Danish traveller Torbjørn (Thor) Pedersen is set to become the world’s first to visit every country in the world without the use of a plane. He is scheduled to visit the Maldives this May – which is the last country to complete his mission!
Thor will arrive in the Maldives on cargo vessel MSS Graphene, the third vessel by Maldives State Shipping (MSS). It has the capacity of holding 420 loaded containers and 680 empty containers.
Named ‘Once Upon a Saga’, the project is one-man journey to visit every country in the world in a single journey, without the use of flight. His adventure began on 10th October 2013, and within ten years, one pandemic and many container ships later, he has travelled to 202 countries. He will complete his project this month, after departing from Sri Lanka and entering the Maldives, his last destination.
Throughout his journey, Thor enlightens his audience as a social media influencer, travel blogger and Red Cross Ambassador. He has collaborated with Maersk, Hong Kong Tourism Board, MTPA, and more.
Thor expressed his gratitude towards Maldives State Shipping on social media for assisting him complete his journey.