This trip takes us to an island in the south. That sounds unspectacular at first. But our destination combines mountain landscapes, which invite you to outdoor activities and fascinating views, with paradisiacal coastal landscapes and picturesque regions. We are talking about the French island of Corsica.
Sweden and Norway are beautiful countries to which it is worth travelling. Their varied and picturesque landscapes have something mystical about them and the untouched nature makes you wonder. Fjords and lakes that lie in rugged landscapes, magical valleys surrounded by peaks, wide tundra areas where snow can still be found on the highest points and remote small towns.
The countries of Central Europe are also a desirable destination with their vast areas of untouched nature. We want to explore these enchanting countries and capture as many impressions as possible. From the combination of the states that lie by the sea, we create a tour that takes us around the Baltic Sea in 3 weeks.
After a trip to Norway in a converted Volkswagen T5 as well as various sightings of off-road vehicles with a roof tent it was soon clear: “We need something like that!” Initially, we wanted to have a Volkswagen Touareg Gen 1. Unfortunately, during the first test drive, we discovered that the trunk of the Touareg is not as big as expected. On the way home from this test drive by chance, we parked in a car park right next to a Land Rover Discovery 4. Amazed, we stood in front of it and noticed that this trunk is hard to beat in size. After some research, it was soon clear that the Discovery is the perfect vehicle for our application.
Actually Sweden was the first planned destination with our converted Land Rover Dirscovery 3, but unfortunately or luckily we met a breeder for French Water Dogs (Barbet) from Switzerland shortly before our departure. Since we have been thinking about adding such a small curly friend to our herd for almost two years, it was clear that we would have to pay Switzerland a visit. Now the way from Central Germany via Switzerland to Sweden is a not to be neglected detour of about 1200 km. So we changed our plans at short notice and drove south via Switzerland to Corsica.
Untouched nature, remote fishing villages, deep fjords, lonely beaches surrounded by majestic mountains. And all this far north of the Arctic Circle.
After our winter tour from Tromsø to Narvik, I swore to come up here again in the summer time in order to have a closer look to the many small islands of the Lofoten and the surrounding area.
This time without northern lights but with the advantages of the midnight sun.
Explore distant countries, discover exotic places and go to foreign cultures. With Project Edgar all these things will be possible.