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Photogallery: Greenland: Ice Kingdom
Greenland: Ice Kingdom
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Wild nature covered with thousands of years old ice. It belongs to Denmark. This is one way to describe world’s largest island– Greenland. It is the land of geysers, characteristic Nordic architecture, fjords, icebergs, Eskimos, Vikings and polar bears. Go to the Arctic wilderness by looking through our photogallery.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Peter Barna
Sweden, On the Road between Göteborg and Stockholm I – Göteborg
Eighteen kilogram backpack on our backs were bent me and Dominika down at a station. We were looking forward to Swedish dream, a month worth of travelling on our own. A yellow bus was the means of our transport from Brno to Göteborg. After almost 20 hours of comfortable ride we got off the bus to see seagulls, ferry two ferry boats and cranes idling at the port. Visitor centers were buoys giving us always necessary information in the Swede’s second largest city. The first thing we actually did there was a visit at one such a center. Maps, leaflets, information – this is tourist’s fodder. One even doesn’t realize how remote is the land he trod on. Especially when passersby smile at him/her when he/she asks for directions. The smiles were still there regardless where we were.
Sweden, Malmö: Historic But Modern as Well
You can literally cross a bridge from Copenhagen, Denmark to Sweden. But it is quite a long bridge. One may think both cities would be similar due to small distance separating them but you couldn’t be more wrong. Malmö has different feeling – it is calmer, more monumental, and more adult. You will feel its industrial history as well as present high-tech direction.
Denmark, Copenhagen II. – Parks, Cemeteries, and Andersen
Flowers, blossoming trees, benches, small lanterns, puffy bears, and birds singing. People walk slowly along gravel paths. You can see children, grandpas, grandmas – it doesn’t matter. All are enjoying this calm place. Were there not tombs with Danish names I wouldn’t even notice that I am at a large cemetery. It rather seems the tombs were placed there accidentally.
Denmark, Copenhagen I – The City of Many Possibilities
The capital of Denmark truly amazed me. Nordic history, interesting architecture everywhere, lots of greenery, bicyclists, cool people, great food and coffee. It is one of those cities which should serve as an example. Danes are the most happy nation in the world. In Copenhagen, I realized why it is so.
Norway, Bergen – City of Rain
Upon our visit of unique Borgund Stave Church we got on the European route 16 (E16). It took us to the second largest city in Norway Bergen. There we spent a night and the following day.
Norway –Jotunheimen National Park
Last week we left crooked road of Trollstigen and set off to the unknown. Why the unknown? Perhaps because until today we have not come into conclusion where did we landed with our ferry. What is important that we had the first truly touristy day.
Norway, Trollstigen – To See the King of Trolls
Last time, we visited Norway’s third largest city – Trondheim. Today, we move to Dombas and then we follow a Troll road known as Trollstigen.
Iceland – Meeting on Another Planet IX
We moved to the rhyolite hill on the opposite side. It is what remained of Leirhnjúkur crater. The land is really strange yet beautiful.
Iceland – Meeting on Another Planet VII
I get up at 6 already. Yesterday I forget to charge my equipment so I have to do it now. More of us had the same idea. I still ponder whether to participate in hike or not. Eventually together with drivers and other great group that we will have a rest day today.
Iceland – Meeting on Another Planet X
"Working" with the elves worked out pretty well. We have a nice sunny day, although it is bit cold. Skútustaðir is one of the few towns at Mývatn lake. Our goal is a walk near pseudocraters. Local name for these strange hills, about twenty of them, is skútustaðagígar.
Iceland – Meeting on Another Planet XIII
Today, not really pleasant weather starts today. It is raining cats and dogs here. One cannot see in this dense rain, so our plans from the previous day are hard to realize. The departure is postponed. Yet we still are going to get on the top of the highest waterfall on Iceland.
Iceland - Meeting on Another Planet I
Thanks to the feeling of omnipresent danger, the island lures travellers. It is located in the most volcanically active region in the world. It really has lots to offer: monumental glaciers, bubbling thermal springs, majestic falls, colorful lava fields covered with heath, and many other things. It is only a glimpse of what lures people here from all over the world.
Iceland – Meeting on Another Planet III
We continue through Kvivik, a small village, to the northernmost city of this island, Tjornuvik.
Iceland – Meeting on Another Planet V.
Our stay on the Faroe Islands is getting shorter. It is the best time to visit the capital of Tórshavn and explore it thoroughly.
Iceland – Meeting on Another Planet VI
Alarm at 7,30. We have to leave cabins until 8,30. As always, I bought a good book guide and read it. In introduction, there was: “Despite you can travel by boat, we recommend it only to experienced sailors with tough stomachs. Gale is strong on the route as well as storms and waves of the Atlantic."
Do You Know That? Svalbard I.
Ice archipelago, which lies midway between Scandinavia and the North Pole, there is hiding places perhaps more remarkable than it might seem. Mineral resources and unique geomorphological composition of local rocks and rugged landscape here attracted number of expeditions, adventurers, and in recent decades as well as tourists. Today we will look there as well.
Iceland - Meeting on Another Planet
The second largest European island is located in the Atlantic Ocean, in a volcanic active area. N...
Faore Islands: A Stop on the Iceland
Harbor of Torshavn on the Faroe Islands was our stop on our way to Iceland. The islands are part ...
Norway: The Vigeland Park In Oslo
Vigeland Park in Oslo is an exceptional exhibition space in the open air, in which statues of the...
Norway - Mountains, Oceans, Fjords - I.
The Kingdom of Norway is a country, situated in north-west of Scandinavian Peninsula. The co...
Iceland – Other Amazing Places
Both the east and the west of the island are worth visiting. In the east, there are many fisherme...
Iceland – Mysterious Places in the South
There are many places worth visiting in the south. The first one is the Raufarholshellir lava cav...
Iceland - Unmistakeable Nature of the Island
You don’t have to leave the Old Continent to discover some amazing nature. Just go to Island. The...
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