Hey everyone, I know it’s been a while but I’m back and I have a new hobby! In winter I go snowboarding, in summer I dream of going to a place where you can surf… and now I discovered another board sport: wakeboarding! You’re pulled over a lake by a rope and get to try … Continue reading Life is better doing board sports!
I feel flowers in my hair, blown there by the wind. The smell of spring and brighter days. I breathe it in and my memories come alive. Memories of bright days in the sun: in the garden behind the house, surrounded by flowers, at the local swimming pool, fooling around at night, and in a … Continue reading Flowers in my hair
As you can guess from the heading, I love potatoes. I don't know if it's "because you're German!" but I loooooove them. And there's never enough of something good! So tonight for dinner I had potatoes with potatoes and eggs. I fried potato slices (Bratkartoffeln), tomatoes, onions and garlic in the pan, then later added … Continue reading Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes!
On our last few days, we drove around Reykjanes Peninsula and explored the neighborhood of the capital. Here are my 3 highlights of the trip: Keflavík: Yes, that’s where the airport is but it’s also a nice little town to wander around, walk to the waterfront, admire the cute houses and get (at least a … Continue reading My top 3 things to do on Reykjanes Peninsula
Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir are the three attractions along the Golden Circle. It is recommended as a day trip from Reykjavík for those who have little time and want to experience Iceland in a nutshell. As you can probably guess, it’s touristy as fuck. So here are my top 5 reasons why the Golden Circle … Continue reading Why the Golden Circle is overrated but still worth a visit
Thórsmörk is one of the starting points for the famous multi-day hike Laugavegur. Since we didn’t have all the necessary equipment (and the shape probably) we booked two nights in a hut in Thórsmörk to do some day hikes around the area. The journey: A cross-country bus picked us up at the parking lot at … Continue reading Welcome to Thor’s Forest „Thórsmörk”
The next day we started at Reynisfjara, a black sand beach right next to Vík. We were attracted by the endless black beach, the view of Dyrhólaey in the distance and the crazy Reynisdrangar rock formations that (from the right angle) looked like Batman’s cave to us. Surrounded by the ocean on one side and … Continue reading South Iceland: Batman’s cave and a secret hot pool
Skaftafell National Park, here we come! Skaftafell is THE holiday destination for Icelanders. It’s part of Vatnajökull National Park and offers a wide variety of hikes ranging from easy to difficult including views of volcanos, glaciers, colourful mountains, the ocean, waterfalls,… or simply lots of earth porn moments. We chose the Skaftafellsheidi hike, a round-trip … Continue reading Skaftafell – Hikers’ paradise
It’s funny how sometimes your days on the road are packed with so many activities compared to your rather boring life at home. One day you’re out and about renting a car, climbing a volcano, hiking through lava rocks and swimming in natural hot springs. The next day, getting out of bed and getting dressed … Continue reading The awakening of the land of trolls and elves
When you first hear about Iceland, you hear of Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle. Thanks to the volcano eruption in 2010, you also might have heard about Vatnajökull National Park. But did you know there is a whole other world in the not-so-touristy part of the island? Frequented mostly by those who … Continue reading A Guide to Mývatn and Iceland’s Northeast