Cloudy, but no rain. From Aktse are there three possibilities to get
into Rapadalen. One simple, one difficult, and one with a view. The
difficult one is to walk through the forest below Skierfe, but the forest
is said to be difficult to get through. The simple one is to take the boat
through the delta. The third one is to walk up to Skierfe and continue
west as far as possible before descending into the valley. We choose the
simple possibility, we have beforehand decided to take the boat . With
the characteristic "alone" hill Nammatj in front of us, the boat head for
the border of the national parc. The delta offer a fascinating landscape,
changing from year to year. Constantly being built up with the material
that the river bring with it. Some years is there not enough water in the
channels, and one is let off before the border. This year is a normal year
and the boat can get to the border. From there one has to walk. We follow
the clear track trough the luxuriant vegetation. Hidden in the forest stands
an elk and her calf.
The brooks that one encounter, are in general no problem to cross.
Except when it is extreme large amount of water. We have no
problems to pass. The valley show no major difficulties. Where the track
passes a marsh, is the marsh converted, by 2000 pair of feets passing each
year, into a wide darkbrown mud street. Not nice at all. Here and there
is the track close to the river, especially when reaching Rapaselet. Here
it is extremely easy to walk, but it requires a rather low water level
in the river. The water is in a great hurry, I wouldn't recommend any to
try to ford it. As mentioned above is it possible to reach Rapaselet by
walking up to Skierfe from Aktse and then continue west, and head for the
east part of Rapaselet. In good weather must the views be nice. In
the valley do one mostly walk in a birch forest, and the views are rather
limited. The lodging for the night is found on the slope towards Snavvavagge.
Here are many good places for a tent, dry and with a magnificient
view of Rapaselet.