In the summer of 2019, Calum was on holiday in the Alps, where he met several people from Scandinavia who were on a running trip from village to village. As they ran, their luggage was transported from hotel to hotel. Calum began to ponder. Why was there no opportunity to do this back in Norway? Back in Sogndal, he couldn't forget the idea. Imagine being able to run from village to village over the mountains, and have your luggage transported to the next destination. There is no better place for this than Sogn.
The summer was spent studying maps, talking to the locals about which trails were good, and testing routes. We talked to potential partners, and got Innovation Norway on the team.
The idea matured over the winter, until a global pandemic hit us in March, and the country stopped. Calum, Adam, Sebastian and Vegard had talked about the idea, and now suddenly all hotels, boats, trains etc. built for tourism were not being unused.
It became quite clear that there was a need for a more closer to home experience for Scandinavians. Why should they travel all the way to the Alps to run, when we can create such a good experience here?
Even more map studying, testing of routes, and planning with partners. In October, we had a successful test trip in Aurland, and decided that this was the first trip we wanted to launch, followed by Luster.
We are ready. We have created a unique product, which we look forward to showing you.
The Camera Guy.
Hates being called the camera guy, but well he took all the photos for the website, so we call him this. Likes to wear high socks when he runs.
Vegard grew up in the middle of the popular tourist destination Solvorn, the starting point for out Lustrafjord route. Large parts of his life he has enjoyed It in nature, and especially in the mountains, here in the west. Whether it is whizzing downhill on skis or with running shoes on his feet, Vegard has a unique knowledge of where to find the hidden pearls. In 2021, he was named Norway's Best Nature Photograher, so you can be sure that the routes are made by someone with an eye for the aesthetic and with care for the surrounding nature and wildlife.
The Route Finder Guy.
Looks at a lot of maps, forgets to train, but can still run annoyingly long distances each time.
Calum's first encounter with Norwegian nature took place when he was just 2 years old. His parents took him from Scotland to Sjusjøen, and since then Norway has had a place in his Scottish heart. In 2016 he moved to Sogndal and has since then enjoyed everything the mountains here has to offer. Calum has made the routes together with Vegard and he is also one of our Spring guides. With a warm mood and the curiosity of an adventurer, Calum is ready to show you what Sogn has to offer.
The Business Guy.
The only running this guy does is after the ball on a football field.
Sebatian is the Oslo boy who loves Sogn! With an education from Sogn, he has worked with tailor-made adventures and luxury trips in Scandinavia and the Baltic's. And with his broad and international network, he is always up to date when it comes to the newest experiences and overnight stays. In other words, Sebastian knows what it takes to create a world-class experience. Now he is ready to make Spring the most beautiful journey you have ever been on!
The No Job Title Guy.
Does all the jobs the others forget to do. Runs until his knee gets sore, can be between 5km and 30km.
Adam discovered Norway when he visited Calum in Sogndal, and immediately found out that this was where he had to move. As said and done, Adam has been living in Sogndal since 2017. During these years he has benefited greatly from exploring the mountains and also the coastline. Adam is a skilled surfer, and back in Scotland he was a surfing guide, but it was in Norway when the ocean was flat he discovered the joy of running in the mountains. Now he wants to pair the experience from the guide profession with the passion for running.