Tottatoppen lakes

Date: 15/03/2015



Time and Path:

I left Narvik early in the morning. Target: the two lakes near Tottatoppen mountain. Direction: Funnhytta and then at the signal Pumpvann turn right. It was really difficult to find the right path because of the snow. Without map, or internet I just tryed to go towards the mountain passing across woods and steep slopes. After 2 hours I was in a wide open space full covered by snow but with sun on my face. Right ahead the first iced lake and the surprise: 3 reindeers!! After spending little time taking some photos and wishing a gun I moved towards the other lake. I was still thinking about that nice meeting when a herd of reindeers (at least 30-40) was staring at me with their horny heads straight at me. Wow, I had only the time to take a picture and then they run away. I just went up till the second lake, also this one iced and then I stopped for a quick lunch on a rock in sunny position. After that I just came back on the same path trying to see again the reindeers. It was impossible to go up to the top of Tottatopen because it was too slippery. I would have needed crampons or at least snowshoes.

Pysical state: Trained

Notes: Really panoramic path. Good place to see reindeers.