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The Great Adventures of Alex the Dog from Vestmanna

Alex is the coolest dog I’ve ever known – and also the weirdest. I’ve known him since March 2015. He lives with one of my beloved Faroese families in Vestmanna. I’ve visited him and his family 5 times before, and this November, I spent all of my 11 days in the country in Vestmanna living with him and his family. That meant that Alex and I…

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November in the Faroe Islands: First Afternoon Hike in Kirkjubøur

Yesterday at 7.45 PM, I arrived in Vágar Airport for my seventh visit to the Faroe Islands. As all people who have ever met me know, I LOVE this country. I’m fascinated by every corner of it, and I go back as much as I possibly can. I started travelling to the Faroe Islands in 2013, then went back twice in 2015, twice in 2016,…

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Photo Diary: A Weekend of Camping at Furesø

A weekend in the wilds was exactly what I needed. Ever since moving to Copenhagen and living the big city life, I’ve been itching to get back out into the countryside and explore the Danish nature. When I lived in Jutland as a child, I used to think that Denmark was the most boring country in the world because of our flat landscape and endless…

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Night on Hestur: A 30 Kilometer and 8,5-Hour Hike Around the Entire Island

After spending two nights in Vestmanna with Rigmor, Jens and their family, it was time to head back to Hoyvík and Poul and his family. We had arranged to go on a 1-night trip to the island of Hestur the next day, as Poul’s family owns a house there. Hestur was one of four islands in the Faroe Islands that I had yet to visit,…

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My Best Travel Moments of 2016

I love this time of year. It’s time to reflect on the year that has passed and remember all of the good times. This year, I’ve visited 24 countries and in every one of them, I’ve had beautiful and memorable moments. But some of those moments stand out more than others – they are the moments that I think back on with a huge smile…

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A Day of Adventures at Lake Mývatn in North Iceland

We had left the best for the last day on Iceland – the eutrophic Lake Mývatn in the north part of the country, created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago. Mývatn is a destination that I’ve wanted to explore for ages. I’ve been to Iceland twice before and both times I’d planned to see Mývatn, but in October 2013 there was not…

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Roadtrip: The Spectacular Fjords of East Iceland

When my family and I went on the Viking Cruise on the North Atlantic back in October, we spent two full days in the beautiful, vast and unexplored eastern part of Iceland. On day one of our adventures in Iceland, I had planned a roadtrip that would take us through five small villages, starting in Seyðisfjörður where the ferry was docked, and ending in Neskaupstaður…

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The Last Adventure: Hiking and Camping in Skúvoy

Our last helicopter trip to a remote island destination was Skúvoy, the fourth smallest island in the Faroe Islands. After visiting the two least populated islands, Koltur and Stóra Dímun, we were excited to finally visit an island with a population of more than 7 people. Skúvoy has a population of 52 people who all live in the only village on the island, which is…

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An Hour on Stóra Dímun: Visiting the Island of One Family

After a great day on Koltur, an island with just two inhabitants, it was time for us to fly to another sparsely populated destination. We were going to Skúvoy, but first we had a 1-hour stopover on the tiny island of Stóra Dímun, where only one family of 7 people lives. Stóra Dímun is a feast for the eyes – and the landing was breathtaking.…

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A Night on Koltur: The Island of Two People

After spending 8 days in Tórshavn with day trips out to exciting locations such as  Saksun/Tjørnuvík, Vestmanna, Kirkjubøur and Gjógv, it was finally time to go camping again! After our little misadventure in Klaksvík, where our tent got drenched in a storm, we were both nervous about trying out the tent again, but the weather for the next few days looked promising, so we decided…