip.