Fourth Semester Travels: Europe, Asia and South America

My fourth semester at uni is just around the corner, and of course this semester will be full of exciting trips, as I just can’t stand being in the same place for too long! Last semester, I went on a five-day trip all around Belarus, spent most of November in the snow on the Faroe Islands, went on a Christmas market trip to Germany, attended…

My Worst Travel Moments of 2017

Another year, another set of bad travel experiences. Those are bound to happen when you decide to travel as extensively as I do, but thankfully, there are always more good experiences than bad, which you can read about here. But, because I don’t want to give a wrong impression of the life as a traveller, I choose to write about the bad experiences as well,…

My Best Travel Moments of 2017

2018 is already here and that means that it’s time to reflect on the past 12 months of 2017! In the year of 2017, I’ve visited 14 countries and every one has given me many memorable experiences. Some of those moments have stuck in my head (and heart) more than others. As for my favourite new places in 2017, I wrote about that in an…

My Favourite Travel Photos of 2017

2017 has been another great travel year for me, although I haven’t visited nearly as many countries as last year. I’ve been studying full-time and working part-time, but I’ve still had time to visit 14 countries, 7 of them new ones, on over 16 different trips. I love to take pictures and I take waaaay too many on every trip, so finding my favourites has…

17 Favourite New Destinations of 2017

Another beautiful travel year is over, and it’s time to look back at some of the most amazing new places that I saw this year. In 2017, I visited 14 countries of which 7 were new ones. I spent 18 days in Iran, explored some more of Europe, visited the Faroe Islands twice, saw a total solar eclipse on a Route 66 tour in the…

The Faroe Islands: A Magical Winter Wonderland

We were told that we had gotten lucky with the snow. After only three days on the islands, a snow storm blew in over the country, covering every bit of every island in a beautiful blanket of white. Usually it never stays for long on the Faroe Islands. They have snowstorms often, but it’s rare that the snow actually stays on the ground. It was…

The Great Adventures of Alex the Dog from Vestmanna

Alex is the coolest dog I’ve ever known – and also the weirdest. I’ve known him since March 2015. He lives with one of my beloved Faroese families in Vestmanna. I’ve visited him and his family 5 times before, and this November, I spent all of my 11 days in the country in Vestmanna living with him and his family. That meant that Alex and I…

Saksun Theme Park? Addressing the Tourism Issues on the Faroe Islands

I’ve been travelling to the Faroe Islands since October 2013. I love the country, and I come back a lot. But that means that I’ve also experienced the changes that are happening to the country in terms of tourism. VisitFaroeIslands has done a great job in promoting the country with breathtaking videos featuring Faroese musicians and the weekly take-overs on their Instagram account from famous…

A Walk along Frozen Lake Toftavatn and to the top of Mount Húsklond

After three days of perfect weather in November on the Faroe Islands, I felt like my luck had to be up soon. But we continued getting lucky with sunny days and a few moments of snow, making it all the more magical. Solveig and I wanted to take advantage of every sunlight moment in this incredible winter weather, so on my fourth day there, we were off…

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,…