Yesterday I began working as a tourist guide at Solberget Vilmarksbyn as part of a work experience scheme with the local job centre.
Yesterday we took guests out on a ski tour around the local marshes.
We could not travel across the marshes because the ice was thin and there was water under the snow.
Water on skis freezes immediately and has to be removed. Fortunately Dirk had a gas burner in his rucksack
We heard and found much evidence of Willow Grouse (Lagopus lagopus). In the picture below they had been feeding on Birch buds
Willow Grouse have feathers on their feet so you cannot see toes in their tracks
In this picture a Willow Grouse has landed in the snow (you can see the wing pattern) and then run away.
We also saw many Red Squirrel tracks
After three hours, we returned to Solberget Wilderness Village
After the Reindeer had been fed this morning
we headed off into the forest on another ski tour to the top of Solberet (Sun Hill translated to English).
We skied uphill for about one hour until we reached a cabin and fire-watch tower
Once inside the cabin we made a fire
and had lunch
After lunch we returned to Solberget.