I couldn’t get a conclusive picture of this in the run-up to my tour. Reading 10 lines are usually enough for me to fall asleep. Sports with music in the ear also does not work and with movies I fall asleep soon once…. But if I do have to sit out bad weather for days, something to read, a podcast or music might be useful. Therefore I downloaded a few ebooks and podcasts to my phone in addition to the music collection.
Fortunately I never had to sit out periods of bad weather. After an average of 9.5 hours on the trail, the remaining hours until falling asleep were also quickly passed with preparing food, writing diary, sorting out photos etc.. On the rest days I washed the clothes, ate, wrote on my blog, and planned the next stage. To do this, I sometimes listened to music. The subscribed podcasts I did not listen to at all. In the beginning, I read a little in the evening. On the way I listened to music once. At lake Tyin I decided to add another 15 km to the 30 km already on the counter to reach Tyinkrysset with prospect of spending two nights in a real bed. With rich hard rock in the ears I walked along the road and arrived there after just under 2.5 hours.
My powerbank was completely overdimensioned for this economical use of the cell phone as a source of entertainment. It was not once more than half emptied. This allowed me to always calmly use the phone for photography and navigation. But I also carried about 300 g of extra weight across Norway.