Week 49  - The Faroe Islands

  We spent this week travelling the length and breadth of the Faroe Islands which is actually very easy to do. The roads are excellent and most of the islands are linked by subsea tunnels so we had no problem taking the van everywhere. We started the week basing ourselves at a campsite near Sorvag […]

Week 48 - ferries and getting to the Faroes

We have spent most of this week on ferries. First we had to get from Norway to Denmark which involved an overnighter from Bergen to Hirtshals. Then we had a two night crossing to get from Denmark to the Faroe Islands where we will be spending the next week. And first impressions of the Faroes? […]

Week 47 - Norway - Roros to Bergen

We spent this week in Norway, travelling from Roros near the border with Sweden across the country to Bergen on the southwest coast. As we’ve only a short time here, we booked ourselves on the ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ tour (thanks for the tip Mr Greer!). It’s 12 solid hours of all your fantasies about […]

Week 46 - Vilhelmina to Sundsvall

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  Only six more of these posts to go and we will be home. We’ve already served the section 21 notice on our tenants asking them to vacate the property. Sending a formal legal letter threatening a Court order if we don’t get possession by the agreed date did feel a tad heavy handed. We’ve […]

Week 45 - Tierp to South Lapland

  This week we headed northwards out of Stockholm and it wasn’t long before we started coming across more of the same moose crossing signs we’d seen in Finland. We live in hope that eventually a moose will cross our path during our travels in Scandinavia but so far this is the closest we’ve come […]

Week 44 - the Aland Islands to Stockholm

We decided to travel the slow route to Sweden rather than take a direct ferry from Turku to Stockholm, as our harbourside neighbours were doing. Here they are the night before departure showing just how hard it is to wild camp inconspicuously when your bed is on your van roof. We went along the south […]

Week 41 - more Riga and on to Estonia

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This week our tour of the Baltics continued with a few more days in Riga before we headed off to the Estonian island of Saaremaa. In between leaving Latvia and crossing the border, Stuart squeezed in a visit back to the UK for his daughter’s graduation. Before he went, we had a wander through the […]