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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…

Snow-covered Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Mongolia

Snowy Days at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

When I returned to Ulaanbaatar from my little adventure in Kharkhorin, I was already ready to escape to nature again. I had a plan for my last few days in Mongolia; I wanted to visit the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, famous for it’s beautiful landscapes and crazy rock formations. I soon made plans with Jimmy and Charles, who I had met at the hostel, to go…

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Stories from the Gobi Desert: Snowy Mountains at Elsen Tasarkhai

Read part five of Stories from the Gobi Desert: The Ongi Monastery The sixth and last day of our Gobi tour had no set itinerary, apart from where we were going to stay for the night. Luckily, Byamba and Bagii chose an amazing place with much to see and do, but we were technically no longer in the actual Gobi Desert, when we arrived there;…

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Photo Diary: Magical Winter in Budapest

In the beginning of January, I had some days with no work and some early birthday money from my parents that I decided to spend on creating new travel memories. Due to cheap flights, cheap living and recommendations from a friend, I chose to go to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, for nine days. A decision that I would not regret, because the city is…

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Deep in the Swedish Wilderness: A Sami Adventure

On April 27th, I had decided to leave Lofoten and my friends at the hostel behind and head to my next big adventure, which was something that I had been wanting to do for ages. I was going to Båtsuoj Samecenter in Norrbottens Län in Sweden, but it would take me two days to get there. Generally, the public transport doesn’t run very well in…

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Lofoten: A Nature Lover’s Paradise

After sailing for 17 hours from Tromsø, I was exhausted, when I finally reached Lofoten Islands. I got off the ferry in Svolvær, the biggest town on Lofoten with just 8.000 inhabitants. I arrived at 6.30 PM on April 22nd and set out to find a spot for my tent straight away. I ended up walking to the end of the town without finding any…

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Climbing Sarkofagen Mountain on Svalbard

For my last full day on Svalbard, I had booked a 5-hour glacier landscape hike with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions. But I actually wasn’t supposed to go, as I was the only one who had booked the tour and therefore it should have been cancelled, but since I had already had two other tours cancelled, they decided to go with just one participant, which was really…

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Ice Caving on Svalbard

If I could choose one thing on Svalbard that I want to see, it would be the abandoned Russian settlement of Pyramiden. I love abandoned towns and this one has always been of great interest to me. Well.. I had actually booked a snowmobile trip to Pyramiden on Satuday 18th for 3250 NOK, which is a lot more than I would usually find reasonable to…

Meeting Lenin in Barentsburg on Svalbard in April 2015

A Boat Trip to Barentsburg

For my third day on Svalbard, I had originally planned to go on a hike to an icecave and the guided tour was already booked and paid for. But the day before, the company contacted me and told me that the tour was cancelled, as I was the only participant. So instead, I decided to book a 9-hour boat trip to Barentsburg on the same…

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Dog Sledding in Bolterdalen

Flying into Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago just 1.310 km from the North Pole, I couldn’t believe the sight that met my eyes. I looked out of the window and everywhere I looked were enormous snow-covered mountains surrounded by cold, ice-blue water. No houses to be seen, no roads, no signs of civilization. Just pure wilderness. A place so remote that for as long as your…