An Update: An Unbroken Journey Of 8 Years To Every Country In The World Without Flying

Thor left his home, Denmark, in 2013.  He anticipated his journey to every country in the world without flying and spending at least 24 hours in each country would last 4 years.  Thor finds himself in 2022 still on the same quest he began over 8 years ago.  Thor underestimated the difficulty of this challenge and of course could have never predicted Covid and how it effected his journey.  Thor will provide an overview of his journey, his trials and tribulations, and of course take questions.

Festival Organizer’s Note: Most likely Thor will be joining via video since his quest will not be completed at the time of the festival.  

Thor Pedersen


As an explorer and modern-day adventurer, Thor is already the first in history to visit 195 countries in an unbroken journey completely without flying, aiming to become the first to reach them all by land and sea only. He ventures the world full time and has not been home to Denmark since 2013. Thor enlightens his audience as a social media influencer, travel blogger and Red Cross Ambassador.

Thor was born in Denmark of Scandinavian parents and soon after found himself growing up in North America before returning to Denmark years later. In Denmark he finished his school and military service before finding his feet within shipping and logistics in the private sector. By the end of 2009 he became an independent businessman and after years of working internationally as a logistics professional he embarked on a multi-year journey to make history and set several records by visiting every country without flying.

Thor Pedersen