We are so excited that our book is finally ready to be released. 6 months of hard work, 15 adventures, 18 local jenter, 249 pages, and unbelievable many memories. Nikoline and I started the book in September 2020 while the world was closed due to Covid-19 and we didn’t think that it was possible to go on an adventure. But we found a way and the book was our way to explore our backyards in Denmark. We visited most of the country. Luckily Denmark is not that big so it is actually possible to see most of the country in six months. Another great thing about Denmark is that is it beginner-friendly. We don’t have big mountains or dangerous weather so it is the perfect country to learn, practice and start your passion for an activity.
We went to Thy, the famous cold-hawaii and tried SUP surfing. It’s surfing on a SUP board, really fun and really difficult but manageable even as a beginner. We tried mountain bike on Bornholm, which is doable because we bike all the time in Copenhagen, so we don’t need a big introduction to “how-to-bike”. And we hiked at Enebærodde, which only needed a pair of sneaks and some snacks. We learned that you don’t have to buy all sorts of gear before trying something for the first time. You can go a long way with a pair of sneaks, a rain jacket, and some wool.
So what we found out was that it’s actually easy. All the barriers that we also think of when we get the idea that “it could be fun to try mountain bike or to stay in a shelter”, should not keep us from going out in nature. Non of the girls that took us out doing the creation of the book said “you need this specific brand of clothing” or “you can’t hike without a lightweight backpack”. The most common thing they all said was:
- Bring a friend
- Bring snacks
- Bring an extra shirt if you get cold
Of course, you’ll need a wetsuit when surfing in October and you need a helmet when biking downhill on Bornholm, but these are things that you can borrow or rent.
So we really saw that it is pretty simple. We have such a beautiful country and there are many different kinds of nature, activities, and places to do and visit, even though the country is small. So why not get in a good “hiking-shape” in Denmark before hiking El Camino, or learn how to surf in Cold Hawaii before going to Hawaii. Or you can even learn how to ski on the artificial ski slope, Copenhill in Copenhagen. There’s no excuse for not going outside. So bring your friend, your snacks, and a sweater and start exploring.
If you want to be inspired or maybe want to inspire someone you can buy our book at our publishers webpage: www.muusmann-forlag.dk/jenter-paa-eventyr/or in your local bookstore or outdoor store. If they don’t have the book in their store you can always ask them to order it home!
We can’t wait to invite you all to events and adventures – hopefully soon. Thanks for all the support.
– Tine, founder of Jenter på Eventyr