Together with 69 NORD  I’m doing a guided tour in the north of Norway from July 22st to the 27th. Only 10 places available!! 

BOOK your ADVENTURE here

I’m going to show you some of the most beautiful nature in Europe, having fun on and off the water, and share many of my experiences, tricks and know how!!

The maritime zone I invite you to explore is near the small island of Sommarøy in Northern Norway, a gorgeous place at the edge of fjords and the open sea. This is the otter’s, puffin’s and sea eagle’s area.

This stay is specially designed for those who like to hike, sail and camp off the beaten path. We can stop on several islands : Tussøya, Høgøya, Håja, Sessøya, Gjøssøya, Vengsøya, Rebbenesøya, and Hersøya, just to mention a few. The walks are based on the overall group level. Walks are suited to meet everyone’s preference. Our trips are not made for extremists.

24-hour daylight in summer until the end of August. Midnight sun from May 22nd to July 22nd.

Children accompanied by an adult, are accepted from 10 years old. They must share a sailing kayak with an adult in charge.

I’m really looking forward to giving you a taste of a real adventure 😀

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The price is 1500€ for 6 days and 5 nights. It dosen’t incl. air flights and transport.

Book you ticket here 


Sammen med 69 NORD og os har du mulighed for at komme på en rigtig ekspedition i nord Norge. Fra den 22 juli til den 27 juli. Der er kun plads til 10!!

BOOK dit EVENTYR her

Jeg vil vise jer noget af det flotteste natur i Europa, ha’ det sjovt på vandet, på land og dele ud af vores erfaringer, tricks og røverhistorier.

Det er et fantastisk område tæt ved den lille ø Sommarøy in nord Norge. Mellem fjorde og åben hav. På turen vil vi hoppe fra ø til ø i vores Hobie kajakker, vandrer og udforske de forskellige steder. Turen er baseret på gruppens niveau og henvender sig ikke til folk som forventer en ekstrem udfordring.

Børn ned til 10 år er velkomme, sammen med en voksen i kajakken.

I har kun brug for ‘normalt’ tøj og en sovepose.

For mere information ser her

Jeg glæder mig til at dele dette eventyr med dig! 😀

Prisen er 1500 euro for 6 dage og 5 nætter. Man søger selv for flybillet og transport.

Du kan booke din billet her

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This adventure was special in many ways…

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First – Traveling together with very experienced adventurers, at almost 80 years old

Second –  Traveling in a way we never tried before, this time by sailing boat

Third – Going to explore +3000 years old silvermines in Greece

Fourth – This adventure took two hours to plan

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On the top of Vulcano, the volcanic island north of Sicily.

One of the best things that happened to me (Lars) was in a ski area in Val D’isere, I was 25 years old and trying to become a ski instructor in France. I was skiing really well and kicking ass, if I can say that about myself. I entered a GS ski race and had the fastest time. But found out that the person who tested the run and set a test time, was faster than me and 50 years old. First I was very disappointed, later I thought that there might be a chance that I can ski this good, when I become 50 years old. And that was a fantastic thought!!

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Philippe and Lars having fun in the mud.

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Philippe enjoying going through the Corinth Canal.

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Idhra a beautiful islands in Greece, without cars.

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Sea Turtle, Liva and Tiuri went swimming with one, awesome experience. See a movie here

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So I have always admired people a lot older than myself for going out there, enjoying life and having adventures!! It just gives me such an lust for life.

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And our captain, always on deck when things are a bit rough.

That’s why I was very happy to team up with Jean Jacques (69) and Philippe (79), I wanted to get close to these ‘older’ adventures. What is their secret? And how do they stay so young? If you ask them they’ll say: “On the outside I might be old (they are surprised when I showed them a picture of themselves) but on the inside I’m still just 20”… They hardly ever say that I’m too old for this or I wish I was younger; they don’t think about it, they just do it!!

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Philippe to the left, Jean Jacques our captain on the right.

We were very excited about learning to sail a sailing boat, something we might be able to use in the future (…trip around the world, maybe…) To see if we would like it and if we could handle it.

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The boat that came with us Kalymnos, with Marc and Christine onboard.

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Tiuri and Liva was quickly learning to handle the rowing boat.

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Suzi having fun navigation the boat up to Poros in Greece.

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Dolphins jumping around Kalymnos

 

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Kalymnos and Grain de sel 2 on their way to new adventures.

We really loved the sailing part, just using the wind. Unfortunately, because of the long distant that we have planned to sail, we used the engine a lot too. But gliding across the sea, just using the wind and without any noise, was just as fantastic as we had hoped for. And a lot more luxurious then traveling by kayak. Which is both good and not so good. Traveling very simple meant, meeting a lot more people and getting in touch with the locals on our kayak trip. Traveling by boat, you have everything, you stay on the water and talking to the local fisherman to get advice, is not necessary. Also people don’t stand ready with pizza and champagne on the beach when you arrive in a boat. 😉

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On our kayak trip from Copenhagen to Istanbul, we ones in a wail got at big welcome: Mayors, champagne and pizza. 😀

 

Beside that we did get seasick in bad conditions and especially Lars was not handling it very well at times. This is a bit of a concern, especially if you have to be many days on the water…  But Suzi would just say ¨Get yourself together, are you a sailor or not¨

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Big waves and up to 40 knots wind on our crossing from Sicily to Sardinia.

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Our plan for this summer was just going for a week holiday to Greece and explore the mines around Lavrio…but when I had sent a mail to Philippe talking about Greece, he got all fired up and two hours later we…. or he had planned the whole thing.

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The whole team, plus a few extra people, from left to right: Vasilis, Marc, Jean Jacques, Tiuri, Philippe, Suzi, Liva, Christine, Stavros, Lars. Vasilis was our guide in the mines and Stavros has a Kayak shop, Cannibals kayak house in Athens. He helped us on our kayak trip.

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Vasilis working and finding minerals.

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Vasilis fantastic collection of minerals.

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The boat a Benetau Oceanis 320 and our Captain.

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On the last day from Corsica to La Ciotat, we saw 7 Fin whales, unbelievable. 😮 See a movie here

“Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you gonna get”

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Map made by our captain, Jean Jacques. Shows the whole journey and all of our stops and overnights.

 

 

Ever since we first tried sailing, going from Italy to Greece and back to Italy, a new idea of using a boat to get around was born. We love using the wind and the freedom that sailing gives you. On the sea, you can go anywhere in the world!!

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This is Lars in his Hobie next to Jean Jacques boat, back when we did our tour from Copenhagen to Istanbul.

So this summer together with boat-owner Jean Jacques and his good friend Philippe Clement both from France and people we consider our friends, will we sail over 2000 nautical miles in the Mediterranean Sea, and learn to sail a sailing boat. Plus their friend on another boat ‘KALYMNOS’ is coming with us as well.

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Here is Marc on his boat Kalymnos with a little friend in the first days of the adventure.

The ideer came suddenly, one day I was writing to Philippe and told him about our plans for the summer. Staying home for most of the time but spending a week our two in Greece, having a look at old silver mines together with Vasilis.

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I then wrote another mail to Philippe in fun; Phillipe why don’t we sail together from France to Greece look at the mines and then go back…

…Two hours later the adventure was planned!! It is dangerous being surrounded by adventurous people. 😃

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Next to Tiuri is Jean Jacques and at the end of the table is Philippe, this is from inside JJ’s boat. This picture was also taken on our kayak adventure to Istanbul.

Plans never works out completely like planned but Lars is going to Procida in Italy and will sail with JJ and Philippe to Greece. Then Philippe goes home and Suzi and the kids are coming on board the boat to sail back to Marseilles in France.

 

The idea is to have a great time and learn to sail!!

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Here is a very detailed description of our route, starting after the 17 of may, in French. You might as well get use to it 😉

DATE EVENEMENT LIEU D’ARRIVEE miles a parcourir Nbre hres a 4,5knts
25 / 27 avril Départ  Corse 4h du matin Bonifacio anse Paragnano 190 40
28-Apr Arrivée
29-Apr vers Sardaigne golfe d’ARANCI/golfo SPURLATTA 40 10
30-Apr Départ vers Iles PONTINES 150 33
1er mai Arrivée PALMAROLA
02-May repos
03-May PONZA 6
04-May VENTOTENE 23
05-May ISCHIA 22
06-May PROCIDA 3
07-May GOLFE DE NAPLES CAPRI 16
08-May Depart vers ILES EOLIENNES 115 25
09-May Arrivée STROMBOLI
10-May PANAREA/SALINA 22
11-May SALINA/FILICUDI 15
12-May FILICUDI
13-May LIPARI 17
14-May VULCANO 10
15-May VULCANO
16-May VULCANO
17-May retrouvaille KALYMNOS/GDS2 MILAZZO 18
18-May traversée détroit Messine REGGIO DE CALABRE
19-May traversée Mer Ionienne 240 53 h
20-May
21-May Arrivée 1er port GREC sur l’ile de CEPHALONIQUE ARGOSTOLION
22-May repos
23-May Départ pour PATRAS A/MIDI 70 15h
24-May Arrivée à PATRAS PATRAS
25-May vers TR ILE DE TRIZONIA 17 4h
26-May Vers site de DELPHES ITEA 18 4h
27-May Vers ANDIKIRON ou ORMOS VATHI  ORMOS VATHI 35 8h
28-May Vers Port Corinthe PORT CORINTHE 28 6h
29-May Passage Canal de Corinthe route vers AIGINA AIGINA ou SALAMINA 25 5h30
30-May AIGINA vers SOUNION SOUNION 27 6h
DATE EVENEMENT LIEU D’ARRIVEE miles a parcourir Nbre hres a 4,5knts
31-May SOUNION vers LAVRIO et fête à bord LAVRIO 5 1h30
01-Jun Départ PHILIPPE pour l’aéroport d’ATHENES Arrivée famille LARS LAVRIO
02-Jun RAFTI 10 2h30
03-Jun LAVRIO
04-Jun Vers l’Ile de KEA NICOLAOU ou KAVIA Ile KEA 13 3h
05-Jun Vers l’ile de POROS Baie des Russes POROS 42 9h30
06-Jun Vers le port d’YDRA YDRA 16 3h30
07-Jun Vers PORTO KHELI ou ERMIONI ou DOKOS PORTO KHELI 16 3h30
08-Jun Vers KIPARISSI ou MONEMSAVIA MONEMSAVIA 38 8h30
09-Jun CAP MALEAS vers CYTHERE KAPSALI 38 8h30
10-Jun Vers CAP TAINARO  KAYIO KAYIO 33 7h30
11-Jun CAP TAINORO vers KALAMATA LIMENI 20 4h45
12-Jun LIMENI vers KALAMATA KALAMATA 20 4h45
13-Jun Vers KORONI KORONI 16 4h
14-Jun Vers ILE de SAPIENTZA PORTO LONGOS 16 4h
15-Jun Vers METHONI ou NAVARINOU METHONI 4 1h
16-Jun Vers KATAKOLON ou KILINI KATAKOLON 45 10h
17-Jun Vers ZAKINTHOS ZAKINTHOS 33 7h30
18-Jun Traversée Mer Ionienne 250 55h
19-Jun
20-Jun  Vers REGGIO CALABRE REGGIO DE CALABRE
21-Jun Repos
22-Jun Vers FILICUDI PECORINI 52 12h
23-Jun vers USTICA USTICA 66 15h
24-Jun Vers la SARDAIGNE VILLASIMIUS 160 35h
25-Jun VILLASIMIUS
26-Jun Repos
27-Jun Vers PORTO TEULADA PORTO TEULADA/PORTO PONTE ROMANO 36 8h
28-Jun Vers CARLOFORTE CARLOFORTE 33 7h30
29-Jun Vers GOLFE ORISTANO TORRE GRANDE 42 9h30
30-Jun Vers ALGHERO ou  PORTO CONTE ALGHERO/PORTO CONTE 48 11h
01-Jul Vers GOLFE d’ASINARA RADA DELLA REALE 47 11h
02-Jul Vers les LAVEZZI CALLA DI GRECO/LAZARINA 49 11h
03-Jul Vers BONIFACIO OU AJACCIO BONIFACIO 10 11h
04-Jul AJACCIO 40 9h
05-Jul Retour à LA CIOTAT 160 35h
06-Jul Arrivée à LA CIOTAT

First of all, it gives a lots of good memories, memories that we will never forget. Experiences that gives us butterflies in our stomach and a smile on our lips on a cold, grey, rain full November day.

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“give us a tent, a sleeping bag and we will have the time of our life”

I often think back on:

  • When the kids skied down from the highest lift in Northern America in 3914 m. They were only 3 and 5 years old. On the sign it said expects only!! Daddy was very proud that day.
  • A whale that came up right next to us and stayed for a few minutes. It was so close that Tiuri said; ”Dad, I can see it’s eye”
  • That time were Suzi and I lost track of each other on our cycling trip through Australia. I had the kids in the trailer and it took 45 mins before we found each other again.
  • When in our kayaks we had a 27-hour day on the water and during the night the plankton lit up everything.
  • Fitz Roy NP in south Chile, were we together with grandmother and granddad, hiked for three days through some of the most beautiful nature on this planet.
  • Or being in 3 m high waves in south France and the kids were cheering every time we roll over the next wave.
  • Mayors together with local people standing on the beach welcoming us with champagne and focaccia.
  • The day we all slept outside the tent, under the open sky in the middle of Alaska, looking at incredible beautiful northern-lights

 

Beside the many unique experiences, we have a very peaceful and simple life on an adventure. When everything you need is in a few bags, your transportation is propelled by human power and the only thing you need to think of is getting from A-B, put up a tent and cook. The best is if you don’t have internet or phone connexion, then you don’t have any interference at all. All the worries disappear and your stress disappears and you experience a special kind of happiness that is hard to describe.

And remember: The worse experiences often become the very best experiences!

When you are on an adventure you will find out what is important here in life, your family will be closer connected plus it will give you a huge self-confidence. We as a family could lose all the ‘important’ material things, furniture’s, car, house and so one. But give us a tent, a sleeping bag and we will have the time of our life!

If you want to have a real look into our adventure: LIFE IS GOOD follow us, A family kayak odyssey 7,300 km from Copenhagen to Istanbul , find it on Amazon.

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Vores nye foredrag: Familie eventyr, 2000 km i kano gennem Alaskas vildmark!

Vi holder foredrag i hele Danmark og Europa, læs mere om vores foredrag her

“Danmarks mest eventyr lystige familie”     

                              Mikkel Kryger, TV2gomorgen-danmark-copy

 

Hjælp os med at komme rundt i landet og holde foredrag. Fortæl din lokal klub, skole, forening eller firma om dette unikke familie eventyr.

Vi glæder os til at komme ud og underholde jer! 🙂


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Our new talk: A family on Adventure, 2000 km in a canoe throught Alaska.

We are touring around Europa at the moment, going to Düsseldorf (Das Boot) in January and in Marts we are coming to London (Night of Adventure). Please help us get out and around, by telling your local club, school or company about this unique talk. See more about our illustrated talks here…

Later there will be an English video also..

 

Well it is tiring and not always fun..

DSC_9363So what did the kids do, to help prepare for the adventure?

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They didn’t like shopping all the time, but were good at helping out packing all the food and organizing it.

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Decorating our rubber boots, removing old stickers from the canoes and attaching new ones.

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The days in Whitehorse were very stressfull, and it was not always easy to control the kids at the hotel, but now, on the river it is a very different story. More about that later…


Så hvad lavede børnene, for at hjælp os med forberedelserne til eventyret?

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De var ikke glad for at løbe fra butik til butik hele tiden, men var gode til at hjælp med at pakke maden og organisere det.

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De fik shinet vores gummistøvler og hjalp med at fjerne klistermærkerne og sætte ny på kanoerne.

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Dagene i Whitehores var lange og stres fulde, det var ikke altid helt nemt at styre børnene på hotellet. Men nu her på floden, er det noget helt andet. Mere om det senere…

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Yukon River

On sunday we are flying to Whitehorse, the next adventure is waiting together with Chris and Jane. 3000 km down the Yukon river in three months. See more on Facebook

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It is very exciting going to a place that for most people seems out-of-reach. It will be very different from our Life is GOOD follow us – Copenhagen to Istanbul expedition. It will challenge us in new ways, being far away from everything.

Lots of people ask us about bears but that is not our biggest concern. (Every year 3 persons are killed by bears, compared to 20-30 by dogs in North America) Our biggest concern is probably mosquitos and the cool weather in the end of the trip. We have tried as always to think worst-case-senerio. Also having Chris and Jane with us, who already have traveled 700 km of the Yukon river, is very reassuring.

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Suzi has being learning how to sew surgical stitches. We have a lot more medication with us than on any previous trips, being out there, we all have to be just a bit more safer and do things the right way.

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You can follow our trip on Facebook and we are also having a live tracking device (The link works when we are on the river after the 29 of june)

It took 18 incredible months to kayak from Copenhagen to Istanbul. And it has taken 6 equally incredible months to write, edit, proof read and publish the book. Both projects would have been impossible without the support and help of lots of people: friends, family and Facebook followers.

Thank you 🙂

Buy the paperback book here

(we sign all of the books, lets us know if you need a special message by email)

Buy the ebook here on Amazon

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Det tog atten fantastiske måneder at padle/sejle i kajak fra København til Istanbul. Det har taget seks lige så fantastisk måneder at skrive, rette, prøve læse og publicere bogen. Begge projekter ville ikke have været muligt uden support og hjælp fra mange forskellige mennesker: venner, familie og Facebook followers.

Mange tak 🙂

Køb bogen her på Amazon

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With over 15.000 views on Facebook and a fantastic responds. We wanted to share our little movie with you on our site. One and a half years in 2 min. 🙂

Med over 15.000 views på Facebook, og en fantastisk modtagelse. Ville vi gerne dele vores lille video her på hjemmeside. Et et halvt år på 2 min. 🙂 Voice Chris Paton

 

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