Iceland: Desert traverse of Spengisandur

Before we started our desert traverse of Spengisandur we did some preparation, which was mainly watching YouTube videos of people that got stuck on this road. Luckily the weather for us were more the great at the day of the crossing and before. Due to that the water level of the rivers were low and there was no complication at all. Please still be aware that the weather in Iceland can…

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Iceland: Stunning views at the Hekla Hike

We were in the Hekla area for 3 days for seeing waterfalls and hiking a bit. The originally plan for the day was to drive up to the Hekla and hike a bit. Sadly the drive was blocked by a huge snow field on a slope. We tried the first meters but realized that it was too unstable to try to cross the 100 meter of snow. For that reason we…

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Iceland: Hikers paradise – Landmannalaugar

Name: Landmannalaugar Good to know: is the beginning/end of the Laugavegur hiking trail. The area itself includes several day hike possibilities. Where to park: parking slot at the end of the road F224. There are 2 parking slots, one before and one after the river. Driving to Landmannalaugar from Reykjavík will take around 3 hours, it can only be done with a 4×4 wheel drive. Try to stay somewhere near Hekla…

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Iceland: I was not expecting this – Stakkholtsgja Canyon

This hidden gem we found only via accident on our way back from Þórsmörk. It was again that we saw a small tour bus on the street and a small entrance to this canyon. As we still had time we stopped the car and started hiking. As there is not sign or any information we did not have an idea what to aspect. Name: Stakkholtsgja Canyon Length: ~2 km Time: ~1-2…

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Iceland: The unreal Þórsmörk

There are certain moment in our life that we will never forget again. For me it was the view into the valley of Pórsmörk. No picture will be able to capture this beautiful nature. Surrounded by mountains, glaciers and green scenery, just sitting there for 30 minutes will stay forever in my memories. Name: Þórsmörk or Thórsmörk Good to know: is the beginning/end of the Laugavegur hiking trail. The area itself…

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Iceland: Drive in Heaven

The Ring Road Driving on the ring road: the ring road is an asphalted road and it is easy to drive there. It can be done with a normal none 4×4 wheel drive. For a first time visit in Iceland, the best way to begin. Tips: if you only have a none 4×4 drive stick to the ring road, side trips can end in massive car damage. Don't underestimate how off…

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