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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…

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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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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…

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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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Stories from the Gobi Desert: The Ice Valleys

Read part one of Stories from the Gobi Desert: The White Stupa. We said goodbye to Olyii, Gerlee and their animals at 9 AM and were ready for another long day driving through the Gobi Desert. The ride was bumpy at first, but then we turned off onto a newly-built asphalt road, which was built for the Gobi tours last year. It used to take…

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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…