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Day 8: Ferry to the Faroe Islands

At 2 o'clock in the morning we both wake up. The ship is shaking and you can hear the waves hitting the ship.
We sleep until 10 o'clock, take a shower and have breakfast. Lars ist still not feeling well an sticks to toast while I have some Muesli and a coffee.

Around noon we pass by the Shetland Islands.
Lars is still not hungry. He hopes to be able to eat something unhealthy later.
He reads a book, I take a look at he pictures we did and work on the blog.

At 22:30 local time we arrive at Tórshavn. It takes a while before we can leave the ship. The streets are very steep and the Twizy has problems making it to the top. Somehow we manage to make it.

View from the hotel at midnight

The hotel is a boarding school outside of the summer months. It is basic but clean and we don't care. We go to bed and continue to do rides on a rollercoaster.

Day 7: Ferry to the Faroe Islands

Last day in Denmark before we embark with the ferry to the Faroe Islands in the afternoon. We check out of the motel late and test the generator once again if the shaking and bumpy roads did have any negativ effect. The generator started and charged the Twizy - so far so good.

We have enough time to charge the Twizy and buy food for the trip on the ferry.
At 12:30 we check-in at the harbour and wait for being allowed to drive onto the ferry. Together with us the usual mix of regular cars, camper vans, 4-wheel-drives and expedition trucks wait to be loaded.
There is even an expedition truck from California heading for the Faroe Islands.

"I've not seen one of these on the ship before."

Our 4-bed-inside-cabin turned out to be a 2-bed-cabin with a window, but at the very front of the ship. This will mean more motion while on sea.

We do a tour of the ship. Nothing much has changed but Lars can hardly remember it. We call wife/mother and daughter/sister back home before the onboard mobile provider was activated, which makes calls immensely expensive.
Roaming will be deactivated until we arrive in Iceland.

The Norröna is moving heavily. Lars doesn't want to eat and we therefore skip our plan to have Burgers and Pizza for a hefty price. He sticks to his chewing gum preventing sea sickness.



A quick stroll around the ship before we go to bed … in a rollercoaster.

Day 6: Trip to Rubjerg Knude

Slow day in northern Denmark: Blue sky, no storm
We decided to visit Rubjerg Knud, a drifting sand dune, southwest of Hirtshals. It is also the highest sand dune in Denmark.

It was a very pleasant drive.


A 1,2 km hike from the car park brought us to the dune and the lighthouse.


The view from the top was really great. The dune has passed the light house in the last decades, causing the neighboring buildings to collapse.


The lighthouse is at risk to collapse due to coastal erosion. It is currently planned to move the lighthouse 40-60 meters inland. In one piece!


We headed back with one charging stop Hjørring. We probably didn't need it. In Theory we had a range of 72 km today.

Day 5: Trip to Skagen

If you end up in northern Denmark with some little time to spend you gotta go to the very end of Denmark, regardless of the weather.
Driving very slowly we went non-stop 48 km to Skagen. We had 25% remaining battery, also due to the heavy tail winds.
We charged the Twizy and went to the city center. Skagen is a really nice small town but unfortunately today a big cruise ship has unloaded its content, full of shopping-crazy americans and asians. It was cold and rainy.

Back to the Twizy, then driving the few kilometers up to the northern tip of Denmark.
Both chargers were blocked by Teslas who were not charging. They just wanted to save the costs for parking - it's free at the chargers. We were able to charge somehow.


It stopped raining almost completely. We headed for the beach.

Denmark's northern tip

Unfortunately a number of people from the cruise ship made it up here, thanks to smart danes who offer transportation from the car park to the northern tip of the beach.


it started to rain again and on the way back we fighted agains the heavy winds. We were quite wet when we arrived at the car park.
In Skagen we charged the Twizy to 90%. Due to the heavy winds we had to do another charging stop on the way back. Just to be sure to make it to our Motel.

Day 4: Randers to Hirtshals

With 166 km we covered the longest distance today. Starting in Randers we went via Hobro, Arden, Aalborg, Brønderslev and Hjørring to Hirtshals.


While charging hasn't been a problem in the previous two days, we had all kind of problems today: inactive chargier, chargers not releasing the cable and chargers not locking the cable
Additionally some other things didn't want to work as designed: The Twizy resets any tuning and our GPS tracker couldn't lock the GPS signal for about 1,5 hours after Aalborg for no apparent reason. I have no clue, why.

The first charger In Aalborg was in the outskirts, the second one not available. We decided to head for a charger in a car park downtown, willing to pay for parking. Getting there wasn't easy as the main street was closed for the "The Tall Ships Race 2019" event taking place.


You don't get a paper ticket when entering the car park, instead the license plates get scanned. Before leaving you pay by entering your license plate number. But what does the system register if you enter with a trailer? (Answer: it was the trailer's license plate not the Twizy's)

Something with dinosaurs in Aalborg

Aalborg was really pleasant. On the water line numerous 'Tall (sailing) Ships' were docked along the water line, part of the "The Tall Ships Race 2019".

On board the "Statsraad Lehmkuhl"

We finished the remaining trip segments and arrived at the motel in Hirtshals at 19:30.

Day 3: Vejle to Randers

After a good night's sleep we had a breakfast that matched our nice hotel.

Interesting cheese slicer: freshly sliced cheese is a must!

Today's tour had 70-80 minutes long charging stops in Horsens, Skanderborg and Tilst/Aarhus with the final destination in Randers. While the Twizy was charged, we explored the differences of danish shopping streets. Which fashion shops or chemist chains are present, which are missing? Where are toilets and which churches should we visit?
While all charging locations were almost always empty yesterday, we today got the last available charger in two locations.

Charging stop in Skanderborg

(we wanted to eat less and healthier today, with the exception of the breakfast. In Tilst we stumbled upon a Carl's Jr.. My last burger from Carl's Jr. I had back in the eighties. I had to have a burger! Ok, the burger wasn't bad but also far from being spectacular! What elsa has denmark to surprise us? Bob's Big Boy? Taco Bell? Wendy's?)

Next stop: Keeping the weight!

Maybe we will make it to Hirtshals tomorrow. This should be possible.

Day 2: Flensburg to Vejle

After unloading the Twizy we brought back the van. We now needed to get rid of the ramps.

Transportation of the ramps to DHL: looks unsafer than it actually was

DHL happily accepted our parcel for a huge amount of money.
We had a quick breakfast before heading for Denmark. FIrst stop was Aabenraa. Finding the charger was easy, we were able to unlock it and after 80 minutes, some strawberries, bananas and soft drinks later we headed for Haderslev. 60 minutes of charging later (and two burgers for the teenager) we continued our trip to Kolding where we juiced up our battery for 100 minutes.

Haderslev, closed (unfortunately)

Another short trip and we arrived at the hotel we booked online. Very luxurious at a very good rate, with pool and other amenities. The hotel even has its own charger.


Fun fact: the Danish Golf Museum is located on the hotel's premises. Not really interesting for ignorants like us. This might be different for golf-afficionados.

Day 1: Shortcut to Flensburg

We made it to Flensburg with the Twizy and the trailer on board of a van!
We had some problems getting to the car rental agency as important streets were blocked due to the Ironman contest taking place in parallel. We finally made it and were happy that the van has AC - a necessity at 39°C!

Back at home our friends awaited us.




Thanks to Thomas, Christoph, Bernhard, Rüdiger and Sven the Twizy and the trailer were quickly loaded into the van. After saying goodbye to wife/mother and daughter/sister and the dog we headed at 11 o'clock for Flensburg.
Without major traffic jams we arrived in Flensburg at 18:15. We checked in at our hotel and had some fast food.
Tomorrow we will unload the Twizy, bring back the van, send the ramps back home and head for Denmark.