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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…

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Tokkekøb Hegn: 12 km Hike through a Neolithic Culture Landscape

Tokkekøb Hegn is a 631 hectare nature pearl in North Zealand with varied landscapes of forest, hills, marshes and lakes, dotted with remnants of prehistoric times. The area is home to many dolmens, long barrows and passage graves from the Neolithic, including the well-preserved Dæmpegårdsdyssen from 3,400 BC. Autumn is officially here, although it feels like summer never was. Even Indian summer hasn’t greeted us…

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Vasagård: Three Weeks of Archaeological Excavations on Bornholm

On July 2nd, I left Copenhagen to go to Bornholm, an island in the very east of Denmark, for three weeks. As a part of my education, I was working at archaeological excavations for four whole weeks this summer, which would count as an exam. The first week was spent at Højagergaard 4 in Høje Taastrup, which I wrote about in an earlier post. The…

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Island Hopping: From Gudhjem to Christiansø and Frederiksø

On the last Sunday on Bornholm, I biked to the quaint village of Gudhjem, and caught a ferry to the tiny islands of Christiansø and Frederiksø in the Ertholmene archipelago. When I left the camping place in the morning, the sun was shining and the sky was bright blue. It seemed like the perfect day for a bike ride and some island explorations. I had…

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Video: Cableway at Opalsøen

While on Bornholm this summer, I wanted to see just about everything. But I also wanted to try new adventurous and exciting things. That’s why I decided to try the cableway at Opalsøen on the first Sunday. I’ve travelled a lot. I’ve been to over 50 countries. I’ve climbed countless mountains, even Mount Kinabalu at 4.095 metres. I’ve walked across glaciers, biked through a country,…

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A Cycling Trip Through the Southeast of Bornholm

Weekend time is sightseeing time! I’ve spent three weeks on Bornholm, but only had two free days to fully explore some of the gems of the island. Although I’ve also made the most of my weekday afternoons, discovering areas close to Åkirkeby, I felt like I really had to make the most of those two weekend days! So, on the Saturday I decided to bike…

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Back to the Middle Ages in Northeast Bornholm

Last Friday, the four of us left off work a bit early, as we wanted to catch the last boat to take us along the famous Helligdomsklipperne, and afterwards pay a visit to Bornholm’s Medieval Center and the round church in Østerlars. We first drove to Gudhjem, from where we would catch the boat to the cliffs. Gudhjem is a small town on the northeastern…

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An Afternoon in Rønne: The Largest Village on Bornholm

After three windy and rainy days, the weather was finally starting to look better, so last Thursday, I decided to go on my first trip that week after work. My teacher Rune gave me a lift to Rønne, the largest village on Bornholm, where I spent the afternoon sightseeing and hanging by the quaint harbour. Rønne has a population of 13,700 people, which is approximately…

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To the North of Bornholm: Hammershus, Round Churches, High Cliffs and One Scary Cableway Ride

On my first Saturday here on Bornholm, I flew out of the island early in the morning. I was going to Jutland for only 27 hours to attend my big brother’s wedding with the love of his life. It was a beautiful and enriching day that I won’t forget anytime soon. It was nothing less of magical. Busy as I am, I didn’t have time…

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Adventures in Almindingen: Rytterknægten and Fortress Ruins

The day after my little misadventure in Almindingen, trying to get to the Echo Valley, I decided to venture into the large forest again. I still had some things that I wanted to see in the west part of the forest, so there was nothing to do but to head back there! After a long day of work at the excavation, I was feeling extremely…