It’s that exciting time of end-of-year lists! A summary of the five most popular blog posts from Wilderness Coffee & Natural High. Click on the individual links to see the full description and the photo’s. I hope to keep inspiring you with natural highs that come from being surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Blátindur is that imposing peak rising up above Herjólfsdalur, beyond the daunting peaks of Dalfjall. It takes a bit of effort to scramble up, but you’ll be rewarded with some truly jaw-dropping views. Including Blátindur casting its mighty shadow majestically into the bowl of Herjólfsdalur, if you go in the afternoon.
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 elusive natural phenomenon of waterfalls of fog. I was incredibly lucky to experience this, being at the right place at the right moment when it accidently happened. Spectacular waterfalls of fog flowing over the rocks and mountains all around me. I’ve never seen anything like it. It was absolutely magical.
Heimaklettur, the iconic Home Rock of Vestmannaeyjar. It looks a bit inacessible at first sight, but there are ladders and chains along the path to the top. When it gets dark, people like to light candles on it. The end of the year they get totally out of control, with a multitude of candles all over the upper slopes.
The epic trial & tribulation that is the Vierdaagse of Nijmegen. Four days of walking 40 kilometers per day. 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. You get itchy feet, and you’ll want to do it again.