Whale-Safari in Andenes
The observation of sperm whales off the coast of the Vesteralen was an unforgettable experience.
Let's go to the North Cape
The cliff of the North Cape rises at its highest point imposing 307 meters and impresses visitors with a wide view of the Arctic Ocean.
1600 km through Finland
Forests and lakes stretch between Helsinki, from where we started our journey through Finland, and the Norwegian border in Finnish Lapland.
Roads of Finland
Mostly endless and lonesome, but always surprisingly aappealing and inspiring - that's how we experienced the roads in Finland.
One day in Helsinki
As we arrived in the finnish capitel on a ferry from Tallinn, Helsinki was our first stop in Finland.
Over hill and dale through Estonia
Criss-cross, over hill and dale we traveled the country. We explored Estonia from the lakes in the east, over the islands in the west to the capital Tallin in the north.
Along the shore in Latvia
Even days of rain and wind could not ruin our journey along Latvia`s beautiful Baltic Sea coast.
One day in Vilnius
Impressions of the Lithuanian capital city
The Hill of Crosses
The sight of the hill, which is covered with hundreds of thousands of crosses, is an extraordinary one - irritating and fascinating at the same time.
We knew very little about the first baltic country on our route. Ultimately, Lithuania wowed us.
Drive through Poland
Exploring the rural Poland.
The premisis of the Führer's headquarters were the scene of the failed assassination of Hitler by Claus Schenk Count von Stauffenberg. Today, the ruins of the mighty bunker complex seem like a sunken city in the midst of lush Masurian forests.
Visit of the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial
A visit to the memorial Auschwitz-Birkenau is haunting, far from a comfortable experience.
The first country we visted on our trip through Europe was Slovakia. A short, but intensive experience.
Application of decals
After two years of restoration and modification, our automobile finally received some decals with the G-Trotter logo.
Shower curtain and awning
A multifunctional piece of fabric that can be used either as a protection from sun/rain, or as a shower curtain to protect from prying eyes.
Troublemaker pop-up roof
The pop-up top of the car worried us a lot. First, it was very heavy, what made it difficult to open and dangerous to close. Second, its fabric was not waterproof.
The outdoor lightning of our automobile required some improvement.
Easy entry device
The gadget at the rear of the car is an unique device to enable an easy entry and exit.
Traction boards carrier
The mounting for the traction boards is more than it seems. The checker plate to which the boards are affixed to, can be folded down to serve as table or shelf.
On the sewing machine, ready, go! Most of the textiles in the car were sewed by us.
The black water pipe
Our water supply with canisters is complemented with a black pipe that serves as water tank.
Special Feature: baby bathtub
What to do with a compartment in the floor that is at the same time too small to use as storage space, but too spacious to ignore entirely? We enlarged it, what made it resembling a bathtub for babies.
The Cockpit was in a miserable condition: a dashboard like Swiss cheese, an absent grid and some colorful switches.
Pieces of furniture in our kitchen
After most furnitures had been built in, the remaining space was efficiently used for two pieces of kitchen furniture.
Electric box and water shelf
The cupboard in front of the right back-door is divided between shelves that carry water canisters and a box that accommodates the cabin battery, solar controller and fuse box.
The main cupboard
With twelve spacious boxes that function like drawers, the largest among all cupboards offers a lot of storage space. Special feature are the three incorporated table tops.
The extendible bench
The seating surface of our bench can be pulled out to serve as bed. Slats ensure a pieceful night without a back-ache the next morning.
Planning of the interior
Our approach when planning the furniture? Drafting, discussing, trying, drafting again, discussing again and trying again.
Installation of the air heater
The installation of the Planar 2D Diesel Air Heater turned out to be less difficult than initally feared.
The floor plate
We have dealt with the floor plate in several rounds. First, it was fitted in, second we cut out the openings for the fuel gauge sending unit and the compartment in the floor. Last but not least, we placed the drive-in nuts.
Our Gordigear Gumtree awning
The awning is quickly setup, and provides valuable shade and shelter from the elements.
The car seats
Who has spent several hours in a car knows very well how important it is for the driver and co-driver to sit comfortably.
Installing the roof hatch
Like many other things on and in the car, also the window in the roof had past its prime and needed to be renewed.
The new roof lining
Creativity had no limit when constructing the new roof lining. It is made of wood, consists of three parts and is entirely clothed with carpet.
Our slatted frame
The slatted frame has been manufactured by us according to spatial and individual requirements. It can be lifted up to gain some headroom.
Insulation and Paneling
The roof and the walls have been insulated with Armaflex. Where the insulation material was applied on the wall, it got covered with a paneling.
Reconditioning the car doors
The reconditioning of the car doors was part of the restoration work conducted.
Time to shine in new splendor
After the first round of reconditioning works, the car was in dire need of a new varnish.
Fighting the rust
It's nothing unusual to spot some rust in a car built in 1984. But in our G the corrosion had raged and caused a lot of damage.
The great clean-up: everything must go!
Decluttering the inside of the car turned out to be quite time consuming.
The G's inital appearance was far from how it looks today.