Chile: Ruta del fin del mundo

Sadly all great things come to an end and with that also this dream vacation. Our second last day we used our last petrol to drive through the Torres National Park. With a clear sunny sky we enjoyed once more the lakes, the nature and the stunning mountain peaks of the park, which made us again realize how unique this place really is. After the tour we drove from the park…

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Chile: A hot spring with a view (Puyuhuapi Spa)

Usually I am not writing too much about Hotels we are staying but in case of Patagonia I have to make an exception. Last year we saw a documentary about German settlement in Patagonia, which included Puyuhuapi that was found in 1935 by two German immigrants. Puyuhuapi Logde & Spa Seeing this place in TV was unreal, being there was just a dream. But let me start from the beginning. After…

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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: 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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Iceland: Ferry Baldur to the Westfjords

The second day of our Westfjord tour started in Stykkisholmur. There we took the Baldur ferry to Brjánslækur 9:00 am. Checking for boarding the ferry is 8:30 am and the whole trip takes 3 hours. It runs through the bay of Breiðafjörður and stops shortly at the island Flatey. It is possible to leave the boat and visited Flatey and take the evening ferry to go further or back to Stykkisholmur.…

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Norway: Preikestolen Hike – Is it worth?

Sitting at the Preikestolen Before we go over board with this article, let me summarize some things. Norway is a beautiful country, with amazing fjords, views, hikes and outdoor adventures. Even the Preikestolen Hike is in that category. But due to the fact that it is really well-known, my personal answer to the question "Is it worth" would be no. This place is overrun by tourists, which are not good at…

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New Zealand: Birds of the Milford Sound

Lake Te Anau Camping at Lake Te Anau After our Doubtful Sound Cruise we drove to Te Anau in order to book the Kepler Track hike. Tour bookings can be done in information center of the DOC in many cities of NZ. The Kepler Track is one of the ten great walks in New Zealand. In order to hike the track you need to book a permit and pay for the…

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New Zealand: Doubtful Sound – should you go?

Doubtful Sound Cruise The Start of the Cruise Our next stop after visiting the beautiful area of The Catlins was Manapouri at the Manapouri Lake. After a long drive over Inverargill we stayed at the camping ground Possum Lodge. This campground was directly at the lake and has an amazing surrounding at the edge of the Fjordland. Dust in the sound At the campground we booked our Doubtful Sound Cruise. The…

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