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.
The walking track to Stafsnes, a beautiful hidden beach in a sheltered cove behind the folded cliffs of Blátindur. It’s almost like Hawaii – but without the palm trees. It can be blissfully sheltered, and significantly warmer than the rest of the island. On the way you’ll pass by the little house on the giant plug.
At just over 450 metres, Mount Amos isn’t really that high, but its inclination gets rather steep & challenging. You’ll have to scramble your way up (and down again!) over huge granite boulders to reach the top. Once you’ve braved the hardcore scrambling bit, you’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring views over Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula.
I already used these expressions a long time, but this is the first time a Wilderness Coffee and a Natural High are actually simultaneously featured in one picture. At least a digital one. Having a Wilderness Coffee on this beautiful beach was pure bliss!
The Cook Islands are the stuff of Pacific dreams. White, sandy, coconut-strewn palm beaches and translucent lagoons in all shades of shimmering blue. But there are also craggy peaks beckoning in the interior of Rarotonga, the main island.
Hinchinbrook Island is pure bliss. Rugged mountains covered in lush jungle vegetation, broad sweeping beaches and meandering estuaries. Unspoiled wilderness that can only be explored on foot. The Thorsborne Trail follows a 32 kilometre route along the east coast. It’s one of the most beautiful hikes in the world.