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Ode to the mountains! – The magic of Mount Taranaki

Ode to the mountains! – The magic of Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki on the north island of New Zealand. 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, and beckoning in all its glory. I literally skidded to a halt, and changed my course there & then. It was calling me and I had to go.

Thórsmörk – Rjúpnafell and the hidden valley

Thórsmörk – Rjúpnafell and the hidden valley

Mount Rjúpnafell is one of the steepest mountains in the valley of Thórsmörk. The walking track to the top is quite challenging, but you will be rewarded with sweeping views of glaciers and colourful folded mountain ranges. There’s also a sweet litte river valley hidden along the track below its slopes.

Thórsmörk – Útigönguhöfði and Hvannárgil canyon

Thórsmörk – Útigönguhöfði and Hvannárgil canyon

Útigönguhöfði is that incredibly steep mountain you see looming everywhere in Þórsmörk. It offers some of the best views across the valley. See how to get there, and combine this walk with Hvannárgil canyon or the lower part of the Fimmvörðuháls route. Be prepared for some serious crawling up the rocks on either side!

Thórsmörk – The fabled valley

Thórsmörk – The fabled valley

The fabled valley of Þórsmörk is the stuff of fairytales, so beautiful that it almost seems unreal. It’s full of folded valleys and convoluted gorges, glaciers with volcanoes underneath and bizarrely shaped mountains. You have to see it for yourself to believe it’s real. These spectacular hikes are a great way to do so.

The coastal track to Stórhöfði – Puffin colony and geological beach

The coastal track to Stórhöfði – Puffin colony and geological beach

Stórhöfði on the island of Heimaey is the biggest puffin colony in Iceland. There’s also the surreal geological beach of Klauf, formed by volcanic eruptions from several directions. On the coastal track to Stórhöfði you can see incredible views, wild cliff formations and lots of puffins along the way.

Most popular stories across all pages – An overview

Most popular stories across all pages – An overview

More to explore! An overview of the most popular stories by Wilderness Coffee & Natural High across all pages and social media outlets. Beautiful & inspiring places that induce a natural high – a blissful state of mind that comes from immersing oneself into nature.

Kerlingarfjöll – Steaming valleys and surreal landscapes

Kerlingarfjöll – Steaming valleys and surreal landscapes

Hveradalir in the Kerlingarfjöll mountains is something out of this world. Breathtaking views unfold into a steaming valley padded with snow fields clinging to the slopes, and shapes and colours so magnificient that you wonder if it’s even real. It’s like you’ve stepped into a surrealistic painting.

Island hopping on the Aeolian Islands

Island hopping on the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands in south Italy are the stuff of legends and a geological paradise. Stromboli, famous for its fountain eruptions, and Vulcano, namegiver to eruptive mountains. The islands can be easily hopped individually, with regular ferries going to Stromboli, Lipari and Vulcano from Naples or Milazzo on Sicily.

Vestmannaeyjar walking tracks – The best walks on Heimaey

Vestmannaeyjar walking tracks – The best walks on Heimaey

An overview of the 7 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.

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