Uppsala is the 4th largest city in Sweden, and carries special prestige: it’s the seat of the Archbishop of Uppsala, primate of the Church of Sweden (i.e. the Swedish counterpart of England’s Archbishop of Canterbury); the location of one of the two most prestigious universities in the country (the other being Lund); the religious and […]
Oh, the extreme north! As we speak, the Norwegian polar territory of Svalbard is already in total darkness, a situation that will continue until end of January. In the meantime, you can explore Longyearbyen (largest town in Svalbard) virtually below:
The capital of Victoria State in Australia and a major metropolis, Melbourne offers history, culture and greenery in equal measure. Explore Melbourne virtually with the tour below:
Rio de Janeiro is one of the largest cities in South America, and was for a long time the capital of Brazil before the construction of Brasília. The city is known for both city and nature, with beaches, music, heritage, Sugarloaf Mountain, the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, and the 2016 Olympics. Discover Rio de […]
Venice is a city on water, and also a floating labyrinth. The ultra-popular tourist destination in Italy also features one of the most complicated street layouts in the world. Try navigating in Venice with this orienteering tour in the city of canals.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is beloved by many people for its historical cityscape and its beautiful architecture. The hilly coastal city boasts many characteristic neighbourhoods such as Alfama, Baixa and Chiado, with many historical monuments and sights to offer. Along with the yellow trams of Lisbon, they form an elegant urban atmosphere that makes […]
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is also one of the most charming cities in Southeast Asia. Long a favourite destination for tourists seeking the exotic Far East, Bangkok always has a lot to offer in history, heritage, culture, entertainment, food and nature. Stay tuned for orienteering events in Thailand, as well as #AsiaCityRace. Meanwhile, enjoy […]
On the 10th day we come to Norrköping on the east coast of Sweden. Read more about our earlier article featuring the city as our O-Tour of the Day, or the Swedenmarker article about the city. Enjoy Norrköping!
Visby is the largest town on Gotland, and is a medieval Hanseatic trading city. Gotland is to the east of mainland Sweden, and was ruled by the pirate Victual Brothers, Teutonic Knights and Denmark before passing into Swedish rule in 1645. Gotland is a popular holiday destination for Swedes, and Visby is since 1995 a […]
For the 8th day we come to Victoria Peak, the highest point in Hong Kong. Being very steep, the Peak at 552m is just 1km to Central (downtown Hong Kong), and just 1.5km to Victoria Harbour. But hiking up the Peak will give tremendous rewards in the form of majestic view of the city and […]