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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,…

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Vágar: The Art of Gathering Sheep and How I Got Lost on a Mountain

After our hike at Lake Leitisvatn, on the way to Vestmanna, we decided to pay a visit to our friend Andras’ parents in Sandavágur, who we’d stayed with for two days and borrowed the house in Tórshavn from back in August. His mum was home and didn’t mind us showing up without notice (A very Faroese thing!), and even made us coffee, tea and biscuits.…

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Hiking the Day Away in Berat

It was almost 1.30 AM when we went to bed after a fun night in Saranda, and only then I thought of checking the timetable for the busses to Berat the next day… To my great annoyance, it only leaves twice a day from Saranda, at 8 AM and 2.30 PM. If I caught the later one, I would arrive in Berat just after sunset,…

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The Pamir Highway: From Osh to Karakul Lake

On the day that we got to Osh, we started researching about Tajikistan, as we wanted to make a move to the country the following day. We were originally going to head to Khujand, but when we read about how hard it was to travel through the Pamir Mountains in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (the GBAO) in East Tajikistan, we decided to head there first, as…

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A Roadtrip through North Eysturoy

Since I didn’t have much succes finding a proper lightweight and waterproof tent in Tórshavn, I decided to try Couchsurfing instead. I knew that it was very last minute, so I contacted everyone available on Faroe Islands. I got a few answers, some saying that they already had guests, some saying that they were busy or travelling themselves, but thankfully, a nice man named Rói…

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Nólsoy: The Island Across the Fjord

Since I’ve already been to Tórshavn before, I decided that one day was enough for sightseeing this time around. On the day of arrival to Faroe Islands, I spent the afternoon walking around the city, studying the beautiful churches, visiting shops, but buying absolutely nothing (for the first time in my life) and spent most of the time in Vidarlundin, which is my favourite place in…