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La Palma – Cumbre Vieja volcano route

La Palma – Cumbre Vieja volcano route

On the same day that Fagradalsfjall in Iceland subsided, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma cracked open a new crater and roared into life on 19 September 2021. But this is no friendly flowing volcano like the gentle Fagradalsfjall. Cumbre Vieja Natural Park area offers stunning hiking routes amongst volcanic cones and giant craters. The park is now temporarily closed, for obvious reasons. When this fierce volcano settles down again, the Cumbre Vieja Ruta de los Volcanes (Volcano Route) is one of the finest walks you can do on La Palma.

Fagradalsfjall – The spectacular Iceland eruption

Fagradalsfjall – The spectacular Iceland eruption

After more than a year of intense rumbling, the greatest show on Earth started in Iceland in March 2021. Reykjanes kicked into action and coughed up a new volcano in Geldingadalur, a secluded valley below Fagradalsfjall. What followed is a series of breathtaking events so incredible it has blown the minds of many people around the world. Multiple craters appeared, erupting simultaneously, until one of them took over and turned into a giant lava geyser. It’s one of the most versatile eruptions the world has ever witnessed. Read all about the extraordinary Fagradalsfjall volcano (and how to get there) in this extensive article.

Ode to the mountains – The magic of Mount Taranaki

Ode to the mountains – The magic of Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki looms majestically over New Plymouth, on ithe west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. The mythical mountain that is obscured from view most days of the year, shrouded by its own low-hanging clouds. But now it stood there, clearly visible, beckoning in all its glory. I literally skidded to a halt when I saw it, and changed my direction there & then. It was calling me and I had to go.

Th├│rsm├Ârk – Rj├║pnafell and the hidden valley

Th├│rsm├Ârk – Rj├║pnafell and the hidden valley

Mount Rj├║pnafell is one of the steepest mountains in the valley of Th├│rsm├Ârk. It sits on the north side of the Kross├í river, and the walking track to the top is quite challenging. But you will be rewarded with sweeping views of glaciers and colourful folded mountain ranges all around. There’s also a sweet litte river valley hidden along the track below its slopes.

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