The Adventure

An adventure through the Viking lands of Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland, from August to November 2019

Having inhaled complete series of books and Netflix episodes under the Nordic Noir/Euro political genres, been a long-time lover of Nordic and Scandi design (and part-time collector of Scandi-inspired mid-century furniture), a Viking-inspired popular culture enthusiast (I never miss an episode of Vikings), art and ancient history reader of several decades, and a lover of fresh seafood, great pastry, and awe-inspiring landscapes, you can see what themes may emerge from this travelogue.

“If you stand still, the landscape doesn’t necessarily tell you how big it is. It doesn’t really tell you what you’re looking at. The moment you start to move the mountain starts to move.” – Olafur Eliasson on walking mountains in Iceland

The residency blog (September/October)

Settling into Skagaströnd (Week 1)

Það er bara þannig/ That’s just the way it is (Week 2)

A quick slide into the end of the month (Weeks 3 & 4)

Að leggja höfuðið í bleyti/ Lay your head in water (Week 5)

Fatigue sets in (Week 6)


The travel blog (August)

Helsinki hustle

Postscript: Conversations

København cool culture and casual charm

Nothing much murderous in Malmö

The Stockholm tourist trap

Postscript: Observations

Friendly, accessible Oslo comes at a price

Bergen’s slow reveal

Icelandic magic lies outside Reykjavik




Feature image: Fabio Partenheimer from Pexels