German woman is saved from Norwegian wilderness by setting up a TINDER account to find a man to rescue her when her camper van got stuck
- Three friends on road trip in remote Norway found themselves stuck on icy road
- In an ingenious idea, they used dating app Tinder to enlist the help of local man
- The man arrived within minutes with a bulldozer to help get them to safety
A German woman used Tinder in an ingenious way to get her and her friends out of a sticky situation in the Norwegian winter wilderness.
Professional kite surfer and self-described adventurer Lonia Haeger was travelling in a camper van with two friends in the remote Nordkapp area, on the northernmost tip of Norway, when ice made their journey treacherous and the road became completely impassable for them.
The trio were terrified their car could slide down the mountain or collide with another motorist, with emergency services unable to reach their remote location quickly enough.
German adventurer Lonia Haeger (pictured) used Tinder in an ingenious way to get her and her friends out of a sticky situation in the Norwegian winter wilderness
Lonia pictured with her useful Tinder match Stian Lauluten who arrived to help them within minutes
Ice on the road made the group’s journey treacherous and completely impassable for them
One of the friends, Phil, came up with the idea of using dating app Tinder to help get them out of their situation.
Lonia said: ‘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.’
Once she had set up the Tinder profile, she was contacted by a bearded local within minutes.
The Tinder match, Stian Lauluten, pulled up with a mechanical digger and helped cut a safe path in the ice.
The Tinder match, Stian Lauluten, pulled up with a mechanical digger and towed their car to safety
Lonia and her friend pictured with Tinder match Stian Lauluten
Lonia (pictured) is a professional kite surfer and self-described adventurer
Lonia later wrote on social media: ‘Literally five minutes later I had a match with @stianlauluten.
‘Another five 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 organised tires with spikes! (There wasn’t a mechanic closer than 200km).
It is not known whether Stian got his date, but the three friends were able to continue on their way to Lofoten in their camper van.
It is not known whether Stian got his date, but the three friends were able to continue on their way to Lofoten