Welcome to Wilderness Coffee & Natural High. My name is Nancy, and I love getting lost in bizarre landscapes. With my stories I like to take you on a journey of discovery, see the beauty of nature, and share some practical tips along the way. On this blog you can find descriptions of awesome walking tracks, musings about islands, mountains and volcanoes, and various ramblings about weird & wonderful places.

What is Wilderness Coffee & Natural High?

I named my blog after two typical expressions I have been using for many years: ‘wilderness coffee’ and ‘natural high’. One is part of the essential survival gear for me on any trip, the other a state of mind that occurs naturally when blissfully bumbling around awe-inspiring places. Both being a source of endless joy!

A blissful state of mind

There is something about climbing mountains and immersing yourself into nature that just can’t be explained into words. The effects it has on your state of mind are incredible. Feelings of joy & gratitude, triggered by endorphins and the beauty that surrounds you. It’s the ultimate mindfulness. Nature + hiking + mountains = natural high. 🌿 It adds up to something greater than the sum of its parts.

You just never lose your sense of wonder.

I love to drink coffee in the wilderness, and share these natural highs with you 🙂

Wilderness Coffee with a view to Klif and Heimaklettur, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
A wilderness coffee & a natural high simultaneously featured in one picture! @ Vestmannaeyjar.

Let’s connect!

Do you have any questions, feedback, or simply want to say that you enjoyed reading a particular blog article? Great, I’d love to hear from you! You are welcome to leave a comment or ask a question. In fact, if you have specific questions about a destination or something I wrote in a blog post, please ask them in the comment section beneath the article itself. By doing so, other people who come to read the article can also benefit from your question and the additional information in my reply (and those of others).

Thank you for reaching out – I’m looking forward to hear from you.

About me

My background is in travel planning and SEO. And I’m a bit of a geology geek. I am particularly drawn to places with volcanoes, geothermal valleys, bizarre rock formations & mountains. I’m also fascinated by various natural and weather phenomena, like northern lights, solar eclipses, and the elusive dalalæða.

So it’s no wonder that I spent a lot of time in Iceland over the past years.

Although I’m not particularly fond of winter. I’m a Spring person; I just love that time of year when everything just explodes & erupts into life again 😀

Writing a blog has been in the back of my mind for ages, but ‘never got around doing’ until I set up Wilderness Coffee & Natural High in 2017. I love to write stories and I have an inner drive to go out & explore – preferably a bit off the beaten track. It’s something that already manifested itself in childhood, when you’re naturally drawn to the things you like to do most.

I am a restless Dutch native who has travelled extensively in Iceland, Australia and New Zealand, as well as various other places around the world in the past 25 years.

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Explore the beauty of nature. Never lose your sense of wonder. Enjoy coffee in the wilderness.


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