Fimmvörðuháls

See the full story on my new website: www.wildernesscoffee-naturalhigh.comFimmvörðuháls – The fiery pass across Eyjafjallajökull.

The Eyjafjallajökull area is one of the defining features that blew me away on my first trip to Iceland. It suddenly erupted into world fame in the spring of 2010, when spectacular fountains of lava gushed out in the middle of the walking track across the Fimmvörðuháls pass, between the glaciers of Eyjafjallajökull and that other fearsome Continue reading

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The zen of Stafsnes

See the full story on my new website: www.wildernesscoffee-naturalhigh.com ∞ The zen of Stafsnes – The hidden beach.

Tucked away in the northwest corner of Heimaey you can find Stafsnes, a beautiful hidden beach in a sheltered cove behind the impressive folded cliffs of Blátindur. It’s almost like Hawaii – but without the palm trees ;-) Continue reading

The walking track to Klif

See the full story on my new website: www.wildernesscoffee-naturalhigh.com ∞ The walking track to Klif – The beacon rock.

Klif is the bulky, flat-topped rock on the other side of the Eiðið isthmus, across from Heimaklettur. You can haul yourself up the stunning cliff of Klif along ropes and chains attached to the upper parts. That may sound a bit discouraging, but it’s actually Continue reading

The walking track to Blátindur

See the full story on my new website: www.wildernesscoffee-naturalhigh.com ∞ 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

The walking track to Herjólfsdalur

See the full story on my new website: www.wildernesscoffee-naturalhigh.comThe walking track to Herjólfsdalur – The Valley of Magic.

There are many beautiful walks around the island of Heimaey. 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

See the full story on my new website: www.wildernesscoffee-naturalhigh.com ∞ 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