First we ford Nåitejåkkåtj,
from Lullihavagge. They are rather deep, deeper than our boots can
handle. So we have to undress. It is no problem, but the water is cold.
In the beginning is
comfortable. A few reindeers pass by, of which one is albino, i.e.
white. We follow
what we think is a reindeer track, leaving the brook far beneath us in
a canyon. Further up in the
do the stones take over. Here and there is a snowfield to walk on. A
our attention again, it is yellow with a black, broad, wiggling band
like a snake. So
from all the other stones. We pass the highest part, where the ground
is all covered with stones, and the valley opens.
When we passed in 1982 was there a bridge over
Kåtokjåkkå further downstream, but it was destroyed
year by the spring flood. This we were told at Kvikkjokk. We keep the
height of 1000-1100 m and walk down to the brook. The landscape is
barren, nothing grows here. Kåtokjåkkå is not easy to
ford, I would not
doing it. The only way is to walk on the glacier,
We follow the brook upstream to the edge of the glacier. From the
glacier opening do the water exit with full speed. Grey,
and cold. We continue along the glacier for a few hundred meters, until
it is flat enough to walk on. The glacier give no problem, no snow on
it, no rifts. It is not even slippery, the ice is
with gravel. There is no need for special equipment, our rubber boots
are good enough as it is today. We leave the glacier,
on the moraine towards Ivarlako and are looking for a place to spend
It takes a few kilometers before our requirements are fullfilled.
require water nearby, grass, and a soft ground. No fakir.....