Records and Prizes


Records:

I/we hold the following records (sorry for the shameless self-promotion, see below for definitions):

Personal records:

  • Youngest Dane in every country and continent (47 years and 234 days – more on Wikipedia )
  • Possibly the worlds youngest ‘hobby & family traveller’ to visit every country (not a verified record)
  • “Most travelled” person in Denmark (see definition below)

Family records:

  • Most travelled Danish family
  • My son Jonas holds the record as youngest member to enter Travellers Club of Denmark. The club requires a minimum of 30 visited UN-countries (plus a few more requirements listed in Danish here ). Jonas was only two years old when he got admitted to the club in 2012.

Definitions:

  • ‘Hobby traveller’ is defined as someone who pays for everything himself and has a non-travel related job. And ‘family traveller’ is defined as travelling with the family on most of the trips. (A bit fluffy I know)
  • The most travelled person in Denmark is defined here as the Danish person who has visited every country and continent and travelled the longest distance using surface transportation or who has visited the most Nomad Mania regions.
  • Pr 1.7.2022 five Danes have visited every country – and two danes (my friend Frode Kjems Uhre and me) have visited every country and continent.
  • Note that since there are no countries in Antarctica it is possible to visit every country in the world without having visited every continent.
  • Out of the two danes that have visited every country and continent I am the one who has travelled most kilometers using surface trasportation and I am the one who has visited most regions on Nomad Manias regional list. Frode Kjems Uhre on the other hand is the one who has visited most territories according to Travellers Club of Denmarks territory list – hence there are different definitions.
  • Most travelled family is defined as father, mother and children (or child) travelling together and is based on the average number of visited UN-countries. Our family average pr 1.8.2022 is 118,75 countries out of the 193 UN-countries.

Prizes:


Winner “Travel Book of The Year” 2021.
My book “Gennem alle verdens lande” (“In Every Country”) won the prize as the best Danish travel book of the year at the Nordic Adventure Film Festival Book Award at the annual Danish Book Fair held in Bella Center Copenhagen. Book is in Danish only – read more about it here. Or see all the winners here .

Finalist Travel Photographer of The Year 2015.
In 2015 I had an image in the final of TPOTY – the largest and most prestigous travel photo competition in the World. The Category was: “Faces, people, encounters – Best single shot”. In the adult categories I was the only scandinavian that year to get a photo in the final. See my image here or see all the winners here .

Winner – Travellers Club of Denmark photo competition 2015.

Category: Street life

See full image here .


Winner – Travellers Club of Denmark photo competition 2015.

Category: Water

See full image here .


Winner – Travellers Club of Denmark photo competition 2014.

Category: Feet

See full image here .


5th place – Travellers Club of Denmark photo competition 2009.

Category: People

See full image here .


Winner – Travellers Club of Denmark photo competition 2007.

Category: Nature

See full image here .