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Vestmannaeyjar walking tracks – The most beautiful walks on Heimaey

Vestmannaeyjar walking tracks – The most beautiful walks on Heimaey

An overview of the best walking tracks around Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar. With its incredible density of spectacular sights and features, this stunning island just off the south coast is a must-see if you’re visiting Iceland. There are steep and craggy mountain ridges, dramatic sea cliffs, hidden beaches, a couple of volcanoes, mossy lava flows and a magical valley. And the biggest puffin colony in the world. Find out more in this article.

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Northern lights – Energy from out of space pouring in

Northern lights – Energy from out of space pouring in

There are few natural phenomena as awe-inspiring as the magical northern lights. The skies opened up and flares of charged particles & energy from out of space came pouring in, creating a display of light so magnificient it took your breath away. Massive green curtains dropping down with purple tips on their edges, shifting and changing in all directions. It was literally out of this world. The northern lights will completely overwhelm you, to an extend where you can only utter sounds of sheer admiration, with a fading voice due to being blown away. But when can you see northern lights? Read about hunting the elusive Aurora Borealis in this story.

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7 Blissful Remote Islands – NaturePic challenge

7 Blissful Remote Islands – NaturePic challenge

There are plenty of beautiful islands in the sea to discover. In this NaturePic series I share some of my favourite remote islands. Sprinkled across the oceans and seas, these islands are all very different in character. Find your island and see how to get there.

Solar eclipse – A mind-blowing experience

Solar eclipse – A mind-blowing experience

Nothing can prepare you for what it‚Äôs like to see a total solar eclipse in all its mind-blowing glory. It’s one of the most overwhelming natural phenomena I’ve ever witnessed. It leaves you in total awe, wanting to see more. Wanting to see another one. It is as if you’re staring directly into the vortex of the universe. And it‚Äôs highly addictive. Read about chasing the fascinating solar eclipse in this story. And find out when the next one is!

Ode to the mountains – The magic of Mount Taranaki

Ode to the mountains – The magic of Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki looms majestically over New Plymouth, on ithe west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. The mythical mountain that is obscured from view most days of the year, shrouded by its own low-hanging clouds. But now it stood there, clearly visible, beckoning in all its glory. I literally skidded to a halt when I saw it, and changed my direction there & then. It was calling me and I had to go.

Th√≥rsm√∂rk – Rj√ļpnafell and the hidden valley

Th√≥rsm√∂rk – Rj√ļpnafell and the hidden valley

Mount Rj√ļpnafell is one of the steepest mountains in the valley of Th√≥rsm√∂rk. It sits on the north side of the Kross√° river, and the walking track to the top is quite challenging. But you will be rewarded with sweeping views of glaciers and colourful folded mountain ranges all around. There’s also a sweet litte river valley hidden along the track below its slopes.

Th√≥rsm√∂rk – √ötig√∂nguh√∂f√įi and Hvann√°rgil canyon

Th√≥rsm√∂rk – √ötig√∂nguh√∂f√įi and Hvann√°rgil canyon

√ötig√∂nguh√∂f√įi is that ridiculously steep mountain you see looming everywhere in √ě√≥rsm√∂rk and on the way down from Fimmv√∂r√įuh√°ls. Climbing it is as challenging as pronouncing its name… The impressive Hvann√°rgil canyon runs below its slopes and together they form a beautiful circuit, with jaw-dropping views from one end to the other. See how to get there, and combine this walk with Hvann√°rgil canyon or the lower part of the Fimmv√∂r√įuh√°ls route. Be prepared for some serious crawling up the rocks on either side!

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