Backpacking – the freedom to travel where and when you want

Backpackers are masters of “traveling light”. Pack a little luggage, and you are ready to go literally. Here are some things most backpackers share in travel patterns:
Backpacking: En hiker får lidt vand

Backpacking: A hiker in a jungle inSouth America

  • Backpackers travel mainly via public transport.
  • Interrail is still extremely popular for backpacking travel
  • Backpackers are major users of cheap accommodation such as hostels.
  • Backpackers travel for a longer duration compared to conventional vacations.
  • Backpackers show interest in meeting the locals as well as seeing the sights.
  • Backpackers have a keen interest in meeting other travelers.
  • Backpackers necessarily use smartphones and online resources for planning.
  • Backpackers carry all their travel belongings in a backpack.
  • Backpackers have traditionally carried their belongings in 30 liters to 60 liters of backpacks, but suitcases with scroll wheels and some less traditional carrying methods have become more common and there has been a tendency to keep the packing weight below 8 to 10 kg limit for most airlines.
  • Backpackers often choose cheap accommodation such as hostels.Backpacking in Patagonia

Backpacking i Patagonia

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Riverrafting og Bungy jump i Nilen i Jinja Uganda

Riverrafting og Bungy jump in the Nile in Jinja Uganda

Backpacking around the world

Backpacking to Nepal

Our dispatched backpack globetrotter found Nepal and he experienced hang gliding for a breathtaking view of the Himalayas.

Lonely African elephant in the Ngorongoro Crater in the background of mountains and green grass. Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Lonely African elephant in the Ngorongoro Crater in the background of mountains and green grass. Backpacking in Africa.

Safari backpacking in Tanzania

When in Uganda you have to both Bungy jumping and river rafting on the Nile.

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