15 Most Northern Capitals of Europe (via MapPorn)
At a latitude of 64.1466° N, Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city. Only Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland, which sits at 64.1814° N, is further north than Reykjavík. However, Greenland is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. Geographically, Greenland is part of the continent of North America.
- Reykjavik, Iceland (Latitude » 64.1466° N)
- Helsinki, Finland (60.1699° N)
- Oslo, Norway (59.9139° N)
- Tallinn, Estonia (59.4370° N)
- Stockholm, Sweden (59.3293° N)
- Riga, Latvia (56.9496° N)
- Moscow, Russia* (55.7558° N)
- Copenhagen, Denmark (55.6761° N)
- Vilnius, Lithuania (54.6872° N)
- Minsk, Belarus (53.9006° N)
- Dublin, Ireland (53.3498° N)
- Berlin, Germany (52.5200° N)
- Amsterdam, Netherlands (52.3676° N)
- Warsaw, Poland (52.2297° N)
- London, England, UK (51.5074° N)
In comparison, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada sits at a latitude of 45.4215° N.
Facts » Reykjavík is the only Western European capital without a McDonald’s or a Starbucks. The only other European capital without a McDonald’s is Tirana, Albania. Rome, Italy is Starbucks-free.
*Russia, is so vast, being the largest country in the world, and most of it within the continent of Asia. However, some consider Moscow, geographically at least, within continental Europe.
The US News and World Report has again ranked countries according to how well they break from the norm and fulfill people’s wanderlust and desire for adventure.
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Updated 2021.06.02 » Rebecca McPhee of Explorersweb reports »
After walking for 16 weeks, and making his way across 10 regions, the walk has come to an abrupt halt. Origoni is in the hospital with several broken ribs after an avalanche.
Originally published 2021.02.20
Over the next eight months, Elia Origoni plans to hike 7,000 km through his home country, across 20 regions, the Alps, the Apennines, to Italy’s islands. He plans to cover 30 to 40 km per day.
Rebecca McPhee, writing for Explorersweb »
To make the entire journey human-powered, he will row from Sardinia to Sicily, across the Strait of Messina and across Lake Maggiore — 300km in all.
Starting in Santa Teresa di Gallura, a small seaside village on the north coast of Sardinia, he “indulged in one last beer” on February 7 before finding shelter for the night away from the wind. He didn’t bother putting up his tent but came to regret it when it began to pour in the middle of the night.
Heading out on a solo adventure can be one of the most rewarding travel experiences. It also comes with unique challenges. Anna McNuff, Trisha Andres, Emma Thomson, Lois Pryce, and Richard Madden, writing for The Telegraph have put together a list of holidays the intrepid traveller can do alone. Some of the more adventurous include:
- A multi- day hike through Bolivia, starting from the sprawling city of La Paz
- Head off in search of the Northern Lights and explore the wilderness of Finland
- Pedal through the Swiss and Italian Alps
- Horseback riding in Argentina at Estancia La Rosita in northern Argentina
- Meet the tribes of Papua New Guinea
- Dog-sledding across frozen lakes in northern Finland
- Survival skills in the African bush
- Learn to dive in Zanzibar