We entered Finland near the arctic town of Rovaniemi which sits almost exactly on the Arctic Circle, the afternoon we arrived turned out to be one of the hottest days in the countries history, so, with temperatures reaching 30°C we thought it would be the perfect time to pay a visit to Finlands very own … Continue reading Santa Claus, foraging in Lapland, The Finnish Archipelago and beyond.
After reading and hearing so much about the Lofoten Islands we couldn't wait to visit on this trip, as always when expectations are high there was a degree of "will this place be good as we imagine". Well the answer was yes. From the minute the ferry docked we knew we'd arrived somewhere special, the … Continue reading Falling in Love With The Lofoten Islands
During our time in Southern Norway we did the areas three most popular Hiking Trails, Kjeragbolten, Preikestolen and Trolltunga. For the most part we’ve been trying to stick away from the main tourist trail on this trip, however from seeing pictures of the views from these walks we knew had to do them. Looking over … Continue reading Norway, The Three Hikes
Upon departing the ferry in the Danish port of Rodby our excitement levels for Copenhagen were already hitting the van roof. We’d heard lots about this quaint capital city from friends and family, from their descriptions we envisioned, cobbled streets, colourful houses and cool people. Our first night in Denmark we parked about an hours … Continue reading A Whistle Stop Tour of Copenhagen
We were lucky enough to be in Sweden on 22 June 2018, and this was when Midsummer eve fell. The Swedish have a bank holiday and everyone celebrates the longest day (England's equivalent to Summer Solstice). One of our friends and her boyfriend were back in Sweden with his family and friends and they invited … Continue reading A very Swedish Midsommar
The first week of our trip we spent travelling up through western Germany, entering from Strasbourg in the south and leaving via Hamburg in the North. First on our agenda was exploring the Black Forest, we only had a limited amount of time to get to grips with this vast area but managed to cram … Continue reading 48 Hours In The Black Forest
Let’s start this blog by saying Cologne is beautiful any day of the week, but on a Sunny Summer's Friday there’s probably no better place in Germany. Cologne had been high on our destination hit-list for a few months prior this trip, only having visited once over 10 years ago, on a school trip to … Continue reading One Friday In Cologne