Several of my stories and travel articles have been shared by online magazines and local tourist information sites. This is a selection of some of those, with their comments. It includes some posts I originally published on the Wilderness Coffee & Natural High Facebook page, where I initially started my blog in 2017.
Regular updates and new features
I update the stories on a regular basis, so you will often find extra information and new features. In 2023 I rewrote & re-arranged all of the blog articles on my website with even more practical things. Be sure to check back in. Enjoy reading & exploring!
All my stories are based on original research and experiences.
Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD)
Dalalæða – Advection fog in Iceland (+ Viewers Choice August 2017).
Iceland Unwrapped by Helgastina
Northern lights (Why visit Iceland in winter) – ‘Hunting the northern lights takes time and patience. But seeing them is an unforgettable experience. It makes you want to come back for more. Here you can read the story of an ‘Ïslandsvinur’ (friend of Iceland) who came back multiple times to hunt the northern lights in Iceland.’
Hawaii Pacific Parks Association
Haleakala – ‘This was so well-said we couldn’t really think of any way to improve it.’
Go Visit Hawaii
Hawaii Big Island – Aloha Friday Photo: New land in creation.
Aurora Forecast Iceland
Northern lights – ‘A lovely read about what it is like to experience the Aurora for the very first, much anticipated, time. Plus some stunning photos too.’
The walking track to Heimaklettur – ‘This is a great description of the walking track to Heimaklettur. The walk up can be quite difficult at times and you have to be careful but it’s totally worth it, the view from up top is magical! Nancy is planning to do a series of walking tracks around Heimaey, we’re looking forward to seeing them.’
The walking track to Blátindur – ‘Wonderful pictures and a fun review of the walking track to the top of Blátindur, Nancy sure provides it all!’
Dalalæða – ‘A spectacular view of the Island and how she witnessed the Dalalæða fog come over Heimaey one summer night.’
The zen of Stafsnes – ‘One of the hidden gems of Vestmannaeyjar is a small bay called Stafsnes. The path can be quite challenging for inexperienced hikers so you have to be careful, but Nancy explains everything you need to know on how to get there and describes the beautiful path to the destination.’
The coastal track to Stórhöfði – ‘Great blog written by Wilderness Coffee & Natural High where the subject this time is Stórhöfði. There you can see puffins during the summertime along with a gorgeous landscape.’
Vestmannaeyjar walking tracks – ‘In Vestmannaeyjar there are many spectacular walking trails. In this blog, written by Nancy Claus, you can read about the best walks on Heimaey.’
Nijmegen Summer Capital
Vierdaagse – ‘This is a story about the Vierdaagse Nijmegen – one of the most intense yet exciting weeks of the year.’
Outback Beds Australia
The opal fields of Lightning Ridge – ‘A nice story about Lightning Ridge.’
Vestmannaeyjar – Þar sem hjartað slær – ‘Nancy came to Þjóðhátíð 2016 and it’s great to read how she experienced the festival and Vestmannaeyjar.’
Alda Sigmundsdóttir (Icelandic writer)
Vestmannaeyjar – Þar sem hjartað slær – ‘If you are intrigued by Þjóðhátíð and the row of torches, check out this blog post by Nancy, where she writes about her first-hand experience.’
Reizen Inspiratie (Dutch online travel magazine)
Beautiful destinations in Europe – Featured image and guest post: ‘Iceland is a geological wonderland. A unique combination of volcanoes, glaciers, steaming fields with geothermal hot springs, waterfalls and craggy mountains in hallucinating shades of green. And the best place in the world to hunt the northern lights.’
Full version (in Dutch): IJsland tips voor first time visitors.
Stuck in Iceland Magazine
The overwhelming beauty of Iceland – Guest post: ‘Nancy traveled to Iceland on a whim and had a life changing Iceland music experience.’
Northern lights – Guest post: ‘Icelandic Northern Lights enchant our guest writer Nancy.’
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66 North Iceland
My content was also used without asking me first, or even adding a link to the original article.
66 North, a famous clothing brand in Iceland, used my words about Vestmannaeyjar in their social media posts on Facebook and Instagram in June 2021. Even though I’m kind of honoured to see that my article has obviously inspired them – they took a classic example of my style of writing from ‘The coastal track to Stórhöfði’…
It would be professional to at least acknowledge and credit a link to Wilderness Coffee & Natural High as the original source of where this piece of content came from. The text is literally copied from the section ‘Islands shaped by volcanic activity’ in my article about Stórhöfði.