The road to every country

Im only 15 countries away from reaching my goal, and in the next two months I will be making my way through some of the hardest countries in the World.

What I mean by hard countries is that the visas are hard to obtain, the security situation remains fragile and poor infrastructure makes it hard to move around. 

… but I also think it can be the most interesting.

My plan is to fly into Dubai on Monday (Oct 15th) and then see from there where the wind takes me. Ive got visas to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and Eritrea. For Yemen I will just go to the border and try my luck with the guards there. This will all be done before Christmas this year..

My Strategy and Goal

Beautiful landscape

My plan after Christmas is to finish off the remaining three countries in Asia: NepalBhutan and Bangladesh. And except for Andorra and Monaco, there will then only be some easy African countries missing: Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Seychelles, Cape Verde and Sao Tomé.

But wait.. thats 197 countries, what about project 201?

193 UN members, but 201 countries

It seems, I am the only one calculating with 201 countries in the World.

There are only 193 UN member states in the World, and in the eyes of everyone else I will have visited every country when I have been to those. Additionally I have visited Kosovo, the Vatican, Hong Kong and Palestine which are members of UN agencies, but not fully UN members. Also, in the same category is Macau, Taiwan, Niue and Cook Islands, which I will save for last before I can finally say that I am done. 


So what´s next?

I will not stop traveling. Not a chance in the World for that. What I want to do is to go back to my favorite destinations and show these to other people.

Travel experiences are like earphones, tents, blankets and chocolate, it´s best when shared.

Said some weird guy

During the next few months I will put together trips where you can join me rediscover my favorite destinations such as Venezuela, Ethiopia and Madagascar and so, which you will find on this page, but first of all I will invite you to a road trip going from Norway to Ghana, which will me a once in a lifetime type of trip- you can already read about it and sign up on: 

www.vikingsinafrica.com

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Just adding some more nice pictures which hopefully will make you inspired to sign up which can be done through this contact form.

Join me on my adventures

Travel experiences are eternal

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Passing the artic circle between Tromsø and Bodø

Right after Bodø I came to the building and monument marking the artic circle. Here there was a post office where you could get both your passport and your post cards stamped, together with a souvenier shop.

On the way I also passed a unique place called “Marmorslottet” meaning the Marble Castle. It was a fairly easy hike and the view at the end was absolutely stunning. Through thousands of years the glacierwater had been shaping the marble rocks to the share they are today.

Once in Tromsø I was also lucky enough to see the Northern lights one night. On my freday I hiked up to Nattmålsfjellet on Kvaløya to get some fresh air before spending the next day driving 18 hours/1100kilometers from Tromsø to Trondheim in one day.

A quick shower on the way

Beautiful colors in Rondane National Park

KILROY Tour 2018

I am currently traveling around Norway in a campervan to promote KILROY travels, stopping in the following cities:

Fredrikstad: 27. august
Skien: 28 august
Arendal: 28. august
Kristiansand: 29. august
Stavanger: 3. september
Haugesund: 4. september
Bergen: 5. september
Sogndal: 6. september
Volda: 7. september
Ålesund: 10. september
Kristiansund: 11. september
Trondheim: 12. september
Bodø:17. september
Harstad: 18. september
Tromsø: 19. september
Steinkjer: 25. september
Lillehammer: 26. september
Oslo: 27. september

The presentations are about how YOU can start traveling the World with KILROY and some stories from my own travels. Fredrikstad Blad wrote an article about my first presentation on this page and there will be many more to come, so feel free to come meet me for a travel talk in the city near you. There will also be a travel quiz where you can win 2000kr gift card for travels, so be there or be square!


The Coastal Route from Steinkjer to Bodø

Klumpen viewpoint in Namsos

The Coastal Route (Kystriksveien, N17) from Steinkjer outside of Trondheim to Bodø in the North is said to be one of the most scenic drives in the World.

In Brønnøysund you can stop for a hike up to Torghatten- a quite unique tunnel located 250meters above sealevel in a granite mountain with good views of the sea.

From there you can take a ferry to Vega (which I did by mistake and had to wait until the next day to return) which is one of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Norway due to the many species of birds that live out on the smaller archipelago islands.

On Alsten Island you will also drive past “the Steven Sisters” mountain range which is seven mountain tops famous for hiking. It was no problem waiting a couple of hours at Forvik ferry terminal where I saw a double rainbow when walking through the cemetary, visited the open air museum and the neaeby peteoglyphs said to be 5000 years old.

Trollstigen, Romsdalseggen and the Great Atlantic Road

When you get to the sign saying Rauma Kommune on the National road 63 then you know you are in for a treat. From there you will have a descent into serpentine roads like nowhere else called Trollstigen.

This drive leads you into the municipality of Møre og Romsdalen which is also famous for the Great Atlantic Road and the mountains around Åndalsnes.

I wanted to hike the 8hour mountain ridge called Romsdalseggen, but as I had to move on to make it to my presentation in Ålesund later in the evening I had to satisfy by just hiking one hour along the same path where I got to a view point called “Rampestreken” below.

The bridges along the Great Atlantic Road