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 -20º 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...

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...

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 Germany, friends of our friends with a monstrous 4x4 truck fitted with a 15-litre, 450 hp engine, automatic gearbox and a full-size...

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 addicted.  It was September 27th, the night we parked on the lakeside gravel road that crosses Koli national park. Koli is at...

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 problems, which test ourselves and our Iveco’s systems. We are OK with that, we will survive and we already enjoy arctic clima. But we...

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 entering in Norway. We were nicely accommodated at a parking lot downtown with 220V outlets. Yesterday we crossed the border on the...

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 wondering all these days - Vula in particular - that sooner than later we would see northern lights. Personally I was not confident it...

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 pictures what is this place about. We would only like to tell you 2-3 things about the park’s regulation, which will give you an...

Trip log

Our monthly destinations, kilometres and expenses. 

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.

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Only in Crete!

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Incredible Crete!

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