Archive 2015

December 06th, 2015 | Finland Traditional Finnish boat houses in Hyppeis on Houtskär For most part of our summer bike trip on the Turku Archipelago Trail in Finland we were blessed with good weather. Only twice did it rain. First time was during the night [...]
November 26th, 2015 | Finland Two days in Nagu with a day trip to Högsar Day two of our Finnish summer bike trip on the Turku Archipelago Trail became a short ride. The 24 km stretch from Sattmark to Nagu ended with another round of pesky hills [...]
November 21st, 2015 | Denmark Denmark's oldest town, Ribe oozes with charm and history A few weeks ago we made a weekend trip to Ribe, Denmark's oldest town and we had such a delightful stay combined with a visit to the Wadden Sea National Park [...]
November 1st, 2015 | Finland Biking rugged gravel roads towards Sattmark campground Day one of our Finnish summer bike trip on the Turku Archipelago Trail started off late in the afternoon. For some reason we had pictured this Finnish bike trail to be flat as a pancake [...]
October 28th, 2015 | Finland A Finnish summer bike trip on the Turku Archipelago Trail We first discovered the Turku Archipelago earlier this year when we were looking for places to visit in Finland as part of our Nordic Journey project. If you look closely on the world map [...]
September 8th, 2015 | Sweden Reaching the top of Skuleberget at High Coast Hike We really hit the nail with High Coast Hike! This was the first time we truely embraced the outdoor life which seems quite odd considering we both like to be active and stay outdoors [...]
August 20th, 2015 | Finland Photo featured on VisitFinland Instagram @ourfinland We shared this photo on our Instagram profile @shinimichi. It's from this summer's bicycle trip on the Turku Archipelago Trail. Few days later, VisitHelsinki featured the photo [...]
August 2nd, 2015 | Sweden Setting off into Skuleskogen at High Coast Hike Spirit was sky high as we arrived in the outdoor village Friluftsbyn near the town Docksta in Sweden. It was the day before the big day. The day before we would take on our summer's biggest challenge [...]
July 29th, 2015 | Sweden An unforgettable adventure with High Coast Hike High Coast Hike has without a doubt been the most challenging adventure on our The Nordic Journey '15! Michelle and I didn't grow up in a home with scout blood running through our vains [...]
July 12th, 2015 | Denmark Hiking preparation in Søhøjlandet (The Lake-highland) We spent the previous weekend hiking 14km in the Danish Søhøjlandet as part of our preparation for our 3-days High Coast Hike in Sweden. In the early morning, we took a train [...]
July 9th,2015 | Denmark A summer visit to Himmelbjerget ("The Sky Mountain") This may come as a surprise for some people but we don't have mountains in Denmark. The country is relatively flat but we got hills. In particular, we got hills in Søhøjlandet [...]
July 2nd, 2015 | Iceland A Sea of Icicles in the Raufarhólshellir Lava Cave Of all the things we experienced in Iceland, our visit to the Raufarhólshellir Lava Cave was for me the highlight of the trip. Never in my life have I felt more like a globetrot [...]
June 21st, 2015 | Iceland A stone cairn a day keeps the sand storm away When people say that they feel like pulling over ever 5 minutes on the Icelandic road, they are not kidding. I had the same feeling of wanting to take a pause, stop time and then digitally preserve [...]
June 15th, 2015 | Iceland The Three Waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss and Svartifoss Between the water spitting geysers on the Golden Circle and the frosty diamonds at Jökúlsárlon we simply found ourselves in a waterfall galore. Besides the double cascading Gullfoss [...]
June 13th, 2015 | Denmark Sunrise at Ballehage Strand Getting up early can be the most rewarding thing. This morning, we biked down to the beach of Ballehage Strand in Aarhus, Denmark to watch the sunrise at 4.30AM. It's not something we normally do [...]
June 7th, 2015 | Iceland Halsanefshellir basalt columns on Reynisfjara Beach After seeing frosty diamonds at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon we took the long drive back to Vík. We made stops at Svinafellsjökull and Svartifoss on the way and didn't arrive in Vík [...]
May 30th, 2015 | Iceland Frosty diamonds at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Isn't it beautiful! We nearly missed this spot had it not been for Michelle's eagle eyes spotting a luminious blue glow hiding behind a row of small hills. There they were indeed [...]
May 25th, 2015 |Iceland Finding the Sólheimasandur flight wreck Iceland's remarkable and diverse nature is what tickles most visitors' hearts and certainly those with a big heart for outdoors adventure. However, in the middle of nowhereland there is a place where a man-made object [...]
May 23rd, 2015 | Iceland The Golden Circle of Iceland The first morning was a bit rough for us - now the real adventure began and it started out pretty darn cold. Camping rules in Iceland are pretty relaxed and you can camp for a single night anywhere [...]
May 22nd, 2015 | Iceland Roadtrip on the South Coast of Iceland Hey, we did it! We're back from our Icelandic adventure with Sara from Little Miss Nissen and we got so many stories and incredible places to share with you guys. Iceland definitely lived up to our expectations [...]
May 4th, 2015 | Iceland Adventure awaits us in Iceland Iceland has always been something of a dream destination but at the same it has also been one of those destinations that I for some reason never thought would become a reality. However, it's happening [...]
April 29th, 2015 | Faroe Islands After the mist: Uncovering the waterfall of Gásadalur We knew beforehand we had to turn around. While driving cross country to see the iconic waterfall Múlafossur near the village Gásadalur on Vagar, the weather had become increasingly worse [...]
April 24th, 2015 | Faroe Islands Total Solar Eclipse, The Faroe Islands 2015 So far our only experience with solar eclipses was back in 1999. We were young and was not able to appreciate the experience to its fullest. I don't recall noticing that birds fell silent [...]
April 19th, 2015 | Faroe Islands View of the postcard-perfect village of Tjørnuvík After driving around an entire day, Tjørnuvík was our last stop before we returned home to Kollafjórdur. Tjørnuvík is the northernmost village on the Faroese Island of Streymoy [...]
April 10th, 2015 | Faroe Islands The village of Saksun tucked away above a Tidal Lagoon We were told it was possible to walk all the way to the Atlantic Ocean from the village Saksun. All it required was low tide so we chose to pass the village early in the afternoon [...]
April 3rd, 2015 | Faroe Islands The old road back home from Tórshavn to Kollafjørður After visiting Kirkjubøur, we had an hour to spend in Tórshavn before we would meet our host family and drive home with them to Kollafjørður. Walking around on empty stomaches for most of the day [...]
March 29th, 2015 | Faroe Islands Kirkjubøur, cultural heritage village on the island of Streymoy During our first day on the Faroe Islands, we went to Kirkjubøur which is one of the oldest and most historical important places on the islands. As we drove down the main road, black houses with red windows scattered [...]
March 24th, 2015 | Faroe Islands Went to the Faroe Islands We spent three days in the Faroe Islands to explore the country and to witness the total solar eclipse on March 20th. Our trip was soooo good! I will tell you now, the Faroe Islands is truly a beauty [...]