I was drawn to the islands of Vestmannaeyjar at first sight. I saw their mysterious shapes on the horizon, and it was as if there’s an unexplained energy emanating out of it. I just had to go there. The landscape is incredibly beautiful, and that yearly Þjóðhátíð festival they have in August – in one word: geWELDIG!
The epic trial & tribulation that is the Vierdaagse of Nijmegen. Four days of walking 40 kilometers per day. Why do people even want to do this? It’s hard to explain if you haven’t experienced it. But the euphoria that comes over you as you crawl along the final stretch on the last day causes a natural high that may well turn into a recurring virus.
Mount Rjúpnafell is one of the steepest mountains in the valley of Thórsmörk. The hike to the top is quite challenging, but you will be rewarded with panoramic views of glaciers and colourful folded mountain ranges. There’s also a sweet litte river valley hidden along the track below its slopes.
Útigönguhöfði is that ridiculously steep mountain you see looming everywhere in Þórsmörk and on the way down from Fimmvörðuháls. It offers some of the best views across the valley. The impressive Hvannárgil canyon runs below its slopes and together they form a beautiful circuit. 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!
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.
Stórhöfði is the southernmost point of Heimaey, and home to 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.
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Hveradalir in the Kerlingarfjöll mountains is something out of this world. Breathtaking views unfold into a steaming geothermal 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.
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.
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.