About Wilderness Coffee & Natural High

I am Nancy, and I hope you will be inspired by the beauty of nature :-) I love getting lost & lose myself in bizarre landscapes, being absorbed by the powerful awesomeness of nature's display. The effects it has on triggering endorphines & filling you up with joy are just incredible. I'm a bit of a geology geek, and I am particularly drawn to mountains, rocks & kletturs. And volcanoes!

The walking track to Blátindur – The dazzling heights of Dalfjall

Blátindur is not for the faint-hearted. It’s that imposing peak rising up majestically above Herjólfsdalur, and it requires some serious scrambling up its steep and craggy slope. There are no chains or ropes along the track, nor any carved out steps. So you have to be prepared to Continue reading

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The walking track to Herjólfsdalur – The Valley of Magic

There are many beautiful walks around the island of Heimaey – and it would be difficult to choose just one if you have limited time. The track from the harbour up the backroad to Herjólfsdalur and Dalfjall is probably my favourite. It circles around the ridge above Herjólfsdalur, and the density of spectacular sights Continue reading

The walking track to Eldfell – The Fiery Mountain

The walk to the top of Eldfell is the one every visitor to Heimaey wants to do. It’s that famous volcano that spectacularly erupted out of nowhere in January 1973. It’s very colourful, the track is easily accessible, and the views are absolutely stunning in all directions. From the top you can gawk onto the impressive Continue reading

Eldfell erupting a rainbow

Eldfell suddenly arrived in spectacular fashion on the island of Heimaey on 23 January 1973, and caused quite some upheaval. After it finished its business on July 3 of that same year, it now lies Continue reading

The walking track to Helgafell

Poor old Helgafell is often a bit overlooked, as everyone flocks to its famous neighbour Eldfell. For a long time, Helgafell was the ruling volcano on Heimaey. The one that merged the chain of rocks to the north and Stórhöfði to the south into the present island, its classic volcano-shaped silhouette dominating the interior. Until Eldfell turned up Continue reading

Dalalæða – Spectacular waterfalls of fog

The setting sun can create quite some stunning special effects. It’s always captivating to see it plunging down into the sea and light up the sky in brilliant colours. Sometimes, if the conditions are right, something truly spectacular can occur. Continue reading

The walking track to Heimaklettur – The Home Rock

Heimaklettur is the biggest rock in the jumbled chain of cliffs wrapped around the harbour of Heimaey, the main island of Vestmannaeyjar.

The harbour entrance is stunningly beautiful. People coming in on the ferry are often triggered into a photo-frenzy when they sail into the harbour, through a narrow Continue reading

Vestmannaeyjar! – Þar sem hjartað slær…! (Nederlandse versie)

I normally write my stories in English, but this is a one-off exception. It has become my most popular story by far. I wrote it in January as a public note on my own Facebook page, and it received a lot of heartwarming response. I’ve been asked by several people if I could write it in Dutch too. So here it is – op speciaal verzoek nu ook in het Nederlands 😉 Continue reading

Vestmannaeyjar! – Þar sem hjartað slær…!

I have been drawn to Vestmannaeyjar ever since I first saw those mysterious island shapes shimmering on the horizon, on my first short trip to Iceland in 2006. It was like a force of nature that couldn’t be denied. I just had to go there. Continue reading

Reykjanes – Hidden treasures beyond the barren landscape

Reykjanes peninsula is the first impression of Iceland you see after arrival. Keflavík International Airport is located on the tip of the peninsula, and you’ll travel along its northern shore on your way to Reykjavík, and beyond. Barren and desolate as it may look on first sight, there are actually Continue reading