Expedition to discover Scotland, Scandinavian and Eastern countries looking for interesting cultures and ways of life that are more connected with nature.
  • Day100

    Meeting an old friend

    November 10, 2019 in Finland ⋅ ☀️ 0 °C

    9 years after living together in Alicante with Natalie during their Erasmus exchange semester, a short message was enough to be invited by Salla and to get to know her families and friends. This gave us the privilege to be invited to a finnish pre-Christmas party, including Sauna 😅 (women and men separate, Finnish style), and to get to know her parents and the house she grew up in. We felt like being in family for the warm hospitality we received and we were spoilt with self-made, hot smoked salmon, cake and other delicacies 🤤. We were fascinated by the house in the middle of the forest and next to a lake, and couldn’t believe our eyes when they showed us their self-made houseboat including Sauna. It must be amazing to be here in summer 😊!

    Thank you so much for your hospitality, Salla + family! It was great to meet you again, and we are looking forward to next time!
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  • Day98

    At Santa Claus' office

    November 8, 2019 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ -13 °C

    46 days before Christmas, we went to visit Santa Claus in his official office in Finnland to deliver him our wishes for Christmas for this year:

    - we wish that everybody will do something good for the environment in the upcoming year

    - we wish that the world leaders will agree on solutions to fight climate change

    - we wish our projects regeneration.expedition and trash-waste-solutions to be successful

    - and we strongly wish peace for Chile and the entire world, because we can’t think on building a better world if we don’t find peace at home in the first place
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  • Day96

    Camping in a freezer

    November 6, 2019 in Finland ⋅ ☁️ -17 °C

    To be honest, we didn’t expect to experience harsh winter conditions in November. ❄️ But here it is: temperatures down to -25 degrees make it really really challenging to live in the van: EVERYTHING is frozen: tomato sauce, cans with food, the dish washing detergent, our shampoo and body lotions, the windows and doors of the car, and even the gas for cooking 🙈!! We put our water in the fridge to try to prevent it from freezing (which works only fine for a day 😅). Luckily our car works perfectly and the park heater keeps us warm! And we are really happy to be able to go into Cafés or hotels to heat up, have wifi and even Sauna! But we absolutely love the snow covered landscape and are surprised about how beautiful camping in a freezer can be! Or how Johnny said: in our Upa-Igloo 🚗❄️

    Sustainable advantage: we dont need to turn on our fridge to keep our food cold 🤣. Actually we use it off to keep them warm xD
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    Petra Jordan

    😂

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  • Day94

    3 days alone in the arctic wild

    November 4, 2019 in Finland ⋅ ☀️ -12 °C

    We absolutely fell in love with the arctic landscape at Urho Kekkonen Nationalpark and the „open wilderness huts“ 🏡. Luckily having plenty of snow, we decided to go nordic skiing in the wild, going from hut to hut for 3 days. Very challenging task navigating without a track in 40cm of fresh snow, but then the best feeling to reach the remote, cosy huts with wood stove in the middle of nature. Absolutely alone in the middle of the wilderness🌲🐾.Read more

  • Day93

    Riding a husky sledge

    November 3, 2019 in Finland ⋅ ☁️ -5 °C

    A true Lapland classic and a little dream come true. We didn’t know that it was possible so early in the year, but we are really happy we had the chance to go for a ride with the wild and strong animals 💪Read more

    Petra Jordan

    Ein Traum

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  • Day90

    Reindeers everywhere

    October 31, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ -11 °C

    Leaving Norway after being in this beautiful country for more than 1 month. It gave us a really nice farewell by putting many reindeer on the side on the road, so we would never cross to Finland 😅. Wonderful experience too see these beautiful animals so close.Read more

  • Day88

    Stabbursdalen Nationalpark

    October 29, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ -1 °C

    By surprise we came by the informative @Stabbursnes_naturhus, where we got the hint for a nice trekking in the national park. Hiking 6km through darkness and snow, we didn’t really know what was expecting us here in the world’s northernmost pinewood. Then - the most beautiful surprise and the most cosy hut, where we spent 2 nights in the middle of nature in a winter wonderland. We saw a lot of wildlife (reindeer, salmon, eagle, squirrel, otters, a fox and many birds) drank water from the pure river and hiked around. This will definitely be one of our most beautiful memories of the trip!Read more

    ScandinavianExplorer

    We waited so long for something like this! Incredible!

    11/3/19Reply

    Estoy con aplicacion ahora 🥰🤣 suerte!!

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    Natalie Bla-Fe

    Jiahuu 😍

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    Petra Jordan

    Hyggelig 😀😊

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  • Day87

    Nordkapp, we did it!!!

    October 28, 2019 in Norway ⋅ 🌬 0 °C

    We have made it to the northernmost point of the European continent, 71degrees🌐🔭 north! After seing the most amazing northern lights🌈 on the way there, we spent a really scary and stormy night at Nordkapp (winds of 70-100km/h🌪).

    Luckily we were not alone and made friends with our swiss🇨🇭 neighbours Martin and Lukas, which we invited to stay in our bus for wine🍷 and good conversations😃 in the night 😎.

    From now on.... we will only go SOUTH ⬇️

    #71degreesnorth #vanlife #vwbus #nordkapp #wintercamping #northernlights #regenerationexpedition
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    Petra Jordan

    Wow

    11/2/19Reply

    Que hermoso!!! Y tan lejos que estamos 💝💝 disfruten el frio y el norte norte de Europa 🥶🥶

    11/2/19Reply

    Laly, los quiero 💝

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  • Day86

    Real Artic driving!!!

    October 27, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ -9 °C

    What an incredible day. After a cold night 🌚of -9 celcius, we woke up and start driving 🚙to the northernmost point in Europe. The road suddenly went down to -17 ❄️degrees C!!!! But not only the cold was the highlight of this day. We saw a group of at least 50 🐬dolphins hunting and a friendly fox 🐕near our upa-chalupa. Is nice to see how life finds the way to be even in the most freezing conditions!Read more