Discovering Vestmannasund: A Frozen Black Sand Beach and a Snow Storm in Skælingur

Since Solveig and I stayed in Vestmanna here in November, we thought it would be the perfect time to check out the local area. I’ve been to Vestmanna a few times before to visit Rigmor, Jens and the boys, and I’ve explored the mountains above the village and the neighbouring village of Kvivik. But I’ve never set foot in Leynar, located just 15 km from Vestmanna,…

A Day on the Ocean: Sailing from Fuglafjørður to Nólsoy

Second day on my November trip to the Faroe Islands, and we were off on an epic adventure sailing the fjords and open ocean between some of the 18 islands. Jens had recently bought a new sailboat in Fuglafjørður, the 6th largest village in the country located 70 km from Vestmanna, and Solveig and I were invited to pick it up and sail it home…

November in the Faroe Islands: First Afternoon Hike in Kirkjubøur

Yesterday at 7.45 PM, I arrived in Vágar Airport for my seventh visit to the Faroe Islands. As all people who have ever met me know, I LOVE this country. I’m fascinated by every corner of it, and I go back as much as I possibly can. I started travelling to the Faroe Islands in 2013, then went back twice in 2015, twice in 2016,…

Dyrehaven: Wildlife and Ancient Burial Mounds in a Bronze Age Cultural Landscape in North Zealand

Dyrehaven is one of my favourite places here on Zealand. Located just 30 km northeast of the center of Copenhagen – or just a 20 minute train ride -, this peaceful green haven is one of the go-to places on a warm summer day in Copenhagen when you just want to get away from big city life with too many people, too much traffic and too much pollution.…

To Brest and Beyond: Biking through Europe’s Oldest Forest

After many hours on a train from Minsk, I arrived in Brest at 8 PM on a Thursday evening, and went straight to my hostel to get some sleep, after having two nights of only four and five hours sleep (thanks to the Danes who persuaded me into having beers). I had one main reason for going all the way to Brest, a city located…

On the Hunt for UNESCO Sites: Visiting Mir Castle Complex in Belarus

I’m a huge fan of the UNESCO organization and the work they do for securing some of the world’s cultural and natural heritage as well as preserving human rights throughout the world. Whenever I travel, I always make it a goal to see as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way as possible. Before coming to Belarus, I’d already visited 59 UNESCO sites all…

To the North of Belarus: Visiting Braslav Lakes National Park

On my first full day in Belarus, I was eager to get out of Minsk and explore some of the beautiful nature that the country has to offer. When researching Belarus, I came across the Braslav Lakes National Park. This national park consists of 300 lakes, over 100 islands and many hectares of pine forests. This unique landscape was shaped by the latest glacial period…

Discovering Minsk: The Vibrant Capital of Belarus

Belarus has long been known as the hardest country to get into as a tourist in Europe, even harder than Russia, with its complicated and expensive visa requirements. For that reason, the country has seen limited tourism over the years, but all that is about to change. In February this year, Belarus introduced a new visa-free regime, allowing citizens from 80 countries (including all EU…

The Route 66 Eclipse Journey: A Two-Week Round-Up

On August 9th, Amanda and I set out on a journey of a lifetime through 9 spectacular states in the United States of America. We were going for the Great American Eclipse, but we had also planned an epic journey along the historical Route 66 plus many detours before and after the eclipse! We travelled over 4.500 km, explored 9 states, saw countless natural wonders,…

Culture Night in Copenhagen and a Surprise Concert with Faroese Eivør

Eivør Pálsdóttir. Do you know her? If not, click play and discover the most beautiful voice on this planet. She’s one of my favourite singers on the entire planet. And of course, she just happens to be Faroese. This Friday was one of the best nights I’ve had here in Copenhagen – because I finally got to experience that magical voice of hers! It was…