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7 tourist magnets that you can just as well visit

Lately I have been reading a couple of articles suggesting you might want to skip some of the biggest tourist attraction on your travels, Stonehenge, Times Square or London among them. I have been to a couple of those, enjoyed almost all of them, would never suggest to you to not go and wrote down […]

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Astrid Lindgren Places – welcome back to your childhood

Just coming back from a visit I paid to Pippi Longstocking on Gotland, I thought it would be fun to to write a blog about places where you get to visit, see and live all those dreams that Astrid Lindgren still puts in our heads through her books. If you love Astrid Lindgren here are […]

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Paying with Alcohol in Scandinavia – Some thoughts

Travelling to Scandinavia a lot I think I have mastered quite a few arts when it comes to navigating through Northern Europe. From knowing my favourite supermarkets to finding the perfect campsite, experience has taught me a lot about my favourite place on earth. However, after countless trips to the north there is still one […]

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Travelling with mom

First, the bad news! Just to to be clear on one thing: My mom and me argue when travelling. And we argue hard. Seriously, all hell breaks loose if we do not agree where to park the car on a camping site. We slam car doors over a couple of centimetres on a grassy patch. […]

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Icy wonderland at the Vatnajökull glacier

The Vatnajökull is the biggest glacier in Iceland, the third largest plateau glacier on earth and is only beaten by Greenland and antarctica. Quite a lot of superlatives. We’re only past the mountains at Vik at the southernmost tip of Iceland and still have to drive for more than two hours by car when we […]

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Silfra – Snorkelling between the continents

Silfra – Snorkelling between the continents

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Moonbows – Nocturnal luck

Moonbows – Nocturnal luck

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Sisu – Come to Finland

Finland is a very young country and will turn only 100 on December 6 this year. There already is celebrations going in everywhere across the country to prepare for the festivities. Come to Finland has specialised on vintage poster art and has launched a poster contest for Finland’s birthday. As a graphic designer and Scandiavia […]

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Lapland’s green winter dress

Lapland’s green winter dress

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Polar bear encounter Svalbard

When the Dertour Community “Urlaubsliebe” called for a writing contest I could not hold back. The first price was a trip to Northern Sweden and a dog sledding tour and all I had to do was write a report about a travel destination in northern Europe. When it comes to northern Europe I am spoilt […]

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Bio Bay – Kayaking the milky way

Everyone who has seen the movie “Life of Pi” probably remembers the scene in which millions of little blue organisms light up the ocean by night. Fantasy or reality? Reality. What is the bio bay? The bioluminescent (can’t pronounce it but it means as much as “glowing”) dinoflagellates keep appearing in different places in the […]

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Music for north cape

Some find it too touristy, some say, the weather up there is always bad and foggy, some told us, there was more beautiful places than the north cape. When me and my mom took off for the north cape in summer 2016, the north cape was only one of many places on our five weeks […]