Why the Golden Circle is overrated but still worth a visit

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


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”

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