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

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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

The awakening of the land of trolls and elves

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

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

On the way to Akureyri

Finally on the ring road! Life will be so much easier from now on! There are plenty of people on Iceland’s only highway just waiting to pick us up! Well, not exactly. It’s true that there are more cars than in the remote areas but there are also more hitchhikers. Plus, people think if they … Continue reading On the way to Akureyri

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

Snaefellsness Peninsula – the adventure begins

On the second day, we already started our road trip. Together with three guys from our hostel, we drove all the way up to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. As soon as we got out of the city, we couldn’t help but stare out of the window and admire the landscape we were passing. We quickly stopped … Continue reading Snaefellsness Peninsula – the adventure begins

A day in Reykjavik – visit Asgard

This year, I spent my summer holidays in Iceland. I first had the idea about a year ago when I did an internship in a travel agency. So on August 4, after a 10 hour bus journey to Berlin, a 6 hour stopover in our capital, and a 4 hour flight to Keflavik, I finally … Continue reading A day in Reykjavik – visit Asgard

An eventful last day and a sleepless night in China’s buzzing capital city

The last day, oh no, time went by waaaay to fast! In the morning we went on the bus without really knowing what the plan was. Our guide happily announced that we were going to one of the huge, cheap shopping malls – and we were going to be the first ones, waiting in front … Continue reading An eventful last day and a sleepless night in China’s buzzing capital city

Day 6 in Beijing – Changde: where the air is purer and the grass is greener

We spent most of the day inside our air-conditioned bus. 4 hours to Changde and 4 hours back “home”. (When I’m travelling, I always refer to the place I’m staying at as home. Is that weird?) Anyway, due to the hotel room party, we didn’t really get much sleep, so I pretty much slept during … Continue reading Day 6 in Beijing – Changde: where the air is purer and the grass is greener