So i was running a trial towards the mountain of Brattefjell, the highest point in the municipality of Seljord. I went over a little pass just south-west of the top ‘Fylijomsnuten’ which had a large cliff-side with a rock field in the bottom. The trial i followed went just along the edge of the rock field. I took a picture of a little cairn someone put up to mark the trial. Just a few meters ahead there was a reindeer lying on the ground behind a large boulder totally unaware of me.
I didn’t recognize it at first, it just looked like a stone and suddenly the reindeer jumped up. He most have been no more the 2 or 3 meters away from me and he came straight at me! lifting it legs high and stomping, flying towards me! ha ha i screamed! I made a large leap forward and fell on the ground, It ran past me at a hands reach. The reindeer also made a awkward tumble in the high bushed before it ran off in the distance. Another hiker on the other side of the valley had seen it all so we had a little chat about the ordeal. I got some scratches from when i threw myself on the ground, luckily that was all 🙂
In total there are about 500 reindeer roaming this area. Later that day, just after i ran down from the top of Brattefjell, i saw another small group of four!
Check out the whole trail up to Brattefjell on its report: Click here