Story Time: When things not go as planned

It is great to have picture perfect weather on a trip and everything goes smoothly. Nevertheless, stories live from all the little and bigger things that do not go as planned. These are the situation we can grow with and learn from. Sometimes the unexpected things are even the once that are making the trip. Over the last 10+ years, I were in a couple of interesting situations. Let me share…

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Iceland: The land of the endless waterfalls

That Iceland is a hiking paradise is well-known, but it is also a land of endless waterfalls. It is fair to say that behind every corner is just another waterfall to discover. Skógafoss One of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland, situated on the Skógá River. It is located at the ring road 1. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single rainbow is normally visible. Dettifoss Is…

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World: Rewind 2017

Another year came to an end and it is reflecting time. 2017 was all about great outdoor adventures. Going out with the tent in Norway, hiking great trails in Madeira, walking on the path of Star Wars in Ireland and being back to heaven in Iceland. But it was also a start of new things, trying to include more outdoor activities in the daily life with starting Mounting biking with a…

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Iceland: Tips

I traveled to Iceland already four times. In 2013 (Ring Road), 2014 (Laugavegurinn Trail),  2015 (Highlands) and 2017 (Westfjords). Even that I saw a lot of amazing places of this small island, I can not say that I am already finished. There are still places in the highlands that I want to discover. In one point of time I will be back. General It is easy to get around in Iceland…

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Iceland: One day in the Snæfellsjökull National Park

On our way from the Westfjords back to the South of Iceland we drove to the Snæfellsjökull National Park. Sadly we only had one day at the peninsular and the weather was not too much in our favor. We had heavy rain and wind so hard that we were not able to open our car door at some places. Still, we were able to explore some parts. In this region not…

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Iceland: At the remote Steingrímsfjörður

During our Westfjord tour in Iceland we stayed two nights in the small town of Drangsnes. The town is located in the western part of Iceland, at the mouth of Steingrímsfjörður. The most interesting thing in the town are the Hot Pots (Natural Pools) which are right along the shoreline in the middle of the village. The pots are used throughout the year by locals and visitors.  With having one full…

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Iceland: A road to remember – F66

The graveled road F66 is located in the Westfjords of Iceland. It is a 26 km long road between Vestfjarðavegur and Laugaból. It is a road for off-road lovers and people who want to escape the crowds. As the road can only be driven with a 4×4 wheel car and very good driver skill. Minimal time for the crossing is 2 to 3 hours. During our drive we did not see…

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Iceland: Enjoy the silence – Bolafjall Mountain

Bolafjall The Bolafjall is located on the Bolafjall Mountain and is an amazing viewpoint in the Westfjords of Iceland. It gives a stunning view over Ísafjarðardjúp, Jökulfirðir and with much imagination Greenland. It is possible to drive right up to the view point. As this was graveled road I would suggest to drive up there only with a 4×4 wheel drive. For me this is one of the hidden gems of…

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Iceland: Westfjords, still a hidden gem

In the Westfjords we drove around for four days in order to drive into every fjord. For me the Westfjords are not that much different from the Eastfjords, they are just more remote and have more graveled road, and they are less crowded because they are still a hidden gem in Iceland. The highlight for me was the bird cliff Látrabjarg, the F road 66 and the Bolafjall. Besides that we…

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Iceland: Is this even Iceland? – Látrabjarg

Our first visit at the Westfjords after leaving the ferry been the Latrabjarg bird cliff. The cliff is one of the biggest bird cliffs in the world and should not be missed. Even that it is possible to drive in the Westfjords with a none 4×4 wheel car I would not recommend doing so. The road to the cliff was graveled and bumpy. The cliff is amazing and reminded me a…

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