Along the Frozen River

It has been cold a few days… a couple of weeks So the waters are freezing Unfortunately the snow makes the surface a bit rough But it works! In Swedish they are called Långfärdsskridskor which means Long distance skates They are made for going long distance …on natural ice And therefore they are quite long Natural ice are often a bit rough on the surface So if the skate is long you get a smoother ride You can also go faster …which is good when you’re going long distance I’m using a ski binding …the same type of binding as on my skis So I can use the same boots Which is practical And works very well But you can have any type of binding you like If you have other type of boots as well

100 thoughts on “Along the Frozen River

  1. Crikey! I could feel your fingers turning to ice as you took the gloves off to make your fire. Amazing to watch you chip away at that frozen river and not get hurt by shards. And I learned that you folk in frozen areas have blades for different ice surfaces. It's not all smooth as I'd imagined. 😊 from Queensland, Australia ⛱

  2. 정말 아름다운 나라군.한국은 왼쪽으로는 중국에서 날아오는 미세먼지 때문에 고통을 당하고 오른쪽엔 전범국 일본놈들이 방사능을 뿌려데는 지옥같은곳인데 저곳은 하늘이 저렇게 맑다니

  3. Красиво ! Хорошая сьемка . Шведы ,очень любят природу ,молодцы !!! Уважение !

  4. Those ice skates are awesome. You could really cover a lot of miles with those. What's the long pole used for?

  5. Excellent! Your videos always bring back memories from my youth in Pennsylvania. Ice hockey on ponds, skating up river, even wearing boots in the snow. Crunch, crunch, crunch. Thanks!

  6. Pls fill snow in kettle to make water instead of direct water because that sound is awesome 🌨️😍

  7. What is your longest trip on those type of skates? That is very interesting to me.

  8. Já dou o sinal de positivo, antes de você, na hora em que toma café, kkkkkk

  9. Thank you for your videos very much. I and my daughter enjoy watching your videos and especially winter camping. We are from Canada and very much enjoy outdoors as well. Thank you for inspiring other people and passing the experience through videos so well.

  10. I get so much enjoyment from your videos. I know you thank us for watching, but the real thanks goes to you for making them. And please keep those hallmark moments, the Crowe, the ☕️and, 👍. All the best from Ontario Canada

  11. It has been years since I've I skated on a frozen pond back in the thirties thank you for sharing it brought back memories

  12. Hej Erik, looks like northern Sweden had a very short autumn. It’s amazing that the river is frozen enough for you to skate on so early before winter. You excel at making fires on almost any surface to brew your coffee. Great video, especially the train on the viaduct as you were skating upriver. Tack sa mycket.

  13. Finding peace in solitude, but willing to share it with shows great virtue. A million thanks from Seattle, WA.

  14. So nice! Cant wait for the ice to settle on our lakes down here in the ”south” as well 🙏 Early winter is it?

  15. Thanks for the video, It must be great being able to travel longer distances in that weather. Do you use that system for overnight camps ?

  16. Beautiful Erik. It doesn't get that cold in Tennessee but your rainy day hikes have given me inspiration to do my own. Thanks Jeff

  17. I do wish our rivers would freeze over so we could skate down them, but then they tend to be fast flowing and this does not tend to be good for skating.
    Thanks for another inspiring video.

  18. The skates return. For my use or interest no, but I will admit fascination with skate that uses an NNN BC binding. Great visual story, bringing in the environment, a nod to the gear then listening to the wild. Trains are always cool too.

  19. Conversations with God, by Neale Walsh … the movie. This is me, also.
    Your in my thoughts and prayers; during your mighty mighty adventures. Okay. ! In the Regards
    (and everyone else here too). Somebody cares about you, you know.

  20. Erik, just one time, smile like you're enjoying yourself, forget the artistry! 😉

  21. hi erik. im wondering… do you miss your job on the railroad? Ps-thanks for another film

  22. Beautiful winter scenery 👍🏻😉 We still haven’t got snow here in Denmark 🇩🇰
    See you on the next one 🔥🦌🌤🇸🇪 Atb to you

  23. The part where the train passes overhead is classic……especially for a former train operator as yourself. Well done!

  24. Great as usual. I noticed that many times there is hardly any wind in your videos. Compared to this I struggle to light a fire with a match on my hikes due to gales and wind most of the time.

  25. Thank you for sharing. This is the first time I've ever seen skates like this and looks very practical! I can't seem to get enough of these videos. Erik, I feel in some way I'm living vicariously through your videos until I can get on my next hike (Which will be in a few days at this point).

    Keep up the good work!

  26. Very nice video and love the skates. Thanks for another great video. Take care, Al

  27. It look very nice and fun,Beautiful nature.Thanks for a great video !!! ATB:Soren

  28. Another great video Erik, thank you so much for sharing it with us. All the best to you. 🤗

  29. My house doesn't have snow. I live in Thailand I therefore like to watch you and follow you. If I had a chance in my life I want to do like you.

  30. Hi Erik. Do you ever miss actually being there in the moment, instead of just making a movie which illustrates a man just being in the moment? I don´t mean it in a bad way. It´s just that I guess the filming takes a lot of time. And it´s probably difficult to enjoy the moment as much as you would if you didn´t have to think about documenting everything. So do you ever miss just being there, by yourself in that excact moment? I´m always enjoying your videos though! 🙂 Thanks!

  31. Why people alter (ruin) this kind of experience just to show off and beg for money will never cease to amaze me. It actually makes me sad that anyone can be thinking about cameras and youtube and all the bullshit that goes along with the process at a time like this.

  32. Erik. For the love of goodness, never change your style. its better than all the rest.

  33. The normal coffee maker: Get up, shuffle downstairs, hit the switch and sit down.

    The Legendary Erik Normark: Walk through blizzards, climb mountains, ski miles, ice skate frozen rivers and lakes, cross rivers in bare feet, collect wood, build fire, axe through 4 inches of ice, use 11 year old kettle, open fire, use wooden spoon/cup thing, sit down, take a sip, take it all in and then thumbs go up.

    There is no youtuber better than Erik and ive watched thousands

  34. Hi! Thanks for your videos! I even decided to try Nordic Skating. Can you recommend a buckle-on type of skates like Isvidda Multiskate or Lundhags Multiskate for a newbie? I don't have any specific ski boots, I only have a simple winter hiking boots. Someone told me that a fixed heel needs a different skating technique and ankles will be loose with buckle-on system.

  35. Доброго времяни есть видео изготовления таких коньков и что за ботинки?

  36. Hi Eric, what are your shoes in the video? What firm and what brand are your skates?

  37. Thank you for the video. You are super!

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