Adventures at the Troglodyte Village of Kandovan

On our second day in Tabriz, we decided to do a day trip to the nearby village of Kandovan, which is famous for its inhabited manmade rock dwellings. We caught a bus to Osku, and caught a taxi from there to Kandovan. The village is only 55 km from Tabriz, so getting there was cheap and easy. We drove high up into the mountains to…

Cape Enniberg: A Challenging Hike to the Northernmost Point on the Faroe Islands

On our third day in Norðoyggjar, Katrine and I decided to do one of the most difficult hikes on the Faroe Islands – climbing the third highest mountain, Villingadalsfjall at 841 m., and from there onwards to Cape Enniberg at 754 m., which is one of the highest promontories in the entire world. Because of the difficulty of the hike, it’s recommended to hire a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Snæfellsnes, Snowstorm and Police Rescue

After spending five lovely days with Thorhallur in Thingeyri in the Westfjords, Steve and I decided to move on to the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland for my last two days in Iceland. We were ready to drive at 2.00 PM, but started the day of by being stuck in Thorhallurs driveway. There had been a snowstorm the day before, so the ground underneath the…

Westfjords: The Best Place to Get Lost

Ever since my parents went back to Denmark on Monday morning, I’ve been spending my days in the Westfjords in North/West Iceland. As I wrote in my latest blog post, Steve and I are staying with Thorhallur in Thingeyri. Westfjords is a place that most tourists don’t visit on their travels in Iceland, as it’s not on the ringroad and quite far from all the…

Aurora in the Westfjords

When I was in Faroe Islands in March, I saw the Aurora Borealis for the first time – but they were so faint that I wouldn’t even count it as all I could see were white spots that looked like clouds. I have always dreamed of seeing real vibrant Northern Lights and for the journey that I’m currently on, I counted on Iceland to make…