My friend fetch me at eight, our flight to Stockholm will leave at 9.30.
At Arlanda do we continue to Luleå with Transwede, and to Gällivare
with Air Nordic. From the airport, which is 10 km outside Gällivare, is a
bus to the railway station, where the bus towards Ritsem leave.
At half past six in the afternoon do we reach Suorva. This was once, a
long time ago, a magnificient water fall. Now it is made into a water power
plant dam, one can walk on the dam and a small road to get to the other side
of the lake . It does not look
nice, but it is comfortable. On the other side is at a reindeer fence, a track leading
through the forest up the slope. It is warm, about 20 degrees, and damp. We are dripping with
sweat, making the mosquitos happy. The first and so far only time the
mosquitos is a plague. Halfway up the slope is it written on a stone about a
father and his son, who disappeared in Sarek a few years ago. They were never
found it says,
perhaps they got into the quicksand in the delta at Pierikjaure. True? Have
not heard about this before.
Finally, after fighting mud and mosquitos, do we reach the bare mountain region.
The reward is to look out over the lake below in the north. The track is not any
longer visible. It is getting late, almost eleven in the evening, when we put
up the tent at Njabbejåkkå or is it Njavvejåkåtj.
The brook has on the map two names, we are somewhere where it change name.
The brook is fierce and full of water, it is an easy decision to
wait until the morning to ford it. We find a good campsite. We have a quick
bath in the brook, have food, and say good night.