A woman found a new use for the popular dating app Tinder after extreme weather caused her camper to get stuck on the side of a mountain in northern Norway.
Lonia Häger was traveling to Lofoten after visiting the North Cape, the most northern point of Europe. But according to her Instagram post, while she and her friend, Phil, traveled down the mountainside, "it started raining...the street iced up that we even couldn’t stay on one point!"
After driving three days through Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway we made it to our first destination! The North Cape 📍 The most northern point of Europe 🌏 What a wonderful rough landscape 🌊 Grateful to had the option to visit this place, but actually I was even more exited to drive further to the Lofoten. Just after 30 minutes driving down of the North Cape, it started raining...the street iced up that we even couldn’t stay on one point!❄️ The worst, we stopped in front of a mountain going down, next to the street just ocean and big rocks and we stoped exactly behind a curve..💯 The moment you realize your are helpless against Mother Nature 💨 After fixing our camper with snow @flash_bros_ had a mad idea🤪 Check out the end in the next post...🔜 . 📸 #gopromax @gopro #nordkapp #norway #snow
A post shared by Lonia Häger (@loniahaeger) on Jan 20, 2020 at 10:53pm PST
Feeling "helpless against Mother Nature," the pair realized that they were stuck and were concerned that another vehicle could come down the mountain and crash into them or that their camper might slide off the mountainside into the ocean below.
“Phil had the weird but actually genius idea to create a tinder account with me and this fluffy cutie,” Häger wrote in her follow up post.
The picture to our Tinder rescue🚨 (Scroll down to my last post to get to know the story before) While sitting in our camper with the fear that every second the car could slide down the mountain or a car could crash into our camper due to the slippery road, Phil had the weird but actually genius idea to create a tinder account with me and this fluffy cutie 🐶 Literally 5 minutes later I had a match with @stianlauluten 🥳 Another 5 minutes later he came up with his Bulldozer and shaped lines in the ice ❄️ We followed him to the next parking slot and the day after our hero organized tires with spikes! (There wasn’t a mechanic closer than 200km) Now we can continue our road trip to the Lofoten🏔 Tusen takk for your help @stianlauluten 😍 . 📸 @flash_bros_ @kerkamm_campers @hymer @life.of.kurt #snow #norway #roadtrip #tinder @tinder #dog #husky
A post shared by Lonia Häger (@loniahaeger) on Jan 21, 2020 at 6:15am PST
The two created a Tinder account for Häger and within five minutes she matched with Stian Lauluten, who lived nearby and had a bulldozer. Five minutes after they connected, Lauluten was on his way to rescue them.
Lauluten "shaped lines in the ice" for the camper to travel through and then took them to a nearby parking lot.
The next day, Lauluten helped them fix their tires with spikes to prevent future similar incidents. Häger calls him a hero.
Lauluten responded to the Instagram saying: "I'm glad I could help you guys! Have a nice trip, And stay safe on the iceroads of Norway!"