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…

Åland Bike Journey – 2nd Leg: Eckerö to Geta

We had set the alarm to 7 AM, as we had to catch a bicycle ferry at 11 AM, which would take us across Snäcköfjärden from Skarpnåtö over to the tiny island of Hällö, where we could continue our journey to Geta, our destination for the second leg. The ferry dock in Skarpnåtö is located just 17 km. away from Öra, where we had camped…

Mykines: The Pearl of the North Atlantic

On my first full day on the Faroe Islands, I decided to go to the popular bird island, Mykines, which is the westernmost island and one of the hardest to get to. When I travelled for three weeks on Faroe Islands in March, I was unable to go there, as the ferries only sail during the summer and the helicopers from Atlantic Airways are always…

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…

The Adventure Begins

The first part of my big adventure has begun: I’m currently in Torshavn, Faroe Islands. The journey to the ferry was good and I was on time despite the fact that I got very very lost, when I attempted to walk to the ferry from the train station in Hirtshals… Next time, I’ll just take the bus! But thankfully, a lovely local couple offered to…