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Linda Åkerberg

My name is Linda Åkerberg and I was born in a small town named Karlstad in Sweden in 1985. When I was eighteen years old I moved to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, to start working as a photography assistant. In 2007 I started my own company as a freelance photographer and that’s what I’ve been working as ever since. I work mostly with clients within the music industry; record labels, magazines and music festivals, for who I shoot portraits, group pictures and concerts.

Hiking is something that I started to get interested in as late as in the spring/summer of 2015. Before that point, I had never even thought about that hiking would be something for me. My parents have done a couple of easier hikes and when me and my brother were kids we followed them on some day hikes in the Swedish mountains. But that’s how far my own experience has reached and I have never thought about taking that up myself. Not until now.

me as a kid in the Swedish mountains

Me in the Swedish mountains 1991

It was when I saw the trailer for the movie Wild that I really got hooked. Maybe not on the movie itself, but on the idea of hiking. I just had to try it! Alternative ways of living has always fascinated me and for a long time I’ve been wanting to try to live outside the society on my own. Since a couple of years back I own an old mercedes van that I’ve been driving around Sweden and lived in for some summers. But living completely in the nature, without any contact with the civilization and only with the things that I can carry with me, that’s something else.

So after I saw the movie I decided to try it myself. My first hike was along the ”Roslagen Trail” outside Stockholm with my mother and after that I went to the U.S. to try a shorter section of the trail that the movie is about – the Pacific Crest Trail. And it was just as awesome as I had imagine it. In 2016 I set out on my first long-distance hike, 6 months on the aforementioned PCT.

So what is it about hiking that I find so great? It’s a hard question to answer but I think that except from the powerful nature experiences, the people that you meet and the energy you get from being outside and activate yourself, it’s a lot about the strength you feel and get during and after a hike. To dare to trust yourself, that you can take the right decisions, that you can carry what you need on your back and that your feet can take you wherever you want. That you can do without help from anyone else. We can do so much more than we think, and to go out and hike is a great way to prove that to ourselves! That’s what I think makes it so amazing for me. You grow as a person every time you get out there.

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Back in Stockholm after a wonderful week at the High Coast, Sweden. Been biking, hiking, climbing, camping, filming and so much more. Last night was spend on this magical island at the hostel @hogbonden - an old lighthouse that’s the only building on the island (except for its sauna that’s located on the cliffs by the sea). Can highly recommend a stop here if you visit the High Coast!
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#thehighcoast #lighthousephotography #lighthouse #remarkableplaces #islandgetaway #sunset #kvinnligaäventyrare #lovelife #hostelliving #hostel #countrysideliving #unescoworldheritage #unesco #sonya7riii #nightphotography #landscape #wanderlust #beautifulplaces #instatravel #igtravel
Leave nothing but foot prints.👣 - The most obvious “rule” there is in nature, but unfortunately we need to be reminded over and over again. Right now @hallsverigerent and @naturkompaniet has a campaign where you get this bag at their stores - for free! Just ask at the desk. The bag is washable and perfect for storing your trash when you’re out so you easily can bring it home. .
Another way to reduce the amount of trash in nature is also to not bring any in the first place! Bring water in reusable bottles, food in your own lunch boxes, snacks that’s not wrapped in paper or no single use plates or cutlery. For example.
#bringyourownchallenge .
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#leavenothingbutfootprints #leavenotrace #bethechange #beatplasticpollution #hållsverigerent #savetheocean #savetheenvironment #plogga #
Yesterday I wrote about the weather conditions in the Swedish mountains during the summer. This pic is from Hemavan last year. Even if the weather was clear and sunny when I started driving towards the mountains and the start of the trail ‘Kungsleden’, this is what the weather looked liked only one hour from where I started. As the text said, if your going up the mountains, always be prepared for weather changes!
You can read the full text at:
wilderness-stories.com/vader-pa-sommarfjallet/ (link in bio)
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#mywildernessstory #swedishmountains #kungsleden #hemavan #tärnaby #rainydays #mountainsafety #safetyfirst #sonya7rii #naturephotography #landscapephotography #kvinnligaäventyrare
Thinking about hiking in the Swedish mountains this summer? Even though it’s summertime, the weather can still be harsh in the mountains. Rain, wind and even frost is common, even this time of the year. The Swedish counsel for Mountain Safety, ’Fjällsäkerhetsrådet’, has therefore put together a text about how you stay safe in the mountains! 
You find it at my website at: 
Wilderness-Stories.com/vader-pa-sommarfjallet/ (link in bio)
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#mywildernessstory #swedishmountains #kungsleden #hemavan #tärnaby #rainydays #mountainsafety #safetyfirst #sonya7rii #sonyportraits #kvinnligaäventyrare
Happy 4th of July everybody! 🇺🇸🎉
Three years ago, I visited the United States for the very first time and it sure was love at first sight. That time I stayed a month, the year after I came back for 6 months and hiked across the country along the 2660 mile long Pacific Crest Trail. A journey that sure changed my life. Since then I’ve been back two times and I can’t hardly wait till next time.
I might not agree with the politics in the country, but I love the nature and the people I’ve met along my journeys are the most loving and generous people I’ve ever met.
So cheers to ‘Merica today and cheers to all my lovely friends over there! 🎉😘💕🇺🇸
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Pic from PCT, just before Kearsarge pass, 2016
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#pct #pctig #pct2016 #pct2018 #pcta #sierranevada #suerranevadamountains #kearsargepass #themountainsarecalling #hiking #optoutside #kvinnligaäventyrare #neverstopexploring #johnmuirtrail #jmt #mywildernessstory #4thofjuly #independenceday #merica
Since I started using more sustainable products than using the single-use products we get at the restaurants or stores (plastic bags, coffee cups, take away boxes, straws, fruit bags, water bottles etc.), I have really come to understand how much trash we’re actually consuming in our daily life and how easy we can do something about it! .
With the #BringYourOwnChallenge I wanted to make more people aware of this. Now I want to challenge ALL OF YOU to try and accept the challenge as well! It’s super easy and it will help spread the word how easy you can make the world a better place! 💕
This is how it works:
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☀️Bring your own reusable item and say no to single-use.
☀️Post a photo of it & challenge a friend to do the same!
☀️Tag #BringYourOwnChallenge
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#bringyourownchallenge #beatplasticpollution #teatime #forsustainableliving #bringyourown #savetheocean #hållsverigerent #savetheplanet #protectearth #earth #environment #ecosystem #protecttheearth #bethechange #dowhatyoucan #liveauthentically #liveclean #giftfritt
The @viaferrata at Skuleberget in the High Coast in Sweden, Europe’s biggest Via Ferrata center. The center has many different routes, both for beginners and more experienced climbers. This is where I first tried climbing in 2015, after years of wanting to try. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to climb here again since then. Can’t wait to get back here soon! .
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#mywildernessstory #climbing #climbinggirls #moutaingirls #highcoast #högakusten #viaferrata #viaferratasweden #skuleberget #followyourdreams #kvinnligaäventyrare #neverstopexploring #optoutside #themountainsarecalling
Isn’t it fascinating how different we people are? I just love being on the road, to always have something going on. Right now I have four or five places that I call home. This, the back of my van, is one of them. Some (or quite many I guess) would find it weird to not wanna have one stable spot and to always be in the move. And honestly, I have tried to live that way and it only makes me feel unhappy. As the years have passed and I’ve got to know myself better and better, I’ve realized that THIS is how I want to live my life. Always moving, never knowing what tomorrow will bring. 
I’m not saying that it’s wrong to wanna live the other way, or any other way for that sake. It’s only makes us human more and more interesting. It’s the difference between us that makes us special. 💕✨
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Tomorrow I’ll be heading towards the west coast to talk about following your heart and to believe in yourself and dreams. Hope to see some of you at ‘Fotografi Falkenberg’ on Sunday!
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#findyourself #neverstopexploring #liveyourlife #hikeyourownhike #loveyourself #dreams #vagabond #vanlife #kvinnligaäventyrare #sonya7rii #playmemoriesmobile
Dear friends, I need your help! 🙏
For a while now I’ve gotten more and more interested in getting a sailboat. They’re much cheaper than other boats and are basically the same as a van - but at sea! A mobile home that can take you anywhere the van can’t! 
I don’t know much about sailing though - or boats, but I guess I’ll have to learn along the way - and what would be a better way to learn than to get one!?
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So please hit me with your best tips and advice! I want to know everything from what to think of when buying one to the actual art of sailing. 
Ohoy! 🙏⛵️💕
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#sailboatlife #sailinglife #sailingboat #archipelago #stockholmarchipelago #dreams #visions #mobilehome #vanlife #compactliving #mywildernessstory #justdoit #neverstopexploring #whynot #dramaticsky #ocean #sonya7rii #sonyalpha

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