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We share with the beasts a craving for sameness and a gregariousness which makes us desire the company of people of our own age, sex, race, creed, political conviction, class and taste. But it is exclusively human to have a thirst for diversity, i.e., to be happy in the company of those who are different from us in every respect, as well as to travel, to enjoy other foods, hear other tunes, see other plants, beasts, and landscapes.Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Miscellaneous info[edit]

  • Wikivoyager from Helsinki, Finland since 2006 (back then on that other site of course).
  • So far I've visited 35 countries and territories on all six populated continents, including a quick circumnavigation of the globe in March-April 2013. However as a kid I've also been on countless almost month-long RV trips around Europe and set my foot in pretty much every European country except the Balkan countries and a couple others.
  • Long-term wishlist: Trans Siberian, Machu Picchu, plus a lot more.
  • I don't want to be an admin because I'm way too lazy. :P
  • In partical physics the capital Greek letter Υ denotes an Upsilon particle. Note that the symbol should always look like in order to avoid confusion with a Latin Y denoting the hypercharge. Wikipedia


Both the design of the flag box and the basic idea of the extreme points are shamelessly pirated from Sertmann's user page.


Flag of Finland.svg Flag of Åland.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Denmark.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Andorra.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Poland.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Estonia.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Latvia.svg Flag of Lithuania.svg Flag of Slovakia.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Uruguay.svg Flag of Iceland.svg Flag of Morocco.svg

Just seen from a distance/plane
Flag of Gibraltar.svg Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Flag of North Korea.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Portugal.svg

Extreme locations[edit]

My records Place Coordinates
Northernmost Flag of Norway.svg Nordkapp 71.17086N, 25.78408E
Southernmost Flag of Uruguay.svg Montevideo 34.9377S, 56.1604W
overland Flag of Spain.svg Tarifa 36.01090N, 5.60380W
Easternmost Flag of Australia.svg Woolloomooloo 33.86927S, 151.22116E
overland Flag of Norway.svg Vardø 70.370556N, 31.107500E
Westernmost Flag of the United States.svg LAX 33.94345N, 118.40899W
overland Flag of Spain.svg Cádiz 36.52067N, 6.28281W
Highest Flag of Switzerland.svg Great St.Bernhard pass, 2,469m 45.86898N, 7.17085E
Lowest Flag of Norway.svg The North Cape tunnel, -212m 70.92640N, 25.69736E

Longest legs without flying[edit]

Mode Operator Route Distance
Train VR Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki-Flag of Finland.svg Kolari 995 km
Bus Gold Line Flag of Finland.svg Ivalo-Flag of Finland.svg Rovaniemi 288 km
Ferry Finnlines Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki-Flag of Germany.svg Travemünde 1132 km

Top 10 longest flights[edit]

Rank Operator Plane type Route Distance
10 Scandinavian 737 Flag of Spain.svg AGP-Flag of Sweden.svg ARN 3018 km
9 American 757 Flag of the United States.svg JFK-Flag of the United States.svg LAS 3618 km
8 American 777 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg LHR-Flag of the United States.svg JFK 5554 km
7 Qantas 380 Flag of Singapore.svg SIN-Flag of Australia.svg SYD 6289 km
6 American 767 Flag of the United States.svg DFW-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg LHR 7644 km
5 British 747 Flag of the United States.svg LAX-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg LHR 8780 km
4 Korean/Air France 747/777 Flag of France.svg CDG-Flag of South Korea.svg ICN/Flag of South Korea.svg ICN-Flag of France.svg CDG 8950 km
3 Finnair 340 Flag of Finland.svg HEL-Flag of Singapore.svg SIN 9271 km
2 Air France 777 Flag of France.svg CDG-Flag of Argentina.svg EZE/Flag of Argentina.svg EZE-Flag of France.svg CDG 11075 km
1 Qantas 747 Flag of Australia.svg SYD-Flag of the United States.svg LAX 12051 km
shortest Lufthansa ? Flag of Germany.svg STR-Flag of Germany.svg FRA 157 km

Projects, i.e. Ypspeditions[edit]

Babel user information
sv-N Den här användaren har svenska som modersmål.
fi-4 Tämä käyttäjä osaa suomea melkein äidinkielen tavoin.
en-3 This user has advanced knowledge of English.
de-3 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf hohem Niveau.
it-1 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello elementare in italiano.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.
ru-1 Этот участник владеет русским языком на начальном уровне.
es-1 Esta persona tiene un conocimiento básico del español.
Users by language

Comprehensive articles worth translating[edit]

(From corners of the world rarely featured as DotM, OtBP, FTT)

Quick link[edit]

City Guides[edit]

From Wikivoyage_talk:Destination_of_the_month_candidates/Archive#A_guide_is_a_guide_is_a_guide

"Myself I'm very careful with upgrading articles to guide. These are my own guidelines, and they've worked well so far: For large cities the minimum requirements would be a decent description of the city's history, culture and climate, all "normal" ways for getting in and around, 20 See listings (or 30 See and Do combined) and 20 places in each of Eat, Drink and Sleep (eat and sleep pricified and something in each price class). Buy is for some reason always hard to find meaningful listings for, so a good explanation of where to find shops plus some interesting local things to buy (if there are any) is enough. Overall, all sections with listings should have a paragraph of descriptive text too, if possible. Towards the end precautions for staying safe and healthy, plus ideas where to Go next. There are four sections that are hard to fill; Learn, Work, Connect and Cope, and I don't think it's that bad to leave them empty. Finally, the article should have a banner, a dynamic map and POI coordinates. Smaller cities (articles using the small city template) have somewhat easier criteria. Most notably they don't need to have as many listings, and the Understand section doesn't need to be as extensive. --ϒpsilon (talk) 16:14, 30 March 2015 (UTC)"



Photos taken and uploaded by me are "licensed" under Public Domain. You're welcome to use them for any purpose, be it commercial or non-commercial. No attribution or anything else needed. The same goes for maps and banners insofar it's possible; when making banners I always favor Public Domain photos. Really, the only case when something I upload isn't PD is when I've made a change to someone else's static map.

For inspiration and information[edit]

  • Special:Random - click to draw a random WV page
  • Flightradar24 - The planes above you right now, who knows if some Voyager is on board? Includes cockpit view in four directions and all sorts on interesting real time data. Also real time departures and arrivals for airports. Warning: addicting!
  • Marinetraffic - If you live near the sea; the ships that are nearby right now. Again, who knows if some Voyager is on board one of them?
  • Google Earth - The world in 3D. But they don't have any WV icons...
  • NASA World Wind - The little known competitor of Google Earth.
  • Great Circle Mapper - Flight distances etc.
  • Time and date - and weather and sunset/rise and much more interesting from different places in the world.
  • Climate data - average temperature and precipitation, in the case we haven't added it to the article you're reading.