A Roadtrip on Suðuroy

Suðuroy is the southernmost island on Faroe Islands and the fourth-largest. It has a population of 5000 people. Suðuroy is quite different from the rest of the Faroe Islands due to being far away from all the other islands. The atmosphere is more relaxed and the nature is more mild yet raw. In 1946, Suðuroy got the nickname “Little Denmark”, as it was the only…

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…

Exploring Longyearbyen at 78 Degrees North

My time in Svalbard has been packed with activities and I actually only had one free day. For this day, I decided to explore the town that I’m staying in – Longyearbyen. Longyearbyen, which was founded by John Munroe Longyear, is the biggest town on Svalbard with about 2000 inhabitants and is also the administrative center of the archipelago. It’s also the worlds northernmost settlement…

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…