Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland

Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland

Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland December 27, 2018 Helgoland is a small rock island in the Atlantic Ocean. It is located approximately fifty kilometers north of the mainland of Germany. After the last Ice Age, around 4000 BC., the sea level rose and Helgoland was formed. It was already inhabited in the Neolithic era
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Stockholm, Sweden, city on the border of land and water

Stockholm, Sweden, city on the border of land and water

Stockholm, Sweden, city on the border of land and water December 26, 2018 I love cities by the sea. Earlier this year I had a very relaxing time in Venice, Italy. And now it was time to explore ‘Venice of the north’, Stockholm. The Swedish capital is a friendly coastal town. One third of Stockholm
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What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland

What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland

What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland November 15, 2018 Reykjanes peninsula is most famous for the Blue Lagoon, Icelands most popular tourist attraction. Most people only hurry by this area on their way tot he airport. But that’s a shame, Reykjanes has so much more to offer then the airport
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What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland

What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland

What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland November 8, 2018 Icelands capital Reykjavík is the worlds most northern capital. Reykjavík consists of a city center and several suburbs. Somehow the city looks different than any other European city. Municipal and community buildings are made of stone or concrete, but the houses and livingareas are
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Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg

Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg

Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg October 17, 2018 Last autumn, a road trip took me to Luxembourg. I had a puppy then and couldn’t do long hikes. So this year I went back to the Müllerthal for hiking. I did not prepare the hikes. I just drove to the woods and started walking, with my dogs
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Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara, Iceland’s black beaches

Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara, Iceland’s black beaches

Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara, Iceland’s black beaches October 10, 2018 Vík í Mýdral is the most southern village in Iceland. It’s located at Iceland’s ringroad, so you will pass Vik on your way south and east. For many travellers it’s just a quick stop on their way, but beach lovers should take their time here to
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Exploring Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland

Exploring Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland

Exploring Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland October 3, 2018 Vatnajökull National Park is the largest national park in Europe. Vatnajökull measures more than 13.000 square kilometers, about 11 percent of the land surface of Iceland. The nature reserves Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur fall within the boundaries of Vatnajökull National Park. Before 2008 these were two separate
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Tips to learn how to surf

Tips to learn how to surf

Tips to learn how to surf September 27, 2018 This summer I stayed in the Netherlands: I worked a lot, but since we had a warm summer I also spent a lot of time on, in and under water. My evenings and weekends were dedicated to long hikes with my dogs and to water activities:
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Waterfalls and geysers: exploring Icelands ‘Golden Circle’

Waterfalls and geysers: exploring Icelands ‘Golden Circle’

Waterfalls and geysers: exploring Icelands ‘Golden Circle’ September 19, 2018 The Golden Circle is for most travellers a first introduction to Iceland, after arriving in Reykjavik. These divers sights are close to the capital, easy to reach and can therefore be quite crowded. The Golden Cirle route includes Þingvellir National Park, de geysirs Gesyir and
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Pure magic: Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach in Iceland

Pure magic: Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach in Iceland

Pure magic: Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach in Iceland September 13, 2018 Jökulsárlón is Iceland’s most famous glacier lagoon. Visiting this lagoon feels like entering a magical world. The icebergs floating in the lagoon, the diamond shaped forms of the ice chunks, the many colors of the ice, from white, to all kinds of
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