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"Wilderness Girl" – 50 days hiking across Norway. With Maria Grøntjernet

With Norwegian author Maria Grøntjernet, known as «Villmarksjenta» (Wilderness Girl).

Welcome to this event with Maria Grøntjernet, known as «Villmarksjenta» (Wilderness Girl)! Since early childhood Grøntjernet’s greatest interest has been to experience the wilderness. At the age of 16 she undertakes her great adventure: Fifty days walking 650 km across Norway alone. Her book lets us experience her wanderings day by day, through summer snow in the mountains, fjords, lakes and waterfalls. And in the end we ask ourselves: Isn't nature our greatest teacher?Moderated by German journalist Kristina Maidt-Zinke. 

Maria Grøntjernet (1995) is a Norwegian author, photographer and filmmaker and writes for outdoor magazines. Wildnismädchen is published by Neue Erde in 2019, translated by Daniela Stilzebach. 

In cooperation with Neue Erde.

Author event at the fair


Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Ehrengast 2019: Norwegen
„Norwegen - Der Traum in uns“
The event is free of charge


Maria Grøntjernet


Kristina Maidt-Zinke