Welcome to Thor’s Forest „Thórsmörk”

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”

South Iceland: Batman’s cave and a secret hot pool

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 – Hikers’ paradise

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

A Guide to Mývatn and Iceland’s Northeast

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

The Westfjords – hitchhiking in the middle of nowhere

After having survived a freezing cold night in Ólafsvík, we packed our things, had Skyr and Muesli for breakfast, and walked to the main road. This being my first hitchhike adventure ever, I had no clue how long we’d have to wait to catch a ride, especially on a lonely road in the northwest of … Continue reading The Westfjords – hitchhiking in the middle of nowhere