That Guy Who Reached Every Country Completely Without Flying

Join Thor Pedersen on an extraordinary odyssey as he shares his captivating tale of circumnavigating the globe, visiting every country without taking a single flight in an unbroken journey. Discover the challenges, triumphs, and profound connections forged during this remarkable journey of a lifetime.

Thor is the only person in history to have reached every country in the world completely without flying!

The project, named Once Upon A Saga, was initially planned to take just four years but ended up taking nearly a decade due to unforeseen challenges such as visa issues, political unrest, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 23rd 2023 Thor Pedersen reached the final country, Maldives, completing the project and claiming world history.



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, becoming 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.

NomadMania Travel Awards – Biggest Traveler 2022 

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