Fimmvörðuháls – The fiery pass across Eyjafjallajökull

The Eyjafjallajökull area is one of the defining features that blew me away on my first trip to Iceland. This was when it was still some obscure mountain massif on the south coast, before I even knew its name. When it suddenly erupted into world fame in the spring of 2010, I was screaming in frustration Continue reading


End of year list – The five most popular posts in 2017

Happy New Year! It’s that exciting time of end-of-year lists! The past week I have been sharing the top-5 of best read blog posts in 2017 on the Wilderness Coffee & Natural High Facebook page. 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

Blown away big time! – The overwhelming beauty of Iceland

I didn’t really know what to expect of Iceland on my first visit. I just went on short trip because I wanted to see Sigur Rós. Little did I expect to be blown away in more ways than one… and that it would trigger many more trips to come. Continue reading

The Vierdaagse of Nijmegen – Four days of long-distance trials & tribulations

It’s hard to explain if you haven’t experienced it. I thought I’ll just do it once and be done with it. But then it gets under your skin, and you find yourself with an aching heart, just seeing all those people crossing the Waal bridge on the first morning, the euphoria Continue reading