Sweden vs Norway vs Finland

What’s our impression of Sweden after Finland and Norway? Read our simplistic travel analysis and if you live or have alived around, don’t hesitate to write your opinion.  Landscape. The scenery reminded us mostly Finland north of Stockholm and pretty much Norway at...

We met Arne who rows around Norway

There is a Norwegian guy - 40 year old Arne Kristoffersen - who is attempting to row the entire coastline of Norway these days in his tiny wooden boat. He started 61 days ago from the Norway - Sweden border and we were glad to meet him at the Kvitholmen island, 3...

Stegastein, the best balcony in Norway

The spectacular Stegastein viewing platform with panoramic view 650 metres above Aurlandsfjord.  This is a bucket-list trip for any visitor to Flåm. The platform, which juts out 30 metres from the mountainside, 650 metres above the fjord, offers an unparalleled...

Oslo during Covid-19 lockdown

We didn't drive our Iveco in Oslo since the city is a no-go zone for a diesel truck. We borrowed our friend's Tasos car and parked it next to the greek embassy, from where we walked for a few hours downtown. On this short video you can see Oslo closed like never...

My own Everest

Last Sunday I watched Greek alpinist Antonis Sykaris' live facebook transmission, who had just returned from Pakistan as a member of an international climbing expedition on K2, one of the most difficult mountain in the world. edited in English by good friend Dimitris...

From -20° C with love

ºPolar night is over and it was an experience for us. Since the sun rises again over the horizon and days get longer every day, in remarkable pace at this latitude (about 18-20’ per day!), we feel much better. But we have left the Norwegian coast and now move on the...

Northern lights over Lofoten

158 images in 37 minutes for a 7-second timelapse video. Shot outside Eggum fishing village, January 2021. It was a cold but bright night and uniquely spectacular as you can see...

Live report from Svolvær, Lofoten archipelago

Exactly that was the first day we saw the sun rising in the horizon and we took our Iveco for a ride around Svolvær, the picturesque capital of the Lofoten archipelago. 

Never say never

While reading messages on our facebook page and on our livemedia.gr reports, besides witnessing the admiration and wishes for safe travels from most followers, I noticed a phrase that 3-4 different of them wrote...   Vaguely the phrase was: “thank you for doing...

Alta to Tromso, 5 days road

Five days to cover 400 kilometres? An average tourist might have done it in a single day or maximum two, winter time. We could be still driving for five more days. In anyway this is a breathtaking route. The national road E6 twists, climbs, descends and extends next...

Trip log

Our monthly destinations, kilometres and expenses. 

May 2021

Islands, medieval castles and an independent state in Sweden !

April 2021

A pandemonium of fjords till the iconic Atlantic Ocean Road. Welcome spring!

March 2021

Arrival to Oslo. But we keep exploring the southern part of Norway.

February 2021

Life at -20°C in the mainland. And a turbo failure.

January 2021

Lofoten islands. The first sunrise. The arhipelago is absorbing.

December 2020

Polar night. Tromso and surrounding islands. And northern lights. 

November 2020

Winter tyres please. We drive to Kirkenes, to Slettness Fyr and finally to Tromso. 

October 2020

First snowfall and ice driving. And yes, we make it to Norway and to North Cape. 

September 2020

From Estonia to Finland. Time to explore 1000s of lakes and pristine national parks.

August 2020

Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and finally the Baltic. Lithuania. 

July 2020

In the end of the month we depart from Greece. Destination Nordkapp. 

June 2020

Time to travel again. Let’s take a trip to Epirus, the mountain region of Greece.

March 2020

Turkey – Georgia borders closed due to covid-19. We return home, in Greece. 

February 2020

Covid-19 outbreak find us in Cappadocia, Turkey. All borders in Asia start closing. 

January 2020

We welcome 2020  in Istanbul, Turkey and then proceed to Asia Minor.

December 2019

Finally departing from Thessaloniki. Direction Turkey and central Asia.

All diaries

Sweden vs Norway vs Finland

Sweden vs Norway vs Finland

What’s our impression of Sweden after Finland and Norway? Read our simplistic travel analysis and if you live or have alived around, don’t...

read more
Oslo during Covid-19 lockdown

Oslo during Covid-19 lockdown

We didn't drive our Iveco in Oslo since the city is a no-go zone for a diesel truck. We borrowed our friend's Tasos car and parked it next...

read more
My own Everest

My own Everest

Last Sunday I watched Greek alpinist Antonis Sykaris' live facebook transmission, who had just returned from Pakistan as a member of an...

read more
From -20° C with love

From -20° C with love

ºPolar night is over and it was an experience for us. Since the sun rises again over the horizon and days get longer every day, in...

read more
Northern lights over Lofoten

Northern lights over Lofoten

158 images in 37 minutes for a 7-second timelapse video. Shot outside Eggum fishing village, January 2021. It was a cold but bright night...

read more
Never say never

Never say never

While reading messages on our facebook page and on our livemedia.gr reports, besides witnessing the admiration and wishes for safe travels...

read more
Alta to Tromso, 5 days road

Alta to Tromso, 5 days road

Five days to cover 400 kilometres? An average tourist might have done it in a single day or maximum two, winter time. We could be still...

read more
When did you enter Norway?

When did you enter Norway?

Finally we met fellow overlanders - this was only the third time since we entered Scandinavia two and half months ago. A couple from...

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Northern lights hunters

Northern lights hunters

The first time is very special, almost like an incredible gift of nature. The second night you start believing it's true. And soon you get...

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Life below zero

Life below zero

It’s not only tricky driving on ice. At temperatures below zero - we had down to -6 in the last two nights - we face different other...

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Iveco on the rocks

Iveco on the rocks

It’s only 19 October and here is the first snow. In Lapland of course.  We spent two days at Hetta, the last village in Finland, before...

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We saw Aurora Borealis

We saw Aurora Borealis

Yesterday we saw Aurora Borealis for the very first time. From 62nd parallel and inside the Koli National Park of Finland.  We were...

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Humans in harmony with nature

Humans in harmony with nature

Repovesi National Park. Finland. The first of many we intend to explore in Finland. We don’t want to write much here - you can see on our...

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Good morning Finland!

Good morning Finland!

We left Tallinn last Wednesday with clear sky and arrived to Helsinki with dark clouds and strong winds. Everything looked grey. We left...

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Cycling in Kaunas

Cycling in Kaunas

In Kaunas we spent two days, a rainy and a sunny one. The first we stayed in the camper in the middle of a quiet neighbourhood in the...

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