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Tour de Denmark

Erik and I had a week of vacation in Denmark, where we went around doing a bit of tourism and visiting places we had wished to see for a long time. On the first day, we went with my mother to Tivoli in Copenhagen. Each

Iceland in December

The past week was spent in Reykjavík, Iceland taking care of practical matters and meeting up with friends. We still have an apartment in Reykjavik, where part of it is rented out, and our big Toyota Landcruiser was desperately in need of a better long-term

Erasmus Exchange in Finland

Written by Erik Sturkell End October I went eastbound to Åbo in Finland for two weeks. The mission was to give an intensive course in geophysics for students at Åbo Akademi University and University of Turko (Turun yliopisto). Prof. Olav Eklund (Joffi) introduced me to this

Family visit in Holland

It's been two years since my mother and I last had a chance to visit our Stockmann family in Holland. The cause being, of course, the covid-19 pandemic. To avoid flying and make us more flexible, we took our car from Sweden and drove all

Northern light festival in CPH

Copenhagen has its annual Nordlys Festival (Northern light festival). This year the occasion was used to celebrate the 100 year jubilee of Polar researcher Knud Rasmussen's 5th Thule expedition 1921-24. This is the most remarkable of Knud Rasmussen's many expeditions as this is when he