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Norway: Bergen

Following the Vikings (reverse) I flew from Reykjavík to Bergen and immediately realized how much I missed trees! The extreme heat Northern Europe was suffering this summer had already passed, but it was still 20°C and sunshine – not bad for a change! With only half a day to explore Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago
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Iceland: Westfjords

The reason I travelled Iceland counterclockwise was a suggestion by Björn back in Reykjavík, as he praised them in highest possible way and not at least for the abundance of natural hot pools. Starting hitchhiking again in Búrðardalur I finally got a lift in a genuine sturdy “Landi” Defender, driven Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago
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Iceland: The North

Seyðisfjördur Nestling at the end of the famous fjord with a lot of history from settlement era up to WWII, this cute little town is also harbor for the ferries from Denmark, big cruise ships from the US and an active art scene from Iceland and all around the world. Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago
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Iceland: Reykjavík

The Smokey Bay Is what Reykjavík translates to, and it was named by the first settlers arriving here around 871. I was very surprised how big it is, covering a huge area of land – but don’t get that wrong, there are still only about 120’000 people living in the Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago
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Scotland: Inverness

My brother joined me at London Airport to go hiking and driving together through the Scottish Highlands for 10 days. We arrived in Inverness in the early evening and went straight to a great Indian restaurant we knew from our last visit – Rajah. Just around the corner is the Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago