As you might know, I am counting the days until I fly back to my beloved Denmark!
To say that I am excited would be an understatement.
With Wow Air going out of business, I had to invest more than I would have wanted on my plane tickets. That gave me an extra reason to go for CouchSurfing. Not that I needed one, but it gave me that much more motivation to find kind hosts who would welcome this crazy Canadian goose in their home for free.
I actually tried something I had never done before. Instead of selecting profiles and contacting people myself, I put up an add saying I was coming to Vikingland, and waited for housing offers.
A kind gentleman wrote to me to offer a guest room. I have never visited his hometown, which is a plus, and I did a little research to see what the area had to offer, sightseeing-wise.
Oh! Oh! Oh! (As in ”me being excited”, nothing to do with Santa!)
Denmark is a small country, very small, especially when you come from a place as vast as Canada. But aside its size, what’s also particular about its geography is its flatness. If you are a mountain lover, Denmark might not fulfill your mountain dreams.
But, even the flatest country has a highest point, and since my very first trip, I have always wanted to visit Himmelbjerg. Literally ”Sky Mountain” or ”Heaven Mountain”, Himmelbjerg is know to be the top of Denmark, at an impressive 147 meters (482 feet) above sea level. As a matter of fact, in 1847, a scientific survey revealed that Møllehøj was actually the true highest point in the country, at 170.86 meters.
Lucky for me, both Himmelbjerg and Møllehøj are at a very reasonable distance from where I’ll be staying at that time. So, if I am granted nice weather, while in the area, I should have the chance to stand at the top of the fourth flatest country in the world!
And because Denmark has so many cool experiences to offer, I did a little more research, and found out that instead of taking a bus, I could travel to Himmelbjerg aboard the SS Hjejlen!
For about 17$, you get a round trip between Silkeborg and Himmelbjerg, on one of the world’s oldest paddle steamers still operating to this day! How cool a sightseeing day does that sound?
Yet another thing I’ll be able to check out of my to-do and to-see list!
Pitcures coming soon to a blog near you!