Traveling the World

An unquenchable thirst for adventure!

Sailing Norway’s West Coast

A lot of people have asked me if I've gone sailing Norway's West Coast and to my great shame, I haven't sailed here nearly as much as I would have liked, but during the summer of 2015, I put that shame to rest. I've sorted through my pictures and put them together...

An EPIC midlife crisis

As most of you know, I’m turning the big 4-0 next year. I’ve heard rumors of people doing crazy shit when they turn 40, only to blame it on a fabled “midlife crisis” (it sounds better in Norwegian: 40-års krisen). I feel it’s only right that I take advantage of the...

Sailing Lysefjorden and Climbing Flørli

With a promising forecast Margrethe and I cast off from Sokn, to sail into Lysefjorden to enjoy the sights and to climb the 4444 steps at Flørli. When I say “promising forecast”, I mean that they weren’t forecasting gales or blizzards, which is apparently as good as...

Circumnavigating Denmark

I rounded up a great crew for my first sailing trip with Baluba: Helge came along with me from Stavanger, Martin flew in from Tromsø, Kjersti was on her way home from Spain and Kristian joined us straight from his annual canoe trip, before flying to Ibiza. Our goal...

I’ve bought an Ovni 435

In March I made a video summing up the sailing trip from Stavanger to Sydney. It proved too much to handle for a poor sailor. I couldn't take not owning a boat, so I went into high gear, analyzing boats, talking to boat owners, looking at potential itineraries,...

Freediving Vigdel

Videl is one of my favourite spots to go freediving in Stavanger. The advantage of freediving at Vigdel is that it's close to town and easily accessible. It was our first proper trip this year, because we'd been plagued by bad weather earlier, but the end of April is...

A new sailing circumnavigation

https://vimeo.com/122750544 I needed something motivational, while I save up for the next trip, so I threw this video together. I write that a new sailing circumnavigation is in the planning stage, because I've been halfway around the World in the past year with the...

An Arctic Adventure at Finse

It was time for new adventures at Finse, exactly 5 months after our last trip there. This time my dad (Bjørn Erik), brother (Martin) and I were joined by Peter and Maren for what was going to be a weekend in Amundsen's tracks. I arrived at Finse on Friday evening,...

A look back at 2013

This has been a quite a year ranging from highs: Getting my deck officer license, getting a great new job, traveling to a bunch of fun places, to lows: Splitting up with Kjersti, not being able to sell either the house or the apartment, as well as having to move into...

Seeing the sights in Korea

It’s not every day you get to fly halfway around the globe while someone else foots the bill. I had to go to Korea to join my new ship, but I asked my company to fly me out a week early, so that I could have a little vacation first. If you’re pressed for time scroll...

Fabulous Finse in the Fall

Finse is located 1222 meters above sea level and is only reachable by the railway line going between Oslo and Bergen. Due to the climate and weather, Finse is defined as the southernmost Arctic climate in the World and is a miniature Antarctica. My brother was...

Cruising the Boknafjord

All good things come to an end and my time on MF Stavangerfjord has just ended. I got to spend 14 months there, together with the great team onboard. If you had asked me when I went to school if I was interested in working on a ferry, I would have told you to...

Freediving around Stavanger

I have enjoyed a few epic freediving trips around Stavanger this summer together with my brother Martin, Jacob, Erling and Helge. Though we've never managed to all be on the same trip, we've had some memorable dives together. The trip Jacob and I had to Vigdel kicked...

The French Riviera

A long weekend in May on the French Riviera is something everyone should have on their "to-do list", especially when it involves eating good seafood, drinking great wine and looking at sailboats. What more could you possibly ask for? [meteor_slideshow...

Freediving the caves at Vigdel

Jacob and I hit the sea together, for the first time since he left African Innovation on Tahiti in 2010. Now we're both back in Stavanger and the sea temperature is very different from French Polynesia. Luckily we were both well equipped with proper 7mm open cell wet...

A crowded day at the Pulpit Rock

We had planned an early morning, but we were slow to rise, slower to eat breakfast, but by 10:30 we were at the dock in Stavanger waiting for the ferry. Quite a lot of people had decided to take advantahe of the beautiful weather, so we missed the first ferry, but got...

Freediving in Dahab, Egypt

3 months after my week of freediving in Koh Tao was cut short, I was back in the water again, but this time with Freedive Dahab in Egypt. I was in Dahab to do a Level 2 SSI freediving course, in order to increase my freediving skills, learn new relaxation techniques...

Distillery visits on the Isle of Islay

For many years Single Malt Whisky has been an interest and passion for my dad. It has fortunately rubbed off on my brother and I. I gave my dad a ticket to Scotland as a birthday present and in February it was time to go. Here's a slideshow of the trip:...

A winter trek to Bynuten

Kjersti and I decided that it was time to get acquainted with the area around Stavanger, but even though I've grown up here it was tough to decide where to go. The solution was to download The Norwegian Trekking Association's App: UT. We checked out all the treks...

Butler: My favorite cocktail bar in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong we met up with Fredrik, one of my best friends from when I lived in Beijing. Fred had planned the evening, so it came as no surprise that it turned out to be a very memorable treat. We started the evening with what felt like a 20-course meal at Da Ping...

Meeting friends in Hong Kong

After an eventful stay in Thailand I was looking forward to a long weekend in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is an awesome city and as luck would have it, a few friends of mine, from my Beijing days, had relocated there. We arrived at the hotel at 20:00 and were met by Vinny...

Dengue fever

Already on our first night on Koh Tao Kjersti started feeling poorly. Fever kicked in and she was in no mood to play. The next day she opted to stay in bed while I went free-diving. After she had a second night of fevered sleep, I understood that something was amiss...

Freediving on Koh Tao

After 8 days on Koh Samui it was time to make the jump to a different island. Koh Tao, a short trip away, tops the throne over where the most people in the World get their SCUBA licenses. On top of that it's a beautiful and small island, so we figured this would be...

Koh Samui: The Hangover movies comes to life.

After an eventful, but short stay in Frankfurt, we had a fantastic flight (on the brand new Airbus 380) with Thai Airways to Koh Samui, via Bangkok. On the the flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui we met Wes and Dee, the reason why we were in Thailand to begin with: Their...

A long weekend in London

Forever has passed since I last traveled anywhere. At least it felt like that, because I haven´t really traveled anywhere since coming home from the sailing trip 2 years ago. I did have a couple of motorcycle adventures this summer, but it wasn´t traveling in the...

A 2nd shot at mom’s 60th Birthday

Last year Martin (my brother) and I "kind of" miscalculated and invited my mom's friends to a splendid vegetarian coooking class to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday. When we were right in the middle of the preparations we discovered that our mom was turning 59 and not...

Haze rendezvous

DAY 1 At the crack of dawn I jumped out of bed and threw on my uniform. Next came a quick breakfast where I wolfed down a couple of eggs on toast, before I cleaned up my cabin by dumping all my crap inside my closet. I reminded the AB's to open the hatch to the...

My first proper motorcycle trip

After buying a KTM 990 Adventure, a motorcycle that can take me around the World, it was high time to go on a proper adventure. Christer and I had decided to drive to Germany and depending on how the weather was, to either swing East to Poland, South into the heart of...

Farewell to Facebook

I've decided to quit Facebook. I've basically been on Facebook since it was opened up to the general public. At first it was great, I got connected to tons of people that I hadn't been in touch with for years and it was easy to keep tabs on people around me. I felt...

Australia

[meteor_slideshow slideshow="australia"] We left Noumea fully planning to sail to Coff's Harbor, but plans change (as they often do when you're dependent on the direction of the wind). We actually had decent wind for most of the trip, but  some bad weather was brewing...

New Caledonia

[meteor_slideshow slideshow="sailing-to-new-caledonia"] After an awesome time with the volcano on Tanna it was time to lift anchor and move on. We had a really nice sail to New Caledonia, where we sailed straight to Noumea. We had planned to see more than just Noumea,...

Tanna and the Volcano

Tanna in Vanuatu is all about the volcano, so needless to say when we were there, we were all about the volcano. http://vimeo.com/15064675 It was awesome. We spent an entire afternoon and an hour after dark witnessing the fury of the volcano. It is amazing. Anywhere...

An illegal stop in Fiji

When we sailed away from Tonga the plan was to sail straight to Tanna in Vanuatu. That did not happen, because the winds abandoned us 20 nm away from the Lau islands (part of Fiji) a full 700 nm away from Vanuatu. Being a bit unorthodox, I decided to put in a highly...

Hanging in Tonga

The trip from Niue to Tonga was a fast one. Our stay on Tonga was almost faster. It basically boiled down to hanging out in Vava'u for a couple of days, before we did a couple of cave dives and then sailed on for Vanuatu. The reason for this sudden increased pace is...

Adventures on Niue

Whales, Speight's, road-tripping, cave-diving, snorkeling, curry and nightclubbing sums up our sensational 2 1/2 days stay on Niue. Talk about a whirlwind tour of the island. We got a premonition that the stop would be mayhem based on me having an awesome Angel of...