Unna Allakas

Day 9 and 10: Unna Allakas

A great place to stay a bit longer

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Days at the hut are great, especially when everything fits together: A beautiful hut with a great sauna, a very nice and humorous Stugvärd, who tells us many stories about the country and its people, and a breathtaking view out of the window.

Lustwandler Panorama: Ein Klick öffnet das Bild und man kann sich umsehen!

Unna Allakas
Unna Allakas, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/60s, Blende 11, ISO 200
We slept very well. Markus gets up early, while I sleep until 9 o’clock. The group from Israel has left meanwhile, the other two join us for breakfast.
I wash dishes and laundry, Markus goes to the storage hut to saw and chop wood. We want it to be cosy and warm today!

Holzhütte in Unna AllakasHolzhütte in Unna Allakas, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 182mm, 1/125s, Blende 11, ISO 800
Holz sägen und hacken in Unna Allakas, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/20s, Blende 8, ISO 1600
Holz sägen und hacken in Unna Allakas, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/60s, Blende 4, ISO 800

Step by step our roommates leave for their daily stages, also Håkan makes a small tour in the morning. We make ourselves comfortable: Eat a second breakfast, read, and have a good time. We are not the only ones that enjoy the hut – while we have only met few and very slow gnats from time to time so far, they still seem to feel quite comfortable here. Still, they are not fast enough 😉
If you are wondering how the toilet in these huts works, we also have some documentation 🙂
WC Hütte in Unna Allakas, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 16mm, 1/125s, Blende 5.6, ISO 200
WC in Unna Allakas, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/20s, Blende 5.6, ISO 200
The hut slowly fills up again; Mats from Sweden and two Danes arrive – all very nice, we chat and laugh a lot. Everyone talks a bit about themselves and then it’s mostly about hiking, beautiful tours and the different experiences.
In the evening we go back to the sauna before we have dinner and read. Also the sauna is very nice here, but see for yourself!
Sauna (Bastu) in Unna AllakasSauna (Bastu) in Unna Allakas, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 16mm, 1/50s, Blende 4, ISO 800
The Swedish saunas at the huts are a perfect warm washing facility. Water is heated directly above the stove, cold water is taken from the lake or river nearbby and then you can devote yourself to body care in the sauna – no comparison to the cold rivers and lakes!
The next day after breakfast and washing up we go to Norway to the Cunojavrrehytta. That’s a comfortable 6.5 km per direction, without backpacks we literally float. 😉
Today is such a beautiful day! Soon we reach the border and are with one foot in Sweden, with the other in Norway. There is no wind and the sun warms us. We really enjoy this place.

Grenzstein Rr 263Grenzstein Rr 263, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 300mm, 1/400s, Blende 5.6, ISO 200
ElisabethElisabeth, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 140mm, 1/500s, Blende 5.6, ISO 200
MarkusMarkus, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 166mm, 1/400s, Blende 5.6, ISO 200
ElisabethElisabeth, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 135mm, 1/200s, Blende 8, ISO 200

Autumn! And again we see many beautiful birches in the Fjäll.

FjällbjörkarnaFjällbjörkarna, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 300mm, 1/200s, Blende 8, ISO 200
FjällbjörkarnaFjällbjörkarna, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 300mm, 1/320s, Blende 8, ISO 200

We come to the lake on the opposite side of which lies the Cunojavrrehytta. Here is a really nice sandy beach.
At the hut we meet a Norwegian group who have installed the windows in the new hut during the last days. We also meet the Swiss Hansjörg and his Norwegian hiking friend, with whom he has been travelling since the end of May – from the south of Norway all the way up. They also want to spend the night in Unna Allakas today and only take a short break here.
CunojavrrehyttaCunojavrrehytta, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 70mm, 1/400s, Blende 11, ISO 800
We have a snack on the bench in front of the hut, then we go back again. We enjoy the beautiful views to Čáihnavárri, Nuorjjovárri and Storsteinsfjellet.

Lustwandler Panorama: Ein Klick öffnet das Bild und man kann sich umsehen!

Čáihnavárri, Nuorjjovárri und das Storsteinsfjellet, davor der See Čunojávri
Čáihnavárri, Nuorjjovárri und das Storsteinsfjellet, davor der See Čunojávri, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 70mm, 1/500s, Blende 11, ISO 800
Storsteinsfjellet (1872m) in den WolkenStorsteinsfjellet (1872m) in den Wolken, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 300mm, 1/800s, Blende 11, ISO 800

Now a stronger wind comes up, but we still find a windless spot on the way to eat some sweets.
The huts of Unna Allakas are getting closer again and we are still amazed how beautifully situated these huts are.

Lustwandler Panorama: Ein Klick öffnet das Bild und man kann sich umsehen!

Unna Allakas
Unna Allakas, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 20mm, 1/160s, Blende 8, ISO 200
Unna AllakasUnna Allakas, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 116mm, 1/250s, Blende 11, ISO 800
Unna AllakasUnna Allakas, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 300mm, 1/125s, Blende 8, ISO 200

At 14:30 we are back in the hut and meet a German – Hannah – with an injured knee. She fell on a rock and hit her knee quite hard. She is already being professionally treated by Stugvärd. Soon the Swiss and the Norwegian, a very likeable Swedish guy with a dog and a, let’s call him introverted, hiker from Germany, who usually sits isolated from the others with his headphones.
We have a snack of rice pudding and the Swiss talks and talks and talks, repeats his story in detail for each newcomer and so we want to share it with you. Here are the facts, abridged:
– He has been on the road since May 20th, from the southern tip of Norway up, but not to the North Cape, which – as he often mentions – has “different reasons”. Now he wants to turn off to Finland and drive with the Hurtigruten to Bergen in mid-October. “You don’t treat yourself otherwise”.
– His wife is at home, she prefers it warm. He met the Norwegian he is travelling with on the tour and now they go together.
– The soles of his Lundhags shoes are broken and he thinks for hours back and forth how he can have them fixed where. The roommates are promptly informed of new considerations and the opening hours of the shops in Kiruna.
– The knife is always at the man!
After the sauna we eat and, if allowed by the Swiss guy we read 😉 However, we can’t say that the good one wasn’t entertaining. 🙂
In the night we see some weak northern lights again, but we don’t take pictures.
Unna Allakas is next to Vistas the most beautiful hut on our tour and we were lucky to have the 4-bed room for us all the time!
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