Hiking

Mykines on Faroe Islands I @ Kate Cornfield I Destination Unknown

Momentarily displaced: Hiking in the Faroe Islands

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth September 22, 2015

I seemed to be fine as long as I kept moving. Up the steep cliffs, down the boggy paths. Almost every day a new cliff or top to reach. Strong legs, my whole being full of energy. Now that I’m back home though, my legs are aching and back is […]

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Sumba in Faroe Islands I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Suðuroy and the Art of Understanding Timetables in the Faroe Islands

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth August 31, 2015

I was smug. The plan was going as smooth as, and we were about to reach the southernmost island from the westernmost island in a day, with plenty of time for food shopping in Tórshavn, the capital, in between. We even had time to pick up take-away sushi, and we were […]

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Sunset on Mykines, Faroe Islands I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Far in the Faroe Islands: Shaky & Stunning Start in the Land of Maybe

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth August 27, 2015

The crowd was clapping. First tentatively, with only couple of the passengers initiating their appreciation for the flight crew, with more and more people joining in as the relief washed over us. Moments before the plane had lost altitude as we approached the international and only airport, Vagar, in the […]

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Autumn in Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Life in Pictures: Autumn in Norway

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth October 4, 2012

Earlier this week I might have referred to Norwegian weather in a not highly positive context. I think I had all the right, it was miserable. And the same continues, but even though you might have not guessed, I do love the weather here. There are four seasons, to start […]

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Up, Up We Go: Hiking with a Baby

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth August 4, 2012

Nappies. Check. Formula. Check. Baby carrier. Check. Our packing list for family hikes has definitely changed in the last nine months, but not so much the destinations. Nor the frequency we go with. The time we take on the hikes, that has definitely increased. And the amount we have to […]

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Heading to the Top. To Ten of Them to be Precise.

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth June 26, 2012

The Norwegians are great in encouraging you to go outside and explore. Not that Norwegians need any encouragement, really. The word outdoors has probably been imprinted in them already in the womb, and on any given mountain or hike you will find families with their dogs, toddlers and babies, even. However, […]

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