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I didn't expect the overwhelming feeling of belonging that washed over me as soon as I lit the wood burner in our family's mountain home in Norway. My great great grandfather built it some 200 years ago, and we've spent every school holiday there since I entered this world. With glowing coal from the night before it was easy to light the fireplace in the kitchen my first morning in our mountain nest. I hopped into my wellies, still in my blue pj's, and went into the nearby woods with a wee old milk bucket in hand on my way to fetch fresh water from the family spring. It's a secret little spot, nestled in between bearded and bewitch birch and pine trees and the ever elusive cloudberry. The sun was emerging over the mountains as I dipped the ladle into the crystal clear water taking the first sip of cold fresh Norwegian mountain water straight from the source. This is where I belong, I said to myself, surrounded by trees, with no another soul for miles and miles. England seemed so far away, and Italy even further. On my way back I picked handfuls of bilberries and gobbled them down with one big grin. Down a path and across the old bridge I kneeled by a stream, washed my hair and put it up in a towel crown before making my way back to the cabin where I hung the kettle over the fire. It took me by surprise how much I'd missed this rustic and simple way of living, and for the next few days I found myself marinating in a sort of homecoming bliss, plotting how to spend more time off the grid, in this very place, and how to take you with me... visitnorway trysil seterliv thisisdarling passionpassport takemethere cntraveler huffposttravel darlingescapes iamatraveler guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel mytinyatlas norway visittrysil

74    3356    8/14/2017
marte_marie_forsberg
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  • How wonderful :) Took me straight back to summer hols a thousand years ago!
  • How marvelous to have had such a special place in your family for so many generations. Incredible.
  • sigridsminde Oh yes, the silence indeed! It's ever so healing:) x
  • marte_marie_forsberg absolutely. And at least for me also the "silence". The silence that only nature's sounds can make 😊
  • motherteresaof3 How lovely! It is indeed a beautiful country, even if I'm a bit biast;) Come back soon!:)
  • sigridsminde Those moments and memories are the best! I guess I might be the connection to nature and the beautiful simplicity of living that makes us love it so much:)
  • Some of the happiest most peaceful days of my life have been spent in a primitive cottage in the mountains north of Nesbyen at the end of a 20 minute long drive up a lonely dirt road ❤
  • My family migrated from Norway. I had the pleasure of visiting my roots a few years back. Some of my family is visiting now. Such a beautiful country. I hope to return one day. 💙✨
  • Nice!
  • It sounds like heaven.
  • What a nourishing and beautiful place for you to be, Marie. I couldn't stop smiling as I read this. xx
  • Wow beautiful good for you...
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  • lickri Takk! Det er et veldig korselig sted. Trysil:)
  • Dette var som å lese om meg selv. Er der ikke rart at dette enkle livet kjennes best ut? Komfort er så mangt. Og hva er vel bedre enn følelsen av å "bare å være"? Langt unna hverdagens plikter, rutiner og avbrytelser som vi har blitt så vant med. Men likevel, etter en tid setter vi stor pris på både det travle og urbane livet igjen. Kontraster er kanskje det beste😘
  • Ser vakkert ut der 👌 Hvor er det?
  • Det er jo bare magisk dette langstrakte landet vårt 🌲🌞
  • Wild!!!👌👌👌
  • Ow how this message fills my heart and bring tears to my eyes. The great feeling of belonging, a place where history is shared and dreams are safe and nourished...♡ Thank you for sharing this simple richness ♡
  • What a beautiful place !🌲
  • So beautiful. I look forward to more posts like this 😊
  • Sounds like a faerie tale .. so lovely ✨💕
  • Pure bliss ❤️
  • Thank You..I enjoyed this visit!!
  • Amazing place.
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  • Så fantastisk norsk og så utrolig idyll. Back to basics❤
  • So beautiful, the home tie is the blood tie without it we would have no compass inside ourselves... Eudora Welty this is so true I read this once and carried it with me when we moved to maine from Louisiana, there is no place like home but without going to maine we would have never learned so many things we lived deliberately there , we found ourselves there , and realized happiness in the simplest of things , although back home we all carry a piece of maine with us and the knowledge of how to live deliberately. Thank you for sharing this will always be a part of you !
  • Looks similar to where I live in Montana😍, which is one of the things I love so much (feeling like I'm off the grid). I hope to visit Norway someday.
  • Have always loved your pictures and posts from this place over the years of following you. Such places are so grounding and bring solace and peace to our souls. Enjoy your time!
  • ...sounds blissful...!
  • I love your description of the simple life.
  • kremno_elin 😂😂❤️
  • The northern way of life❤️🇫🇮
  • 😍👏🏻
  • I just returned from a quick trip to Norway. I enjoyed learning about the culture and hope to go back 😍
  • ♥️ 🏡 🇳🇴
  • Heritage spaces bring such calm. Lovely tale of your family and your mountain home.
  • Magical and reminds me of The Summer Book.
  • So beautiful
  • Sounds ideal. Enjoy it xx
  • Wow heaven!😁🤗
  • Du glemte å nevne utedassen, mygg, knott og klegg. Ja, også skorpa på leverposteien. Neida, jeg bare tuller. Hytteliv har sjarm, det. Og ingen får det til å høres mer idyllisk ut enn du marte_marie_forsberg 🇳🇴
  • Wild 🌿
  • So lovely! I stayed in a similar cabin in Sweden many years ago. Did you find hjortron?! They're an acquired taste I think, but I like them. Not as much as blabar though. In the U.K. blueberries just don't taste like those you find in the pine woods! Happy holiday! 🤗
  • 👍👍👍
  • Feels like a place I just visited in Norway 🇳🇴
  • So beautiful and it took me back to my grandparent's mountain cabin where I spent summers when I was young.
  • Wow......I can visualize the scenario... Love
  • Such a wonderful caption and photo, as always
  • I need to return and fish the river again 🐟🎣🎣
  • I recently read an article about the Norwegian 'hytte' and all it entails - so so inspiring! Every child and grown-up should experience it! Love that you're sharing this wih us 😘❤
  • Beautiful 😊
  • sondeflor It is as such a relaxing feeling being there at one with nature. The best feeling ❤️
  • lgandpg They are indeed:) 👊🏻
  • How wonderful! Love log cabins. great, great grandpas R the best👍🏻
  • ❤️❤️❤️What a wonderful feeling you just so perfectly described ❤️❤️❤️
  • This place looks so relaxing and peaceful
  • Your vivid words transport me on your beautiful journey!💕 Enjoy!🙋🏻
  • Beautiful 👍🏻
  • Beautiful!
  • There is no place like home 💚
  • Ohhh this caption!!! I felt like I was there for a moment!!!
  • Beautiful! I really like your story! Thank you for sharing.
  • Nydlig, poetisk beskrevet❤️
  • Wow! Beautiful photo and a beautiful caption - like a mini novel. 👌
  • Magic
  • I can just imagine this....
  • So amazing that you have this 😍
  • Enchanting! 💗🦋🌿
  • Love it!!!!!
  • jeanlabu 😘
  • One of my favourite posts of yours. So beautiful.