While not an exhaustive list of our stops. These pages will provide some insight on the start and end points of each section of the journey. This may change frequently as interesting areas are discovered or external factors force us in a different direction.
Like all West and East Frisian Islands, Ameland is a unique piece of nature. The profusion of different plants on the island is caused by the immense variety of landscapes. One of the scenic areas is the Oerd, a large complex of dunes which is still expanding by the year.
Route: EDDK (FUEL) - ED30 - EDKA - EBAV - EBBR - EHSE - EHRD - EHAM - PYBR - DIJK - EHAL
Roskilde has a long history, dating from the pre-Christian Viking Age. With the development of the rail network in the 19th century, Roskilde became an important hub for traffic with Copenhagen, and by the end of the century, there were tobacco factories, iron foundries and machine shops. The cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum, which contains the well-preserved remains of five 11th-century ships, attract more than 100,000 visitors annually.
Route: EHAL - EDWR - EDWJ - EDWY - EDWZ - EDWL - EDWZ (FUEL) - EDXN -EDXM - EDXR - EDHK - EKSB - EKNO - EKSL - EKRK
Sandefjord has become a transportation hub, home of Torp International Airport, one of Norway's largest airports. Sandefjord has been inhabited for thousands of years. The Vikings lived in Sandefjord and surrounding areas about 1,000 years ago, and numerous Viking artifacts and monuments can be found in Sandefjord.
Route: EKRK (Fuel) - EKCH - EKGH - ESMH - ESGF - ESGV - ESFE - ESGG - ESGP - ESGA - ESGU - ESTF - ESGS - ENSP - ENLE - ENTO
We'll be making our stop in Osoyro, Norway. The village lies on the southwestern part of the Bergen Peninsula, along the western shore of the Fusafjorden, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of the city centre of Bergen. The municipality is named after the old Os farm, where the first Os Church was built. The name is identical with the Old Norse word "óss" which means "mouth of a river"; referring to the Oselva River.
Route: ENTO (FUEL) - ENSN - ENLU - ENNO - ENVE - ENBY - ENZV - ENHD - ENSO - ENUL
The town is a sea port and is noted for its concentration of Art Nouveau architecture. In the night of 23 January 1904, the town was the scene of the Ålesund Fire, one of the most terrible of the many conflagrations to which Norwegian towns, once built largely of wood, have been subjected. Practically the entire town was destroyed during the night, a gale aiding the flames, and the population had to leave the town in the middle of the night with only a few minutes' notice. More than 10,000 people were left without shelter.
Route: ENUL - ENBM - ENSG - ENBL - ENSD - ENOV - ENAL
Todays flight will feature the Geirangerfjord area and finish at the Sandinavian Mountain Airport near Rörbäcksnäs, Sweden. 300 km northwest of Stockholm the country's capital. The land around Rörbäcksnäs is varied. There are about 2 people per square kilometer around Rörbäcksnäs with a very small population. The warmest month is July, at 13° C , and the coldest January, at −14° C.
Route: ENAL - ENGN - ENTY - ENAE - ENTS - ESKS
Today we make our way to Stockholm and beyond. There should be a few interesting sites to view in the city and we will endevour to make it to Norrtälje. Norrtälje’s early history dates back to the Iron Age. Around 225 ancient monuments have been found within what is now the city. Three ancient castles are assumed to have stood in the former villages Nordrona, Solbacka and Knutby. Norrtälje traces its more recent history to 1219, when the location was first mentioned as Tälje.
Route: ESKS(Fuel) - ESTS - ESVM - ESKD - ESVG - ESVA - ESSJ - ESEN - ESAS - ESSA - ESVL - ESSB - ESSN
Helsinki is the capital, and most populous city of Finland. They has one of the world's highest standards of urban living. In 2011, Helsinki ranked the world's most liveable city. In the Iron Age the area occupied by present-day Helsinki was inhabited by Tavastians. They used the area for fishing and hunting, but due to a lack of archeological finds it is difficult to say how extensive their settlements were. Swedes colonized the coastline of the Helsinki region in the late 13th century after the successful Second Crusade to Finland, which led to the defeat of the Tavastians. Despite the tumultuous nature of Finnish history during the first half of the 20th century (including the Finnish Civil War and the Winter War which both left marks on the city), Helsinki continued its steady development.
Route: ESSN (FUEL) - EFMA - EFKG - EFTU - EFFO - EFRY - EFNU - EFHF
88.saint petersburg (UKRO)
It's getting colder by the day up here. We'll be out of Helsinki for and Island near Saint Petersburg, Russia. Feel free to strap on some skis. The terrain and airports around here are perfect for it. Saint Petersburg city was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 May 1703 on the site of a captured Swedish fortress, and was named after apostle Saint Peter. Saint Petersburg is historically and culturally associated with the birth of the Russian Empire and Russia's entry into modern history as a European great power.
Route: EFHF (FUEL) - EFMN - EFPR - EFWB - EFKL - EFSE - EFLP - EFIM - UVES - ULII - ULLI - UKRO
As we begin to approach the holiday season we're all wanting to warm up a bit. This is the start of our return to the south. We'll be departing the Saint Petersburg area for Riga, the capital city of Latvia. Riga is the capital, which is a third of Latvia's population. Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member. Its historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau architecture and 19th century wooden architecture.
Route: UKRO(FUEL) - UGOO - ULSF - UKOJ - UKIG - EENA - EEJI - EETU - EERD - EVMT - EVAH - EVAD - EVRA