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…

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…

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…

Third Time Lucky: The Iconic View of Koltur over Norðradalur

On one of our last days in the Faroe Islands in April, Katrine, Poul and I decided to spend a sunny day driving to beautiful spots on Streymoy. One of these was an insta-famous spot on the Oyggjarvegur mountain road with an iconic view of Koltur and the holm Trøllhøvdi, which almost looks like a mini-version of Koltur, framed in by the mountains surrounding the…

New Views of Lake Leitisvatn: Climbing Ritubergsnøva and Trælanípa

On April 10th, Katrine and I left Hoyvík for a few days to visit one of my Faroese families in Vestmanna. But first we wanted to head back to Vágar, as we’d both been dying to get back to Lake Leitisvatn after we found out that we’d missed ‘the best view in the Faroe Islands’, when we went there in August. Trælanípa (‘the slave cliff’),…

Stevns Klint: A Danish Natural Heritage Site on the Island of Zealand

Stevns Klint is a 17 km long and 14 m high gem of a chalk cliff on the Stevns peninsula in Southeast Zealand. In 2014, the site of Stevns Klint was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, because of its fossil-rich cliff that offers outstanding evidence of the impact of the Chicxulub meteorite, which is thought to have caused the biggest mass extinction ever…

Danish Island Holiday: To Møns Klint and Beyond

On the first weekend after moving to Copenhagen, I decided to take a trip out to one of Denmark’s nature pearls located on the beautiful island of Møn in South Denmark. Two years earlier, I had given my parents a voucher for a weekend trip to Møn for mother’s day, which they had decided to use on that glorious weekend in late August. Since I…

A Night on Koltur: The Island of Two People

After spending 8 days in Tórshavn with day trips out to exciting locations such as  Saksun/Tjørnuvík, Vestmanna, Kirkjubøur and Gjógv, it was finally time to go camping again! After our little misadventure in Klaksvík, where our tent got drenched in a storm, we were both nervous about trying out the tent again, but the weather for the next few days looked promising, so we decided…

From One Beauty to Another: A Foggy Hike from Saksun to Tjørnuvík

After spending a few days sightseeing, shopping and chilling in the capital, we both felt that it was time for another hike – after all, that’s what the mountains are there for, and we wanted to do as many hikes as we could during our 18 days of travel in the Faroe Islands. The evening before, we had visited a friend of mine in Tórshavn,…

A Walk along Leitisvatn: The Most Beautiful Hike in the Faroe Islands

On our second day in Sandavágur, we decided to go to a place that I’ve wanted to see for ages. Ever since my friends Elien and Liam got engaged there in March 2015 and showed me pictures from this wonderful place, I’ve been dying to go there. The place that I’m talking about is Lake Leitisvatn – or Sørvágsvatn, depending on which side of the…